By Teh Fu Yen, George V. Chilingar
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On this basis, perhaps it is preferable to define asphaltenes in terms of natural product systems (Table 2-15) that have undergone some chemical change over the geologic time and under the prevailing local conditions where the burial occurred. Such systems support more the “recognized” maturation pathways than any of the structures heretofore conceived. These observations require some adjustments to the previous postulates of the asphaltene structure. Thus, previously conceived structures where the sole aromatic system is a large polynuclear alkylated system are considered to be unlikely in view of the aforementioned data and reasoning in spite of their frequent occurrence in the literature.
3%. 3% at the extremes). Exposing asphaltenes to atmospheric oxygen, however, can substantially alter the oxygen content, and exposing a crude oil to elemental sulfur, or even to sulfur-containing minerals, can result in excessive sulfur uptake. It is not unreasonable to suggest that oxygen and sulfur contents vary more markedly than does nitrogen content because of the potential for reaction between the petroleum material and oxygen or sulfur (and sulfur-containing minerals). The nature of the source material and regional variations in maturation conditions will serve to differentiate one crude oil (and hence one asphaltene) from another.
Other forms of sulfur that occur in asphaltenes include the alkyl-alkyl sulfides, alkyl-aryl sulfides, and aryl-aryl sulfides . Investigations of the size distribution of the sulfur species indicates an increase in the size of the sulfur species from aromatics to resins to asphaltenes . , nickel and vanadium) are much more difficult to integrate into the asphaltene system. The nickel and vanadium occur as porphyrins [8,110], but whether or not these are an integral part of the asphaltene structure is not known.
Asphaltenes and Asphalts, Vol. 1 (Development in Petroleum Science, Vol. 40) by Teh Fu Yen, George V. Chilingar