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Studying the structural chemistry of coal, CCC/82

The literature on the structural chemical analysis of coal since 1980 is reviewed although limited to an account of the highlights. A detailed, critical, review is not attempted. The topics covered include: molecular weight; aromacitity; aromatic ring structures; aliphatic structures; functional groups and heteroatoms; sturctural changes with rank; the ?mobile phase?; macromolecular structures and structural models. progress in each of these topics is assessed.

 

Title: Studying the structural chemistry of coal, CCC/82
Author(s): Robert M Davidson
Reference: CCC/82
ISBN: ISBN: 92-9029-397-7
Publication Date: 01/04/2004
Pages: 12
Figures: 45
Tables: 16