Effects of chlorobenzene treatment on coal structure and liquefaction behaviour

I. Cepni, O. Sirkecioglu, C.A. McArthur, P.J. Hall, Colin Snape

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The effects of chlorobenzene and other non-polar solvent treatments on liquefaction behaviour are extremely varied and depend both upon the coal and liquefaction regime used. The treatments give rise to significant, but non-uniform, conformational changes in the macromolecular structure of bituminous coals. Solvent swelling, NMR and vitrinite reflectance measurements have indicated that the increase in microporosity is accompanied by the formation of additional hydrogen-bonds, with aromatic moieties possibly being less ordered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoal Science, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Coal Science
EditorsJ.A. Pajares, J.M.D. Tascón
PublisherElsevier Science
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-82227-7
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • coal structure
  • chlorobenzene treatment
  • liquefaction behaviour


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