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Light-induced chemiluminescence in derivatives of coal and petroleum.
Markby-RE; Friedel-RA; Friedman-S; Sternberg-HW
Fuel 1970; 49:242-248
Solutions of coal tar, coal asphaltenes and alkylated coal as well as petroleum asphalts exhibit chemiluminescence when exposed to oxygen and light. This chemiluminescence is believed to be due to decomposition of endoperoxides formed by photo-oxidation of acene-type compounds present in products derived from coal and petroleum.
Coal tar; Petroleum products; Coal products; Oxygen; Light absorption; Petroleum; Coal; Decomposition products; Peroxides; Photochemical reactions; Oxidation
Fuel, V. 49, 1970, PP. 242-248
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