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Exceptional preservation of hopanoid and steroid biomarkers in Ediacaran sedimentary rocks of the East European Craton

Goryl, Magdalena; Marynowski, Leszek; Brocks, Jochen; Bobrovskiy, Ilya; Derkowski, Arkadiusz

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Thermally unstable hopanes with a biological 17β,21β (H)- configuration (ββ hopanes), hopenes, hopanoic acids and hopanols were identified as important constituents of Ediacaran to Cambrian sedimentary rocks of the East European Craton. Relatively high abundances of ββ hopanes in relation to αβ hopanes were identified in the Petersburg area and eastern Belarus, while in Volyn samples these compounds were found in traces. In addition, polar hopanoids including hopanols and hopanoic acids were...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGoryl, Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorMarynowski, Leszek
dc.contributor.authorBrocks, Jochen
dc.contributor.authorBobrovskiy, Ilya
dc.contributor.authorDerkowski, Arkadiusz
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T11:05:58Z
dc.identifier.issn0301-9268
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/159664
dc.description.abstractThermally unstable hopanes with a biological 17β,21β (H)- configuration (ββ hopanes), hopenes, hopanoic acids and hopanols were identified as important constituents of Ediacaran to Cambrian sedimentary rocks of the East European Craton. Relatively high abundances of ββ hopanes in relation to αβ hopanes were identified in the Petersburg area and eastern Belarus, while in Volyn samples these compounds were found in traces. In addition, polar hopanoids including hopanols and hopanoic acids were found in most of the Petersburg and some Belarus and Volyn sedimentary rocks. The estimated equivalent of vitrinite reflectance for samples of lower maturity, measured based on C31ββ/(αβS + αβR + ββ) ratio is in the range 0.28–0.49% Rr, while for those of higher thermal maturity this parameter corresponds to 0.41–0.57% Rr. The values of the C31 22S/(S + R) ratio are in agreement with above data and are in the range of 0.1–0.3 for the Belarus and Petersburg samples, of 0.3–0.4 for Volyn, and of 0.4–0.5 for Lithuania, where ββ hopanes and hopanols were not detected or are present as traces. Moreover, there is good correlation (R2 = 0.8) between C31ββ/(αβS + αβR + ββ) and C31ENE/(H + ENE) ratio values (defined as ratio of C31 hopenes to αβ hopanes), which proves that less-stable ββ hopanes and hopenes are enriched in the same immature sedimentary rocks. The remarkable occurrence of a significant portion of sedimentary hopanes retaining the biological stereochemical configuration confirms that exceptionally immature Precambrian rocks can be found in some instances when these strata have undergone only a mild burial temperature history.
dc.description.sponsorshipAuthors acknowledge financial support from the Polish National Science Centre MAESTRO grant 2013/10/A/ST10/00050 (to Professor Jan Środoń), and Australian Research Council grant DP160100607 (to J.J.B.). I.B. gratefully acknowledges an Australian Government Research Training Program stipend scholarship.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourcePrecambrian Research
dc.titleExceptional preservation of hopanoid and steroid biomarkers in Ediacaran sedimentary rocks of the East European Craton
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume316
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor040204 - Organic Geochemistry
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB1226
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGoryl, Magdalena, Polish Academy of Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationMarynowski, Leszek, University of Silesia
local.contributor.affiliationBrocks, Jochen, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBobrovskiy, Ilya, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDerkowski, Arkadiusz, Polish Academy of Sciences
local.description.embargo2040-01-01
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100607
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.precamres.2018.07.026
local.identifier.absseo970104 - Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:28:23Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85051246364
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