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Release of bound aromatic hydrocarbons from late Archean and Mesoproterozoic kerogens via hydropyrolysis

Brocks, Jochen; Love, Gordon; Snape, Colin E; Logan, Graham A; Summons, Roger; Buick, Roger

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Hydrogen-lean kerogens (atomic H/C<0.4) isolated from the 2.5-billion-year-old (Ga) Mt. McRae Shale, Hamersley Group, at Tom Price, Western Australia, were studied via hydropyrolysis, a continuous-flow technique that degrades organic matter in a stream of high-pressure hydrogen assisted by a dispersed Mo catalyst. The hydropyrolysates yielded predominantly phenanthrene and pyrene, and higher polyaromatic hydrocarbons and alkylated homologues were generated in low relative concentrations....[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18037
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7037(00)01302-9

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