Separation and Spectroscopic Characterization of N-Paraffin Waxes and Isoparaffins from Three Local Crudes in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

  • Mohammed K. Younis University of Zakho
  • Firas S. Al-Ghulami University of Zakho
  • Fanar M. Saleem University of Zakho
Keywords: Crude oils, elution chromatography, FTIR, urea adduction

Abstract

Samples of light, medium and extra heavy Kurdistan  crude oils and have been de-asphalted and separated into fractions of saturates by elution liquid chromatography technique. The fractions obtained were separated into n-paraffins, isoparaffins by urea adduction  and analyzed using FTIR spectroscopy. The infrared data confirmed the presence of methyl and methylene groups in the saturate fractions of the crude oils. Tawke paraffins fraction have highest value of methyl index, while Jamjamal have the lowest, it means that it has the longest chains of saturate hydrocarbon more than others, while Taqtaq isoparaffins have the highest value, Jamjamal has the lowest.

Author Biographies

Mohammed K. Younis, University of Zakho

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zakho.

Firas S. Al-Ghulami, University of Zakho

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zakho.

Fanar M. Saleem, University of Zakho

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zakho

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Published
2013-06-30
How to Cite
Younis, M., Al-Ghulami, F., & Saleem, F. (2013). Separation and Spectroscopic Characterization of N-Paraffin Waxes and Isoparaffins from Three Local Crudes in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 1(1), 286-291. Retrieved from https://sjuoz.uoz.edu.krd/index.php/sjuoz/article/view/90
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