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The Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation-NMR Method Applied to the Study of Wines

  • G. J. Martin
  • M. L. Martin
Part of the Modern Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 6)


Stable and radioactive isotopes are important probes for mechanistic investigations in plant physiology and numerous experiments have been designed for following the fate of a given precursor, artificially labeled with 2H or 3H, 13C or 14C, 15N etc. in the course of biosynthetic reactions (Schmidt et al. 1982; Stothers 1974; Simpson 1975; Garson and Staunton 1979; Hutchinson 1982; Simon et al. 1968). Interestingly, as regards the study of products synthetized in natural conditions, the stable isotopes present at natural abundance show themselves to be important sources of information about the history of each chemical species.


Isotope Ratio Oxygen Isotope Ratio Isotope Content Deuterium Content Sparkling Wine 
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