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Secretinite-Reflectance and chemical data from two high volatile bituminous coals (Upper Carboniferous) of North America

International Journal of Coal Geology

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DOI: 10.1016/S0166-5162(00)00041-0

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Abstract

Secretinite - a maceral of the inertinite group as recognized by the ICCP in 1996- is a noncellular maceral of seed fern origin. New reflectance data indicate that this maceral has primary anisotropy with bireflectances of 0.4% to 0.9% in high-volatile B bituminous (Ro = 0.6%) Carboniferous coal of North America. The highest reflectance is in cross-section as opposed to longitudinal section. Characteristic feature of secretinite is the virtual absence of Si and Al, unlike that in associated vitrinite. This indicates the absence of submicron aluminosilicates in secretinite and their presence in vitrinites. Secretinite is highly aromatic as indicated by low O/C ratios and high contribution of aromatic hydrogen bands detected by FTIR analysis. ?? 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Secretinite-Reflectance and chemical data from two high volatile bituminous coals (Upper Carboniferous) of North America
Series title:
International Journal of Coal Geology
DOI:
10.1016/S0166-5162(00)00041-0
Volume
45
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
International Journal of Coal Geology
First page:
281
Last page:
287
Number of Pages:
7