Accession Number:

AD0673166

Title:

MECHANISM OF THE VAPOUR-PHASE INTERACTION OF ALKANES WITH NITROGEN DIOXIDE (THE KINETICS AND CHEMICAL PECULIARITIES OF THE SLOW REACTION C3H8-NO2),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY LONDON (ENGLAND) TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The orders of the slow reaction of propane with nitrogen dioxide as the starting substances are temperature-dependent. At 225C and 250C, the order according to C3H8, is 1.0 at 300C, and 350C, the order according to C3H8 is 0.75 and according to NO2-1.6. The effective energy of activation in the nitration reaction of propane by nitrogen dioxide, is 30,000 plus or minus 2,000 calmol in the range of 200-350C. The nitro-alkanes are the end products of the slow reaction at 250C while at 350C they experience further transformations. Acetaldehyde, isopropyl alcohol, and methyl nitrite are intermediate products of the slow reaction. Acetone is formed as a result of secondary reactions, and does not experience any further transformation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE