Accession Number : AD0429761

Title :   OXIDATION OF UNSATURATED HYDROCARBONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Oct 61-30 Sep 63,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Van Sickle,Dale E. ; Mayo,Frank R.

Report Date : 10 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Research effort for the last two years has been directed principally toward product studies of low temperature, liquid-phase olefin oxidations. Pure hydrocarbons were utilized where possible, azo initiators employed, and conversions limited to 5%. We have attempted to correlate the hydroperoxide produced with the remaining products found and to assign relative rates for two chain propagation reactions. A secondary effort was the study of autocatalysis in oxidation. Cyclopentene was chosen as a model compound, since its oxidation mechanism is the simplest of the olefins studied. Decomposition and initiating properties of hydroperoxides also received attention. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALKENES, OXIDATION), (*OXIDATION, ALKENES), (*REACTION KINETICS, ALKENES), CYCLOALKANES, CATALYSIS, HYDROPEROXIDES, ALCOHOLS, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, DECOMPOSITION, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, NITRILES, HYDROCARBONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE