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Organic Functional Group Transformations in Experimental Hydrothermal Systems

Abstract Hydrothermal systems are not the typical environments in which organic chemistry is studied. However the organic reactions happening there are increasingly implicated in non-trivial geochemical processes. For example, the origins of life, the formation and degradation of petroleum, and feeding the deep biosphere. These are environments where water is heated and pressurized until it has a polarity more typical of an organic solvent and an increased dissociation constant that decreases its pH. In addition, these environments host many transition metal oxide and sulfide minerals that are not inert bystanders to the chemistry happening around them. This thesis takes from the environment the complicated matrix of hot pressurized water, organic m... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Shipp, Jessie Anita (Author) / Hartnett, Hilairy H. (Advisor) / Gould, Ian R. (Committee member) / Shock, Everett L. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geochemistry / Organic chemistry / hydrothermal / organic geochemistry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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