The Synthesis of and Methodology for Archipelago Model Asphaltenes with a Benzo[b]anthraquinoline Core

  • Author / Creator
    Heidt, Terry P
  • The efficient synthesis of model asphaltenes as polyaromatic, nitrogenous compounds is reported. These model asphaltenes are to be used for supramolecular investigation for developing enhanced bitumen processing methodology. Our synthesis of benzo[f]quinoline and benzo[b]anthraquinoline derivatives linked to polyaromatic hydrocarbons by alkane and alkene tethers, including structures with complex steroidal fusions, make-up an `archipelago` motif and represent current models of asphaltene structure. With an optimized acid catalyzed multicomponent reaction and an improved preparation of 1-vinylpyrene, we developed efficient syntheses of model asphaltene fragments and developed methodology for expanding our library of asphaltene compounds.

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    Fall 2013
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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • McCaffrey, Wiliam (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Clive, Derrick (Chemistry)