The Chemistry of Alberta Oil Sands, Bitumens and Heavy Oils
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SIS Identifier: 64850
Title: The Chemistry of Alberta Oil Sands, Bitumens and Heavy Oils
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 707
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Abstract: Alberta oil sand and carbonate bitumens are severely biodegraded high sulfur-containing crudes. The lower molecular weight portions of their maltene fractions are dominated by cyclic terpenoid structures and the high molecular weight portions as well as the asphaltene fractions abound in n-alkyl substituted aromatic and sulfur aromatic structures. On the basis of structural evidence at the molecular level, it is shown that the asphaltene must have originated by the catalytic cyclization and aromatization of n-alkanoic, most likely n-fatty acid precursors.
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Strausz, O P , Lown, E M


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