Chapter 17. Organic sulfur in the geosphere: analysis, structures and chemical processes

  1. Saul Patai and
  2. Zvi Rappoport
  1. Eitan B. Krein

Published Online: 16 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470034408.ch17

Sulphur-Containing Functional Groups (1993)

Sulphur-Containing Functional Groups (1993)

How to Cite

Krein, E. B. (1993) Organic sulfur in the geosphere: analysis, structures and chemical processes, in Sulphur-Containing Functional Groups (1993) (eds S. Patai and Z. Rappoport), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470034408.ch17

Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Author Information

  1. Department of Organic Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471930464

Online ISBN: 9780470034408



  • sulfur compounds;
  • thiophene derivatives;
  • hopanoid carbon skeletons;
  • sulfur elimination;
  • thiophene transformation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Analytical Methods

  • Sulfur Compounds in Mature Crude Oils

  • Sulfur Compounds in Immature Sediments and Crude Oils: Biogenic Related Compounds

  • Sulfur in High Molecular Weight Compounds and in Polymers

  • The Origin of Organically Bound Sulfur in Sediments: Early Incorporation of Sulfur

  • Mechanisms for Sulfur Incorporation

  • The Geological Transformations of Sulfur Compounds

  • Acknowledgements

  • References