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The Determination, Quantification, and Analysis of Organic Nitrogen Compounds in Alaskan North Slope Diesel

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dc.contributor.advisor Mushrush, George W.
dc.contributor.author Le, Hien
dc.creator Le, Hien
dc.date 2014-04-29
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T17:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T17:58:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-08
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9037
dc.description.abstract This study investigated a high nitrogen diesel fuel, which was derived from Alaskan North Slope oil. The purpose was to quantify the organonitrogen component distribution by using two methods: mild acid extraction and silica gel adsorption. The organonitrogen compounds of the Alaskan diesel fuel were isolated and analyzed. After the isolation process, three extracts were produced: a basic nitrogen extract (BNC) in methylene chloride, a nonbasic nitrogen extract (NBNC) in methylene chloride, and a NBNC in methanol. These extracts were studied by identifying the major constituents in each extract, which affect the fuel stability, using the GC/MS. Results from our laboratory indicated that alkyl substituted quinolines were the dominant class of compounds in all three extracts. In the BNC extract, there were two major functional groups present: pyrazines at 22.37%, and indole at 7.74%. In the NBNC/CH3Cl extract, alkylated pyrroles and carbazoles dominated with 37.25% and 15.8%, respectively. Lastly, in the NBNC/ CH3OH extract, carbazoles at 8.23% and pyrroles at 29.6% prevailed.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject organonitrogen compounds en_US
dc.subject GC/MS en_US
dc.subject Alaskan North Slope Diesel en_US
dc.subject acid extraction en_US
dc.subject silica gel adsorption en_US
dc.subject quinolines en_US
dc.title The Determination, Quantification, and Analysis of Organic Nitrogen Compounds in Alaskan North Slope Diesel en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Chemistry en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Chemistry en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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