A statistical comparison of naphthenic acids characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

@article{Clemente2003ASC,
  title={A statistical comparison of naphthenic acids characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.},
  author={Joyce S. Clemente and Narasimha G. N. Prasad and Michael G. Mackinnon and Phillip M. Fedorak},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={
          1265-74
        }
}
Naphthenic acids are complex mixtures of alkyl-substituted acyclic and cycloaliphatic carboxylic acids, with the general chemical formula C(n)H(2n+z)O(2), where n is the carbon number and Z specifies a homologous family. These acids have a variety of commercial uses, including being used as wood preservatives. They are found in conventional and heavy oils, and in the oil sands of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Naphthenic acids are major contributors to the toxicity of tailings waters that result… CONTINUE READING
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