The object of this investigation was to determine whether or not a certain sample of raw resin, collected by Mr. Adriaan Nagelvoort from coal from Huntington Canyon, Emery County, Utah, could be separated into more than one fraction with each fraction having distinctly different properties. Three methods of separation were attempted: (l) Separation of specific gravity fractions, (2) separation by use of solvents, and (3) chromatographic separation. Properties determined as a means of establishing any differences in the resins were: solubility, softening points, acid numbers, and iodine numbers.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gardner, Ross D., "A study of fossil resins in Huntington Canyon coal" (1948). Theses and Dissertations. 8211.