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The Structure of Hexane Soot II: Extraction Studies

Volume 39, Number 1 (Feb. 1985) Page 154-167

Akhter, M.S.; Chughtai, A.R.; Smith, D.M.


Successive extraction of soluble components of hexane soot with a suite of solvents has been followed by CGC/MS, FT-IR, UV/Vis, fluorescence, and NMR spectroscopic analysis of these extracts. From these studies, additional understanding of the structure and reactivity of this material has emerged. A significant portion of the soot is extractable as polynuclear aromatic and aliphatic compounds, while the nonextractable solid structure, with both aromatic and aliphatic portions, contains such carbon-oxygen functionalities as acid anhydride, carbonyl, and ether linkages. A model of hexane soot as formed in flame is proposed on the basis of this work.