Illinois No. 6 (high volatile bituminous), Pittsburgh No. 8 (bituminous), Wyoming Subbituminous, Pennsylvania Upper Freeport (medium volatile bituminous) and Pocahontas #3 (low volatile bituminous) coals from the Argonne Premium Coal Sample Program were heated in tetralin for 10 minutes at 430 plus or minus 5 degree C. The products were examined by gel permeation chromatography and **1**3C NMR spectroscopy. Yields for conversion of the coals to tetrahydrofuran (THF) soluble products were determined. Yields and GPC characteristics of products from direct extraction of the coals with THF were determined. The most reactive coal in this group, based on conversion to products below MW 600, appears to be Wyoming subbituminous.
|Title of host publication||ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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