Synthesis of poly(ethylene-butene) random copolymers with hydroxylic grafts and the effect of polar groups on deposition of wax and asphaltenes from crude oil

Xuhong Guo, Douglas H. Adamson, Jack Tinsley, Brian Anthony Pethica, John S. Huang, Robert Krafft Prud'homme

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Abstract

The synthesis of micro-crystalline poly(ethylene-butene) (PEB) random copolymers with hydroxylic side-groups (PEB-OH) was presented. The effects of PEB-OH on yield stresses of crude oils, on the crystallization of long chain paraffins and on the precipitation of asphaltenes in crude oils were studied. A comparison between PEB with and without hydroxylic side-groups was presented. PEB-OH could decrease the size of asphaltenes and thus yield stresses of crude oils more efficiently due to the interactions between hydroxyl groups and polar groups in asphaltenes. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Volume228
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 20 2004
EventAbstracts of Papers - 228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 26 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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