Naphthalene and its precursors in iomex

Shib D. Bhagat, Brajendra K. Sharma

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Iomex, an aromatic rich concentrate from kerosene feedstock is a potential source for production of naphthalene which has a variety of industrial applications. Four analytical procedures were standardized for compositional study of iomex according to chemical class wise. Hydrocarbon group type separation (saturates, mono-and diaromatics) and quantitation was reported using column chromatography, gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Data generated by these techniques are in good agreement with each other. A diaromatic fraction containing naphthalene and its precursors was studied in detail by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Capillary GC could resolve each and every component of the diaromatic fraction, whereas quantitation and characterization of 27 components were obtained by mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-159
Number of pages15
JournalFuel Science and Technology International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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