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Methods of analyzing crude oil

United States Patent

August 15, 2017
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The invention generally relates to methods of analyzing crude oil. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve obtaining a crude oil sample, and subjecting the crude oil sample to mass spectrometry analysis. In certain embodiments, the method is performed without any sample pre-purification steps.
Cooks; Robert Graham (West Lafayette, IN), Jjunju; Fred Paul Mark (West Lafayette, IN), Li; Anyin (West Lafayette, IN), Rogan; Iman S. (Thuwal, SA)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
14/ 426,879
January 23, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-06ER15807 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.