SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1958

The Composition of Petroleum Distillates as Revealed by Their Sulfonates


A heavy naphthenic and a light paraffinic distillate have been treated with fuming sulfuric acid. The sulfonic acids formed have been desulfonated. The structures of the oils thus obtained have been determined through physical measurements before and after exhaustive hydrogenation.

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Brown, A.
Standard Oil Co., (Indiana), Whiting, Ind.
Knobloch, J.
Standard Oil Co., (Indiana), Whiting, Ind.
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 213–229
DOI: 10.1520/STP46929S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6943-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6556-4