Reaction processes leading to spontaneous ignition of hydrocarbons

Charles E. Frank, Angus U. Blackham
Jun 1053

The vapor-phase oxidation if isooctane at 550 degrees C under conditions leading to rapid quenching of the reaction yields hydrogen peroxide, diisobutylene, and isobutylene as the major reaction products. As the reaction time increases, the formation of acetone and formaldehyde becomes of primary importance.

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