Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 409-418

Study of hydrogenation of petroleum asphaltenes

Gustav Šebora, Salvador Reynosoa, Milan Hájekb, Otto Weissera and Jiří Mosteckýa

a Department of Petroleum Technology and Petrochemistry
b Laboratory of Synthetic Fuels, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Isolated petroleum asphaltenes were subjected to model thermal and catalytic hydrogenation experiments in the temperature region 300-450° C. The course of hydrogenation of the asphaltenes studied is discussed based on 1H-NMR type analysis of the starting material and the hydrogenation products.