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Table 2 Dissolved Iron Concentrations (μM)*

From: Pyrite-induced hydroxyl radical formation and its effect on nucleic acids

  0 hours 16 hours
Samplea Fe(II) Fe(III) Fe(II) Fe(III)
8.7 μM Fe(II) 8.7 0.5 5.3 1.6
45 μM Fe(II) 45 2.2 38 1.4
92 μM Fe(II) 92 3.5 78 0.3
pyrite 1.6 2.0 4.8 0.4
  1. *Samples were taken from the RNA-containing vials, filtered and analyzed for ferrous iron and total iron at the beginning of the experiment and after 16 hours. aSamples were taken from the experiment shown in Figure 6 (RNA mixed with either ferrous iron at varying concentrations or pyrite).