Fossil resins–constraints from portable and laboratory near-infrared raman spectrometers

Beata Naglik , M. Mroczkowska-Szerszeń , Magdalena Dumańska-Słowik , Lucyna Natkaniec-Nowak , Przemysław Drzewicz , Paweł Stach , Grażyna Żukowska


Comparative studies of fossil resins of various ages, botanical sources, geological environments, and provenience were provided via a handheld portable Near-Infrared (NIR)-Raman spectrometer and benchtop instrument both working with laser line 1064 nm. The recorded Raman spectra of individual fossil resins were found to be sufficiently similar irrespective to the device type applied, i.e., handheld or benchtop. Thus, the portable equipment was found to be a sufficient tool for the preliminary identification of resins based on botanical and geographical origin criteria. The observed height ratio of 1640/1440 cm−1 Raman bands did not correlate well with the ages of fossil resins. Hence, it may be assumed that geological conditions such as volcanic activity and/or hydrothermal heating are plausible factors accelerating the maturation of resins and cross-linking processes.

Author Beata Naglik - [Redakcja serwisu Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego]
Beata Naglik,,
, M. Mroczkowska-Szerszeń - [Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute]
M. Mroczkowska-Szerszeń,,
, Magdalena Dumańska-Słowik - [AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)]
Magdalena Dumańska-Słowik,,
- Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
, Lucyna Natkaniec-Nowak - [AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)]
Lucyna Natkaniec-Nowak,,
- Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
, Przemysław Drzewicz - [Redakcja serwisu Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego]
Przemysław Drzewicz,,
, Paweł Stach - [AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)]
Paweł Stach,,
- Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
, Grażyna Żukowska (FC / CofIC)
Grażyna Żukowska,,
- Chair Of Inorganic Chemistry
Journal seriesMinerals, ISSN 2075-163X
Issue year2020
ASJC Classification1907 Geology; 1909 Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 03-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.229; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.25 (2) - 2018=2.453 (5)
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