author={John C. Fetzer},
  journal={Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds},
  pages={143 - 162}
  • J. Fetzer
  • Published 16 April 2007
  • Chemistry
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds
A large economic problem in petroleum processing, the plugging of catalytic hydrocracking units, led to a study of the production of large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in this process. Through that work, many other studies of PAHs happened. These included the analysis of coal tar pitches, hydrothermal-vent bitumens, carbon black, Diesel particulate, and fullerene soots. Many new PAHs were synthesized or isolated during the course of these many studies. 

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