Structural Transformations of Petroleum Resins and Their Fractions by Thermolysis

A. K. Golovko, A. A. Grin’ko

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Resins of Usa oil and their four fractions obtained by column chromatography have been studied. Changes in the structural parameters of the resins and the product composition for thermolysis of the fractions at temperatures of 200–245 and 450–495°C have been revealed. The thermolysis of resins results in gas, lube oils (hydrocarbons), secondary resins, asphaltenes, and solid products. The resin fractions differ in composition; structure; and, as a consequence, thermal stability. Thermal stability strongly depends on the amount of sulfur and its functional type and on the structure of resin molecules. Fractions with the maximum content of alkyl sulfide sulfur are the least stable during thermolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-606
Number of pages8
JournalPetroleum Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • fractions
  • petroleum resins
  • structural parameters
  • thermolysis
  • transformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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