The 14C content of lithium metal used in benzene synthesis

C. J. Eastoe, A. Long, C. S. Tucek, A. J.T. Jull

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The lithium reagent used in the synthesis of benzene for 14C dating contributes insignificant 14C in high-precision measurements on 7 g benzene samples. Blank experiments on three different batches of lithium yielded small amounts of carbon, most of which probably originated as 'memory' in the reaction vessel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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