Simple Method for Estimating 14C in Formic Acid Solutions using Liquid Scintillation Counting

A. H. Sinclair, J. Tinsley

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Abstract

The feasibility of using a simple radiochemical method to determine the extent of formylation resulting from interaction of formic acid solutions with soil constituents was investigated. The interaction between formic acid-14C solvents and starch was used as a model reaction. Radioassay of 1 cm3 formic acid solution by liquid scintillation counting in 10 cm3 of the scintillator-solubilizer Insta-gel was found to be suitable. The method is simple to use and sample preparation is easy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-664
Number of pages12
JournalCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 14C
  • formic acid
  • Insta-gel
  • Soil organic matter

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