DETERMINATION OF AROMATIC COMPOSITION OF FUELS BY LASER RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY


CLARKE R., CHUNG W., WANG Q., DEJESUS S., SEZERMAN O. U.

JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, vol.22, no.2, pp.79-82, 1991 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jrs.1250220206
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-82
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The application of Raman spectroscopy to the determination of the aromatic content of gasolines and aviation fuels is reported. Since aromatic components have very high Raman cross-sections owing to large polarizability changes under laser excitation, bands from these components will dominate specific Raman spectral regions. It is expected, therefore, that Raman scattering will be a particularly useful approach to broadly characterizing the fuel hydrocarbon makeup for aromatic content and the properties of fuels which are influenced by aromatic content.