A MODIFICATION OF THE DENO OXIDATION PROCESS FOR USE IN THE SOLUBILIZATION OF HIGHER RANKED COALS


BURKE S., JARVIE A., GAINES A.

FUEL, vol.71, no.4, pp.395-399, 1992 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0016-2361(92)90028-m
  • Journal Name: FUEL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-399

Abstract

Three solvent extracted, methylated British bituminous coals were oxidized with trifluoroperoxyacetic acid (TFPA). The soluble and insoluble fractions were analysed using a range of physical and chemical techniques. The TFPA oxidized insoluble fraction from the highest rank coal, Cortonwood Silkstone, was reduced, tosylated and re-reduced. The resultant product was further solubilized by re-oxidation with TFPA. The re-oxidized insoluble residue was examined by C-13 cross-polarization/magic angle spinning n.m.r. and FT-i.r. spectroscopy.