Organic compounds in volcanic gas from Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala
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.
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Stoiber, Richard E.; Leggett, Daniel C.; Jenkins, Thomas F.; Murrmann, Richard P.; and Rose, William I., "Organic compounds in volcanic gas from Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala" (1971). Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Publications. 177.