9. Chemical Structures of Organic Matter in Space

  1. Prof. Sun Kwok

Published Online: 14 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527637034.ch9

Organic Matter in the Universe

Organic Matter in the Universe

How to Cite

Kwok, S. (2011) Chemical Structures of Organic Matter in Space, in Organic Matter in the Universe, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527637034.ch9

Author Information

  1. The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Science, Pukfulam Road, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409860

Online ISBN: 9783527637034

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Keywords:

  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons;
  • carbon nanoparticles;
  • hydrogenated amorphous carbon;
  • quenched carbonaceous composites;
  • kerogen;
  • tholins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Optical Properties and Colors of Solids

  • Carbon Chains and Rings

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

  • Small Carbonaceous Molecules

  • Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon

  • Soot and Carbon Nanoparticles

  • Quenched Carbonaceous Composites

  • Kerogen and Coal

  • Petroleum Fractions

  • Tholin and HCN Polymer

  • Biological Materials

  • Summary