ProductLower Carbon limitUpper Carbon limitLower Boiling Point (°C)Upper Boiling Point (°C)
Refinery gasC1C4-161-1
Liquefied petroleum gasC3C4-42-1
NapthaC5C1736302
GasolineC4C12-1216
KerosineC8C18126258
Aviation turbine fuelC8C16126287
Fuel oilC12>C20216421
Lubricating oil>C18>343
WaxC17>C20302>343
Asphalt>C20>343
Coke>C50>1000
Please Note: The upper limit and lower limit may be ways for petroleum products because of differences in their composition and impurities and site of extraction of crude oil. So, it is a rough carbon number and all laboratory values should fall between these limits.

References:

  • Several petroleum fuel mixtures from Potter & Simmons, 1998
  • Research by Emiel Rorije et. al on Risk assessment of Petroleum substances.

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