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OXIDATION OF HYDROCARBONS AT LOW TEMPERATURES

Nature volume 149, pages 601602 (30 May 1942) | Download Citation

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FARMER and Sundralingam in a recent paper1 have stressed the part that hydroperoxides play as the first isolatable intermediates in autoxidations: their investigation, anticipated by Criegee, showing that olefin peroxides have the structure -CH(OOH)-CH=CH-, brings these peroxides into line with Rieehe's alkyl peroxides, possessing the reactive group (- OOH). The work reported below on the uncatalysed and the heavy-metal catalyed oxidation of alkyl benzenes and long-chain saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons (C15 to C25) in the liquid phase at 100-120° C, also supports the hypothesis that hydroperoxides are primary oxidation intermediates.

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  1. Department of Colloid Science, Cambridge

    • P. GEORGE
    •  & A. ROBERTSON
  2. F. R. S., Department of Colloid Science, Cambridge

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