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The Reaction Between Oxygen and 2-Butene


Prater, Arthur Nickolas (1933) The Reaction Between Oxygen and 2-Butene. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/NNVD-0F26.


2-Butene has been found to react with oxygen at temperatures of 375° to 500°. At the higher temperatures, polymerization as well as oxidation takes place. The products of the reaction which have been identified are acetaldehyde, glyoxal and/or glycollic aldehyde, 1,3-butadiene, acid, peroxide and an olefin oxide. The simplest explanation of the reactions occurring involve both hydroxylation and peroxide formation as primary products.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:1 January 1933
Additional Information:Author's name is spelled Arthur Nichols Prater in the 1933 Commencement program.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:03012017-102431032
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ID Code:10083
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:01 Mar 2017 19:07
Last Modified:16 Aug 2023 23:10

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