Title: New technologies for processing high sulphur oil shales and producing highly priced thiophenes

Authors: A.I. Blokhin, M.I. Zaretsky

Addresses: Scientific-Engineering Center ''ECOSORB'', Moscow, Russia. N.D. Selinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, RAN, Moscow, Russia

Abstract: A technology for processing the light fraction of high sulphur oil shale pyrolysis tar is suggested. The technology allows some industrial hydrocarbon solvents, chemical reagents and sulphur-organic products (for example, thiophene, methyl- and dimethilthiophenes), which are used in organic synthesis, to be obtained and the production of different medical preparations etc.

Keywords: Oil shale; sulphur content; processing; thiophene; hydrocarbon solvent; organic products.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2003.002372

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.3 No.1, pp.78-88

Available online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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