Pyrolysis of petroleum asphaltene in tetralin

Mahmood F. Al-Samarraie, William Steedman

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Abstract

The pyrolysis of a petroleum asphaltene in tetralin donor solvent at 450 °C has been examined, and the products characterized by elemental, molecular weight, n.m.r. and g.c.-m.s. analysis. Degradation to mainly lower molecular weight products takes place, the residual asphaltene having a smaller average cluster size, higher aromaticity and a heteroatom content resistant to further reaction. ß-bond scission is important in the early stages of reaction. © 1985.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-943
Number of pages3
JournalFuel
Volume64
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1985

Keywords

  • petroleum
  • petroleum asphaltene
  • pyrolysis
  • tetralin

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    Al-Samarraie, M. F., & Steedman, W. (1985). Pyrolysis of petroleum asphaltene in tetralin. Fuel, 64(7), 941-943.