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Researchers at Florida State University Report New Data on Fuel Research

February 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Research findings on Fuel Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Tallahassee, Florida, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "We have investigated and established a preparative method of using a solid-phase extraction cartridge containing Ag+-exchange resin (Ag+-SPE) for separating olefins and paraffins in the saturate fractions of coal tar and petroleum coker oil. The successful separation of paraffins and olefins was confirmed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS)."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Florida State University, "Proton nuclear magnetic resonance (H-1 NMR) spectroscopy was applied to determine the olefin structures for olefin-type distributions. None or negligible amounts of iso-alpha-olefins were detected by H-1 NMR in the coal tar but were found significant in the coker oil. Gas chromatography coupled field ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-FI-TOF MS) was employed to determine the molecular distribution of paraffins and olefins."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "With separate paraffin and olefin fractions, the differentiation between isomers, such as monocycloparaffins versus monoolefins, can be made."

For more information on this research see: Separation and Characterization of Olefin/Paraffin in Coal Tar and Petroleum Coker Oil. Energy & Fuels, 2013;27(9):5069-5075. Energy & Fuels can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Energy & Fuels -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.X. Ni, Florida State University, Dept. of Chem & Biomed Engn, Tallahassee, FL 32310, United States. Additional authors for this research include C.S. Hsu, C. Ma, Q. Shi and C.M. Xu.

Keywords for this news article include: Florida, Tallahassee, United States, Fuel Research, North and Central America

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