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Kinetics of the aromatisation of rearranged ring-C monoaromatic steroid hydrocarbons

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The kinetics of the aromatisation of both rearranged and non-rearranged monoaromatics have been investigated in the laboratory under free radical conditions. These studies have indicated that the aromatisation rate constant for the non-rearranged is greater than that for the rearranged isomers at any one particular temperature. Since the members of the rearranged series coelute with their non-rearranged counterparts when both series are present in geological extracts, these results suggest that care needs to be exercised when assessing extents of maturation using monoaromatic and triaromatic steroid hydrocarbons.

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Author(s): Abbott GD, Maxwell JR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Organic Geochemistry

Year: 1988

Volume: 13

Issue: 4-6

Pages: 881-885

ISSN (print): 0146-6380

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5290


DOI: 10.1016/0146-6380(88)90241-0

Notes: Proceedings of the 13th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry


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