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mesogenic pitch

A pitch with a complex mixture of numerous essentially aromatic hydrocarbons. It does not contain anisotropic particles detectable by optical microscopy. Mesogenic pitch is low in quinoline-insoluble fractions and capable of transforming into mesophase pitch during continuous heat treatment above 750 K by the formation of optically detectable carbonaceous mesophase.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473 (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 496
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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