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The dispersibility of the least soluble asphaltenes shows a good linear correlation with Weather-Ometer durability for coating-grade asphalts made by air blowing straight-run, blended crude oil, ferric-chloride-catalyzed residua, and oil fluxed stocks. Asphalts blown from phosphoric-acid-catalyzed residua show poor correlation.
A modification of the original procedure for titration of the xylene solutions of asphalt with n-heptane is presented. The modified method eliminates back-titrations that prove troublesome with some asphalts. Repeatability and reproducibility for these asphalts is improved over results obtained with the original procedure.
Jones, T. K.
California Research Corp., Richmond, Calif.