Volatile compounds of sulfur in the Fe-C-S system at 5.3 GPa and 1300°C

E. I. Zhimulev, V. M. Sonin, T. A. Bul’bak, A. I. Chepurov, A. A. Tomilenko, N. P. Pokhilenko

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This report presents the results of experimental studies of the fluid phase in the Fe-C-S system at high P and T values (5.3 GPa and 1300°C) conforming to diamond synthesis. The samples for experiments were mounted on air; therefore, the volatile compounds detected after the experiments are characterized by a wide variety and complicated composition involving both inorganic and organic components. Among the inorganic compounds, CO2, H2O, N2, SO2, CS2, and COS were detected. The GC/MS analysis revealed hydrocarbons (paraffins, olefins, and arenes), including high-molecular compounds. The formation of heavy hydrocarbons confirms their thermodynamic stability under high pressure. Oxygenated hydrocarbons (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and ethers) were also detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalDoklady Earth Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


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