Title

Organic compounds in volcanic gas from Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1971

Abstract

Gas samples collected at Sapper fumarole, Santiaguito, Guatemala, on December 5,1969, were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. A number of compounds were found, including saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, aromatics, halogenated hydrocarbons, and inorganic sulfur compounds. The compounds are probably produced by heating of fossil soil or sedimentary layers by the magma.

Publisher's Statement

© 1971, The Geological Society of America, Inc. Publisher's version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/0016-7606(1971)82[2299:OCIVGF]2.0.CO;2

Publication Title

Geological Society of America Bulletin