Title

On the Molecular-Level iInteractions Between Pittsburgh no. 8 Coal and Several Organic Liquids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2003

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Pittsburgh No. 8 coal, whose average short-range structural domain contains approximately three parallel layers separated by an average inter-layer distance of 3.9 Angstrom, forms a stable adduct with aniline. In this adduct, the inter-layer structuring characteristic of Pittsburgh No. 8 coal is not disrupted to an extent measurable by wide-angle x-ray scattering methods. No such adduct is formed when Pittsburgh No. 8 coal is treated with toluene, with triethylamine, with tetrahydrofuran, or with chlorobenzene.

Publication Title

Energy and Fuels

Volume

17

Issue

6

First Page

1423

Last Page

1428