Wet Chemistry on SAM: How it Helps to Detect Organics on Mars

Arnaud Buch, Caroline Freissinet, Cyril Szopa, Danny Glavin, Patrice Coll, Michel Cabane, Jen Eigenbrode, Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez, Jen Stern, David Coscia, Samuel Teinturier, Jason Dworkin, Paul Mahaffy, MSL Science Team

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Abstract

For the first time in the history of space exploration, a mission of interest to astrobiology could be able to analyze refractory organic compounds in the soil of Mars with wet chemistry. This analytical technique modifies organic components in such a way that improves their detection, either by releasing the compounds from sample matrices, or by changing the chemical structure to be amenable to analytical conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalGeophysical Research Abstracts
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEGU General Assembly 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

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