Low-temperature, vapor-phase oxidation of fuel-rich hydrocarbon mixtures

William T. House, Milton Orchin
naca-tn-4118
Jan 1958


The vapor-phase oxidation of methylcyclohexane was studied in a flow system in the temperature range of 300 to 400 degrees C under the conditions of 0.1 the stoichiometric amount of oxygen, a contact time of 8 seconds, and a spiral Pyrex reactor 10.5 inches long with an inside diameter of 3/32 inch. The yields of acids, aldehydes, ketones, hydrogen peroxide, organic peroxides, clefin, water, and unreacted hydrocarbon were determined in the products.

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