Uncatalyzed oxidation of cyclooctene

Suyog Suresh Mahajan, Man Mohan Sharma, T. Sridhar

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Cyclooctene was oxidized in the liquid phase by molecular oxygen, and the oxidation kinetics were studied in a batch reactor. Cyclooctene oxide, cyclooctenone, and cyclooctyl hydroperoxide were obtained as oxidation products in the temperature range of 343-373 K. The oxidation was found to be dominated by an addition mechanism, thereby resulting in higher selectivity toward epoxide. The kinetic data were fitted in a rate equation based on autocatalysis by total products. The values of the rate constants and activation energy were determined using the power law model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1390-1395
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2005

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