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Comparison of Neutral Compound Extraction from Archaeological Residues in Pottery Using Two Methodologies: A Preliminary Study

Anthropology Department, UNC Wilmington, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
Separations 2021, 8(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/separations8010006
Received: 30 November 2020 / Revised: 26 December 2020 / Accepted: 2 January 2021 / Published: 6 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analytical Chromatography Applied to Archaeology)
This study compares chloroform/methanol extraction and acidic methanol extraction of neutral compounds in absorbed lipid pottery residues from fourteen archaeological sherds. Previous studies have established that fatty acid extraction is more effective with acidic methanol extraction. This study suggests that acidic methanol extraction of neutral compounds, including sterols, alkanols, alkanes, and terpenoids, is more effective than or comparable to chloroform/methanol solvent extraction in most cases. The acidic methanol method extracts sterols, terpenoids, and alkanes more effectively than or comparably to chloroform/methanol extraction. View Full-Text
Keywords: pottery residue analysis; organic residue analysis; gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; extraction methods; neutral compounds; biomarkers pottery residue analysis; organic residue analysis; gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; extraction methods; neutral compounds; biomarkers
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Reber, E.A. Comparison of Neutral Compound Extraction from Archaeological Residues in Pottery Using Two Methodologies: A Preliminary Study. Separations 2021, 8, 6. https://doi.org/10.3390/separations8010006

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