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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume XXVIII. Polarographic Reduction Of Polynuclear Aromatics

Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 28
Author(s): I. C. Lewis; H. Leibecki; S. L. Bushong
Corporate Author: National Carbon Co Lawrenceburg Tenn
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Pages: 18
Contract: AF 33(616)-6915
Project: 7350
Task: 735002
AD Number: AD0426666

Abstract:
Polarographic reduction potentials (E ½) have been measured for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The E ½ parameters for structurally similar hydrocarbons have been related to the positions of the respective long wavelength "p" bands. Polarographic reduction potentials have also been determined for a series of substituted pyrenes and anthracenes. E ½ is shown to relate to the electronic effect of the substituent group. The application of polarography to the characterization of aromatics in complex pyrolytic residues is discussed.

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