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Mechanistic Studies of Hydrothermal Organic Geochemistry

Abstract The hydrothermal chemistry of organic compounds influences many critical geological processes, including the formation of oil and gas reservoirs, the degradation and transport of organic matter in sedimentary basins, metabolic cycles in the deep subsurface biosphere, and possibly prebiotic organic synthesis related to the origin of life. In most previous studies of hydrothermal organic reactions the emphasis has been mainly on determining reaction product distributions, studies that provide detailed mechanistic information or direct evidence for specific reaction intermediates are rare. To develop a better understanding, I performed hydrothermal experiments with model ketone compound dibenzylketone (DBK), which serves as a quite useful to... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Yang, Ziming (Author) / Shock, Everett L (Advisor) / Gould, Ian R (Committee member) / Wolf, George H (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geochemistry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 272 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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