Isolation and identification of an ester from a crude oil

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
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Abstract

A dioctylphthalate has been isolated from a crude oil by means of adsorption column chromatography. The ester was identified by means of elemental analysis, refractive index, and its infra-red absorption spectrum. Saponification of the isolate and examination of the resultant alcohol by means of infrared absorption spectra led to the conclusion that the ester is a branched chain dioctylphthalate. This is the first reported occurrence of an ester in crude petroleum.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Isolation and identification of an ester from a crude oil
Series title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(58)90009-7
Volume 15
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1958
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 6 p.
First page 51
Last page 56
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