Accession Number:

ADA051172

Title:

Rate Constants for Elementary Steps in Hydrocarbon Oxidation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HULL UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A review is given of the four main types of reaction which are important in determining the distribution of products in the oxidation of hydrocarbons a free-radical attack on the hydrocarbon RH b decomposition of the radical R by C-C homolysis c reaction of R radical with O2 to form the conjugate alkene d reaction of R radical with O2 to give O-heterocycles and other oxygenated products. Rate constants for these types of reaction, obtained from studies of the oxidation of C2-C4 hydrocarbons and neopentane, are applied to predict the yields of products in the oxidation of pentane. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE