Structural characterization of coal tar pitches for the development of superior anode binders

J M Andresen, H H Schobert, F J Rusinko

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Four coal tar pitches with distinctive quinoline insoluble (QI) contents, ranging from 13 to 21 wt%, and their toluene soluble (TS), beta-resin and QI solvent fractions have been analyzed. The overall structure of the whole pitches was determined by solid state C-13 NMR, using the quantitative single pulse excitation method, and correlated well with the different weight losses exhibited by the individual pitches using TGA. However, their solvent fractions were found to have very uniform structural characteristics and weight loss profiles, indicating a potential for design of superior binder pitch from other coal sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProspects for Coal Science in the 21st Century
EditorsBQ Li, ZY Liu
Place of PublicationShanxi
PublisherShanxi Science & Technology Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)7-5377-1640-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event10th International Conference on Coal Science - TAIYUAN
Duration: 12 Sep 199917 Sep 1999


Conference10th International Conference on Coal Science

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