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  1. Electron collisions with 1-butene and 2-methylpropene molecules

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    Lopes, A. R.; Freitas, T. C.; Bettega, M. H. F.

    2015-07-01

    In this paper we report integral and differential cross sections for the elastic scattering of low-energy electrons by C4H8 isomers, namely 1-butene and 2-methylpropene. The scattering cross sections were obtained using the Schwinger multichannel method with pseudopotentials, in the static-exchange and in the static-exchange plus polarization approximations, for energies of the incident electron ranging from 0.5 eV to 15 eV. Our calculations indicate that the 1-butene molecule has a resonance in the A″ symmetry at around 2.1 eV, in agreement with the experimental data of 2.3 eV as reported by Mozejko et al (2012 J. Phys. B 45 145203). The 2-methylpropene molecule has a resonance in the B2 symmetry, located at around 2.8 eV and also in good agreement with the experimental results of Mozejko et al around 2.4 eV. We also report differential cross sections around the energy of the broad structure present in the integral cross sections of both molecules, and discuss their oscillatory behavior in terms of the type of the molecular chain.

  2. Reaction rate and isomer-specific product branching ratios of C2H + C4H8: 1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutene at 79 K.

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    Bouwman, Jordy; Fournier, Martin; Sims, Ian R; Leone, Stephen R; Wilson, Kevin R

    2013-06-20

    The reactions of C2H radicals with C4H8 isomers 1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutene are studied by laser photolysis-vacuum ultraviolet mass spectrometry in a Laval nozzle expansion at 79 K. Bimolecular-reaction rate constants are obtained by measuring the formation rate of the reaction product species as a function of the reactant density under pseudo-first-order conditions. The rate constants are (1.9 0.5) 10(-10), (1.7 0.5) 10(-10), (2.1 0.7) 10(-10), and (1.8 0.9) 10(-10) cm(3) s(-1) for the reaction of C2H with 1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutene, respectively. Bimolecular rate constants for 1-butene and isobutene compare well to values measured previously at 103 K using C2H chemiluminescence. Photoionization spectra of the reaction products are measured and fitted to ionization spectra of the contributing isomers. In conjunction with absolute-ionization cross sections, these fits provide isomer-resolved product branching fractions. The reaction between C2H and 1-butene yields (65 10)% C4H4 in the form of vinylacetylene and (35 10)% C5H6 in the form of 4-penten-1-yne. The cis-2-butene and trans-2-butene reactions yield solely 3-penten-1-yne, and no discrimination is made between cis- and trans-3-penten-1-yne. Last, the isobutene reaction yields (26 15)% 3-penten-1-yne, (35 15)% 2-methyl-1-buten-3-yne, and (39 15)% 4-methyl-3-penten-1-yne. The branching fractions reported for the C2H and butene reactions indicate that these reactions preferentially proceed via CH3 or C2H3 elimination rather than H-atom elimination. Within the experimental uncertainties, no evidence is found for the formation of cyclic species. PMID:23701666

  3. Metabolism of 2-methylpropene (isobutylene) by the aerobic bacterium Mycobacterium sp. strain ELW1.

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    Kottegoda, Samanthi; Waligora, Elizabeth; Hyman, Michael

    2015-03-01

    An aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium sp. strain ELW1) that utilizes 2-methylpropene (isobutylene) as a sole source of carbon and energy was isolated and characterized. Strain ELW1 grew on 2-methylpropene (growth rate = 0.05 h(-1)) with a yield of 0.38 mg (dry weight) mg 2-methylpropene(-1). Strain ELW1 also grew more slowly on both cis- and trans-2-butene but did not grow on any other C2 to C5 straight-chain, branched, or chlorinated alkenes tested. Resting 2-methylpropene-grown cells consumed ethene, propene, and 1-butene without a lag phase. Epoxyethane accumulated as the only detected product of ethene oxidation. Both alkene consumption and epoxyethane production were fully inhibited in cells exposed to 1-octyne, suggesting that alkene oxidation is initiated by an alkyne-sensitive, epoxide-generating monooxygenase. Kinetic analyses indicated that 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane is rapidly consumed during 2-methylpropene degradation, while 2-methyl-2-propen-1-ol is not a significant metabolite of 2-methylpropene catabolism. Degradation of 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane by 2-methylpropene-grown cells led to the accumulation and further degradation of 2-methyl-1,2-propanediol and 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, two sequential metabolites previously identified in the aerobic microbial metabolism of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA). Growth of strain ELW1 on 2-methylpropene, 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane, 2-methyl-1,2-propanediol, and 2-hydroxyisobutyrate was fully inhibited when cobalt ions were omitted from the growth medium, while growth on 3-hydroxybutyrate and other substrates was unaffected by the absence of added cobalt ions. Our results suggest that, like aerobic MTBE- and TBA-metabolizing bacteria, strain ELW1 utilizes a cobalt/cobalamin-dependent mutase to transform 2-hydroxyisobutyrate. Our results have been interpreted in terms of their impact on our understanding of the microbial metabolism of alkenes and ether oxygenates. PMID:25576605

  4. Metabolism of 2-Methylpropene (Isobutylene) by the Aerobic Bacterium Mycobacterium sp. Strain ELW1

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    Kottegoda, Samanthi; Waligora, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    An aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium sp. strain ELW1) that utilizes 2-methylpropene (isobutylene) as a sole source of carbon and energy was isolated and characterized. Strain ELW1 grew on 2-methylpropene (growth rate = 0.05 h−1) with a yield of 0.38 mg (dry weight) mg 2-methylpropene−1. Strain ELW1 also grew more slowly on both cis- and trans-2-butene but did not grow on any other C2 to C5 straight-chain, branched, or chlorinated alkenes tested. Resting 2-methylpropene-grown cells consumed ethene, propene, and 1-butene without a lag phase. Epoxyethane accumulated as the only detected product of ethene oxidation. Both alkene consumption and epoxyethane production were fully inhibited in cells exposed to 1-octyne, suggesting that alkene oxidation is initiated by an alkyne-sensitive, epoxide-generating monooxygenase. Kinetic analyses indicated that 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane is rapidly consumed during 2-methylpropene degradation, while 2-methyl-2-propen-1-ol is not a significant metabolite of 2-methylpropene catabolism. Degradation of 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane by 2-methylpropene-grown cells led to the accumulation and further degradation of 2-methyl-1,2-propanediol and 2-hydroxyisobutyrate, two sequential metabolites previously identified in the aerobic microbial metabolism of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA). Growth of strain ELW1 on 2-methylpropene, 1,2-epoxy-2-methylpropane, 2-methyl-1,2-propanediol, and 2-hydroxyisobutyrate was fully inhibited when cobalt ions were omitted from the growth medium, while growth on 3-hydroxybutyrate and other substrates was unaffected by the absence of added cobalt ions. Our results suggest that, like aerobic MTBE- and TBA-metabolizing bacteria, strain ELW1 utilizes a cobalt/cobalamin-dependent mutase to transform 2-hydroxyisobutyrate. Our results have been interpreted in terms of their impact on our understanding of the microbial metabolism of alkenes and ether oxygenates. PMID:25576605

  5. Crossed molecular beams studies of phenyl radical reactions with propene and trans-2-butene.

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    Albert, Daniel R; Todt, Michael A; Davis, H Floyd

    2013-12-27

    The reactions of phenyl radicals with propene have been studied at collision energies of 84 and 108 kJ/mol using the crossed molecular beams technique. The branching ratios between methyl radical elimination forming C8H8 and H-atom elimination forming C9H10 were found to be 10 ± 1:1 at 84 kJ/mol and 3 ± 1:1 at 108 kJ/mol. By using "soft" 9.9 eV vacuum ultraviolet photoionization for product detection, we were able to observe both product channels with negligible fragmentation of C9H10 to C8H8(+). Our finding that CH3 elimination is dominant is consistent with conclusions from a recent study employing a pyrolysis molecular beam reactor using photoionization detection. However, our C8H8/C9H10 branching ratios are significantly larger than inferred from previous CMB experiments and RRKM calculations. For comparison, we have also studied the reactions of phenyl radicals with trans-2-butene at Ecoll = 97 kJ/mol. In this case, the symmetry of trans-2-butene makes both alkene addition sites chemically equivalent. The intermediate formed in the reaction with trans-2-butene is similar to the 2-carbon addition intermediate in the reaction with propene. We observed only methyl elimination in the reaction with trans-2-butene, with no evidence for H-atom elimination, consistent with conclusions that C-C bond fission is the most favorable channel in these systems. Analogies between phenyl radical reactions with propene and trans-2-butene are used to provide insight into the mechanisms in the propene reaction. PMID:24325333

  6. Reduction of biogenic VOC sampling losses from ozone via trans-2-butene addition.

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    Arnts, Robert R

    2008-10-15

    The continuous addition of trans-2-butene to air containing ozone-reactive volatile and semivolatile organic compounds prior to sampling on Tenax-TA adsorbent was found to be an effective means of removing ozone and reducing analyte losses of ozone reactive biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). To allow sufficient time for ozone scavenging to occur, the reacting mixture is passed through a heated (40 degrees C) coil of Sulfinert (Restek Corp., Bellefonte, PA) treated stainless steel tubing. The method was evaluated using a test mixture consisting of terpenes, terpenoid alcohols, and sesquiterpenes at part per trillion (pptv) levels in air in the presence of 100 parts per billion (ppbv) of ozone. The continuous addition of trans-2-butene to produce 600 ppm (ppmv) was found to be completely effective in controlling VOC losses on Tenax-TA as long as (1) sufficient time is allowed for the ozone scavenging to occur before the VOCs are adsorbed and (2) analyte enrichment on the adsorbentdoes not approach the hydroxyl radical scavenging capacity of the trans-2-butene. A manganese dioxide (MnO2) coated copper screen ozone scrubber was also tested and found to be of very limited utility. PMID:18983090

  7. Interactions of Molecules with cis and trans Double Bonds: A Theoretical Study of cis- and trans-2-Butene.

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    Zarić, Milana M; Bugarski, Branko; Kijevčanin, Mirjana Lj

    2016-01-01

    Noncovalent interactions of cis- and trans-2-butene, as the smallest model systems of molecules with cis and trans double bonds, were studied to find potential differences in interactions of these molecules. The study was performed using quantum chemical methods including very accurate CCSD(T)/CBS method. We studied parallel and displaced parallel interactions in 2-butene dimers, in butane dimers, and between 2-butene and saturated butane. The results show the trend that interactions of 2-butene with butane are the strongest, followed by interactions in butane dimers, whereas the interaction in 2-butene dimers are the weakest. The strongest calculated interaction energy is between trans-2-butene and butane, with a CCSD(T)/CBS energy of -2.80 kcal mol(-1) . Interactions in cis-2-butene dimers are stronger than interactions in trans-2-butene dimers. Interestingly, some of the interactions involving 2-butene are as strong as interactions in a benzene dimer. These insights into interactions of cis- and trans-2-butene can improve understanding of the properties and processes that involve molecules with cis and trans double bonds, such as fatty acids and polymers. PMID:26541507

  8. Products of the reaction of hydroxyl radicals with trans-2-butene in the presence of oxygen and nitrogen dioxide

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    Martinez, Richard I.; Huie, Robert E.; Herron, John T.

    1980-06-01

    The reactions of hydroxy-substituted alkyl radicals, formed as secondary products in the reaction of ozone with trans-2-butene, have been identified in photoionization mass spectrometry studies, using acetaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide as free-radical scavengers. Products derived from 2-hydroxy-1-methylpropl in the absence of scavengers include 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl), 3-hydroxy-2-butanone (acetoin),and 2,3-butanediol. In the presence of added acetaldehyde or nitrogen dioxide, the formation of these products is suppressed. In addition, with added nitrogen dioxide, new products are formed which have been identified as a series of oxoalkyl and hydroxy-substituted-alkyl nitrates and peroxynitrates. These observations may have an important bearing on the chemistry of photochemical smog.

  9. The barrier to the methyl rotation in Cis-2-butene and its isomerization energy to Trans-2-butene, revisited.

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    Matta, Chrif F; Sadjadi, Seyed Abdolreza; Braden, Dale A; Frenking, Gernot

    2016-01-01

    We respond to the two questions posed by Weinhold, Schleyer, and McKee (WSM) in their study of cis-2-butene (Weinhold et al., J Comput Chem 2014, 35, 1499), in which they solicit explanations for the relative conformational energies of this molecule in terms of the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules (QTAIM). WSM requested answers to the questions: (1) why is cis-2-butene less stable than trans-2-butene despite the presence of a hydrogen-hydrogen (H?H) bond path in the former but not in the latter if the H?H bond path is stabilizing? (2) Why is the potential well of the conformational global minimum of cis-2-butene only 0.8 kcal/mol deep when the H?H bonding is stabilizing by 5 kcal/mol? Both questions raised by WSM are answered by considering the changes in the energies of all atoms as a function of the rotation of one of the two methyl groups from the minimum-energy structure, which exhibits the H?H bond path, to the transition state, which is devoid of this bond path. It is found that the stability gained by the H?H bonding interaction is cancelled by the destabilization of one of the ethylenic carbon atoms which, alone, destabilizes the system by as much as 5 kcal/mol in the global minimum conformation. Further, it is found that the 1.1 kcal/mol stability of trans-2-butene with respect to the cis-isomer is driven by the considerable destabilization of the ethylenic carbons by 11 kcal/mol, while the changes in the atomic energies of the other corresponding atoms in the two isomers account for the observed different stabilities. The error introduced into QTAIM atomic energies by neglecting the virials of the forces on the nuclei for partially optimized structures is discussed. 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26581645

  10. Study of intradrystalline diffusion in zeolites communication 3. Kinetics of adsorption of trans-2-butene by NaA and NaMgA zeolites

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    Broddak, R.; Dubinin, M.M.; Falko, L.A.; Gorlov, V.A.; Kuhlmann, B.; Scholner, E.; Voloshchuk, A.M.

    1985-09-10

    This article studies the kinetics of adsorption of trans-2-butene by NaA zeolite with a varying crystal size, microcrystalline granulated NaA zeolite using granules of different sizes, and microcrystalline powdered Na/sub 8/Mg/sub 2/A zeolite. It is shown that the rate of adsorption is determined by the intracrystalline diffusion and that the effect of transfer in the transport pores and the final rate of dissipation of the heat of adsorption can be neglected. In adsorption of trans-2-butene by Na/sub 8/Mg/sub 2/A zeolite with a stepwise change in the pressure of the adsorbate, the kinetic curves are satisfactorily described by an internal diffusion equation for the kinetics of isothermal adsorption. The kinetics of adsorption were studied at 303 degrees K from the one-component vapor phase on a vacuum adsorption setup using quartz spring balance.

  11. Direct observation of unstable intermediate species in the reaction of trans-2-butene on ferrierite zeolite by picosecond infrared laser spectroscopy.

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    Noguchi, Hidenori; Yoda, Eisuke; Ishizawa, Naoko; Kondo, Junko N; Wada, Akihide; Kobayashi, Hisayoshi; Domen, Kazunari

    2005-09-15

    The reaction dynamics of trans-2-butene adsorbed to acidic hydroxyl groups on the surface of ferrierite zeolite is examined by time-resolved spectroscopy using a tunable infrared picosecond pulse laser system. The transient absorption spectra measured by a two-color pump-probe technique at 188-243 K reveal bleaching and hot bands of the OD stretching mode 2 ps after excitation. This vibrationally excited state relaxes within 20 ps at 188 K, while the bleaching band includes a long-lifetime component that lasts for more than 100 ps at 243 K. Thus, the OD (isotope-exchanged hydroxy groups) stretching band does not entirely recover in this period and is mirrored by an analogous weakening of the CH bending band of the adsorbed trans-2-butene. Simultaneously, three new bands in CH stretching region were observed at 3045, 3095, and 3130 cm(-1). This result suggests the presence of a short-lived intermediate formed by reaction between the acidic hydroxyl groups and adsorbed trans-2-butene. PMID:16853197

  12. Production of stabilized Criegee intermediates and peroxides in the gas phase ozonolysis of alkenes: 1. Ethene, trans-2-butene, and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene

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    Hasson, Alam S.; Orzechowska, Grazyna; Paulson, Suzanne E.

    2001-12-01

    Ozone-alkene reactions generate stabilized Criegee intermediates (of the form R1R2COO), which are believed to react with water molecules to form organic hydroperoxides, hydrogen peroxide and carboxylic acids. These reactions are thought to be significant sources of these environmentally important compounds, yet both the yields of stabilized Criegee intermediates and the branching ratios from their reaction with water are not well known. The formation of hydrogen peroxide and organic hydroperoxides was investigated in the gas phase ozonolysis of ethene, trans-2-butene, and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene for relative humidities (RH) from 0 and 80% by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection and high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. Additionally, yields of acetaldehyde and acetic acid from trans-2-butene and acetone from 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene were measured. The reactions of stabilized Criegee intermediates with water were found to proceed almost entirely via organic hydroperoxide or hydrogen peroxide formation with little acid formation. Stabilized Criegee intermediate yields of 0.39, 0.24, and 0.10 were obtained for ethene, trans-2-butene, and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene, respectively.

  13. The Bond Dissociation Energies of 1-Butene

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R. (Technical Monitor)

    1994-01-01

    The bond dissociation energies of 1-butene and several calibration systems are computed using the G2(MP2) approach. The agreement between the calibration systems and experiment is very good. The computed values for 1-butene are compared with calibration systems and the agreement between the computed results for 1-butene and the "rule of thumb" values from the smaller systems is remarkably good.

  14. Adsorption of 2-methylpropene and 1,3-butadiene on activated carbon

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    Olivier, M.G.; Berlier, K.; Bougard, J. . Service de Thermodynamique)

    1994-10-01

    Four adsorption isotherms at 278, 288, 293, and 303 K of 2-methylpropene and 1, 3-butadiene on activated carbon are given. The results at pressures up to 0.8P/P[sub s] are measured using an automated apparatus and correlated by the vacancy solution model of Cochran and Danner. This work aims at determining the influence of a double bond and a branched structure on the adsorption capacity. For their industrial separation by an adsorption process, it is important to have equilibrium data on the same adsorbent and at different temperatures.

  15. Comparative metabolism and disposition of 1-chloro- and 3-chloro-2-methylpropene in rats and mice.

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    Ghanayem, B I; Burka, L T

    1987-01-01

    A recent 2-year carcinogenicity study found that gavage administration of 3-chloro-2-methylpropene (CMP), containing 5% 1-chloro-2-methylpropene (dimethylvinyl chloride, DMVC), caused forestomach neoplasms in rats and mice. Similar chronic studies revealed that DMVC caused forestomach neoplasms in both rats and mice; neoplasms of the nasal and oral cavities were observed in rats but not in mice. In the current studies we have investigated the metabolic basis of these differences. Daily doses of 150 mg/kg of 2-[14C]DMVC or 2-[14C]CMP were administered to rats for 1, 2, or 4 consecutive days. One daily dose of 150 mg/kg of DMVC was administered to mice. Both DMVC and CMP were rapidly metabolized; however, CMP was cleared at a slightly lower rate. Rats exhaled approximately 25 and 10% of the DMVC and CMP as CO2, respectively. Mice exhaled 25% of the DMVC as CO2. Rats expired 30% of the administered DMVC unchanged in the 24 hr after dosing compared to only 7% of the administered CMP. Mice expired 5% of the administered DMVC in the same time period. This observation may explain the occurrence of tumors in the nasal and oral cavities of rats treated with DMVC but not in rats treated with CMP or in mice treated with DMVC in 2-year carcinogenicity studies. The 24-hr urinary excretion in rats was 35% of the administered DMVC compared to 58% of CMP. Mice excreted 47% of the administered DMVC in 24 hr in the urine. An unusual urinary metabolite of DMVC, 2-amino-6-methyl-4-thia-5-heptene-1,7-dioic acid, was identified.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2881764

  16. Chronic inhalation toxicity and carcinogenicity studies of 3-chloro-2-methylpropene in BDF1 mice.

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    Katagiri, T; Takeuchi, T; Mine, T; Noguchi, T; Nishizawa, T; Yamamoto, S; Okudaira, M; Matsushima, T

    2000-07-01

    Chronic toxicity and carcinogenicity studies of 3-chloro-2-methylpropene (CMP), which has been widely used as an insecticide and chemical intermediate, were carried out in BDF1 mice. CMP was administered to mice in groups of 50 male and 50 female mice by the inhalation route 5 days per week for 104 weeks at doses of 0, 50, 100 or 200 ppm. Male and female mice in the CMP-exposed groups had decreased body weight but no noticeable clinical signs when compared with the control group. Dose-related increases in the incidences of gastric mucosal hyperplasia and squamous cell papilloma were observed in both sexes, and squamous cell carcinoma was observed in only one male mouse in the 100 ppm group. An increased incidence of Harderian gland adenoma in female mice was also recognized. In the nasal cavity, eosinophilic exudate associated with atrophy of olfactory epithelia, respiratory metaplasia of olfactory epithelia and olfactory gland, and eosinophilic changes in respiratory and olfactory epithelia were increased in both sexes. PMID:10943079

  17. Forestomach lesions in rats and mice administered 3-chloro-2-methylpropene by gavage for two years.

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    Chan, P C; Haseman, J K; Boorman, G A; Huff, J; Manus, A G; Cardy, R H

    1986-12-01

    The carcinogenicity of 3-chloro-2-methylpropene (CMP), a chemical intermediate and insecticide, was studied because of possible human exposure and because of its structural relationship to vinyl chloride and allyl chloride. CMP in corn oil was administered by gavage to groups of 50 male and 50 female Fischer 344/N rats at 0, 75, or 150 mg/kg body weight and to groups of 50 male and 50 female B6C3F1 mice at 0, 100, or 200 mg/kg body weight, 5 times a week for 103 weeks. The body weights of the two CMP treated groups of rats were 3-15% lower than the controls; the survival rates were similar. The body weights and survival rates of the CMP-exposed male and female mice were not different from the respective controls throughout the study. CMP administration resulted in dose-related increases in the incidence and severity of forestomach basal cell hyperplasia and the incidence of forestomach squamous cell papillomas in both sexes of rats and mice. In the two groups of CMP-exposed male mice the incidences of squamous cell carcinoma of the forestomach were also increased. Invasion or metastasis of the squamous cell carcinomas to other organs was observed in 2 male mice treated at 100 mg/kg and in 3 male mice and one female mouse treated at 200 mg/kg. The data show that CMP is a carcinogen for the forestomach in rats and mice and acts at the tissue site of contact and support genetic toxicity findings that CMP is a direct-acting alkylating agent. PMID:3779651

  18. Application of the margin of exposure (MoE) approach to substances in food that are genotoxic and carcinogenic - example: 1-methylcyclopropene and its impurities (1-chloro-2-methylpropene and 3-chloro-2-methylpropene).

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    Renwick, Andrew; Leblanc, Jean-Charles; Setzer, R Woodrow

    2010-01-01

    The chlorinated impurities of 1-methylcyclopropene possess weak mutagenicity and are carcinogenic in rodent bioassays. Dose-response modelling of the data for 1-chloro-2-methylpropene gave a BMDL10 for nasal carcinomas in male rats of 11 mg/kg-bw/day (after correction for the 5 days/week dosage schedule). No human exposure data are available and theoretical estimates had to be used to calculate the MoE. The MoEs ranged from 40,000 to 100,000,000 depending on the assumptions used in the exposure estimation. PMID:19786060

  19. 21 CFR 177.1570 - Poly-1-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers.

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    2012-04-01

    ... their characteristic infrared spectra. (ii) Viscosity. Poly-1-butene resins and the butene/ethylene copolymers have an intrinsic viscosity 1.0 to 3.2 as determined by ASTM method D1601-78, “Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers,” which is incorporated by reference....

  20. 21 CFR 177.1570 - Poly-1-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers.

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    2014-04-01

    ...) Viscosity. Poly-1-butene resins and the butene/ethylene copolymers have an intrinsic viscosity 1.0 to 3.2 as determined by ASTM method D1601-78, “Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene...

  1. 21 CFR 177.1570 - Poly-1-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers.

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    2013-04-01

    ... their characteristic infrared spectra. (ii) Viscosity. Poly-1-butene resins and the butene/ethylene copolymers have an intrinsic viscosity 1.0 to 3.2 as determined by ASTM method D1601-78, “Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers,” which is incorporated by reference....

  2. 21 CFR 177.1570 - Poly-1-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers.

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    2010-04-01

    ... characteristic infrared spectra. (ii) Viscosity. Poly-1-butene resins and the butene/ethylene copolymers have an intrinsic viscosity 1.0 to 3.2 as determined by ASTM method D1601-78, “Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers,” which is incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained...

  3. 21 CFR 177.1570 - Poly-1-butene resins and butene/ethylene copolymers.

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    2011-04-01

    ... their characteristic infrared spectra. (ii) Viscosity. Poly-1-butene resins and the butene/ethylene copolymers have an intrinsic viscosity 1.0 to 3.2 as determined by ASTM method D1601-78, “Standard Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers,” which is incorporated by reference....

  4. Selective Dimerization of Ethylene to 1-Butene with a Porous Catalyst

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    2016-01-01

    Current heterogeneous catalysts lack the fine steric and electronic tuning required for catalyzing the selective dimerization of ethylene to 1-butene, which remains one of the largest industrial processes still catalyzed by homogeneous catalysts. Here, we report that a metal–organic framework catalyzes ethylene dimerization with a combination of activity and selectivity for 1-butene that is premier among heterogeneous catalysts. The capacity for mild cation exchange in the material MFU-4l (MFU-4l = Zn5Cl4(BTDD)3, H2BTDD = bis(1H-1,2,3-triazolo[4,5-b],[4′,5′-i])dibenzo[1,4]dioxin) was leveraged to create a well-defined and site-isolated Ni(II) active site bearing close structural homology to molecular tris-pyrazolylborate complexes. In the presence of ethylene and methylaluminoxane, the material consumes ethylene at a rate of 41,500 mol per mole of Ni per hour with a selectivity for 1-butene of up to 96.2%, exceeding the selectivity reported for the current industrial dimerization process. PMID:27163041

  5. The infrared spectra of spiropentane methylenecyclobutane and 2-methyl-1-butene

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    Cleaves, Alden P; Sherrick, Mildred E

    1946-01-01

    The infrared spectra of spiropentane, methylenecyclobutane, and 2-methyl-1-butene were measured in the region from 3 to 14 microns with a rock salt prism spectrometer of medium dispersion. The pure samples were prepared at the NACA Cleveland Laboratory. The vapors of these three C5 hydrocarbons were investigated at room temperature and at pressures in the range from 80 to 300 millimeters of mercury absolute in a 10-centimeter cell. The spectra were compared with each other and with Ramon spectra for the same compounds.

  6. Adsorption of butane, 2-methylpropane, and 1-butene on activated carbon

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    Olivier, M.G.; Berlier, K.; Jadot, R. . Service de Thermodynamique)

    1994-10-01

    Four adsorption isotherms at 278, 288, 293, and 303 K of butane, 2-methylpropane, and 1-butene are obtained on activated carbon. The results at pressures up to 0.8P/P[sub s] are measured on an automated apparatus and correlated by the vacancy solution model of Cochran and Danner. This work aims at determining the influence of a double bond and a branched structure on the adsorption capacity. For their industrial separation by an adsorption process, it is important to have equilibrium data on the same adsorbent and at different temperatures.

  7. Electron momentum spectroscopy of 1-butene: a theoretical analysis using molecular dynamics and molecular quantum similarity.

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    Shojaei, S H Reza; Vandenbussche, Jelle; Deleuze, Michael S; Bultinck, Patrick

    2013-09-01

    The results of experimental studies of the valence electronic structure of 1-butene by means of electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS) have been reinterpreted on the basis of molecular dynamical simulations in conjunction with the classical MM3 force field. The computed atomic trajectories demonstrate the importance of thermally induced nuclear dynamics in the electronic neutral ground state, in the form of significant deviations from stationary points on the potential energy surface and considerable variations of the C-C-C-C dihedral angle. These motions are found to have a considerable influence on the computed spectral bands and outer-valence electron momentum distributions. Euclidean distances between spherically averaged electron momentum densities confirm that thermally induced nuclear motions need to be fully taken into account for a consistent interpretation of the results of EMS experiments on conformationally flexible molecules. PMID:23902590

  8. Phase relationships and thermodynamic interactions of isotactic poly(1-butene) and organic solvent systems.

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    Domańska, Urszula; Kozłowska, Marta Karolina

    2005-01-01

    Isotactic crystalline low-molecular-weight poly(1-butene), iPBu-1, was synthesised by using a metallocene catalyst. The molecular weight was determined by GPC. The chemical structure of iPBu-1 was verified by using high-temperature (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the thermal properties by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The (solid+liquid) equilibria, SLE, of iPBu-1 with different hydrocarbons (n-hexadecane, 1-heptene, 1-heptyne, cyclopentane, cyclohexane, cycloheptane, cyclooctane, benzene and propylbenzene) were studied by a dynamic method. By performing these experiments over a large concentration range, the temperature-mole fraction phase diagrams of the polymer-solvent systems could be constructed. From these diagrams it was found that iPBu-1 had the highest solubility in small-ring cycloalkanes and the lowest in n-hexadecane, 1-heptyne and benzene in the mole fraction range measured. The excess Gibbs energy models were used to describe the nonideal behaviour of the liquid phase and to estimate the solubility of iPBu-1 in the whole mole fraction range. Activity coefficients at infinite dilution of polymer and solvent were determined from the solubility measurements and were predicted by using the UNIFAC FV model and molecular Monte Carlo simulations. PMID:15558808

  9. Kinetics of the reactions between O( sup 3 P) and 1-butene from 335 to 1,110 K

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    Ko, Taeho; Adusei, G.Y.; Fontijn, A. )

    1991-11-14

    Rate coefficients for consumption of ground-state O atoms by reaction with 1-butene have been measured by using the high-temperature photochemistry (HTP) technique. The oxygen atoms were generated by flash photolysis of either O{sub 2} or CO{sub 2} and their relative concentrations were monitored by resonance fluorescence. The data in the 335-1,110 K range are well fitted by the expression k(T) = 2.7 {times} 10{sup {minus}11} exp({minus}624 K/T) + 2.4 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} exp({minus}5,657 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1} with 2{sigma} precision limits of {plus minus}13 to {plus minus}27%, depending upon temperature, and corresponding 2{sigma} accuracy limits of {plus minus}24 and {plus minus}34%. Good agreement exists among the rate coefficients measured here and those measured by other isolated elementary reaction technique; the authors derive a combined fit expression for the 190-1,110 K range of k(T) = 9.0 {times} 10{sup {minus}12} exp ({minus}230 K/T) + 22 {times} 10{sup {minus}10} exp({minus}2,612 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1}s{sup {minus}1}, with a suggested 2{sigma} accuracy of {plus minus}30%. A transition-state theory calculation for the addition reaction, which had been shown to fit the data well till 490 K, is extended to 1,110 K and seen to reproduce the experimental data increasingly poorly. However, a good fit is obtained when the rate coefficients for H-atom abstraction from the alkyl group in 1-butene are added to those for addition. The conclusion that the interaction between O({sup 3}P) atoms and 1-butene involves both addition and abstraction is reflected in the desirability for the double-exponential fit expressions given. Standard three-parameter fits, given in the text for the convenience of data compilers, approximate the observations well.

  10. SAXS/WAXS studies of flow-induced crystallization of poly(1-butene) in uniaxial extensional flow

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    McCready, Erica; Burghardt, Wesley

    2013-03-01

    We report studies of flow-induced crystallization of poly(1-butene) in uniaxial extensional flow. Flow was produced using an SER extensional flow fixture housed in a custom built convection oven designed to provide x-ray access for in situ studies of polymer structure using synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques. Samples were loaded into the SER fixture, heated well into the melt, and then cooled to a temperature at which quiescent crystallization would be prohibitively slow. A short interval of uniaxial extensional flow was then applied, after which simultaneous wide- and small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS) patterns were collected to study the phase transformation kinetics and morphology of the subsequent accelerated crystallization. The impact of both deformation rate and total applied strain on the crystallization process were examined.

  11. SAXS/WAXS studies of flow-induced crystallization of poly(1-butene) in uniaxial extensional flow

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    McCready, Erica; Burghardt, Wesley

    2014-03-01

    We report studies of flow-induced crystallization of poly(1-butene) in uniaxial extensional flow. Flow was produced using an SER extensional flow fixture housed in a custom built convection oven designed to provide x-ray access for in situ studies of polymer structure using synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques. Samples were loaded into the SER fixture, heated well into the melt, and then cooled to a temperature at which quiescent crystallization would be prohibitively slow. A short interval of uniaxial extensional flow was then applied, after which simultaneous wide- and small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS) patterns were collected to study the phase transformation kinetics and morphology of the subsequent accelerated crystallization. The degree of crystallite orientation was generally found to decrease over the course of the crystallization. WAXS measurements yielded systematically higher degrees of crystallite orientation than SAXS. Both SAXS and WAXS gave generally consistent results for the extent of crystallization, although the SAXS invariant showed a decrease at long times that is not mirrored in the WAXS data. The impact of both deformation rate and total applied strain on the crystallization process were examined.

  12. Electrical conductivity and equation of state of liquid nitrogen, oxygen, benzene, and 1-butene shocked to 60 GPa

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    Hamilton, D.C.

    1986-10-08

    Measurements are reported for the electrical conductivity of liquid nitrogen (N/sub 2/), oxygen (O/sub 2/) and benzene (C/sub 6/H/sub 6/), and Hugoniot equation of state of liquid 1-butene (C/sub 4/H/sub 8/) under shock compressed conditions. The conductivity data span 7 x 10/sup -4/ to 7 x 10/sup 1/ ..cap omega../sup -1/cm/sup -1/ over a dynamic pressure range 18.1 to 61.5 GPa and are discussed in terms of amorphous semiconduction models which include such transport phenomena as hopping, percolation, pseudogaps, and metallization. Excellent agreement is found between the equation-of-state measurements, which span a dynamic pressure range 12.3 to 53.8 GPa, and Ree's calculated values which assume a 2-phase mixture consisting of molecular hydrogen and carbon in a dense diamond-like phase. There is a 2-1/2 fold increase in the thermal pressure contribution over a less dense, stoichiometrically equivalent liquid. 90 refs., 48 figs., 8 tabs.

  13. Comparison of two-body and three-body decomposition of ethanedial, propanal, propenal, n-butane, 1-butene, and 1,3-butadiene

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    Chin, Chih-Hao; Lee, Shih-Huang

    2012-01-01

    We investigated two-body (binary) and three-body (triple) dissociations of ethanedial, propanal, propenal, n-butane, 1-butene, and 1,3-butadiene on the ground potential-energy surfaces using quantum-chemical and Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus calculations; most attention is paid on the triple dissociation mechanisms. The triple dissociation includes elimination of a hydrogen molecule from a combination of two separate terminal hydrogen atoms; meanwhile, the rest part simultaneously decomposes to two stable fragments, e.g., C2H4, C2H2, or CO. Transition structures corresponding to the concerted triple dissociation were identified using the B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) level of theory and total energies were computed using the method CCSD(T)/6-311+G(3df, 2p). The forward barrier height of triple dissociation has a trend of ethanedial < propanal < propenal < n-butane < 1-butene < 1,3-butadiene, pertaining to the reaction enthalpy. Ratios of translational energies of three separate fragments could be estimated from the transition structure of triple dissociation. The synchronous concerted dissociation of propanal, propenal, and 1-butene leading to three different types of molecular fragments by breaking nonequivalent chemical bonds is rare. The triple dissociation of propanal, n-butane, 1-butene, and 1,3-butadiene were investigated for the first time. To outline a whole picture of dissociation mechanisms, some significant two-body dissociation channels were investigated for the calculations of product branching ratios. The triple dissociation plays an important role in the three carbonyl compounds, but plays a minor or negligible role in the three hydrocarbons.

  14. Determination of thermodynamic properties of isotactic poly(1-butene) at infinite dilution using density and inverse gas chromatography.

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    Kozłowska, Marta Karolina; Domańska, Urszula; Lempert, Małgorzata; Rogalski, Marek

    2005-03-18

    The partial molar volumes, V1(M), and the molar volume of isotactic crystalline low-molecular-weight poly(1-butene), iPBu-1, V1, have been calculated from the measured density of {iPBu-1 + solvent (n-hexane, n-heptane, n-nonane, n-decane, p-xylene, cyclohexane and chloroform)} systems. Some of the thermodynamic quantities were also obtained for the iPBu-1 with eight hydrocarbons (n-octane, n-decane, n-undecane, n-dodecane, n-tridecane, o-xylene, m-xylene, p-xylene) by the method of inverse gas chromatography at various temperatures. The weight fraction activity coefficients of the solvent at infinite dilution, omega2(infinity) and the Flory-Huggins thermodynamic interaction parameters, chi21(infinity), between polymer and solvents were determined. The partial molar free energy, deltaG2(infinity), the partial molar heat of mixing, deltaH2(infinity), at infinite dilution and the polymer solubility parameter, delta1, were calculated. Additionally, the (solid + liquid) binary mixtures equilibria, SLE, of iPBu-1 with three hydrocarbons (n-octane, n-decane and m-xylene) were studied by a dynamic method. By performing these experiments over a large concentration range, the T-x phase diagrams of the polymer-solvent systems were constructed. The excess Gibbs energy models were used to describe the nonideal behaviour of the liquid phase. The omega2(infinity) were determined from the solubility measurements and were predicted by using the UNIFAC FV model. PMID:15830936

  15. NTP Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Dimethylvinyl Chloride (1-Chloro-2-Methylpropene) (CAS No. 513-37-1) in F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Gavage Studies).

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    1986-08-01

    Dimethylvinyl chloride is a clear colorless liquid, which, because of its volatility and flammability at room temperature, is a significant fire hazard. It has a boiling point of 68.1 degrees C (155 degrees F) and a density at 20 degrees C of 0.919 g/ml. Dimethylvinyl chloride is a byproduct in the production of 3-chloro-2-methylpropene by the chlorination of isobutene. It is not known to be produced in the United States for other than laboratory purposes. This chemical was nominated for toxicologic studies because of its reported presence in ambient air in the Baltimore area and was selected for toxicologic characterization because of its structural similarity to the known animal and human carcinogen, vinyl chloride monomer. Toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of dimethylvinyl chloride (96%-98% pure), a structural analog of vinyl chloride monomer, a known human carcinogen, by administered dimethylvinyl chloride in corn oil by gavage to groups of 50 male and 50 female F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice at doses of 0, 100, or 200 mg/kg body weight 5 days per week for 102 or 103 weeks. The selection of these doses was based on results of 13-week studies, which included depression of body weight at doses of 500 mg/kg or above in rats as well as histopathologic changes intestinal epithelium, bone marrow, hepatocytes, and the testes at doses of 250 mg/kg and above; doses in mice were selected on the basis of histopathologic changes in lymphopoietic cells, liver, pancreatic islets, ovary, testis, and spleen, with changes being most prominent at doses of 500 mg/kg and above. In the 2-year studies, body weights of rats and mice given 100 mg/kg were comparable to those of the vehicle controls except for the last few weeks in mice when body weights were markedly lower than those for the vehicle controls. At 200 mg/kg, the mean body weights of rats and mice were progressively decreased relative to those of vehicle controls, with the significant departure from vehicle controls occurring somewhat earlier in males than in females. Survival of vehicle control rats and mice was comparable to historical values; however, survival of dosed male and female rats was significantly lower than that of vehicle controls, with the incidence of mortality being more severe at the high dose than at the low dose. There were no survivors in the high dose group of male rats after week 85 or in the high dose group of female rats after week 97. Survival was significantly lower among dosed male and female mice compared with vehicle controls. In the absence of toxicological findings that would explain the early deaths, it is assumed that the high incidence of tumors and chemical-related toxicity contributed to the decreased survival of dosed rats and mice. In rats, the severity and incidence of nonneoplastic lesions were minimal; these lesions included necrosis of the duodenum and epithelial hyperplasia at the sites of tumor formation--the nasal cavity, esophagus, and forestomach. In mice, the severity of nonneoplastic lesions was also minimal; the lesions included necrosis of the liver, bone marrow granulocytic hyperplasia, and inflammation of the nasal cavity (small number, females only.) Several types of neoplastic lesions occurred with significantly increased incidences in dosed animals as shown in the following table (see page 11 of Technical Report). Among rats, these lesions included malignant epithelial tumors of the nasal cavity and squamous cell tumors of the oral cavity, esophagus, and forestomach in males and females. The increased number of fibroadenomas of the mammary gland in female rats may have been related to dimethylvinyl chloride administration. The lack of a clear dose-response relationship for certain tumors in rats is considered to be related to the increased number of early deaths observed in the high dose groups. Among dosed mice, there were significantly increased incidences of squamous cell carcinomas of the forestomach (both sexes), squamous cell papillomas of the forestomach (males), and squamous cell carcinomas of the preputial gla preputial gland (males). The increased incidence of papillary adenomas of the harderian gland and alveolar/bronchiolar adenomas or carcinomas in female mice may have been related to administration of dimethylvinyl chloride. Limited metabolism studies of 14C-labeled dimethylvinyl chloride were conducted in male F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice. Single doses of 150 mg/kg were administered to rats for 1, 2, or 4 consecutive days. About 25% of the administered doses was exhaled as carbon dioxide; this amount was independent of the number of doses administered. Another 25%-35% of the administered dose was exhaled; 96% of this parent was material. Approximately 35% and 6% were excreted in the urine and feces, respectively. The elimination half-life of radioactive label was 3-4 days for the liver and kidney, the two organs containing the greatest amounts of the administered dose. In mice, a much smaller fraction of the dose was exhaled and a larger proportion was excreted in urine compared with rats. Dimethylvinyl chloride was not mutagenic in four strains ofSalmonella typhimurium with or without metabolic activation, but it was mutagenic in the mouse lymphoma L5178Y/TK± assay in the absence of metabolic activation. Sister-chromatid exchanges were induced in Chinese hamster ovary cells with and without metabolic activation, but there was no increase in chromosomal aberrations. When fed to Drosophila, dimethylvinyl chloride induced significant increases in the frequencies of both sex-linked recessive lethal mutations and reciprocal translocations. Studies of the immunotoxicity of dimethylvinyl chloride were conducted in which female B6C3F1 mice received daily oral doses of 0, 50, 100, 200, or 400 mg dimethylvinyl chloride per kilogram body weight. Compound-related increases in susceptibility to bacterial infection and decreases in macrophage cytostasis were observed at all doses. At the highest dose, the decreased resistance to bacterial and viral challenge could be related to alterations in specific immune function. However, the increased mortality in rats and mice in the 2-year studies was not relatable to infectious processes. An audit of the experimental data was conducted for these2-year toxicology and carcinogenesis studies on dimethylvinyl chloride. No data discrepancies were found that influenced the final interpretations. Under the conditions of these 2-year gavage studies, there was clear evidence of carcinogenicity of dimethylvinyl chloride for both sexes of F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice. This was based on increased incidences of neoplasms of the nasal cavity, oral cavity, esophagus, and forestomach of male and female F344/N rats. B6C3F1 mice showed increased incidences of squamous cell neoplasms of the forestomach in males and females and squamous cell carcinomas of the preputial gland in males. Synonym: 1-chloro-2-methylpropene PMID:12748737

  16. Chirality Effect on Flory-Huggins Interaction Parameters in Polylactide-b-Poly(ethylene-co-1-butene)-b-Polylactide Triblock Copolymers

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    Cao, Weiqiang; Zhu, Lei; Rong, Lixia; Hsiao, Benjamin S.

    2009-03-01

    In this work, a set of well-defined polylactide-b-poly(ethylene-co-1-butene)-b-polylactide (PLA-PEB-PLA) triblock copolymers were synthesized by controlled ring-opening polymerization of corresponding lactide monomers (L-lactide and racemic mixture of D- and L-lactides) using Sn(Oct)2 as the catalyst. The volume fractions of PLA in the triblock copolymers were adjusted by tuning its molecular weight. The mesophase morphology and phase transitions in these triblock copolymers were studied by temperature-dependent small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The Flory-Huggins interaction parameter χ between EB and lactide as a function of temperature were estimated from the order-disorder transition temperature (TODT) using the mean-field critical (χN)c values. The effects of PLA chirality on both Flory-Huggins interaction parameter and segmental lengths were investigated.

  17. Effects of Deposition Plasma Power on Properties of Low Dielectric-Constant Plasma Polymer Films Deposited Using Hexamethyldisiloxane and 3,3-Dimethyl-1-butene Precursors

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    Lee, Sungwoo; Woo, Jihyung; Nam, Eunkyoung; Jung, Donggeun; Yang, Jaeyoung; Chae, Heeyeop; Kim, Hyoungsub

    2009-10-01

    We investigated the effects of deposition plasma power on the properties of plasma polymer films deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition using a mixture of hexamethyldisiloxane and 3,3-dimethyl-1-butene as the precursor, which are referred to as plasma polymerized hexamethyldisiloxane:3,3-dimethyl-1-butene (PPHMDSO:DMB) films. As the deposition plasma power was increased from 15 to 60 W, the relative dielectric constants k of PPHMDSO:DMB films, increased from 2.67 to 3.19. After annealing at 450 °C, the films deposited at a deposition plasma power of 15-60 W showed k values of 2.27-2.64. With increased deposition plasma power, the as-deposited and annealed films showed increased values of hardness and Young's modulus. For as-deposited films, deposited at a plasma power of 15-60 W, the films showed a hardness of 0.13-2.0 GPa, and a modulus of 2.25-17.27 GPa. Annealed films, deposited at a plasma power of 15-60 W, showed a hardness of 0.05-2.07 GPa and a modulus of 1.66-14.4 GPa. The change in the k value and hardness of plasma polymer films as a function of deposition plasma power was correlated with fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) absorption peaks of C-Hx, Si-CH3, and Si-O related groups. The as-deposited and annealed PPHMDSO:DMB films showed decreased intensities of C-Hx and Si-CH3 peaks as the deposition plasma power increased. The reduction in the dielectric constant after annealing is mainly due to hydrocarbon removal in the film. Deconvolution of Si-CH3 bending peaks of PPHMDSO:DMB films was performed to relate mechanical properties to chemical structures. The relative oxygen content in the O-Si-(CH3)x structure is analyzed in detail. Improvements in hardness and modulus of our films are attributed to an increased amount of O3Si-(CH3) in the Si-CH3 structure.

  18. Conformationally disordered crystals and their influence on material properties: The cases of isotactic polypropylene, isotactic poly(1-butene), and poly(L-lactic acid)

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    Cocca, Mariacristina; Androsch, Ren; Righetti, Maria Cristina; Malinconico, Mario; Di Lorenzo, Maria Laura

    2014-12-01

    This article provides a comprehensive review of the physical properties of the conformationally disordered (condis) structures of isotactic polypropylene (iPP), isotactic poly(1-butene) (iPB-1) and poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA), in comparison with the respective more stable crystalline forms. The aim of this review is to define the influence of the condis modifications on the thermal and mechanical properties of these materials. The condis structures of the three polymers are metastable and spontaneously transform into the more stable crystalline structures upon annealing above a critical temperature. The transition from the mesophase to the more stable crystalline structure becomes possible when the chains have sufficient mobility to allow rearrangements of chain conformations. A rigid amorphous fraction develops during solidification of iPP, iPB-1 and PLLA. Crystallization of iPB-1 and PLLA into the more stable forms leads to a larger coupling of the amorphous and crystalline chain segments, compared to the conformationally disordered arrangements, which results in a higher fraction of rigid amorphous chain segments. The difference in chain packing, together with the varied mobility of the coupled amorphous chain portions, affects both the initial resistance to the tensile strain and the large strain properties. All the three stable crystalline forms have a higher Young's modulus compared to the condis mesophases, and can sustain lower deformation under mechanical stimuli.

  19. AlCl3-Promoted Facile E-to-Z Isomerization Route to (Z)-2-Methyl-1-buten-1,4-ylidene Synthons for Highly Efficient and Selective (Z)-Isoprenoid Synthesis

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    Wang, Guangwei; Negishi, Ei-ichi

    2013-01-01

    Zr-catalyzed methylalumination of 3-butyn-1-ols followed by AlCl3-promoted stereoisomerization at 50 °C for 6 h provides 4-iodo-3-methyl-3-buten-1-ols 2b and 6 of ≥98 Z configuration in 87 and 67% yields, respectively. (Z)-1,4-Diiodo-2-methyl-1-butene (1b) obtainable by iodination of 2b is a valuable synthon for efficient and selective syntheses of (Z)-alkene containing isoprenoids. PMID:24307863

  20. Modeling chemical growth processes in Titan's atmosphere 2. Theoretical study of reactions between C 2H and ethene, propene, 1-butene, 2-butene, isobutene, trimethylethene, and tetramethylethene

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    Woon, David E.; Park, Jin-Young

    2009-08-01

    Barrierless reactions between unsaturated hydrocarbons and the ethynyl radical (C 2H) can contribute to the growth of organic particulates in the haze-forming regions of Titan's atmosphere as well as in the gas giants and in the interstellar medium. We employed a combination of quantum chemistry and statistical rate theories to characterize reactions between ground state C 2H and seven alkenes of the general structure RRCdbnd CRR containing up to six carbons. The alkenes included ethene (C 2H 4); propene (C 3H 6); 1-butene, 2-butene, and isobutene (C 4H 8); trimethylethene (C 5H 10); and tetramethylethene (C 6H 12). Density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/6-31 + G ∗∗ level were used to characterize the adducts, isomers, products, and the intervening transition states for the addition-elimination reactions of all seven species. A multiple-well treatment was then employed to determine the outcome distributions for the range of temperatures and pressures relevant to Titan's atmosphere, the interstellar medium, and the outer atmospheres of the gas giants. Finally, trajectory calculations using an ROMP2 potential energy surface were used to calculate kinetic rates for the ethene + C 2H reaction, where the agreement between the computed and measured values is very good. At low pressure and temperature, vinyl acetylene is a dominant product of several of the reactions, and all of the reactions yield at least one dominant product with both a double and a triple C sbnd C bond.

  1. Selective oxidation of n-butane and butenes over vanadium-containing catalysts

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    Nieto, J.M.L.; Concepcion, P.; Dejoz, A.; Knoezinger, H.; Melo, F.; Vazquez, M.I.

    2000-01-01

    The oxidative dehydrogenation (OXDH) of n-butane, 1-butene, and trans-2-butene on different vanadia catalysts has been compared. MgO, alumina, and Mg-Al mixed oxides with Mg/(Al + Mg) ratios of 0.25 and 0.75 were used as supports. The catalytic data indicate that the higher the acid character of catalysts the lower is both the selectivity to C{sub 4}-olefins from n-butane and the selectivity to butadiene from both 1-butene or trans-2-butene. Thus, OXDH reactions are mainly observed from n-butane and butenes on basic catalysts. The different catalytic performance of both types of catalysts is a consequence of the isomerization of olefins on acid sites, which appears to be a competitive reaction with the selective way, i.e., the oxydehydrogenation process by a redox mechanism. Infrared spectroscopy data of 1-butene adsorbed on supported vanadium oxide catalysts suggest the presence of different adsorbed species. O-containing species (carbonyl and alkoxide species) are observed on catalysts with acid sites while adsorbed butadiene species are observed on catalysts with basic sites. According to these results a reaction network for the oxydehydrogenation of n-butane is proposed with parallel and consecutive reactions.

  2. Processing-structure-property studies of: (I) submicron polymeric fibers produced by electrospinning and (II) films of linear low density polyethylenes as influenced by the short chain branch length in copolymers of ethylene/1-butene, ethylene/1-hexene and ethylene/1-octene synthesized by a single site metallocene catalyst

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    Gupta, Pankaj

    The overall theme of the research discussed in this dissertation has been to explore processing-structure-property relationships for submicron polymeric fibers produced by electrospinning (Part I) and to ascertain whether or not the length of the short chain branch has any effect on the physical properties of films of linear low-density polyethylenes (LLDPEs) (Part II). The research efforts discussed in Part I of this dissertation relate to some fundamental as well as more applied investigations involving electrospinning. These include investigating the effects of solution rheology on fiber formation and developing novel methodologies to fabricate polymeric mats comprising of high specific surface submicron fibers of more than one polymer, high chemical resistant substrates produced by in situ photo crosslinking during electrospinning, superparamagnetic flexible substrates by electrospinning a solution of an elastomeric polymer containing ferrite nanoparticles of Mn-Zn-Ni and substrates for filtration applications. Bicomponent electrospinning of poly(vinyl chloride)-polyurethane and poly(vinylidiene fluoride)-polyurethane was successfully performed. In addition, filtration properties of single and bicomponent electrospun mats of polyacrylonitrile and polystyrene were investigated. Results indicated lower aerosol penetration or higher filtration efficiencies of the filters based on submicron electrospun fibers in comparison to the conventional filter materials. In addition, Part II of this dissertation explores whether or not the length of the short chain branch affects the physical properties of blown and compression molded films of LLDPEs that were synthesized by a single site metallocene catalyst. Here, three resins based on copolymers of ethylene/1-butene, ethylene/1-hexene, and ethylene/1-octene were utilized that were very similar in terms of their molecular weight and distribution, melt rheology, density, crystallinity and short chain branching content and its distribution. Interestingly, at higher deformation rates (ca. 1m/s), the breaking, tear and impact strengths of films based on ethylene/1-hexene and ethylene/1-octene were found to be superior than those based on ethylene/1-butene. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

  3. Epoxidation of lower olefins with hydrogen peroxide and titanium silicalite

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    Clerici, M.G.; Ingallina, P. )

    1993-03-01

    The epoxidation of lower olefins, catalyzed by titanium silicalite (TS-1) under mild conditions, is reported. The reaction may be performed at near room temperature, in dilute alcoholic or aqueous solutions of hydrogen peroxide. In methanol C[sub 4]-C[sub 8] linear olefins, allyl chloride, and allyl alcohol show fast reaction rates and high selectivities (72-97% on H[sub 2]O[sub 2]). The solvolysis of the oxirane ring and the oxidation of the solvent are the main side reactions. Yields and kinetics are decreased by increasing the chain length or the cross-section of the olefin (n-C[sub n] > n-C[sub n+1], 1-hexene [much gt] cyclohexene), by electron-withdrawing substituents (1-butene > allyl chloride > allyl alcohol), and by solvents in the order methanol > ethanol > t-butanol. The rate of reaction also depends on the position and steric configuration of the double bond and on the branching, as a result of inductive and shape selectivity effects: trans 2-butene < iso-butene < 1-butene < cis 2-butene, 2-methyl-1-butene < 1-pentene, and 3-methyl-1-butene < 2-methyl-1-butene < 2-methyl-2-butene. The epoxidation occurs with retention of configuration. Basic compounds at low concentration do not slow the kinetics, but do improve significantly the yields, up to 97% in the epoxidation of 1-butene. At higher concentrations, TS-1 activity is decreased and eventually inhibited by bases. No effect on kinetics is exerted by tetrapropylammonium hydroxide. Catalytic activity is improved by acids. A heterolytic peracid-like mechanism is envisaged in the oxygen-transfer step. A five-membered cyclic structure, formed by a titanium hydroperoxo moiety Ti-OOH, and a protic molecule ROH at Ti sites, is proposed as the active species. 41 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  4. Mesophases in polyethylene, polypropylene, and poly(1-butene)

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    Androsch, Rene J; Di Lorenzo, Maria; Schick, Christoph; Wunderlich, Bernhard {nmn}

    2010-01-01

    This paper contains new views about the amorphous and partially ordered phases of the three polymers listed in the title. The discussion is based on information on structure, thermodynamic stability, and large-amplitude molecular motion. Polyethylene is the basic backbone of all alkene polymers, and the other two are the first members of the vinyl polymers which have stereospecifically placed alkyl side chains. Their multiphase structures consist of metastable crystals, mesophases, and surrounding rigid and mobile amorphous fractions. All these phases have sizes ranging from micrometer dimensions down to nanometers. Besides the phase structures, information about the molecular coupling between the phases must be considered. Depending on temperature, the polymer phases can vary from solid (rigid) to liquid (mobile). New knowledge is also gained by cross-comparison of the title polymers. The experimental information was gained from (a) various forms of slow, fast, and temperature-modulated thermal analysis to identify equilibrium and non-equilibrium states, (b) measurement of structure and morphology at various length scales, and (c) tracing of the large-amplitude molecular motion, the kinetics of order/disorder changes, and the liquid/solid transitions (glass transitions). It is shown that much more needs to be known about the various phases and their coupling to characterize a given polymer and to fine-tune its properties for a given application.

  5. Raman spectroscopy and dioxygen adsorption on Cs-loaded zeolite catalysts for butene isomerization.

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    Li, Junhui; Davis, Robert J

    2005-04-21

    Cesium-exchanged zeolite X was impregnated with cesium acetate (Cs(Ac)/CsX) or cesium carbonate (Cs(2)CO(3)/CsX) and subsequently calcined to yield a basic catalyst. The Raman spectra of calcined Cs(Ac)/CsX and Cs(2)CO(3)/CsX exhibited a new peak at 1036 cm(-1) associated with the occluded species. No evidence for cesium peroxide or superoxide was observed. The occluded cesium species in both samples is proposed to be an oxycarbonate, which is a metastable intermediate between cesium carbonate and cesium oxide. The isomerization of 1-butene to cis- and trans-2-butene was catalyzed by cesium-loaded zeolite X. Although CO(2) readily poisoned the active base sites for catalysis, pretreatment of a basic zeolite with O(2) at 373 K did not. Co-feeding O(2) with 1-butene at 373 K, however, completely deactivated the base sites. Analysis of the reactor effluent at 473 K and the IR spectrum of the catalyst indicated the formation of carbon dioxide, which irreversibly adsorbed on the basic sites of the catalyst. Deactivation of basic catalysts by O(2) is proposed to occur through a low temperature oxidation of 1-butene to carbon dioxide, which strongly adsorbs on the active sites. PMID:16851814

  6. Comparison of the kinetics of O([sup 3]P) reactions with the four butenes over wide temperature ranges

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    Adusei, G.Y.; Fontijn, A. )

    1994-04-07

    Rate coefficients for reactions of ground-state oxygen atoms with isobutene, trans-2-butene, and cis-2-butene have been measured using the high-temperature photochemistry (HTP) technique. The oxygen atoms were generated by flash photolysis of either O[sub 2] or CO[sub 2] and the relative atom concentrations were monitored by resonance fluorescence. We find, in cm[sup 3] molecule[sup [minus]1] s[sup [minus]1] units, for isobutene, k(284-1015 K) = 2.0 x 10[sup [minus]15](T/K)[sup 1.28] exp(543 K/T); trans-2-butene, k(292-1022 K) = 3.9 x 10[sup [minus]17](T/K)[sup 1.87] exp(743 K/T); and cis-2-butene, k(292-1086 K) = 2.4 x 10[sup [minus]17](T/K)[sup 1.94] exp(716 K/T). The 2[sigma] precision limits are around [+-]10%, and the corresponding 2[sigma] accuracy limits are estimated to be about [+-]25%. Conventional transition-state-theory calculations for the electrophilic O-addition to the double bond yield at high temperatures rate coefficients smaller than observed. A method is developed for estimating rate coefficients for H abstraction. When the results are added to those of the addition, good agreement with experiments is attained. The differences between the k(T) expressions for the present three reactions and the corresponding 1-butene reaction are discussed. Based on these observations, a method is presented for estimating rate coefficients for O-atom reactions with higher olefins over wide temperature ranges. 38 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Marine tropospheric hydrocarbons: An intercomparison exercise

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    Carsey, Thomas P.

    1991-07-01

    Results from an multilaboratory intercomparison exercise for the determination of non-methane hydrocarbons in the North Pacific troposphere are presented. Each of the ten participating labs analyzed marine air obtained on the NOAA ship R/V RESEARCHER and from a single large tank of Oregon coastal air for some or all of the following: ethane, ethylene, 1-butene, isobutene (2-methyl 1-propene), cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, iso-pentene, n-pentane, isopentene (2-methyl 1-butene), 1-pentene, benzene, toluene, methane, carbon dioxide, and methyl chloroform. The following parameters were computed where data was sufficient for each lab and each analyte: mean mixing ratios, total precision, analytical precision, and sampling precision. Means were compared using a nonparametric procedure. Mixing ratios vs time data for the various compounds indicated that diurnal changes were minimal or absent; however, slight decreases in mixing ratios were observed for C2H6, C2H2, CH3CCl3, CO and CH4.

  8. Laboratory spectroscopic analyses of electron irradiated alkanes and alkenes in solar system ices

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    Hand, K. P.; Carlson, R. W.

    2012-03-01

    We report results from laboratory experiments of 10 keV electron irradiation of thin ice films of water and short-chain hydrocarbons at ˜10-8 Torr and temperatures ranging from 70-100 K. Hydrocarbon mixtures include water with C3H8, C3H6, C4H10 (butane and isobutane), and C4H8, (1-butene and cis/trans-2-butene). The double bonds of the alkenes in our initial mixtures were rapidly destroyed or converted to single carbon bonds, covalent bonds with hydrogen, bonds with -OH (hydroxyl), bonds with oxygen (C-O), or double bonds with oxygen (carbonyl). Spectra resulting from irradiation of alkane and alkene ices are largely indistinguishable; the initial differences in film composition are destroyed and the resulting mixture includes long-chain, branched aliphatics, aldehydes, ketones, esters, and alcohols. Methane was observed as a product during radiolysis but CO was largely absent. We find that while some of the carbon is oxidized and lost to CO2 formation, some carbon is sequestered into highly refractory, long-chain aliphatic compounds that remain as a thin residue even after the ice film has been raised to standard temperature and pressure. We conclude that the high availability of hydrogen in our experiments leads to the formation of the formyl radical which then serves as the precursor for formaldehyde and polymerization of longer hydrocarbon chains.

  9. Carbon K-shell electron energy loss spectra of 1- and 2-butenes, trans-1,3-butadiene, and perfluoro-2-butene. Carbon-carbon bond lengths from continuum shape resonances

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    Hitchcock, A. P.; Beaulieu, S.; Steel, T.; Stöhr, J.; Sette, F.

    1984-05-01

    Electron energy loss spectra of 1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, trans-1,3-butadiene, and perfluoro-2-butene in the region of carbon K-shell (C 1s) excitation and ionization have been recorded under dipole-dominated inelastic electron scattering conditions. The features observed below the C 1s I.P. in the spectra of the butenes and butadiene are assigned to promotions of C 1s electrons to unoccupied valence (π*) and Rydberg orbitals while broad features observed above the edge are assigned to σ(C-C) and σ(C-C) shape resonances. These spectra, along with carbon K-shell spectra of other hydrocarbons, are used to demonstrate that there is a quantitative relationship between carbon-carbon bond lengths and the location of σ shape resonances relative to the C 1s ionization threshold (I.P.). The C 1s spectrum of perfluoro-2-butene demonstrates dramatic potential barrier effects, namely suppression of Rydberg transitions and strong enhancement of σ(C-C) and σ(C-F) shape resonances in the region of the C 1s ionization threshold.

  10. Adsorption of alkenes on acidic zeolites. Theoretical study based on the electron charge density.

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    Zalazar, M Fernanda; Duarte, Darío J R; Peruchena, Nélida M

    2009-12-10

    In the present work, experiments on electron density changes in the adsorption process of alkenes on acidic zeolites, in the framework of atoms in molecules theory (AIM), were carried out. Electron densities were obtained at MP2 and B3LYP levels using a 6-31++G(d,p) basis set. This study explores the energetic and the electron density redistributions associated with O-H...pi interactions. The main purpose of this work is to provide an answer to the following questions: (a) Which and how large are the changes induced on the molecular electron distribution by the formation of adsorbed alkenes? (b) Can a reasonable estimate of the adsorption energy of alkenes on the active site of zeolite be solely calculated from an analysis of the electron densities? We have used topological parameters to determine the strength and nature of the interactions in the active site of the zeolite. All the results derived from the electron density analysis show that the stabilization of the adsorbed alkenes follows the order isobutene > trans-2-butene congruent with 1-butene congruent with propene > ethene, reflecting the order of basicity of C=C bonds, i.e., (C(ter)=C(prim)) > (C(sec)=C(sec)) congruent with (C(prim)=C(sec)) > (C(prim)=C(prim)). In addition, we have found a useful set of topological parameters that are good for estimating the adsorption energy in adsorbed alkenes. PMID:19888712

  11. Characterization of volatile organic compounds in smoke at municipal structural fires.

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    Austin, C C; Wang, D; Ecobichon, D J; Dussault, G

    2001-07-20

    The objective of this study was to characterize volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found at municipal structural fires in order to identify sources of long-term health risks to firefighters, which may be contributing factors in heart disease and cancer. Firefighters collected air into evacuated Summa canisters inside burning buildings at nine municipal structural fires under conditions where they judged that at least some firefighters might remove their self-contained breathing apparatus masks. Volatile organic compounds were identified and quantified for 144 target compounds using cryogenic preconcentration and gas chromatography/mass spectral detection (GC/MSD) methodology operating in selected ion monitoring mode. Samples were also analyzed in SCAN mode and examined for the appearance of substances that were not present in the instrument standard calibration mixture. The spectra of municipal structural fires were surprisingly similar and remarkable for their simplicity, which was largely due to the dominating presence of benzene along with toluene and naphthalene. Propene and 1,3-butadiene were found in all of the fires, and styrene and other alkyl-substituted benzene compounds were frequently identified. Similar "fingerprints" of the same 14 substances (propene, benzene, xylenes, 1-butene/2-methylpropene, toluene, propane, 1,2-butadiene, 2-methylbutane, ethylbenzene, naphthalene, styrene, cyclopentene, 1-methylcyclopentene, isopropylbenzene) previously identified at experimental fires burning various solid combustible materials were also found at municipal structural fires, accounting for 76.8% of the total VOCs measured. Statistically significant positive correlations were found between increasing levels of benzene and levels of propene, the xylenes, toluene, 1-butene/2-methylpropene, 1,3-butadiene, and naphthalene. Given the toxicity/carcinogenicity of those VOCs that were found in the highest concentrations, particularly benzene, 1,3-butadiene, and styrene, further investigation of VOC exposures of firefighters is warranted. Benzene, or its metabolic product s-phenylmercapturic acid in urine, was identified as a suitable chemical marker for firefighter exposure to combustion products. PMID:11482799

  12. Kinetics of hydrogen abstraction reactions of butene isomers by OH radical

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    Sun, Hongyan; Law, Chung K.

    2010-11-26

    The rate coefficients of H-abstraction reactions of butene isomers by the OH radical were determined by both canonical variational transition-state theory and transition-state theory, with potential energy surfaces calculated at the CCSD(T)/6-311++G(d,p)//BH&HLYP/6-311G(d,p) level and CCSD(T)/6-311++G(d,p)//BH&HLYP/cc-pVTZ level and quantum mechanical tunneling effect corrected by either the small-curvature tunneling method or the Eckart method. While 1-butene contains allylic, vinylic, and alkyl hydrogens that can be abstracted to form different butene radicals, results reveal that s-allylic H-abstraction channels have low and broad energy barriers, and they are the most dominant channels which can occur via direct and indirect H-abstraction channels. For the indirect H-abstraction s-allylic channel, the reaction can proceed via forming two van der Waals prereactive complexes with energies that are 2.7-2.8 kcal mol-1 lower than that of the entrance channel at 0 K. Assuming that neither mixing nor crossover occurs between different reaction pathways, the overall rate coefficient was calculated by summing the rate coefficients of the s-allyic, methyl, and vinyl H-abstraction paths and found to agree well with the experimentally measured OH disappearance rate. Furthermore, the rate coefficients of p-allylic H abstraction of cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutene by the OH radical were also determined at 300-1500 K, with results analyzed and compared with available experimental data.

  13. Diosmacycloalkanes as models for the formation of hydrocarbons from surface methylenes. Progress report, April 1, 1988--March 31, 1989

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    Norton, J.R.

    1989-01-01

    We have obtained a neutron diffraction data set for Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}). While the structure is still being solved, it is already clear that the hybridization at both of the ethylene carbons is sp{sup 3}. Our first interpretation of our liquid crystal NMR results had suggested a very acute H-C-H angle. We have also obtained {sup 13}C liquid crystal data for Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}). Liquid crystal NMR ({sup 13}C as well as {sup 1}H) spectra have been obtained for Os(CO){sub 4}(C{sub 2}H{sub 4}) and its solution structure determined, in order to test our methodology on a molecule with a rigid structure. The normal modes of Os(CO){sub 4}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}) and its deuterated and {sup 13}C-labelled isotopomers have been completely assigned. A partial vibrational analysis of Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-propene), Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}(trans-2-butene), and Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}(1-butene) has been completed. We have prepared Os(CO){sub 4}({mu}-CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}) and its 3,3-dideuterio analog. In the course of this work the reaction of Na{sub 2}Os(CO){sub 4} with a number of 1,3-propanediol derivatives has been examined. 1,3-Propanediol ditosylate afforded much better yields of the osmacycle than did either the ditriflate or diiodide. 2,2-Dideutero-1,3-propanediol ditosylate was used to prepare the deuterium-labelled osmacyclobutane.

  14. Diosmacycloalkanes as models for the formation of hydrocarbons from surface methylenes

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    Norton, J.R.

    1989-01-01

    We have obtained a neutron diffraction data set for Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}). While the structure is still being solved, it is already clear that the hybridization at both of the ethylene carbons is sp{sup 3}. Our first interpretation of our liquid crystal NMR results had suggested a very acute H-C-H angle. We have also obtained {sup 13}C liquid crystal data for Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}). Liquid crystal NMR ({sup 13}C as well as {sup 1}H) spectra have been obtained for Os(CO){sub 4}(C{sub 2}H{sub 4}) and its solution structure determined, in order to test our methodology on a molecule with a rigid structure. The normal modes of Os(CO){sub 4}({mu}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}) and its deuterated and {sup 13}C-labelled isotopomers have been completely assigned. A partial vibrational analysis of Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}({mu}-propene), Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}(trans-2-butene), and Os{sub 2}(CO){sub 8}(1-butene) has been completed. We have prepared Os(CO){sub 4}({mu}-CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}) and its 3,3-dideuterio analog. In the course of this work the reaction of Na{sub 2}Os(CO){sub 4} with a number of 1,3-propanediol derivatives has been examined. 1,3-Propanediol ditosylate afforded much better yields of the osmacycle than did either the ditriflate or diiodide. 2,2-Dideutero-1,3-propanediol ditosylate was used to prepare the deuterium-labelled osmacyclobutane.

  15. Reactions of volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere: Ozone-alkene reactions

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    Fenske, Jill Denise

    2000-08-01

    Photochemical smog cannot form without sunlight, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This dissertation addresses several different aspects of VOC chemistry in the atmosphere. Aside from ambient levels of VOC outdoors, VOC are also present at moderate concentrations indoors. Many studies have measured indoor air concentrations of VOC, but only one considered the effects of human breath. The major VOC in the breath of healthy individuals are isoprene (12-580 ppb), acetone (1.2-1800 ppb), ethanol (13-1000 ppb), methanol (160-2000 ppb), and other alcohols. Human emissions of VOC are negligible on a regional (less than 4%) and global scale (less than 0.3%). However, in indoor air, under fairly crowded situations, human emissions of VOC may dominate other sources of VOC. An important class of VOC in the atmosphere is alkenes, due to their high reactivity. The ozone reaction with alkenes forms OH radicals, a powerful oxidizing agent in the troposphere. OH radical formation yields from the ozonolysis of several cycloalkenes were measured using small amounts of fast-reacting aromatics and aliphatic ethers to trace OH formation. The values are 0.62 +/- 0.15, 0.54 +/- 0.13, 0.36 +/- 0.08, and 0.91 +/- 0.20 for cyclopentene, cyclohexene, cycloheptene and 1-methylcyclohexene, respectively. Density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/6-31 G(d,p) level are presented to aid in understanding the trends observed. The pressure dependence of OH radical yields may lend insight into the formation mechanism. We have made the first study of the pressure dependence of the OH radical yield for ethene, propene, 1-butene, trans-2-butene, and 2,3-dimethyl-2- butene over the range 20-760 Torr, and trans -3-hexene, and cyclopentene over the range 200-760 Torr. The OH yields from ozonolysis of ethene and propene were pressure dependent, while the other compounds had OH yields that were independent of pressure. Ozone-alkene reactions form vibrationally excited carbonyl oxide intermediates (of the form R1R2COO), some of which, once thermalized, are thought to react with SO2, H2O, NOx, aldehydes and alcohols. Several studies using relative rate techniques and ab initio calculations have resulted in estimates for the rate coefficients of reactions of the thermalized biradicals. The ranges of measured and estimated rate coefficients span two to six orders of magnitude, depending on the reaction partner. Using an atmospheric pressure flow reactor, we have made the first absolute rate coefficient determination for the decomposition of and reaction with acetaldehyde of thermalized CH3CHOO from trans-2-butene ozonolysis. The measurement results are: kdec = 76 s-1 and kald = 1.0 × 10-12 cm 3molec-1s-1.

  16. On-line gas chromatographic analysis of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis products formed in a supercritical reaction medium

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    Snavely, K.; Subramaniam, B.

    1997-10-01

    C{sub 1}-C{sub 30} products from Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, conducted in a supercritical n-hexane medium over an Fe catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor, are analyzed using on-line gas chromatography. A Hewlett-Packard 5890 Series II gas chromatograph (GC) is modified to minimize the effects of condensation of the on-line sample in the transfer lines. The GC is configured with a Supelco Petrocol DH capillary column connected to a flame ionization detector (FID) and two 1.83 m {times} 3.18 mm stainless steel columns placed in series, packed with 80/100 mesh HayeSep D, connected to a thermal conductivity detector (TCD). It is shown that pressure and temperature affect the elution order of oxygenates relative to hydrocarbons in the nonpolar capillary column. This phenomenon is exploited for obtaining improved resolution; several distinct methods produce similar elution orders. Ar, added to the syngas feed, is used to calculate syngas conversion. All compounds eluting before hexane (C{sub 1}-C{sub 5}, other than 2-methylpropene/1-butene and propanal/propanone) and nearly all the major peaks eluting after hexane are resolved in the capillary column. H{sub 2}, Ar, CO, CH{sub 4}, CO{sub 2}, and H{sub 2}O are resolved in the packed columns. The method provides excellent quantitative measurement of component mole fractions that are within the range of calibration.

  17. Improved method for mutagenicity testing of gaseous compounds by using a gas sampling bag.

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    Araki, A; Noguchi, T; Kato, F; Matsushima, T

    1994-05-01

    A simple and safety gas exposure method was developed using a gas sampling bag as an exposure vessel and a preparation vessel of diluted gas. The gas exposure conditions such as amount of S9 in the plate, volume of gas for the plate, amount of top agar, exposure period and exposure temperature were examined by mutagenicity testing of 1,3-butadiene using the gas sampling bag. Mutagenicity tests of 14 compounds and 1,3-butadiene on S. typhimurium TA98, TA100, TA1535 and TA1537, and E. coli WP2 uvrA were also examined by the developed gas exposure method. 1,3-Butadiene, propyne (methyl acetylene), monochlorodifluoromethane, ethylchloride, diborane and silane were mutagenic. 1-Butene, 2-butene, 2-methylpropene, methyl vinyl ether, trichlorofluoromethane, dichlorodifluoromethane, 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1,1-difluoroethane and phosphine were not mutagenic on S. typhimurium TA98, TA100, TA1535 and TA1537, and E. coli WP2 uvrA with or without metabolic activation. These results were compatible with a previous report, and this developed method has the advantage that it can be tested easily and safely for combustible and self-combustible substances such as 1,3-butadiene and silane. PMID:7513814

  18. Shock tube studies on the decomposition of 2-butanol.

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    Rosado-Reyes, Claudette M; Tsang, Wing

    2012-10-01

    The thermal decomposition of 2-butanol have been studied at temperatures of 1045-1221 K and pressures of 1.5-6 bar using the single pulse shock tube technique. Dilute concentrations of 2-butanol have been decomposed in the presence of large quantities of a radical inhibitor. The mechanism for decomposition involves direct elimination of water producing cis- and trans-2-butene, and 1-butene, and C-C bond fission producing ethylene. Acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, and propene were also observed in much smaller yields from C-C bond fission. The respective unimolecular rate expressions are as follows: k(C(3)H(6)(OH)CH(3) → cis-CH(3)CH═CHCH(3) + H(2)O) = 10(13.1 ± 0.3) exp(-33414 ± 755 K/T) s(-1); k(C(3)H(6)(OH)CH(3) → trans-CH(3)CH═CHCH(3) + H(2)O) = 10(13.5 ± 0.3) exp(-33820 ± 755 K/T) s(-1); k(C(3)H(6)(OH)CH(3) → CH(3)CH(2)CH═CH(2) + H(2)O) = 10(13.6 ± 0.3) exp(-33002 ± 755 K/T) s(-1); k(C(3)H(6)(OH)CH(3) → C(2)H(5)(•) + (•)CH(OH)CH(3)) = 10(15.9 ± 0.3) exp(-39252 ± 755 K/T) s(-1). These rate expressions are compared with analogous reactions for primary and tertiary butanols. They form a basis for the prediction of those for related systems. Comparison with estimated values used in the simulation of butanol combustion is indicative of the uncertainties in the rate constants that are used in such models. The activation energy of 326 kJ/mol leads to a bond dissociation energy of the CH(OH)CH(3) radical (H-CH(OH)CH(3)) of 400 kJ/mol, in excellent agreement with earlier calculated results from theory and disagreement with the experimental results from iodination studies in the expected range. PMID:22946999

  19. Effects of biomass burning on summertime nonmethane hydrocarbon concentrations in the Canadian wetlands

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    Blake, D. R.; Smith, T. W., Jr.; Chen, T.-Y.; Whipple, W. J.; Rowland, F. S.

    1994-01-01

    Approximately 900 whole air samples were collected and assayed for selected C2-C10 hydrocarbons and seven halocarbons during the 5-week Arctic Boundary Layer Expedition (ABLE) 3B conducted in eastern Canadian wetland areas. In more than half of the 46 vertical profiles flown, enhanced nonmethane hydrocarbon (NMHC) concentrations attributable to plumes from Canadian forest fires were observed. Urban plumes, also enhanced in many NMHCs, were separately identified by their high correlation with elevated levels of perchloroethene. Emission factors relative to ethane were determined for 21 hydrocarbons released from Canadian biomass burning. Using these data for ethane, ethyne, propane, n-butane, and carbon monoxide enhancements from the literature, global emissions of these four NMHCs were estimated. Because of its very short atmospheric lifetime and its below detection limit background mixing ratio, 1,3-butadiene is an excellent indicator of recent combustion. No statistically significant emissions of nitrous oxide, isoprene, or CFC 12 were observed in the biomass-burning plumes encountered during ABLE 3B. The presence of the short-lived biogenically emitted isoprene at altitudes as high as 3000 m implies that mixing within the planetary boundary layer (PBL) was rapid. Although background levels of the longer-lived NMHCs in this Canadian region increase during the fire season, isoprene still dominated local hydroxyl radical photochemistry within the PBL except in the immediate vicinity of active fires. The average biomass-burning emission ratios for hydrocarbons from an active fire sampled within minutes of combustion were, relative to ethane, ethene, 2.45; ethyne 0.57; propane, 0.25; propene, 0.73; propyne, 0.06; n-butane, 0.09; i-butane, 0.01; 1-butene, 0.14; cis-2-butene, 0.02; trans-2-butene, 0.03; i-butylene, 0.07; 1,3-butadiene, 0.12; n-pentane, 0.05; i-pentane, 0.03; 1-pentene, 0.06; n-hexane, 0.05; 1-hexene, 0.07; benzene, 0.37; toluene, 0.16.

  20. Fluid inclusion volatile analysis by gas chromatography with photoionization/micro-thermal conductivity detectors: Applications to magmatic MoS sub 2 and other H sub 2 O-CO sub 2 and H sub 2 O-CH sub 4 fluids

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    Bray, C.J.; Spooner, E.T.C. )

    1992-01-01

    Eighteen fluid inclusion volatile peaks have been detected and identified from 1-2 g samples (quartz) by gas chromatography using heated on-line crushing, helium carrier gas, a single porous polymer column, two temperature programmed conditions for separate sample aliquots, micro-thermal conductivity (TCD) and photoionization detectors (PID), and off-line digital peak processing. In order of retention time these volatile peaks are: N{sub 2}, Ar, CO, CH{sub 4}, CO{sub 2}, C{sub 2}H{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}, C{sub 2}H{sub 2}, COS, C{sub 3}H{sub 6}, C{sub 3}H{sub 8}, C{sub 3}H{sub 4} (propyne), H{sub 2}O, SO{sub 2} {plus minus} iso-C{sub 4}H{sub 10} {plus minus} C{sub 4}H{sub 8} (1-butene) {plus minus} CH{sub 3}SH, C{sub 4}H{sub 8} (iso-butylene), ( ) C{sub 4}H{sub 6} (1,3 butadiene), and {plus minus} n-C{sub 4}H{sub 10} {plus minus}C{sub 4}H{sub 8} (trans-2-butene). H{sub 2}O is analyzed directly. O{sub 2} can be analyzed cryogenically between N{sub 2} and Ar, but has not been detected in natural samples to date in this study. Initial inclusion volatile analyses of fluids of interpreted magmatic origin from the Cretaceous Boss Mtn. monzogranite stock-related MoS{sub 2} deposit, central British Columbia of 97 mol% H{sub 2}O, 3% CO{sub 2}, 140-150 ppm N{sub 2}, and 16-39 ppm CH{sub 4} are reasonable in comparison with high temperature volcanic gas analyses from four, active calc-alkaline volcanoes, e.g., the H{sub 2}O contents of volcanic gases from the White Island (New Zealand), Mount St. Helens (Washington, USA), Merapi (Bali, Indonesia), and Momotombo (Nicaragua) volcanoes are 88-95%, > 90%, 88-95% and 93%, respectively; CO{sub 2} contents are 3-10%, 1-10%, 3-8%, and 3.5%. It appears that low, but significant concentrations of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes have been detected in magmatically derived fluids.

  1. A Comparison Between Conventional and Ultrasound-Mediated Heterogeneous Catalysis: Hydrogenation of 3-buten-1-ol Aqueous Solutions

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    Disselkamp, Robert S.; Judd, Kayte M.; Hart, Todd R.; Peden, Charles HF; Posakony, Gerald J.; Bond, Leonard J.

    2004-01-25

    A power flow scheme applicable to probe-type ultrasound reactors is presented, that has been deduced from both experimental measurements employing an unjacketed vessel and theoretical predictions. Under typical conditions for water, 77% of the electrical power is converted into mechanical motion of the probe, that in turn is dissipated to both acoustic power (~12%) and cavitational heating (~88%). Approximately 92% of the mechanical power of the probe was converted into heat, with the remaining power presumably converted into audible acoustic and/or mechanical motion. Heterogeneous catalysis experiments have been performed at 298 K in an isothermal (i.e., jacketed) reaction vessel comparing chemistry in conventional (e.g., thermal) versus ultrasound-assisted systems. Both product state distribution and reaction rate measurements have been performed for the hydrogenation (using hydrogen gas) of aqueous 3-buten-1-ol solutions employing Pd-black powder. Products from the heterogeneous catalysis include isomerization to cis and trans 2-buten-1-ol, as well as hydrogenation to 1-butanol. Based on the observed differences in cis- to trans- 2-buten-1-ol ratios in conventional experiments, employing untreated and pre-reduced catalysts, it has been determined that a kinetic effect controls the observed product state distribution. In addition, differences in the ratio between cis- plus trans- 2-buten-1-ol to 1-butanol, comparing ultrasound-assisted to conventional catalysis, reveal a ~5-fold enhancement in isomerization relative to the more energetically favored hydrogenation due to application of ultrasound. Finally, the product formation rates for 1-butanol, as well as isomerization plus hydrogenation, revealed that conventional and ultrasound experiments showed both a non-linear dependence with applied ultrasound power and no differences between untreated and pre-reduced catalysts. The observed reaction rate enhancements were 1:36:183 for the conventional, 90 W ultrasound, and 190 W ultrasound experiments, respectively.

  2. Fluid inclusion volatile analysis by gas chromatography with photoionization micro-thermal conductivity detectors: Applications to magmatic MoS 2 and other H 2O-CO 2 and H 2O-CH 4 fluids

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    Bray, C. J.; Spooner, E. T. C.

    1992-01-01

    Eighteen fluid inclusion volatile peaks have been detected and identified from 1-2 g samples (quartz) by gas chromatography using heated (~105C) on-line crushing, helium carrier gas, a single porous polymer column (HayeSep R; 10' 1/8?: 100/120#; Ni alloy tubing), two temperature programme conditions for separate sample aliquots, micro-thermal conductivity (TCD) and photoionization detectors (PID; 11.7 eV lamp), and off-line digital peak processing. In order of retention time these volatile peaks are: N 2, Ar, CO, CH 4, CO 2, C 2H 4, C 2H 6, C 2H 2, COS, C 3H 6, C 3H 8, C 3H 4 (propyne), H 2O (22.7 min at 80C), SO 2, iso- C4H10 C4H8 (1-butene) CH3SH, C 4H 8 (iso-butylene), (?) C 4H 6 (1,3 butadiene) and n- C4H10 C4H8 (trans-2-butene) (80 and -70C temperature programme conditions combined). H 2O is analysed directly. O 2 can be analysed cryogenically between N 2 and Ar, but has not been detected in natural samples to date in this study. H 2S, SO 2, NH 3, HCl, HCN, and H 2 ca nnot be analysed at present. Blanks determined by crushing heat-treated Brazilian quartz (800-900C/4 h) are zero for 80C temperature programme conditions, except for a large, unidentified peak at ~64 min, but contain H 2O, CO 2, and some low molecular weight hydrocarbons at -70C temperature conditions due to cryogenic accumulation from the carrier gas and subsequent elution. TCD detection limits are ~30 ppm molar in inclusions; PID detection limits are ~ 1 ppm molar in inclusions and lower for unsaturated hydrocarbons (e.g., ~0.2 ppm for C 2H 4; ~ 1 ppb for C 2H 2; ~0.3 ppb for C 3H 6). Precisions (1?) are ~ 1-2% and ~ 13% for H 2O in terms of total moles detected; the latter value is equivalent to 0.6 mol% at the 95 mol% H 2O level. Major fluid inclusion volatile species have been successfully analysed on a ~50 mg fluid inclusion section chip (~7 mm ~10 mm ~100 ?m). Initial inclusion volatile analyses of fluids of interpreted magmatic origin from the Cretaceous Boss Mtn. monzogranite stock-related MoS 2 deposit, central British Columbia of ~97 mol% H 2O, ~3% CO 2, ~ 140-150 ppm N 2, and ~16-39 ppm CH 4 (~300-350C) are reasonable in comparison with high temperature (~400-900C) volcanic gas analyses from four, active calc-alkaline volcanoes; e.g., the H 2O contents of volcanic gases from the White Island (New Zealand), Mount St. Helens (Washington, USA), Merapi (Bali, Indonesia), and Momotombo (Nicaragua) volcanoes are 88-95%, >90% (often >95%), 88-95% and ~93%, respectively; CO 2 contents are ~3-10%, 1-10%, 3-8%, and ~3.5%. CO 2/N 2 ratios for the Boss Mtn. MoS 2 fluids of ~ 190-220 are in the range for known volcanic gas ratios (e.g., ~ 150- 240; White Island). The ?S content of the Boss Mtn. MoS 2 fluid prior to S loss by sulphide precipitation may have been ~2 mol% since CO 2/?S molar ratios of analysed high-temperature volcanic gases are ~ 1.5. This estimate is supported by ?S contents for White Island, Merapi and Momotombo volcanic gases of ~2%, ~0.5-2.5%, and ~2%. COS has been determined in H 2O-CO 2 fluid inclusions of interpreted magmatic origin from the Boss Mtn. MoS 2 deposit and the Tanco zoned granitic pegmatite, S.E. Manitoba at ~50-100 ppm molar levels, which are consistent with levels in volcanic gases. It appears that low, but significant, concentrations of C 2-C 4 alkanes (~ 1-20 ppm), C 2-C 4 alkenes (~ 1-480 ppb) and alkynes (e.g., C 3H 4) have been detected in magmatically derived fluids (Boss Mtn. MoS 2 deposit; Tanco granitic pegmatite). Significantly higher, low molecular weight hydrocarbon concentrations have been determined in a CH 4-rich (~ 2%), externally derived fluid of possible metamorphic or deep crustal origin trapped as inclusions in metasomatic wall-rock tourmaline adjacent to the Tanco pegmatite (e.g., 300/470 ppm C 2H 6; 50/90 ppm C 3H 8; 3-60 ppm C 2H 4/C 3H 6 n-C 4H 10).

  3. Polybutenes

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    Daniels, D. J.; And Others

    1973-01-01

    Discusses the use of aluminum chloride and other Friedel-Crafts type catalysts to polymerize 2-methylpropene and the application of such products in industry and agriculture. Includes a laboratory experiment on the polybutene preparation suitable for high school purposes. (CC)

  4. Topological description of the bond-breaking and bond-forming processes of the alkene protonation reaction in zeolite chemistry: an AIM study.

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    Zalazar, María Fernanda; Peruchena, Nélida Maria

    2011-10-01

    Density functional theory and atoms in molecules theory were used to study bond breakage and bond formation in the trans-2-butene protonation reaction in an acidic zeolitic cluster. The progress of this reaction along the intrinsic reaction coordinate, in terms of several topological properties of relevant bond critical points and atomic properties of the key atoms involved in these concerted mechanisms, were analyzed in depth. At B3LYP/6-31++G(d,p)//B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level, the results explained the electron density redistributions associated with the progressive bond breakage and bond formation of the reaction under study, as well as the profiles of the electronic flow between the different atomic basins involved in these electron reorganization processes. In addition, we found a useful set of topological indicators that are useful to show what is happening in each bond/atom involved in the reaction site as the reaction progresses. PMID:21193939

  5. The Effect of Supercritical Fluids on Solid Acid Catalyst Alkylation

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    Ginosar, Daniel Michael; Thompson, David Neil; Burch, Kyle Coates; Zalewski, D. J.

    2002-05-01

    The alkylation of isobutane with trans-2-butene was explored over six solid acid catalysts in the liquid, near-critical liquid, and supercritical regions through the addition of an inert cosolvent to the reaction feed mixture. The addition of supercritical cosolvents did not result in sustained catalytic alkylation activity. A modest improvement in product yield was obtained with the addition of methane in the modified-liquid region; however, catalyst longevity and product selectivity were decreased compared to cosolvent-free liquid conditions. This paper describes the catalyst screening and selection process, an exploration of catalyst performance with varying concentrations of methane, and an examination of the effects of seven supercritical fluids on catalyst performance. The catalysts included two zeolites, two sulfated metal oxides, and two Nafion catalysts. Three hydrocarbons, two fluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, and sulfur hexafluoride were explored as inert cosolvents added to the reaction mixture.

  6. Metal-containing plasma-polymerized coatings for laser-fusion targets

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    Letts, S.A.; Jordan, C.W.

    1981-09-14

    Addition of metal to plastic layers in some direct drive laser fusion targets is needed to reduce electron induced fuel preheat. A plasma polymerization coating system was constructed to produce a metal seeded polymer by adding an organometallic gas to the usual trans-2-butene and hydrogen feedstocks. Since organometallic gases are highly reactive and toxic, safety is a major concern in the design of a coating system. Our coating apparatus was designed with three levels of containment to assure protection of the operator. The gas handling system has redundant valves and was designed to fail safe. Several sensor controlled interlocks assure safe operating conditions. Waste materials are collected on a specially designed cold trap. Waste disposal is accomplished by heating the traps and purging volatile products through a reactor vessel. The design, operating procedure, and safety interlocks of this novel coating system are described.

  7. A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Reaction OH + 2-Butene in the 400-800 K Temperature Range.

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    Antonov, Ivan O; Kwok, Justin; Zdor, Judit; Sheps, Leonid

    2015-07-16

    We report a combined experimental and theoretical study of the OH + cis-2-butene and OH + trans-2-butene reactions at combustion-relevant conditions: pressures of 1-20 bar and temperatures of 400-800 K. We probe the OH radical time histories by laser-induced fluorescence and analyze these experimental measurements with aid from time-dependent master-equation calculations. Importantly, our investigation covers a temperature range where experimental data on OH + alkene chemistry in general are lacking, and interpretation of such data is challenging due to the complexity of the competing reaction pathways. Guided by theory, we unravel this complex behavior and determine the temperature- and pressure-dependent rate coefficients for the three most important OH + 2-butene reaction channels at our conditions: H abstraction, OH addition to the double bond, and back-dissociation of the OH-butene adduct. PMID:25860092

  8. Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD

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    Baxamusa, Salmaan H.; Suresh, Aravind; Ehrmann, Paul; Laurence, Ted; Hanania, Jiries; Hayes, Jeff; Harley, Stephen; Burkey, Daniel D.

    2015-11-09

    Plasma polymers are often limited by their susceptibility to spontaneous and photo-oxidation. We show that the unusual photoluminescence (PL) behavior of a plasma polymer of trans-2-butene is correlated with its photoluminescence strength. These photo-processes occur under blue light illumination (λ=405 nm), distinguishing them from traditional ultraviolet degradation of polymers. These photo-active defects are likely formed during the plasma deposition process and we show that a polymer synthesized using initiated (i)CVD, non-plasma method, has 1000× lower PL signal and enhanced photo-stability. In conclusion, non-plasma methods such as iCVD may therefore be a route to overcoming material aging issues that limit themore » adoption of plasma polymers.« less

  9. Double methyl substitution in simple alkenes leads to low-barrier reactions towards molecular fluorine

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    Li, Zhi-Qiang; Tsai, Chen-Hsun; Chen, Andrew F.; Lu, Yu-Ju; Lin, Jim J.

    2011-06-01

    The reactions of F2 with isomers of butene were investigated with crossed-beam reactive scattering and ab initio computations. Only one product channel F + C4H8F was observed in the experiments; the HF + C4H7F channel was searched but not found. The reaction path of F2 + C4H8 → F + C4H8F was studied theoretically. Very low barriers of less than 1 kcal/mol were found for the F2 reactions with cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutene, which all contain two methyl substitution groups. This theoretical prediction, yet to be confirmed experimentally, suggests that double methyl substituted Cdbnd C double bonds can react with F2 almost without a barrier.

  10. Use of propane as a quench gas in argon-filled proportional counters and comparison with other quench gases

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    Agrawal, P. C.; Ramsey, B. D.

    1988-01-01

    An experimental investigation of propane and six other quench gases was carried out in argon-filled proportional counters. The objective of the study was to find the best gas mixture for optimizing the gas gain and the energy resolution as well as to understand the role of the ionization potential of quench gases in determining these parameters. It was found that the best gas gains and energy resolutions are obtained with propane, ethane, and isobutane in that order. The ionization potentials of these three lie below the argon metastable potentials and have the lowest value of resonance defect compared to the other quench gases. The better results obtained with these mixtures can be explained by an increased ionization yield resulting from the Penning effect. Propylene and trans-2-butene give inferior performance compared to the above three gases. Methane and carbon dioxide, the most commonly used quench gases in the argon-filled detectors, provide the worst results.

  11. Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD

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    Baxamusa, Salmaan H.; Suresh, Aravind; Ehrmann, Paul; Laurence, Ted; Hanania, Jiries; Hayes, Jeff; Harley, Stephen; Burkey, Daniel D.

    2015-11-09

    Plasma polymers are often limited by their susceptibility to spontaneous and photo-oxidation. We show that the unusual photoluminescence (PL) behavior of a plasma polymer of trans-2-butene is correlated with its photoluminescence strength. These photo-processes occur under blue light illumination (λ=405 nm), distinguishing them from traditional ultraviolet degradation of polymers. These photo-active defects are likely formed during the plasma deposition process and we show that a polymer synthesized using initiated (i)CVD, non-plasma method, has 1000× lower PL signal and enhanced photo-stability. In conclusion, non-plasma methods such as iCVD may therefore be a route to overcoming material aging issues that limit the adoption of plasma polymers.

  12. Effects of rf power on chemical composition and surface roughness of glow discharge polymer films

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    Zhang, Ling; He, Xiaoshan; Chen, Guo; Wang, Tao; Tang, Yongjian; He, Zhibing

    2016-03-01

    The glow discharge polymer (GDP) films for laser fusion targets were successfully fabricated by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) at different radio frequency (rf) powers. The films were deposited using trans-2-butene (T2B) mixed with hydrogen as gas sources. The composition and state of plasma were diagnosed by quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) and Langmuir probe during the deposition process. The composition, surface morphology and roughness were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and white-light interferometer (WLI), respectively. Based on these observation and analyses, the growth mechanism of defects in GDP films were studied. The results show that, at low rf power, there is a larger probability for secondary polymerization and formation of multi-carbon C-H species in the plasma. In this case, the surface of GDP film turns to be cauliflower-like. With the increase of rf power, the degree of ionization is high, the relative concentration of smaller-mass hydrocarbon species increases, while the relative concentration of larger-mass hydrocarbon species decreases. At higher rf power, the energy of smaller-mass species are high and the etching effects are strong correspondingly. The GDP film's surface roughness shows a trend of decrease firstly and then increase with the increasing rf power. At rf power of 30 W, the surface root-mean-square roughness (Rq) drops to the lowest value of 12.8 nm, and no "void" defect was observed.

  13. Do we need an Ad hoc chemical mechanism for Mexico City's photochemical smog?

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    Ruiz-Suárez, L. G.; Castro, T.; Mar, B.; Ruiz-Santoyo, M. E.; Cruz, X.

    Chemical mechanisms in mathematical models for air quality studies represent the synthesis of about 30 years of research in gas kinetics and atmospheric chemistry, and are able to represent, to a good extent, the chemistry of photochemical smog. However, due to the large amount of computer resources required by these models, different well-known approaches have been used in order to make them operative. In any of these approaches, a set of educated guesses is made, based upon the knowledge of the conditions under which the reactions occur and the competition between them, and upon the expected absolute and relative concentrations of the emitted reactive organic gases (ROG). Are those educated guesses applicable to Mexico City? Do we know enough how the prevalent conditions of temperature, total pressure, ultraviolet irradiation and water content in the atmosphere operate over the chemistry of photochemical smog? An answer to these questions has been attempted by performing variational analysis of selected hydrocarbons. Some results for n-butane, propene and trans-2-butene are shown; they show that under conditions of high reactivity, some assumptions may not be applicable to Mexico City. Also, the results serve to show the applicability of the method to preliminary reactivity studies.

  14. An extended baseline examination of indoor VOCs in a city of low ambient pollution: Perth, Western Australia

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    Maisey, S. J.; Saunders, S. M.; West, N.; Franklin, P. J.

    2013-12-01

    This study of indoor air quality reports VOC concentrations in 386 suburban homes located in Perth Western Australia, a city of low ambient pollution and temperate climate. Details of indoor VOC concentrations, temperature, relative humidity, and information on house characteristics and occupant activities were collected during the sampling periods. The concentration of VOCs observed in typical homes was low and individual compounds rarely exceeded 5 μg m-3. Median individual VOC concentrations ranged from 0.06 μg m-3 for 1,1,1 trichloroethane and butyl ether to 26.6 μg m-3 for cis/trans 2-butene. Recently renovated homes had higher concentrations of VOCs than non renovated homes, including ∑VOCs (p = 0.026), ∑BTEX (p = 0.03), ∑xylene (p = 0.013), toluene (p = 0.05), cyclohexane (p = 0.039), and propyl benzene (p = 0.039). Statistical analyses showed house age and attached garages were not significant factors for any of the VOCs tested. The concentrations of indoor VOCs in Perth were lower than overseas observations and those reported in recent Australian studies, with inferences made to differences in the climate and the occupant behaviour. The results are a baseline profile of indoor VOCs over the period 2006-2011, in an Australian city of low population density and of generally low ambient pollution.

  15. Evaluation of Fluidized Beds for Mass Production of IFE Targets

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    Huang, H.; Vermillion, B.A.; Brown, L.C.; Besenbruch, G.E.; Goodin, D.T.; Stemke, R.W.; Stephens, R.B.

    2005-01-15

    Of the building blocks of an inertial fusion energy (IFE) plant, target fabrication remains a significant credibility issue. For this reason, an extensive parametric study has been conducted on mass production of glow discharge polymer (GDP) shells in a vertical fluidized bed. Trans-2-butene was used as a reactant gas with hydrogen as a diluting and etching agent. Coating rates in the range of 1 to 2 {mu}m/h were demonstrated on batches of 30 shells where National Ignition Facility-quality surfaces were obtained for 3- to 5-{mu}m-thick coatings. Thick coatings up to 325 {mu}m were also demonstrated that are visually transparent, without void and stress fracture. A phenomenological understanding of the GDP growth mechanisms to guide future experiments was further established. Specifically, gas-phase precipitation and high-impact collisions were identified as the main surface-roughening mechanisms. The former produces dense cauliflower-like surface patterns that can be eliminated by adjusting the gas flow rates and the flow ratio. The latter produces isolated domelike surface defects that can be reduced by introducing concerted motion between the shells. By converting from a vertical to a horizontal configuration, fully transparent coatings were obtained on 350 shells. Collisions in a fluidized bed have been identified as the limiting factor in meeting IFE specifications, and a related-rotary kiln technique is recommended for scale-up.

  16. Pulmonary function in normal and elastase-treated hamsters exposed to a complex mixture of olefin-ozone-sulfur dioxide reaction products

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    Raub, J.A.; Miller, F.J.; Graham, J.A.; Gardner, D.E.; O'Neil, J.J.

    1983-01-01

    An elastase-induced emphysema model was utilized to determine if hamsters with preexisting lung disease were more susceptible to lung damage from air-pollutant exposure. Male golden hamsters, divided into two treatment groups, were given a single intratracheal injection of either 6 units of porcine pancreatic elastase (EMP) or buffer (CNT). After a 4-week recovery period, equal numbers of each group were exposed 23 hr/day x 28 day to filtered air (AIR) or to the complex by-products from a dark-phase-reaction mixture of trans-2-butene, ozone, and sulfur dioxide (MIX). Lung-function measurements on the elastase-treated groups showed changes consistent with mild emphysema. There were no significant differences in lung volumes or lung compliance between the AIR- and MIX-exposed animals. However, the nitrogen washout slope decreased and the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide increased in both the CNT and EMP hamsters exposed to the MIX. The change in diffusing capacity was greater in normal hamsters than in hamsters with emphysema, and it is hypothesized that animals with impaired lung function had a decreased ability to respond to a pulmonary insult from the mix.

  17. Moessbauer spectra of ferrite catalysts used in oxidative dehydrogenation

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    Cares, W. R.; Hightower, J. W.

    1971-01-01

    Room temperature Mossbauer spectroscopy was used to examine bulk changes which occur in low surface area CoFe2O4 and CuFe2O4 catalysts as a result of contact with various mixtures of trans-2-butene and O2 during oxidative dehydrogenation reactions at about 420 C. So long as there was at least some O2 in the gas phase, the CoFe2O4 spectrum was essentially unchanged. However, the spectrum changed from a random spinel in the oxidized state to an inverse spinel as it was reduced by oxide ion removal. The steady state catalyst lies very near the fully oxidized state. More dramatic solid state changes occurred as the CuFe2O4 underwent reduction. Under severe reduction, the ferrite was transformed into Cu and Fe3O4, but it could be reversibly recovered by oxidation. An intense doublet located near zero velocity persisted in all spectra of CuFe2O4 regardless of the state of reduction.

  18. Reaction and spectroscopic study of silica-supported molybdenum(IV) and tungsten(IV) dimers

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    Sullivan, D.L.; Roark, R.D.; Ekerdt, J.G.; Deutsch, S.E.; Gates, B.C.

    1995-03-16

    Cyclopentadienyl molybdenum di- and tricarbonyl dimer and cyclopentadienyl tungsten di- and tricarbonyl dimer complexes were added to silica as precursors to supported metal dimers. These complexes are shown to yield metal dimers following attachment to the silica and carbonyl ligand removal. Reductive carbonyl coupling of acetaldehyde and acetone was used as a molecular probe to determine whether dimers formed, with each metal atom being in the 4+ oxidation state. Acetaldehyde and acetone reductively coupled to produce cis- and trans-2-butenes and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene, respectively. Diolates formed as intermediate products during the coupling reaction. Infrared bands were observed at 2969, 2925, and 2859 cm-1 that correspond to {nu}{sub asym}(CH{sub 3}), {nu}(CH), and {nu}{sub sym}(CH{sub 3}), respectively, for the 2,3-butanediolate formed from acetaldehyde. The hydrogens on the methyl groups for the acetone reductive coupling intermediate, 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediolate, were not equivalent, resulting in the appearance of three C-H stretching frequencies at 2977, 2939, and 2891 cm{sup {minus}1} that are assigned to A{prime}{sub asym}, A{prime}, A{prime}{sub sym} of CH{sub 3}, respectively. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy was used to characterize a sample prepared from cyclopentadienyl tungsten dicarbonyl dimer on silica. 74 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. The use of design-of-experiments methodology to optimize polymer capsule fabrication. 1998 summer research program for high school juniors at the University of Rochester`s Laboratory for Laser Energetics: Student research reports

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    Lai, L.

    1999-03-01

    Future inertial-fusion experiments on Omega will utilize {approximately} 1 mm-diameter cryogenic targets that have a {approximately} 100-{micro}m-thick, uniformly-frozen fuel layer on their interior. It is desired that they have a stress-free wall thickness < 1 {micro}m and an rms surface roughness < 20 nm. A design-of-experiments (DOE) approach was used to characterize a glow-discharge-polymerization coater built at LLE to fabricate smooth, stress-free capsules with submicron wall thicknesses. The DOE approach was selected because several parameters can be changed simultaneously in a manner which allows the minimum number of runs to be performed to obtain statistically-relevant data. Planar, silicon substrates were coated with {approximately} 3--5 {micro}m of polymer and profilometry was used to determine the coating rate, the film stress, and the surface roughness. The coating rate was found to depend on the trans-2-butene/hydrogen ratio, the total gas-flow rate, the total chamber pressure, and the RF power. In addition, a two-parameter interaction between the total pressure and the RF power also affects the coating rate. The film stress depends on the total chamber pressure and the total mass-flow rate. The surface roughness is independent of the parameters studied. Preliminary results indicate that capsules can be produced rapidly without affecting the smoothness of their outside surface and without residual stress in their walls.

  20. A sputtering derived atomic oxygen source for studying fast atom reactions

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    Ferrieri, Richard A.; Yung, Y. Chu; Wolf, Alfred P.

    1987-01-01

    A technique for the generation of fast atomic oxygen was developed. These atoms are created by ion beam sputtering from metal oxide surfaces. Mass resolved ion beams at energies up to 60 KeV are produced for this purpose using a 150 cm isotope separator. Studies have shown that particles sputtered with 40 KeV Ar(+) on Ta2O5 were dominantly neutral and exclusively atomic. The atomic oxygen also resided exclusively in its 3P ground state. The translational energy distribution for these atoms peaked at ca 7 eV (the metal-oxygen bond energy). Additional measurements on V2O5 yielded a bimodal distribution with the lower energy peak at ca 5 eV coinciding reasonably well with the metal-oxygen bond energy. The 7 eV source was used to investigate fast oxygen atom reactions with the 2-butene stereoisomers. Relative excitation functions for H-abstraction and pi-bond reaction were measured with trans-2-butene. The abstraction channel, although of minor relative importance at thermal energy, becomes comparable to the addition channel at 0.9 eV and dominates the high-energy regime. Structural effects on the specific channels were also found to be important at high energy.

  1. Influence of process variables on the continuous alkylation of isobutane with 2-butene on superacid sulfated zirconia catalysts

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    Corma, A.; Martinez, A.; Martinez, C.

    1994-09-01

    Two sulfated zirconia catalysts have been prepared by impregnation of zirconium hydroxide with H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} 0.3 N and 1 N. Both samples showed superacid sites as shown by a desorption temperature peak in the NH{sub 3} TPD at ca. 813 K. The activity and selectivity of these catalysts have been studied for the alkylation of isobutane with trans-2 butene in a computer-controlled continuous fixed bed reactor coupled with a sampling system which allows to make differential analysis of the products from very short reaction times. In this way, the influence of the main process variables, i.e, time on stream, reaction temperature, olefin WHSV, and isoparaffin/olefin ratio, on the 2-butene conversation and product distribution has been investigated. Cracking of larger carbocations and alkylation of isobutane with 2-butene to give trimethylpentanes were the predominant reactions occurring on the superacid catalyst in the initial stages of the reaction. The alkylation/cracking ratio increased when decreasing reaction temperature. A fast catalyst decay with time on stream was also observed, and this was accompanied by an increase in the oligomerization of butene. 23 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  2. Isobutane/2-butene alkylation on ultrastable Y zeolites: Influence of zeolite unit cell size

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    Corma, A.; Martinez, A.; Martinez, C. )

    1994-03-01

    The alkylation reaction of isobutane with trans-2-butene has been carried out on a series of steam-dealuminated Y zeolites with unit cell sizes ranging from 2.450 to 2.426 nm. A fixed-bed reactor connected to an automatized multiloop sampling system allowed differential product analysis from very short (1 min or less) to longer times on stream. A maximum in the initial 2-butene conversion was found on samples with unit cell sizes between 2.435 and 2.450 nm. However, the TMP/DMH ratio, i.e., the alkylation-to-oligomerization ratio, continuously increased with zeolite unit cell size. The concentration of reactants in the pores, the strength distribution of Bronsted acid sites, and the extent of hydrogen transfer reactions, which in turn depend on the framework Si/Al ratio of a given zeolite, were seen to affect activity and product distribution of the catalysts. Finally, the influence of these factors on the aging characteristics of the samples was also discussed. 17 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  3. The use of conditional probability functions and potential source contribution functions to identify source regions and advection pathways of hydrocarbon emissions in Houston, Texas

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    Xie, Yulong; Berkowitz, Carl M.

    In this study, we demonstrate the utility of conditional probability functions (CPFs), potential source contribution functions (PSCFs), and hierarchical clustering analysis (HAC) to identify the source region and transport pathways of hydrocarbons measured at five photochemical assessment monitoring stations (PAMS) near the Houston Ship Channel from June to October 2003. In contrast to scatter plots, which only show the pair-wise correlation of species, commonality in CPF figures shows both correlation and information on the source region of the species in question. In this study, we use over 50 hourly volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations and surface wind observations to show that VOCs with similar CPF patterns likely have common transport pathways. This was established with the multivariate technique, which uses the hierarchical clustering analysis to define clusters of VOCs having similar CPF patterns. This method revealed that alkenes, and in particular those with geometric isomers such as cis-/ trans-2-butene and cis-/ trans-2-pentene, have similar CPF patterns and hence, a common area of origin. The alkane isomers often show CPF patterns among themselves, and similarly, aromatic compounds often show similar patterns. We also show how calculated trajectory information can be used in the PSCF analysis to produce a graphic picture that identifies specific geographic areas associated with a given VOC (or other pollutant). The use of these techniques in the chemically and meteorologically complex environment of Houston, Texas, suggests its further utility in other areas with relatively simpler conditions.

  4. The Use of Conditional Probability Functions and Potential Source Contribution Functions to Identify Source Regions and Advection Pathways of Hydrocarbon Emissions in Houston, Texas

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    Xie, YuLong; Berkowitz, Carl M.

    2007-09-01

    In this study, we demonstrate the utility of conditional probability functions (CPFs), potential source contribution functions (PSCFs), and hierarchical clustering analysis to identify the source region and transport pathways of hydrocarbons measured at five photochemical assessment monitoring stations (PAMS) near the Houston ship channel from June to October 2003. Over 50 volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations were measured on the hourly collected samples. Routine surface observations of wind directions measured at each of the receptor sites were used extensively. We show that VOCs with similar CPF patterns likely have common transport pathways. This was established with the multivariate technique, which uses the hierarchical clustering analysis to allow clusters of groups of VOCs to form with similar CPF patterns. This method revealed that alkenes, and in particular those with geometric isomers such as cis-/trans-2-butene and cis-/trans-2-pentene, have similar CPF patterns. The alkane isomers often show CPF patterns among themselves, and similarly, aromatic compounds often show similar patterns among themselves too. We also show how trajectory information can be used in conjunction with the PSCF analysis to produce a graphic analysis suggesting specific source areas for a given VOC. The use of these techniques in the chemically and meteorologically complex environment of Houston, Texas, suggests its further utility in other areas with relatively simpler conditions.

  5. Synthesis of the E and Z isomers of the antiestrogen tamoxifen and its metabolite, hydroxytamoxifen, in tritium-labeled form

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    Robertson, D.W.; Katzenellenbogen, J.A.

    1982-06-04

    Both isomers of the potent antiestrogen tamoxifen (1,2-diphenyl-1-(4-(2-(dimethylamino)ethoxy)phenyl)-1-butene: E isomer = ICI-47699; Z isomer = ICI-46474, Nolvadex) and its metabolite, hydroxytamoxifen (1-(4-(2-(dimethylamino)ethoxy)phenyl)-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-phenyl-1-butene), have been synthesized in a high specific activity, tritium-labeled form by catalytic tritium-halogen exchange performed on brominated precursors. The synthesis of another precursor to labeled tamoxifen which would enable the incorporation of three tritium atoms into the molecule by tritium-halogen exchange is reported.

  6. Source profiles of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) measured in China: Part I

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Ying; Shao, Min; Fu, Linlin; Lu, Sihua; Zeng, Limin; Tang, Dagang

    The profiles of major volatile organic compound (VOC) sources in China, including vehicle exhaust, gasoline vapor, paint, asphalt, industrial and residential coal burning, biomass burning, and the petrochemical industry, were experimentally determined. Source samples were taken using a dilution chamber for mobile and stationary sources, biomass burning in an actual Chinese farmer's house, and ambient air in a petrochemical industrial area. The concentrations of 92 VOC species were quantified using canister sampling and a gas chromatography-flame ionization detection/mass spectrometry system, and VOC source profiles were developed for source apportionment of VOCs in the Pearl River Delta region. Based on the measurement of source profiles, possible tracers for various emission sources were identified; e.g., 2-methylpentane and 1,3-butadiene could be used as tracers for vehicle exhaust; the characteristic compounds of architectural coating were aromatics such as toluene and m, p-xylene; the light hydrocarbons, namely n-butane, trans-2-butene, and n-pentane, dominated the composition of gasoline vapor; and n-nonane, n-decane, and n-undecane were found to be typical of diesel vapor and asphalt application processes. As different emission sources are characterized by overlapping VOC species, the ratio of possible VOC tracers could be used to assess the contribution of various sources. The ratios between n-butane and isobutane, 1,3-butadiene and isoprene, and the ratios of aromatics (e.g., toluene to benzene and ethylbenzene to m, p-xylene) in the measured sources were compared.

  7. Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the UAE

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abbasi, Naveed; Majeed, Tariq; Iqbal, Mazhar; Riemer, Daniel; Apel, Eric; Lootah, Nadia

    The gas chromatography-flame ionization detection/mass spectrometry system has been used to identify major volatile organic compounds (VOCs) sources in the UAE (latitude 24.45N; longitude 54.22E). VOCs are emitted from an extensive number of sources in urban environments including fuel production, distribution, and consumption. Transport sources contribute a substantial portion of the VOC burden to the urban atmosphere in developed regions. UAE is located at the edge of the Persian Gulf and is highly affected by emissions from petrochemical industries in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Iran. VOCs emerging from these industries can be transported to the UAE with jet streams. The analysis of the collected air samples at three locations in Sharjah, UAE during the autumn and winter seasons indicates the presence of more than 100 VOC species. The concentrations of these species vary in magnitudes but the most prominent are: acetylene, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, benzene, and toluene. The possible tracers for various emission sources have also been identified such as 2-methylpentane, 1, 3-butadiene and 2, 2-dimethlybutane for vehicle exhaust, the light hydrocarbons, namely n-butane, trans-2-butene, and n-pentane for gasoline vapor, and n-nonane, n-decane, and n-undecane for diesel vapor and asphalt application processes. As various emission sources are characterized by overlapping VOC species, the ratio of possible VOC tracers are used to quantify the contribution of different sources. Our aim in this paper is to explore and discuss possible impacts of transported emissions on the local VOC emission inventory from various sources for the UAE. This work is partially supported by Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the American University of Sharjah, U.A.E.

  8. Determination of Tamoxifen and its Major Metabolites in Exposed Fish

    EPA Science Inventory

    Tamoxifen (TAM), (Z)-1-(p-dimethylaminoethoxyphenyl)-1, 2-diphenyl-1-butene, is a nonsteroidal agent that has been used in breast cancer treatment for decades. Its major metabolites are 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT), N-desmethyltamoxifen (DMT), and endoxifen. While TAM and metabolit...

  9. Studies of vanadium-phosphorus-oxygen selective oxidation catalysts by sup 31 P and sup 51 V NMR spin-echo and volume susceptibility measurements

    SciTech Connect

    Li, Juan.

    1991-10-01

    The purpose of this work is to characterize the vanadium-phosphorous oxide (V-P-O) catalysts for the selective oxidation of n-butane and 1-butene to maleic anhydride. The utility of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance as an analytical tool in this investigation lies in its sensitivity to the electronic environment surrounding the phosphorous and vanadium nuclei, and proximity of paramagnetic species. Spin-echo mapping NMR of {sup 31}p and {sup 51}v and volume magnetic susceptibility measurements were used as local microscopic probes of the presence of V{sup 5+}, V{sup 4+}, V{sup 3+} species in the model compounds: {beta}-VOPO{sub 4}, {beta}-VOPO{sub 4} treated with n-butane/1-butene, (VO){sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7} treated with n-butane/1-butene; and industrial catalysts with P/V (phosphorus to vanadium) ratio of 0.9, 1.0 and 1.1, before and after treatment with n-butane and 1-butene. The NMR spectra provide a picture of how the oxidation states of vanadium are distributed in these catalysts. 73 refs., 32 figs., 8 tabs.

  10. 40 CFR 414.70 - Applicability; description of the bulk organic chemicals subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Alcohol 1-Butene 1-Pentene 1,4-Butanediol Isobutyl Acetate 2-Butene (Cis and Trans) 2-Ethyl Hexanol 2-Ethylbutyraldehyde 2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-Pentanediol (b) Amine and Amide Organic Chemicals 2,4-Diaminotoluene *Alkyl... (Mixture) *Toluidines o-Phenylenediamine 2,6-Dimethylaniline......

  11. 40 CFR 414.70 - Applicability; description of the bulk organic chemicals subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Alcohol 1-Butene 1-Pentene 1,4-Butanediol Isobutyl Acetate 2-Butene (Cis and Trans) 2-Ethyl Hexanol 2-Ethylbutyraldehyde 2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-Pentanediol (b) Amine and Amide Organic Chemicals 2,4-Diaminotoluene *Alkyl... (Mixture) *Toluidines o-Phenylenediamine 2,6-Dimethylaniline......

  12. 40 CFR 414.70 - Applicability; description of the bulk organic chemicals subcategory.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Alcohol 1-Butene 1-Pentene 1,4-Butanediol Isobutyl Acetate 2-Butene (Cis and Trans) 2-Ethyl Hexanol 2-Ethylbutyraldehyde 2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-Pentanediol (b) Amine and Amide Organic Chemicals 2,4-Diaminotoluene *Alkyl... (Mixture) *Toluidines o-Phenylenediamine 2,6-Dimethylaniline......

  13. Systematic preparation of selective heterogeneous catalysts

    SciTech Connect

    Augustine, R.L.

    1991-11-07

    The Single Turnover (STO) procedure, involving pulses of hydrogen and 1-butene, was developed for studying the types of active sites present on supported metal catalysts. The STO procedure was used to study direct saturated sites and other topics. Frontier molecular orbital studies were also made.

  14. Systematic preparation of selective heterogeneous catalysts. Final report, September 1, 1984--August 31, 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Augustine, R.L.

    1991-11-07

    The Single Turnover (STO) procedure, involving pulses of hydrogen and 1-butene, was developed for studying the types of active sites present on supported metal catalysts. The STO procedure was used to study direct saturated sites and other topics. Frontier molecular orbital studies were also made.

  15. Theoretical kinetics studies of two model reactions in biodiesel and diesel combustion

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sha, Yuan

    We use 1-methylallyl radical (CH3CH=CH-CH2 ? CH3CH-CH=CH2) as a model of allylic radicals generated during combustion of unsaturated diesel fuel molecules. The chemically activated isomerization of 1-methylallyl generated in the highly exothermic (35 kcal/mol) OH + trans-2-butene reaction was considered by using RRKM/Master Equation calculations from 0.01 to 100 atm and from 300 to 700 K. Density functional theory (DFT) with the M05-2X, M06-2X and B3LYP functionals are used for structures, energies, vibrational frequencies, anharmonic constants, and the torsional potentials of methyl rotations. The cis:trans ratio formed upon quenching the radicals were, as might be expected, dependent on the functional, but, were even more sensitive when an vibrations were treated as anharmonic. The fraction of cis- 1-methylallyl is significant, if not dominant at 300 -700 K and 0.01 -10 atm. Sensitivity studies were carried out to determine the dependence of the cis:trans ratio on the extent of chemical activation, treatment of the K-rotor as active or inactive, and the rate of collisional energy transfer. All these parameters significantly influence the cis:trans ratio. The 1,5 H-migration reaction of 3-hydroperoxy-1-propylperoxy radical (HOOCH2CH2CH2OO) is a important as a model of a critical propagation step in diesel autoignition from alkanes or molecules with long alkyl tails. Its product may be the meta-stable alpha,gamma-dihydroperoxypropyl radical or, if unstable, OH + 3-hydroperoxypropanal. To study the possibly different tunneling effects of the two possible products, the quantum mechanical rate constants, including tunneling, are directly determined using semi-classical transition state theory (SCTST) at 200 K to 1700 K. Small-curvature tunneling (SCT) is to compute tunneling corrections to classical rate constants. The two reactions do not have obvious tunneling differences at above 700 K. Below 700 K, SCTST tunneling corrections are significantly higher than SCT corrections, for reasons which are poorly understood. The anharmonic, tunneling, and variational corrections to the TST rate constant are combined together as a total correction for transition state theory rate constants, resulting in rate constants 10 times larger at 500-1700 K than that by standard transition state theory with harmonic treatment of vibrations. The pressure-dependent rate constant are calculated using RRKM/Master Equation methods.

  16. The Effect of Cavitating Ultrasound on the Aqueous Phase Hydrogenation of Cis-2-buten-1-ol and Cis-2-penten-1-ol on Pd-black

    SciTech Connect

    Disselkamp, Robert S.; Denslow, Kayte M.; Hart, Todd R.; White, James F.; Peden, Charles HF.

    2005-07-15

    We have studied the effect of cavitating ultrasound on the heterogeneous aqueous hydrogenation of cis-2-buten-1-ol (C4 olefin) and cis-2-penten-1-ol (C5 olefin) on Pd-black to form the trans-olefins (trans-2-buten-1-ol and trans-2-penten-1-ol) and saturated alcohols (1-butanol and 1-pentanol, respectively). Silent (and magnetically stirred) experiments served as control experiments. As described in an earlier publication by our group, we have added an inert dopant, 1-propanol, in the reaction mixture to ensure the rapid onset of cavitation in the ultrasound-assisted reactions that can lead to altered selectivity compared to silent reaction systems [Disselkamp et al., J. Catal., 227 (2004) 552]. The motivation for this study is to examine whether cavitating ultrasound can reduce the [trans-olefin/saturated alcohol] molar ratio during the course of the reaction. This could have practical application in that it may offer an alternative processing methodology of synthesizing healthier edible seed oils by reducing trans-fat content. We have observed that cavitating ultrasound results in a [(trans-olefin/saturated alcohol)ultrasound/(trans-olefin/saturated alcohol)silent] ratio quantity less than 0.5 at the reaction mid-point for both the C4 and C5 olefin systems. This indicates that ultrasound reduces trans-olefin production compared to the silent control experiment. Furthermore, there is an added 30% reduction for the C5 versus C4 olefin compounds again at reaction mid-point. We attribute differences in the ratio quantity as a moment of inertia effect. In principle, the C4 versus C5 olefins has a {approx}52% increase in moment of inertia about C2=C3 double bond slowing isomerization. Since seed oils are C18 multiple cis olefins and have an moment of inertia even greater than our C5 olefin here, our study suggests that even a greater reduction in trans-olefin content may occur for partial hydrogenation of C18 seed oils.

  17. The effect of cavitating ultrasound on the aqueous phase hydrogenation of cis-2-buten-1-ol and cis-2-penten-1-ol on Pd-black

    SciTech Connect

    Disselkamp, Robert S.; Denslow, Kayte M.; Hart, Todd R.; White, James F.; Peden, Charles HF.

    2005-07-15

    We have studied the effect of cavitating ultrasound on the heterogeneous aqueous hydrogenation of cis-2-buten-1-ol (C4 olefin) and cis-2-penten-1-ol (C5 olefin) on Pd-black to form the trans-olefins (trans-2-buten-1-ol and trans-2-penten-1-ol) and saturated alcohols (1-butanol and 1-pentanol, respectively). Silent (and magnetically stirred) experiments served as control experiments. As described in an earlier publication by our group, we have added an inert dopant, 1-propanol, in the reaction mixture to ensure the rapid onset of cavitation in the ultrasound-assisted reactions that can lead to altered selectivity compared to silent reaction systems [R.S. Disselkamp, Ya-Huei Chin, C.H.F. Peden, J. Catal. 227 (2004) 552]. The motivation for this study is to examine whether cavitating ultrasound can reduce the [trans-olefin/saturated alcohol] molar ratio during the course of the reaction. This could have practical application in that it may offer an alternative processing methodology of synthesizing healthier edible seed oils by reducing trans-fat content.We have observed that cavitating ultrasound results in a [(trans-olefin/saturated alcohol)ultrasound/(trans-olefin/saturated alcohol)silent] ratio quantity less than 0.5 at the reaction mid-point for both the C4 and C5 olefin systems. This indicates that ultrasound reduces trans-olefin production compared to the silent control experiment. Furthermore, there is an added 30% reduction for the C5 versus C4 olefin compounds again at reaction mid-point. We attribute differences in the ratio quantity as a moment of inertia effect. In principle, the C4 versus C5 olefins has a {approx}52% increase in moment of inertia about C2 C3 double bond slowing isomerization. Since seed oils are C18 multiple cis-olefins and have a moment of inertia even greater than our C5 olefin here, our study suggests that even a greater reduction in trans-olefin content may occur for partial hydrogenation of C18 seed oils.

  18. Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) and their contribution to ozone formation potential in a petrochemical industrialized city, Northwest China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jia, Chenhui; Mao, Xiaoxuan; Huang, Tao; Liang, Xiaoxue; Wang, Yanan; Shen, Yanjie; Jiang, Wanyanhan; Wang, Huiqin; Bai, Zhilin; Ma, Minquan; Yu, Zhousuo; Ma, Jianmin; Gao, Hong

    2016-03-01

    Hourly air concentrations of fifty-three non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) were measured at downtown and suburb of Lanzhou, a petrochemical industrialized city, Northwest China in 2013. The measured data were used to investigate the seasonal characteristics of NMHCs air pollution and their contributions to the ozone formation in Lanzhou. Annually averaged NMHCs concentration was 38.29 ppbv in downtown Lanzhou. Among 53 NMHCs, alkanes, alkenes, and aromatics accounted for 57%, 23% and 20% of the total NMHCs air concentration, respectively. The atmospheric levels of toluene and propane with mean values of 4.62 and 4.56 ppbv were higher than other NMHCs, respectively. The ambient levels of NMHCs in downtown Lanzhou were compared with measured NMHCs data collected at a suburban site of Lanzhou, located near a large-scale petrochemical industry. Results show that the levels of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatics in downtown Lanzhou were lower by factors of 3-11 than that in west suburb of the city. O3-isopleth plots show that ozone was formed in VOCs control area in downtown Lanzhou and NOx control area at the west suburban site during the summertime. Propylene-equivalent (Prop-Equiv) concentration and the maximum incremental reactivity (MIR) in downtown Lanzhou indicate that cis-2-butene, propylene, and m/p-xylene were the first three compounds contributing to ozone formation potentials whereas in the petrochemical industrialized west suburb, ethane, propene, and trans-2-Butene played more important role in the summertime ozone formation. Principal component analysis (PCA) and multiple linear regression (MLR) were further applied to identify the dominant emission sources and examine their fractions in total NMHCs. Results suggest that vehicle emission, solvent usage, and industrial activities were major sources of NMHCs in the city, accounting for 58.34%, 22.19%, and 19.47% of the total monitored NMHCs in downtown Lanzhou, respectively. In the west suburb of the city, however, vehicle emission was less important as compared with sources from petrochemical industries, as characterized by relatively higher ethane (C2H4)/ ethyne (acetylene) and propene (C3H6)/ethyne ratios which ruled out tailpipes emission as major contributors to the VOCs sources.

  19. Study on Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (CMB) in Pearl River Delta region, China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Y.; Shao, M.; Lu, S.; Chang, C.; Wang, C. J.; Wang, B.

    2007-05-01

    The profiles of major Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) sources including vehicle exhaust, gasoline vapor, painting, asphalt, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biomass burning and petrochemical industry in Pearl River Delta were experimentally determined. Source samples were taken by using dilution chamber for mobile and stationary sources, laboratory simulation for biomass burning. The concentrations of 108 VOC species of sources were quantified by using canister with pre-concentration-GC/MS system, from which 52 PAMS hydrocarbons and one kind of chlorinated hydrocarbon were deployed to build the source profiles for source apportionment of VOCs. Based the measurement of source profiles, the possible tracers for various emission sources were identified, e.g 2-methylbutane and 1,3-butadiene were the tracers for motor vehicle exhaust, the characteristic compounds of architectural and furnishing coatings are aromatics such as toluene and m/p-xylene; the light hydrocarbons, namely n-butane, trans-2-butene and n-pentane, dominated the composition of gasoline vapor; and the nonane, decane and undecane are found to represent the asphalt emissions etc.. The CMB receptor model was applied to source apportionment of 58 hydrocarbons measured at seven sites during the PRD campaign, 2004. The 12 kinds of VOC sources include gasoline/diesel-powered vehicle exhaust, gasoline/diesel headspace vapor, vehicle evaporative emissions, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) leakage, painting vapors, asphalt emission from paved road, biomass burning, coal burning, chemical industry and petroleum refinery. Vehicle exhaust was the largest sources contributing over half of the ambient VOCs at the three urban sites (GuangZhou, FoShan and ZhongShan). LPG leakage played an important role with the percentage of 8- 16% in most sites in PRD. Contributions from solvents usage were highest at DongGuan, an industrial site. At XinKen, the solvents and coatings had the largest percentage of 31% probably due to the influence of its upwind area of DongGuan. The local biomass burning was also found to be a noticeable source at XK.

  20. The Thermodynamic Conjugation Stabilization of 1,3-Butadiyne Is Zero

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rogers, Donald W.; Zavitsas, Andreas A.; Matsunaga, Nikita

    2010-01-01

    Many textbooks point out that the thermodynamic stabilization enthalpy of 1 mol of 1,3-butadiene relative to 2 mol of 1-butene or to 1 mol of 1,4-pentadiene is slightly less than 4 kcal mol[superscript -1], owing to conjugation between the double bonds in the 1,3 configuration. It is reasonable to suppose that the analogous thermochemical…

  1. Simulation chamber investigation of the reactions of ozone with short-chained alkenes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wegener, Robert; Brauers, Theo; Koppmann, Ralf; RodríGuez Bares, Sonia; Rohrer, Franz; Tillmann, Ralf; Wahner, Andreas; Hansel, Armin; Wisthaler, Armin

    2007-07-01

    Reaction rate coefficients and product yields in the gas phase reaction of O3 with the short-chained alkenes ethene, propene, 1-butene, isobutene, (E)-butene, and (Z)-butene were determined by Simulation of Atmospheric Photochemistry in a Large Reaction Chamber (SAPHIR). In a first set of experiments, reaction rate coefficients were acquired in an absolute reaction rate study from the measured concentration time profiles of ozone and the alkenes with side reactions being suppressed by adding a radical scavenger. The rate coefficients obtained agree well with literature data; for all but one alkene, the deviation was less than 10%. In a second set of experiments, OH yields were derived from the additional alkene turnover in the absence of a radical scavenger. In contrast to other studies, the OH yields determined in the dry chamber (propene, 0.10 ± 0.07; 1-butene, 0.00 ± 0.08, isobutene, 0.30 ± 0.14; (Z)-butene, 0.18 ± 0.09; and (E)-butene, 0.70 ± 0.12) differed from the yields obtained under humid conditions (propene, 0.30 ± 0.08; 1-butene, 0.30 ± 0.09; isobutene, 0.80 ± 0.10; (Z)-butene, 0.40 ± 0.05; and (E)-butene, 0.60 ± 0.12). The only exception was ethene ozonolysis, where no OH production was observed. HO2 yields (propene, 1.50 ± 0.75; 1-butene, 1.60 ± 0.80; and isobutene, 2.00 ± 1.00) estimated from the additional ozone turnover compared to the experiments where radicals were not scavenged are reported here for the first time. Furthermore, the yields of the stable ozonolysis products CO, acetaldehyde, and formaldehyde were acquired by monitoring the concentration time profile of the respective compound.

  2. Kinetic measurements on elementary fossil fuel combustion reactions over wide temperature ranges

    SciTech Connect

    Fontijn, A.

    1991-01-01

    The goals of this work are to provide accurate data on the temperature dependence of the kinetics of elementary combustion reactions (i) for use by combustion modelers, and (ii) to gain a better fundamental understanding of, and hence predictive ability for, the chemistry involved. In this reporting period our work on the O + Hcl reaction was published, experimental work on the O + benzene and O + 1-butene reactions was completed, and measurements on the O + isobutene reaction were initiated.

  3. The Thermodynamic Conjugation Stabilization of 1,3-Butadiyne Is Zero

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rogers, Donald W.; Zavitsas, Andreas A.; Matsunaga, Nikita

    2010-01-01

    Many textbooks point out that the thermodynamic stabilization enthalpy of 1 mol of 1,3-butadiene relative to 2 mol of 1-butene or to 1 mol of 1,4-pentadiene is slightly less than 4 kcal mol[superscript -1], owing to conjugation between the double bonds in the 1,3 configuration. It is reasonable to suppose that the analogous thermochemical

  4. Replacing precious metals with carbide catalysts for hydrogenation reactions

    SciTech Connect

    Ruijun, Hou; Chen, Jingguang G.; Chang, Kuan; Wang, Tiefeng

    2015-03-03

    Molybdenum carbide (Mo₂C and Ni/Mo₂C) catalysts were compared with Pd/SiO₂ for the hydrogenation of several diene molecules, 1,3- butadiene, 1,3- and 1,4-cyclohexadiene (CHD). Compared to Pd/SiO₂, Mo₂C showed similar hydrogenation rate for 1,3-butadiene and 1,3-CHD and even higher rate for 1,4-CHD, but with significant deactivation rate for 1,3-CHD hydrogenation. However, the hydrogenation activity of Mo₂C could be completely regenerated by H₂ treatment at 723 K for the three molecules. The Ni modified Mo₂C catalysts retained similar activity for 1,3-butadiene hydrogenation with significantly enhanced selectivity for 1-butene production. The 1-butene selectivity increased with increasing Ni loading below 15%. Among the Ni modified Mo₂C catalysts, 8.6%Ni/Mo₂C showed the highest selectivity to 1-butene, which was even higher selectivity than that over Pd/SiO₂. Compared to Pd/SiO₂, both Mo₂C and Ni/Mo₂C showed combined advantages in hydrogenation activity and catalyst cost reduction, demonstrating the potential to use less expensive carbide catalysts to replace precious metals for hydrogenation reactions.

  5. Replacing precious metals with carbide catalysts for hydrogenation reactions

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    Ruijun, Hou; Chen, Jingguang G.; Chang, Kuan; Wang, Tiefeng

    2015-03-03

    Molybdenum carbide (Mo₂C and Ni/Mo₂C) catalysts were compared with Pd/SiO₂ for the hydrogenation of several diene molecules, 1,3- butadiene, 1,3- and 1,4-cyclohexadiene (CHD). Compared to Pd/SiO₂, Mo₂C showed similar hydrogenation rate for 1,3-butadiene and 1,3-CHD and even higher rate for 1,4-CHD, but with significant deactivation rate for 1,3-CHD hydrogenation. However, the hydrogenation activity of Mo₂C could be completely regenerated by H₂ treatment at 723 K for the three molecules. The Ni modified Mo₂C catalysts retained similar activity for 1,3-butadiene hydrogenation with significantly enhanced selectivity for 1-butene production. The 1-butene selectivity increased with increasing Ni loading below 15%. Among the Nimore » modified Mo₂C catalysts, 8.6%Ni/Mo₂C showed the highest selectivity to 1-butene, which was even higher selectivity than that over Pd/SiO₂. Compared to Pd/SiO₂, both Mo₂C and Ni/Mo₂C showed combined advantages in hydrogenation activity and catalyst cost reduction, demonstrating the potential to use less expensive carbide catalysts to replace precious metals for hydrogenation reactions.« less

  6. A Glutathione S-Transferase with Activity towards cis-1,2-Dichloroepoxyethane Is Involved in Isoprene Utilization by Rhodococcus sp. Strain AD45

    PubMed Central

    van Hylckama Vlieg, Johan E. T.; Kingma, Jaap; van den Wijngaard, Arjan J.; Janssen, Dick B.

    1998-01-01

    Rhodococcus sp. strain AD45 was isolated from an enrichment culture on isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene). Isoprene-grown cells of strain AD45 oxidized isoprene to 3,4-epoxy-3-methyl-1-butene, cis-1,2-dichloroethene to cis-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane, and trans-1,2-dichloroethene to trans-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane. Isoprene-grown cells also degraded cis-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane and trans-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane. All organic chlorine was liberated as chloride during degradation of cis-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane. A glutathione (GSH)-dependent activity towards 3,4-epoxy-3-methyl-1-butene, epoxypropane, cis-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane, and trans-1,2-dichloroepoxyethane was detected in cell extracts of cultures grown on isoprene and 3,4-epoxy-3-methyl-1-butene. The epoxide-degrading activity of strain AD45 was irreversibly lost upon incubation of cells with 1,2-epoxyhexane. A conjugate of GSH and 1,2-epoxyhexane was detected in cell extracts of cells exposed to 1,2-epoxyhexane, indicating that GSH is the physiological cofactor of the epoxide-transforming activity. The results indicate that a GSH S-transferase is involved in the metabolism of isoprene and that the enzyme can detoxify reactive epoxides produced by monooxygenation of chlorinated ethenes. PMID:9687433

  7. Effects of metal and acidic sites on the reaction by-products of butyl acetate oxidation over palladium-based catalysts.

    PubMed

    Yue, Lin; He, Chi; Hao, Zhengping; Wang, Shunbing; Wang, Hailin

    2014-03-01

    Catalytic oxidation is widely used in pollution control technology to remove volatile organic compounds. In this study, Pd/ZSM-5 catalysts with different Pd contents and acidic sites were prepared via the impregnation method. All the catalysts were characterized by means of N2 adsorption-desorption, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), H2 temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR), and NH3 temperature programmed desorption (NH3-TPD). Their catalytic performance was investigated in the oxidation of butyl acetate experiments. The by-products of the reaction were collected in thermal desorption tubes and identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. It was found that the increase of Pd content slightly changed the catalytic activity of butyl acetate oxidation according to the yield of CO2 achieved at 90%, but decreased the cracking by-products, whereas the enhancement of strong acidity over Pd-based catalysts enriched the by-product species. The butyl acetate oxidation process involves a series of reaction steps including protolysis, dehydrogenation, dehydration, cracking, and isomerization. Generally, butyl acetate was cracked to acetic acid and 2-methylpropene and the latter was an intermediate of the other by-products, and the oxidation routes of typical by-products were proposed. Trace amounts of 3-methylpentane, hexane, 2-methylpentane, pentane, and 2-methylbutane originated from isomerization and protolysis reactions. PMID:25079284

  8. Fermentative production of isobutene.

    PubMed

    van Leeuwen, Bianca N M; van der Wulp, Albertus M; Duijnstee, Isabelle; van Maris, Antonius J A; Straathof, Adrie J J

    2012-02-01

    Isobutene (2-methylpropene) is one of those chemicals for which bio-based production might replace the petrochemical production in the future. Currently, more than 10 million metric tons of isobutene are produced on a yearly basis. Even though bio-based production might also be achieved through chemocatalytic or thermochemical methods, this review focuses on fermentative routes from sugars. Although biological isobutene formation is known since the 1970s, extensive metabolic engineering is required to achieve economically viable yields and productivities. Two recent metabolic engineering developments may enable anaerobic production close to the theoretical stoichiometry of 1isobutene + 2CO(2) + 2H(2)O per mol of glucose. One relies on the conversion of 3-hydroxyisovalerate to isobutene as a side activity of mevalonate diphosphate decarboxylase and the other on isobutanol dehydration as a side activity of engineered oleate hydratase. The latter resembles the fermentative production of isobutanol followed by isobutanol recovery and chemocatalytic dehydration. The advantage of a completely biological route is that not isobutanol, but instead gaseous isobutene is recovered from the fermenter together with CO(2). The low aqueous solubility of isobutene might also minimize product toxicity to the microorganisms. Although developments are at their infancy, the potential of a large scale fermentative isobutene production process is assessed. The production costs estimate is 0.9 Euro kg(-1), which is reasonably competitive. About 70% of the production costs will be due to the costs of lignocellulose hydrolysate, which seems to be a preferred feedstock. PMID:22234536

  9. Measurements of nonmethane hydrocarbons in Phoenix, Arizona

    SciTech Connect

    Doskey, P. V.; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Rudolph, J.

    1999-10-12

    Nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) are precursors to oxidant formation. They are oxidized by hydroxyl radical (OH), forming a complex mixture of peroxy radicals that oxidize NO to NO{sub 2} without consuming ozone (O{sub 3}) and thus allow O{sub 3} to increase in the atmospheric boundary layer. The reactivities of the NMHCs that compose biogenic and anthropogenic emissions vary greatly. For example, isoprene, which is emitted by deciduous vegetation, has an atmospheric lifetime with respect to oxidation by OH of about 20 min in polluted air ([OH] = 10{sup 7} radicals cm{sup {minus}3}). The atmospheric lifetimes of 2-methylpropene, 2-methylbutane, and the xylenes, which are found in vehicle emissions, are approximately 30 min, 7 hr, and 1.5 hr, respectively. The authors made measurements of the NMHCs at a surface site and aloft aboard the Battelle Gulfstream (G-1) aircraft, as part of an air quality study in the Phoenix area during May 1998. Diurnal variations in the NMHC distributions and their propene-equivalent concentrations are used to examine origins and reactivities of the air masses that were sampled at the surface site.

  10. Development of a pulsed uniform supersonic gas expansion system based on an aerodynamic chopper for gas phase reaction kinetic studies at ultra-low temperatures.

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    Jiménez, E; Ballesteros, B; Canosa, A; Townsend, T M; Maigler, F J; Napal, V; Rowe, B R; Albaladejo, J

    2015-04-01

    A detailed description of a new pulsed supersonic uniform gas expansion system is presented together with the experimental validation of the setup by applying the CRESU (French acronym for Cinétique de Réaction en Ecoulement Supersonique Uniforme or Reaction Kinetics in a Uniform Supersonic Flow) technique to the gas-phase reaction of OH radicals with 1-butene at ca. 23 K and 0.63 millibars of helium (carrier gas). The carrier gas flow, containing negligible mixing ratios of OH-precursor and 1-butene, is expanded from a high pressure reservoir (337 millibars) to a low pressure region (0.63 millibars) through a convergent-divergent nozzle (Laval type). The novelty of this experimental setup is that the uniform supersonic flow is pulsed by means of a Teflon-coated aerodynamic chopper provided with two symmetrical apertures. Under these operational conditions, the designed Laval nozzle achieves a temperature of (22.4 ± 1.4) K in the gas jet. The spatial characterization of the temperature and the total gas density within the pulsed uniform supersonic flow has also been performed by both aerodynamical and spectroscopic methods. The gas consumption with this technique is considerably reduced with respect to a continuous CRESU system. The kinetics of the OH+1-butene reaction was investigated by the pulsed laser photolysis/laser induced fluorescence technique. The rotation speed of the disk is temporally synchronized with the exit of the photolysis and the probe lasers. The rate coefficient (k(OH)) for the reaction under investigation was then obtained and compared with the only available data at this temperature. PMID:25933898

  11. Development of a pulsed uniform supersonic gas expansion system based on an aerodynamic chopper for gas phase reaction kinetic studies at ultra-low temperatures

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    Jiménez, E.; Ballesteros, B.; Canosa, A.; Townsend, T. M.; Maigler, F. J.; Napal, V.; Rowe, B. R.; Albaladejo, J.

    2015-04-01

    A detailed description of a new pulsed supersonic uniform gas expansion system is presented together with the experimental validation of the setup by applying the CRESU (French acronym for Cinétique de Réaction en Ecoulement Supersonique Uniforme or Reaction Kinetics in a Uniform Supersonic Flow) technique to the gas-phase reaction of OH radicals with 1-butene at ca. 23 K and 0.63 millibars of helium (carrier gas). The carrier gas flow, containing negligible mixing ratios of OH-precursor and 1-butene, is expanded from a high pressure reservoir (337 millibars) to a low pressure region (0.63 millibars) through a convergent-divergent nozzle (Laval type). The novelty of this experimental setup is that the uniform supersonic flow is pulsed by means of a Teflon-coated aerodynamic chopper provided with two symmetrical apertures. Under these operational conditions, the designed Laval nozzle achieves a temperature of (22.4 ± 1.4) K in the gas jet. The spatial characterization of the temperature and the total gas density within the pulsed uniform supersonic flow has also been performed by both aerodynamical and spectroscopic methods. The gas consumption with this technique is considerably reduced with respect to a continuous CRESU system. The kinetics of the OH+1-butene reaction was investigated by the pulsed laser photolysis/laser induced fluorescence technique. The rotation speed of the disk is temporally synchronized with the exit of the photolysis and the probe lasers. The rate coefficient (kOH) for the reaction under investigation was then obtained and compared with the only available data at this temperature.

  12. Ice core records of monoterpene- and isoprene-SOA tracers from Aurora Peak in Alaska since 1660s: Implication for climate change variability in the North Pacific Rim

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    Pokhrel, Ambarish; Kawamura, Kimitaka; Ono, Kaori; Seki, Osamu; Fu, Pingqing; Matoba, Sumio; Shiraiwa, Takayuki

    2016-04-01

    Monoterpene and isoprene secondary organic aerosol (SOA) tracers are reported for the first time in an Alaskan ice core to better understand the biological source strength before and after the industrial revolution in the Northern Hemisphere. We found significantly high concentrations of monoterpene- and isoprene-SOA tracers (e.g., pinic, pinonic, and 2-methylglyceric acids, 2-methylthreitol and 2-methylerythritol) in the ice core, which show historical trends with good correlation to each other since 1660s. They show positive correlations with sugar compounds (e.g., mannitol, fructose, glucose, inositol and sucrose), and anti-correlations with α-dicarbonyls (glyoxal and methylglyoxal) and fatty acids (e.g., C18:1) in the same ice core. These results suggest similar sources and transport pathways for monoterpene- and isoprene-SOA tracers. In addition, we found that concentrations of C5-alkene triols (e.g., 3-methyl-2,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene, cis-2-methyl 1,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene and trans-2-methyl-1,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene) in the ice core have increased after the Great Pacific Climate Shift (late 1970s). They show positive correlations with α-dicarbonyls and fatty acids (e.g., C18:1) in the ice core, suggesting that enhanced oceanic emissions of biogenic organic compounds through the marine boundary layer are recorded in the ice core from Alaska. Photochemical oxidation process for these monoterpene- and isoprene-/sesquiterpene-SOA tracers are suggested to be linked with the periodicity of multi-decadal climate oscillations and retreat of sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere.

  13. Tungsten imido catalysts for selective ethylene dimerisation.

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    Wright, Christopher M R; Turner, Zoë R; Buffet, Jean-Charles; O'Hare, Dermot

    2016-02-01

    A tungsten imido complex W(NDipp)Me3Cl (Dipp = 2,6-(i)Pr-C6H3) is active for the selective dimerisation of ethylene to yield 1-butene under mild conditions. Immobilisation and activation of W(NDipp)Cl4(THF) on layered double hydroxides, silica or polymethylaluminoxane yields active solid state catalysts for the selective dimerisation of ethylene. The polymethylaluminoxane-based catalyst displays a turnover frequency (4.0 molC2H4 molW(-1) h(-1)) almost 7 times that of the homogeneous catalyst. PMID:26779579

  14. Density Fluctuations in Crystallizing Polymers: Fact or Fiction?

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    Baert, Jimmy; Van Puyvelde, Peter

    2008-07-01

    The fact that, in polymer crystallization, nucleation might be accompanied by large scale density fluctuations has been investigated for the flow-induced crystallization of isotactic poly-1-butene (PB-1). Small Angle Light Scattering (SALS) was applied to measure density and orientation fluctuations, whereas complementary results were obtained from optical microscopy. The observations seem to indicate that the detected density fluctuations result from the presence of weakly anisotropic structures, rather than being an indication of densification before the onset of crystallization. In addition, the present work provides a critical review of polymer crystallization studies using SALS.

  15. Homo-polymerization of alpha-olefins and co-polymerization of higher alpha-olefins with ethylene in the presence of CpTiCl2(OC6H4X-p)/MAO catalysts (X = CH3, Cl).

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    Skupinski, W; Nicinski, K; Jamanek, D; Wieczorek, Z

    2005-01-01

    Cyclopentadienyl-titanium complexes containing -OC6H4X ligands (X = Cl,CH3) activated with methylaluminoxane (MAO) were used in the homo-polymerization of ethylene, propylene, 1-butene, 1-pentene, 1-butene, and 1-hexene, and also in co-polymerization of ethylene with the alpha-olefins mentioned. The -X substituents exhibit different electron donor-acceptor properties, which is described by Hammett's factor (sigma). The chlorine atom is electron acceptor, while the methyl group is electron donor. These catalysts allow the preparation of polyethylene in a good yield. Propylene in the presence of the catalysts mentioned dimerizes and oligomerizes to trimers and tetramers at 25 degrees C under normal pressure. If the propylene pressure was increased to 7 atmospheres,CpTiCl2(OC6H4CH3)/MAO catalyst at 25 degrees gave mixtures with different contents of propylene dimers, trimers and tetramers. At 70 degrees C we obtained only propylene trimer. Using the catalysts with a -OC(6)H(4)Cl ligand we obtained atactic polymers with M(w) 182,000 g/mol (at 25 degrees C) and 100,000 g/mol (at 70 degrees C). The superior activity of the CpTiCl2(OC6H4Cl)/MAO catalyst used in polymerization of propylene prompted us to check its activity in polymerization of higher alpha-olefins (1-butene, 1-pentene, 1-hexene)and in co-polymerization of these olefins with ethylene. However, when homo-polymerization was carried out in the presence of this catalyst no polymers were obtained. Gas chromatography analysis revealed the presence of dimers. The activity of the CpTiCl2(OC6H4Cl)/MAO catalyst in the co-polymerization of ethylene with higher alpha-olefins is limited by the length of the co-monomer carbon chain. Hence, the highest catalyst activities were observed in co-polymerization of ethylene with propylene (here a lower pressure of the reagents and shorter reaction time were applied to obtain catalytic activity similar to that for other co-monomers). For other co-monomers the activity of the catalyst decreases as follows: propylene >1-butene > 1-pentene > 1-hexene. In the case of co-polymerization of ethylene with propylene, besides an increase in catalytic activity, an increase in the average molecular weight M(w) of the polymer was observed. Other co- monomers used in this study caused a decrease of molecular weight. A significant increase in molecular weight distribution (M(w)/M(n)) evidences a great variety of polymer chains formed during the reaction. PMID:18007336

  16. Investigation of the ozonolysis of short chained alkenes in the atmosphere simulation chamber SAPHIR

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    Wegener, R.; Brauers, T.; Hofzumahaus, A.; Holland, F.; Koppmann, R.; Rodríguez Bares, S.; Rohrer, F.; Rupp, L.; Tillmann, R.; Wahner, A.; Hansel, A.; Wisthaler, A.

    2006-12-01

    Reaction rate coefficients and product yields in the gas-phase reaction of O3 with the short-chained alkenes ethene, propene, 1-butene, isobutene, (E)-butene, and (Z)-butene were determined in the atmosphere simulation chamber SAPHIR. In a first set of experiments reaction rate coefficients were acquired in an absolute reaction rate study from the measured concentration-time profiles of ozone and the alkenes with side reactions being suppressed by adding a radical scavenger. The rate coefficients obtained agree well with literature data; for all alkenes but (E)-butene the deviation was less than 10%. In a second set of experiments OH yields were derived from the additional alkene turnover in the absence of a radical scavenger. In contrast to other studies the OH yields determined in the dry chamber (propene: 0.10 ± 0.07; 1-butene: 0.00 ± 0.08, isobutene: 0.30 ± 0.14, (Z)-butene: 0.18 ± 0.09, and (E)-butene: 0.70 ± 0.12) differed from the yields obtained under humid conditions (propene: 0.30 ± 0.08, 1-butene: 0.30 ± 0.09, isobutene: 0.80 ± 0.10, (Z)-butene: 0.40 ± 0.05, and (E)-butene: 0.60 ± 0.12). The only exception was ethene ozonolysis where no OH production was observed. HO2 yields (propene: 1.50 ± 0.75, 1-butene: 1.60 ± 0.80, and isobutene: 2.00 ± 1.00) were estimated from the additional ozone turnover compared to the experiments where radicals were scavenged. Yields of HO2 were compared to the yields obtained from direct HO2 observation by Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (LIF). Furthermore, the yields of the stable ozonolysis products CO, acetaldehyde, and formaldehyde were acquired by monitoring the concentration time profile of the respective compound.

  17. Difference-NMR techniques for selection of components on the basis of relaxation times

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    Harris, Douglas J.; de Azevedo, Eduardo R.; Bonagamba, Tito J.

    2003-05-01

    This work describes a numerical methodology to obtain more efficient relaxation filters to selectively retain or remove components based on relaxation times. The procedure uses linear combinations of spectra with various recycle or filter delays to obtain components that are both quantitative and pure. Modulation profiles are calculated assuming exponential relaxation behavior. The method is general and can be applied to a wide range of solution or solid-state NMR experiments including direct-polarization (DP), or filtered cross-polarization (CP) spectra. 13C NMR experiments on isotactic poly(1-butene) and dimethyl sulfone showed the utility of the technique for selectively suppressing peaks.

  18. Action spectroscopy for single-molecule reactions - Experiments and theory

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    Kim, Y.; Motobayashi, K.; Frederiksen, T.; Ueba, H.; Kawai, M.

    2015-05-01

    We review several representative experimental results of action spectroscopy (AS) of single molecules on metal surfaces using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) by M. Kawai's group over last decade. The experimental procedures to observe STM-AS are described. A brief description of a low-temperature STM and experimental setup are followed by key experimental techniques of how to determine an onset bias voltage of a reaction and how to measure a current change associated with reactions and finally how to observe AS for single molecule reactions. The experimental results are presented for vibrationally mediated chemical transformation of trans-2-butene to 1.3-butadiene molecule and rotational motion of a single cis-2-butene molecule among four equivalent orientations on Pd(1 1 0). The AS obtained from the motion clearly detects more vibrational modes than inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy with an STM. AS is demonstrated as a useful and novel single molecule vibrational spectroscopy. The AS for a lateral hopping of water dimer on Pt(1 1 1) is presented as an example of novelty. Several distinct vibrational modes are detected as the thresholds in the AS. The assignment of the vibrational modes determined from the analysis of the AS is made from a view of the adsorption geometry of hydrogen-bond donor or acceptor molecules in water dimer. A generic theory of STM-AS, i.e., a reaction rate or yield as a function of bias voltage, is presented using a single adsorbate resonance model for single molecule reactions induced by the inelastic tunneling current. Formulas for the reaction rate R (V) and Y (V) , i.e., reaction yield per electron Y (V) = eR (V) / I are derived. It provides a versatile framework to analyze any vibrationally mediated reactions of single adsorbates on metal surfaces. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate generic features of the vibrational generation rate and Y (V) at different levels of approximations and to show how the effective broadening of the vibrational density of states (as described by Gaussian or Lorentzian functions) manifest themselves in Y (V) near the threshold bias voltage corresponding to a vibrational excitation responsible for reactions. A prefactor of Y (V) is explicitly derived for various types of elementary processes. Our generic formula of Y (V) also underlines the need to observe Y (V) at both bias voltage polarities, which can provide additional insight into the adsorbate projected density of states near the Fermi level within a span of the vibrational energy. The theory is applied to analysis of some highlights of the experimental results: Xe transfer, hopping of a single CO molecule on Pd(1 1 0), a dissociation of a single dimethyl disulfide (CH3S)2 and a hopping of a dissociated product, i.e., single methyl thiolate CH3S on Cu(1 1 1). It underlines that an observation of Y (V) at both bias polarities permits us to certain insight into the molecular alignment with respect to the Fermi level.

  19. Cathodic hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell

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    Salazar-Villalpando, Maria Dolores

    2000-10-01

    With the cathodic hydrogenation and isomerization of unsaturated hydrocarbons in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell, we wanted to investigate an alternative heterogeneous cathodic process to perform acid catalyzed reactions. In this process, the catalytic activity and selectivity of the catalyst/solid electrolyte interface could be tuned by controlling the proton spillover via an electrical potential. Acidic metal supports, such as zeolites or clays, function through their ability to release and accept protons. Similarly, the use of proton solid electrolyte membranes, such as Nafion allows the electromigration of protons from the fuel cell anode to the corresponding cathode. Of various fuel cell systems considered, the polymer electrolyte fuel cells using Nafion as the solid electrolyte seemed to be the most suitable system because the acidic properties of the Nafion. The products from the hydrogenation and isomerization reactions of 2,3Dimethyl-1-butene (2,3DM1BE) were 2,3Dimethylbutane (2,3DMBA) and 2,3Dimethyl-2-Butene (2,3DM2BE) respectively. The Non-Faradaic Modification of Catalytic activity (NEMCA) or the electrochemical activation of the catalyst/Nafion interface enhanced the catalytic rate of the isomerization reaction. The isomerization of 3,3Dimethyl-1-butene formed 2,3Dimethylbutane as the product from the skeleton rearrangement reaction. These reactions represent examples of the use of fuel cells in the Cogeneration of chemical compounds and electrical power.

  20. The activation of hydrocarbon C-H bonds over transition metal oxide catalysts: A FTIR study of hydrocarbon catalytic combustion over MgCr{sub 2}O{sub 4}

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    Finnocchio, E.; Busca, G.; Lorenzelli, V.; Willey, R.J.

    1995-01-01

    The interaction of light hydrocarbons (methane, ethane, propane, propene, n-butane, isobutane, 1-butene, benzene, and toluene) with the oxidized surface of the spinel MgCr{sub 2}O{sub 4} (an active hydrocarbon combustion catalyst) has been investigated by FTIR spectroscopy in the temperature range 300-773 K. This interaction results in the reduction of the catalyst and the production of oxygen-containing adsorbed species. These species have been identified by comparison with the spectra of oxygen-containing species (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carbon oxides) directly adsorbed on the surface. It has been concluded that every hydrocarbon reacts at its weakest C-H bond on Cr{sup n+}=O (n = 5 or 6) surface sites giving rise by hydrogen abstraction and C-O bond formation to alkoxy groups. These species are further oxidized to carbonyl compounds and/or carboxylate anions and, finally, carbon oxides. The earlier intermediates (alkoxides, carbonyl compounds) are detectable only with the most reactive hydrocarbons (propane, n-butane, isobutane, propene, 1-butene, toluene), while with the least reactive hydrocarbons (methane and benzene), because of their two high activation temperature, only the final intermediates are detectable (carbonates, carboxylates). Molecular-level mechanism for C-H cleavage and hydrocarbon catalytic combustion are proposed. 47 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  1. A Chemically Cross-Linked NbO-Type Metal-Organic Framework: Cage or Window Partition?

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    Jiao, Jingjing; Liu, Huimin; Bai, Dongjie; He, Yabing

    2016-04-18

    By using a presynthetically cross-linked octacarboxylate ligand, a chemically cross-linked version of the NbO-type metal-organic framework (MOF) NOTT-101 (ZJNU-80) was prepared. Single-crystal X-ray structure analysis showed that ZJNU-80 adopts the same topology as the parent compound NOTT-101, and the tethering groups take part in the window partition, not the cage partition. The gas adsorption studies showed that, despite the lower porosity, ZJNU-80a exhibits low-pressure gas adsorption behavior similar to that of the parent MOF NOTT-101a toward CO2, CH4, and N2 at ambient temperature because of the fact that the window partition as a result of chemical cross-linking does not almost alter the pore-size distributions. However, different adsorption behaviors toward 1-butene, a molecule with even larger kinetic diameter than that of the aforementioned adsorbates, were observed because the window partition alters the efficiency with which 1-butene molecules pack within ZJNU-80a and NOTT-101a at conditions close to saturation. This work provides a fundamental understanding on the effect of chemical cross-linking on the MOF's structure and gas adsorption properties. PMID:27028804

  2. A simplified chemistry module for atmospheric transport and dispersion models: Proof-of-concept using SCIPUFF

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    Burns, Douglas S.; Rottmann, Shawn D.; Plitz, Angela B. L.; Wiseman, Floyd L.; Moore, William; Chynwat, Veeradej

    2012-09-01

    An atmospheric chemistry module was developed to predict the fate of environmentally hazardous compounds discharged into the atmosphere. The computationally efficient model captures the diurnal variation within the environment and in the degradation rates of the released compounds, follows the formation of toxic degradation products, runs rapidly, and in principle can be integrated with any atmospheric transport and dispersion model. To accomplish this, a detailed atmospheric chemistry mechanism for a target toxic industrial compound (TIC) was reduced to a simple empirical effective degradation rate term (keff). Empirically derived decay functions for keff were developed as a function of important meteorological parameters such as solar flux, temperature, humidity, and cloud cover for various land uses and locations by statistically analyzing data generated from a detailed chemistry mechanism run over a wide range of (typical) atmospheric conditions. 1-Butene and two degradation products (propanal and nitrooxybutanone) were used as representative chemicals in the algorithm development for this proof-of-concept demonstration of the capability of the model. The quality of the developed model was evaluated via comparison with experimental chamber data and the results (decay rates) compared favorably for ethene, propene, and 1-butene (within a factor of two 75% or more of the time).

  3. Type II Isopentenyl Diphosphate Isomerase: Probing the Mechanism with Alkyne/Allene Diphosphate Substrate Analogues†

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    Sharma, Nagendra K.; Pan, Jian-Jung; Poulter, C. Dale

    2010-01-01

    Isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase (IDI) catalyzes the interconversion of isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP), the basic five-carbon building blocks of isoprenoid molecules. Two structurally unrelated classes of IDI are known. Type I IPP isomerase (IDI-1) utilizes a divalent metal in a protonation-deprotonation reaction. In contrast, the type II enzyme (IDI-2) requires reduced flavin, raising the possibility that the reaction catalyzed by IDI-2 involves the net addition/abstraction of a hydrogen atom. As part of our studies of the mechanism of isomerization for IDI-2, we synthesized allene and alkyne substrate analogues for the enzyme. These molecules are predicted to be substantially less reactive toward proton addition than IPP and DMAPP, but have similar reactivities toward hydrogen atom addition. This prediction was verified by calculations of gas phase heats of reaction for addition of a proton and of a hydrogen atom to 1-butyne (3) and 1,2-butadiene (4) to form the 1-buten-2-yl carbocation and radical, respectively, and related affinities for 2-methyl-1-butene (5) and 2-methyl-2-butene (6) using G3MP2B3 and CBS-QB3 protocols. Alkyne 1-OPP and allene 2-OPP were not substrates for Thermus thermophilus IDI-2 or Escherichia coli IDI-1, but instead were competitive inhibitors. The experimental and computational results are consistent with a protonation-deprotonation mechanism for the enzyme-catalyzed isomerization of IPP and DMAPP. PMID:20560533

  4. OH radical formation from the gas-phase reaction of ozone with terminal alkenes and the relationship between structure and mechanism

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    Paulson, S.E.; Chung, M.Y.; Hasson, A.S.

    1999-10-14

    The reactions of ozone with alkenes have been shown recently to lead to the direct production of OH radicals in quantities that vary from 7 to 100% depending on the structure of the alkene. OH radicals are the most important oxidizing species in the lower atmosphere, and the OH-alkene reaction is a large source of new OH radicals, important in urban and rural air during both day and night. Evidence for OH formation comes both from low-pressure direct measurements and from tracer experiments at high pressure. With the goal of measuring OH formation yields with good precision, a small-ratio relative rate technique was developed. This method uses small amounts of fast-reacting aromatics and aliphatic ethers to trace OH formation yields. Here, the authors report OH formation yields for a series of terminal alkenes reacting with ozone. Measured OH yields were 0.29 {+-} 0.05, 0.24 {+-} 0.05, 0.18 {+-} 0.04, and 0.10 {+-} 0.03 for 1-butene, 1-pentene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene, respectively. For the methyl-substituted terminal alkenes methyl propene and 2-methyl-1-butene, OH yields were 0.72 {+-} 0.12 and 0.67 {+-} 0.12, respectively. The results are discussed both in terms of their atmospheric implications and the relationship between structure and OH formation.

  5. Electron collisions with methyl-substituted ethylenes: Cross section measurements and calculations for 2-methyl-2-butene and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene

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    Szmytkowski, Czesław; Stefanowska, Sylwia; Zawadzki, Mateusz; Ptasińska-Denga, ElŻbieta; MoŻejko, Paweł

    2015-08-01

    We report electron-scattering cross sections determined for 2-methyl-2-butene [(H3C)HC = C(CH3)2] and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene [(H3C)2C = C(CH3)2] molecules. Absolute grand-total cross sections (TCSs) were measured for incident electron energies in the 0.5-300 eV range, using a linear electron-transmission technique. The experimental TCS energy dependences for the both targets appear to be very similar with respect to the shape. In each TCS curve, three features are discernible: the resonant-like structure located around 2.6-2.7 eV, the broad distinct enhancement peaking near 8.5 eV, and a weak hump in the vicinity of 24 eV. Theoretical integral elastic (ECS) and ionization (ICS) cross sections were computed up to 3 keV by means of the additivity rule (AR) approximation and the binary-encounter-Bethe method, respectively. Their sums, (ECS+ICS), are in a reasonable agreement with the respective measured TCSs. To examine the effect of methylation of hydrogen sides in the ethylene [H2C = CH2] molecule on the TCS, we compared the TCS energy curves for the sequence of methylated ethylenes: propene [H2C = CH(CH3)], 2-methylpropene [H2C = C(CH3)2], 2-methyl-2-butene [(H3C)HC = C(CH3)2], and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene [(H3C)2C = C(CH3)2], measured in the same laboratory. Moreover, the isomeric effect is also discussed for the C5H10 and C6H12 compounds.

  6. Synthesis of an un-supported, high-flow ZSM-22 zeolite membrane

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    Thoma, Steven G.; Nenoff, Tina M.

    2006-10-10

    Novel methods for synthesizing wholly un-supported, high-flow catalytic membranes consisting of 100% crystalline ZSM-22 crystals with no binder phase, having sufficient porosity to allow high Weight Hourly Space Velocities of feedstock to pass through without generating back pressure. The ZSM-22 membranes perform favorably to existing bulk ZSM-22 catalysts (e.g., via 1-butene conversion and selectivity). The method of membrane synthesis, based on Vapor Phase Transport, allows free-standing, binder-less membranes to be fabricated in varied geometries and sizes so that membranes can be tailor-made for particular geometries applications. The ZSM-22 precursor gel may be consolidated into a semi-cohesive body prior to vapor phase crystallization, for example, by uniaxial pressing. These crystalline membranes may be modified by ion exchange, pore ion exchange, framework exchange, synthesis modification techniques to incorporate other elements into the framework, such as K, H, Mg, Zn, V, Ga, and Pt.

  7. Structure and entanglements in short chain branched polyolefin melts

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    Moorthi, K.; Kamio, K.; Ramos, J.; Theodorou, D. N.

    2013-02-01

    Atomistic models of short chain branched (SCB) polyethylene melts containing up to 20-40 mol% of comonomer (1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene or 1-decene) have been equilibrated at 450 K using a connectivity altering Monte Carlo method, and analyzed for topological constraints using Z1 and CReTA codes. The calculated tube diameters, , of SCB melts are found to scale with the backbone weight fraction, φ, as ˜φ-0.46, close to the scaling predicted by the binary contact model, ˜φ-0.5 and in disagreement with the packing model prediction ˜φ-1.27. Similar scaling relationships are observed experimentally for polymer solutions, and reproduced by the present methods.

  8. Precision Polyolefin Structure: Modeling Polyethylene Containing Methyl and Ethyl Branches

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    Rojas, Giovanni; Wagener, Kenneth B.

    Sequenced copolymers of ethylene and diverse species have been created using acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization, a step growth, condensation- type polymerization driven to high conversion by the removal of ethylene. ADMET permits control over branch content and branch length, which can be predetermined during the monomer synthesis, allowing sequence control in the resultant unsaturated polymer. Monomers are symmetrical α,ωdienes with a pendant functionality. Diverse functional groups are compatible with ADMET polymerization when Schrock’s or first-generation Grubb’s catalysts are used. Saturation with hydrogen after ADMET polymerization affords a polyethylene (PE) backbone bearing specific functionalities in precise places. Varying both the pendant functional group and the spacing between functionalities alters the physical and chemical properties of the polymer. Incorporation of alkyl chains into the PE backbone via ADMET leads to the study of perfect structures modeling the copolymerization of ethylene with α-olefins such as 1-propene, 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene.

  9. Response surface optimization and identification of isothiocyanates produced from broccoli sprouts.

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    Guo, Qianghui; Guo, Liping; Wang, Zhiying; Zhuang, Yan; Gu, Zhenxin

    2013-12-01

    Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are proved as one of natural anticarcinogenic compounds, which are produced from the decomposition of glucosinolates by myrosinase. The present study optimized the enzymolysis conditions (pH, addition of EDTA and ascorbic acid) for ITCs production from glucosinolates in broccoli sprouts using response surface methodology. ITCs production was clearly enhanced by a suitable pH, addition content of EDTA and ascorbic acid. The optimal enzymolysis conditions were determined to be adding EDTA 0.02 mmol and 0.16 mg ascorbic acid to 4 ml of the homogenized phosphate-citrate buffer solution (pH 4.00). ITCs profiles were identified and seven kinds of individual ITCs were detected, among which sulforaphane accounted the most. Four kinds of individual ITCs including isobutyl isothiocyanate, 4-isothiocyanato-1-butene, 1-isothiocyanato-3-methyl-butane and 1-isothiocyanato-butane are firstly reported in broccoli sprouts. PMID:23870863

  10. Modeling alkene chemistry using condensed mechanisms for conditions relevant to southeast Texas, USA

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    Heo, Gookyoung; Kimura, Yosuke; McDonald-Buller, Elena; Carter, William P. L.; Yarwood, Greg; Allen, David T.

    2010-12-01

    Alkenes are important in photochemical smog formation in southeast Texas due to their high emissions, especially from industrial sources in and around Houston, and their high reactivities. Therefore, properly characterizing the chemistry of alkenes in condensed mechanisms used in regional photochemical models is important in understanding the formation of ozone and other photochemical air pollutants in Houston. The performance of three versions of the SAPRC condensed chemical mechanism family, for predicting ozone and radical formation, was compared. Simulations were compared to environmental chamber data and ambient data. The analyses showed that separately modeling individual alkenes reactions (especially propene for southeast Texas) has the potential to lead to more accurate simulations of alkene chemistry. Caution must be exercised in un-lumping, however. Testing with different formulations of the 1-butene + O 3 reaction demonstrated the complexity and interconnectedness in choices of stoichiometric parameters for un-lumped species and the extent to which lumped mechanisms are un-lumped.

  11. Synthesis and characterization of mixed silica/zirconia and silica/titania porous phospate heterostructures (PPH)

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    Jiménez-Jiménez, J.; Rubio-Alonso, M.; Eliche-Quesada, D.; Castellón, E. Rodríguez; Jiménez-López, A.

    2006-05-01

    New stable mesoporous phosphate heterostructure materials with tunable acidity, consisting of expanded zirconium phosphate with silica galleries doped with zirconium or titanium, have been prepared using as precursor zirconium phosphate, expanded with cetyltrimethylammonium as the surfactant, hexadecylamine as the co-surfactant, tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) as the silica source, and zirconium(IV) propoxide or titanium(IV) propoxide as Zr or Ti sources, respectively. The solids were characterised by XRD, XPS, DTA-TG, and their acidity was studied by ammonia thermal programme desorption, iso-propanol decomposition and 1-butene isomerisation. The incorporation of Zr or Ti produces a decrease of the Brönsted acidity and an increase of the Lewis acidity.

  12. Tunable ligands for asymmetric catalysis: readily available carbohydrate-derived diarylphosphinites induce high selectivity in the hydrovinylation of styrene derivatives.

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    Park, Haengsoon; RajanBabu, T V

    2002-02-01

    Only a limited number of ligands have been successfully employed for the Ni-catalyzed asymmetric hydrovinylation reaction. Diarylphosphonites prepared from readily available carbohydrates in conjunction with a highly dissociated counterion ([3,5-(CF3)2-C6H3)4B]- or SbF6-) effect the hydrovinylation of 4-bromostyrene or 4-isobutylstyrene under ambient pressure of ethylene with the best overall selectivities reported to date for these important substrates. In a prototypical synthesis of a 2-arylpropionic acid, 3-(4-bromophenyl)-1-butene (prepared in 98% isolated yield and 89% ee from 4-bromostyrene) has been transformed into (R)-ibuprofen by Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling with i-BuMgBr, ozonolysis, and subsequent oxidation of the resulting aldehyde. PMID:11817932

  13. Shock tube study of the fuel structure effects on the chemical kinetic mechanisms responsible for soot formation, part 2

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    Frenklach, M.; Clary, D. W.; Ramachandra, M. K.

    1985-01-01

    Soot formation in oxidation of allene, 1,3-butadiene, vinylacetylene and chlorobenzene and in pyrolysis of ethylene, vinylacetylene, 1-butene, chlorobenzene, acetylen-hydrogen, benzene-acetylene, benzene-butadiene and chlorobenzene-acetylene argon-diluted mixtures was studied behind reflected shock waves. The results are rationalized within the framework of the conceptual models. It is shown that vinylacetylene is much less sooty than allene, which indicates that conjugation by itself is not a sufficient factor for determining the sooting tendency of a molecule. Structural reactivity in the context of the chemical kinetics is the dominant factor in soot formation. Detailed chemical kinetic modeling of soot formation in pyrolysis of acetylene is reported. The main mass growth was found to proceed through a single dominant route composed of conventional radical reactions. The practically irreversible formation reactions of the fused polycyclic aromatics and the overshoot by hydrogen atom over its equilibrium concentration are the g-driving kinetic forces for soot formation.

  14. Selective Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on metal powder catalysts prepared by the potassium reduction of halides in THF

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    Miyake, M.; Takebe, K.; Nomura, M.

    1987-06-01

    Metal powders such as Fe, Co, Ni, Fe-Co, and Fe-Ni prepared by reducing metal iodides or bromides with potassium metal in refluxing THF were used as catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch syntheses. These metal powders contained very small particles and have BET surface areas (28-36 m/sup 2//g). The metal powder catalysts, such as Fe and Fe-Co (80:20), gave 1-butene with more than 35 wt% selectivity at a rather high CO conversion of over 10 wt% at 533-553 K, while products on the Co catalyst obeyed conventional Schulz-Flory type distribution. The Ni catalyst showed little activity. Effects of reaction variables (temperature, H/sub 2//CO feed gas ratio, and composition of Fe-Co) were investigated.

  15. Catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid hydrocarbon fuels by progressive removal of oxygen to facilitate separation processes and achieve high selectivities

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    Dumesic, James A; Ruiz, Juan Carlos Serrano; West, Ryan M

    2014-01-07

    Described is a method to make liquid chemicals. The method includes deconstructing cellulose to yield a product mixture comprising levulinic acid and formic acid, converting the levulinic acid to .gamma.-valerolactone, and converting the .gamma.-valerolactone to pentanoic acid. Alternatively, the .gamma.-valerolactone can be conveted to a mixture of n-butenes. The pentanoic acid can be decarboxylated yield 1-butene or ketonized to yield 5-nonanone. The 5-nonanone can be hydrodeoxygenated to yield nonane, or 5-nonanone can be reduced to yield 5-nonanol. The 5-nonanol can be dehydrated to yield nonene, which can be dimerized to yield a mixture of C.sub.9 and C.sub.18 olefins, which can be hydrogenated to yield a mixture of alkanes.

  16. Catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid hydrocarbon fuels by progressive removal of oxygen to facilitate separation processes and achieve high selectivities

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    Dumesic, James A.; Ruiz, Juan Carlos Serrano; West, Ryan M.

    2015-06-30

    Described is a method to make liquid chemicals. The method includes deconstructing cellulose to yield a product mixture comprising levulinic acid and formic acid, converting the levulinic acid to .gamma.-valerolactone, and converting the .gamma.-valerolactone to pentanoic acid. Alternatively, the .gamma.-valerolactone can be converted to a mixture of n-butenes. The pentanoic acid can be decarboxylated yield 1-butene or ketonized to yield 5-nonanone. The 5-nonanone can be hydrodeoxygenated to yield nonane, or 5-nonanone can be reduced to yield 5-nonanol. The 5-nonanol can be dehydrated to yield nonene, which can be dimerized to yield a mixture of C.sub.9 and C.sub.18 olefins, which can be hydrogenated to yield a mixture of alkanes.

  17. Reaction mechanism studies of unsaturated molecules using photofragment translational spectroscopy

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    Longfellow, C.A. |

    1996-05-01

    A number of molecules have been studied using the technique of photofragment translational spectroscopy. In Chapter One a brief introduction to the experimental technique is given. In Chapter Two the infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) of acetic acid is discussed. Carbon dioxide and methane were observed for the first time as products from dissociation under collisionless conditions. Chapter Three relates an IRMPD experiment of hexafluoropropene. The predominant channel produces CFCF{sub 3} or C{sub 2}F{sub 4} and CF{sub 2}, with the heavier species undergoing further dissociation to two CF{sub 2} fragments. In Chapter Four the ultraviolet (UV) dissociation of hexafluoropropene is investigated. Chapter Five explores the IRMPD of octafluoro-1-butene and octafluoro-2-butene.

  18. Optimization of temperature-time sequences in reaction-regeneration cycles--Application to the isomerization of cis-butene

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    Gayubo, A.G.; Arandes, J.M.; Aguayo, A.T.; Olazar, M.; Bilbao, J. . Dept. de Ingenieria Quimica)

    1993-11-01

    The isomerization of cis-butene on a silica-alumina catalyst, in successive and uninterrupted reaction-regeneration cycles, in an isothermal integral fixed-bed reactor, has been simulated and experimentally studied. In the program for simulation, the following kinetic equations were used: the main reaction, deactivation, and reactivation. The simultaneous optimization of reaction and regeneration steps, with the aim of maximizing the apparent production rate of 1-butene or trans-butene, has been studied. The reaction was operated following a temperature-time sequence. The regeneration consisted of the combination of a step of stripping treatment with an inert gas and of a step of coke combustion. The results of simulation have been experimentally proven in automated reaction-regeneration equipment, in which the optimum conditions of both steps have been used.

  19. A remarkable shape-catalytic effect of confinement on the rotational isomerization of small hydrocarbons

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    Santiso, Erik E; Gubbins, Keith E; Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco

    2008-01-01

    As part of an effort to understand the effect of confinement by porous carbons on chemical reactions, we have carried out density functional theory calculations on the rotational isomerization of three four-membered hydrocarbons: n-butane, 1-butene, and 1,3-butadiene. Our results show that the interactions with the carbon walls cause a dramatic change on the potential energy surface for pore sizes comparable to the molecular dimensions. The porous material enhances or hinders reactions depending on how similar is the shape of the transition state to the shape of the confining material. The structure of the stable states and their equilibrium distributions are also drastically modified by confinement. Our results are consistent with a doubly exponential behavior of the reaction rates as a function of pore size, illustrating how the shape of a catalytic support can dramatically change the efficiency of a catalyst. (51 refs.)

  20. Solid acid catalysts from clays: preparation of mesoporous catalysts by chemical activation of metakaolin under acid conditions.

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    Lenarda, M; Storaro, L; Talon, A; Moretti, E; Riello, P

    2007-07-15

    Natural kaolin was treated at 850 or 950 degrees C in air flow to give respectively the metakaolin samples MK8 and MK9. The obtained materials were successively treated at 90 degrees C with a 1 M solution of H(2)SO(4), for various time lengths. The acid treatment of MK8 was found to give a high surface area microporous material with good catalytic properties related to the high density of acid sites, while MK9 gave an ordered mesoporous material with a low density of acid sites. The materials were characterized by several techniques, X-ray powder diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, N(2) physisorption, scanning electron microscopy, and temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia. The 1-butene isomerization was used as test reaction to evaluate the acidity of the samples. PMID:17451736

  1. Histrionicotoxins: roentgen-ray analysis of the novel allenic and acetylenie spiroalkaloids isolated from a Colombian frog, Dendrobates histrionicus.

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    Daly, J W; Karle, I; Myers, C W; Tokuyama, T; Waters, J A; Witkop, B

    1971-08-01

    The structures and absolute configuration of two unique alkaloids isolated from the Colombian frog, Dendrobates histrionicus, have been elucidated by Roentgen-ray (x-ray) crystallography. Histrionicotoxin is (2pR, 6S, 7pS, 8aS)-7-(cis-1-buten-3-ynyl)-8-hydroxy-2-(cis-2-penten-4- ynyl)-1-azaspiro[5.5] undecane, while in dihydro-isohistrionicotoxin the acetylenic 2-pentenynyl side chain is replaced by an allenic 2-(3,4 pentadienyl) substituent. Dendrobates histrionicus exhibits remarkable interpopulational variations in amounts and composition of skin toxins, in behavior, and in phenotypic characters, aspects of which are illustrated in a color plate. The histrionico-toxins are the third class of alkaloids isolated from the defensive skin secretions of Neotropical (Dendrobatidae) frogs. PMID:5288773

  2. Histrionicotoxins: Roentgen-Ray Analysis of the Novel Allenic and Acetylenic Spiroalkaloids Isolated from a Colombian Frog, Dendrobates histrionicus

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    Daly, John W.; Karle, Isabella; Myers, Charles W.; Tokuyama, Takashi; Waters, James A.; Witkop, Bernhard

    1971-01-01

    The structures and absolute configuration of two unique alkaloids isolated from the Colombian frog, Dendrobates histrionicus, have been elucidated by Roentgen-ray (x-ray) crystallography. Histrionicotoxin is (2pR, 6S, 7pS, 8aS)-7-(cis-1-buten-3-ynyl)-8-hydroxy-2-(cis-2-penten-4- ynyl)-1-azaspiro[5.5] undecane, while in dihydro-isohistrionicotoxin the acetylenic 2-pentenynyl side chain is replaced by an allenic 2-(3,4 pentadienyl) substituent. Dendrobates histrionicus exhibits remarkable interpopulational variations in amounts and composition of skin toxins, in behavior, and in phenotypic characters, aspects of which are illustrated in a color plate. The histrionico-toxins are the third class of alkaloids isolated from the defensive skin secretions of Neotropical (Dendrobatidae) frogs. Images PMID:5288773

  3. Observation of 2-methyltetrols and related photo-oxidation products of isoprene in boreal forest aerosols from Hyytiälä, Finland

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    Kourtchev, I.; Ruuskanen, T.; Maenhaut, W.; Kulmala, M.; Claeys, M.

    2005-05-01

    Oxidation products of isoprene including 2-methyltetrols (2-methylthreitol and 2-methylerythritol), 2-methylglyceric acid and triol derivatives of isoprene (2-methyl-1,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene (cis and trans) and 3-methyl-2,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene) have been detected in boreal forest PM1 aerosols collected at Hyytiälä, southern Finland, during a 2004 summer period, at significant atmospheric concentrations (in total 51 ng m-3 in summer versus 0.46 ng m-3 in fall). On the basis of these results, it can be concluded that photo-oxidation of isoprene is an important atmospheric chemistry process that contributes to secondary organic aerosol formation during summer in this conifer forest ecosystem. In addition to isoprene oxidation products, malic acid, which can be regarded as an end-oxidation product of unsaturated fatty acids, was also detected at high concentrations during the summer period (46 ng m-3 in summer versus 5.2 ng m-3 in fall), while levoglucosan, originating from biomass burning, became relatively more important during the fall period (29 ng m-3 in fall versus 10 ng m-3 in summer). Pinic acid, a major photo-oxidation product of α-pinene in laboratory experiments, could only be detected at trace levels in the summer PM1 aerosol samples from Hyytiälä, suggesting that further oxidation of pinic acid occurs and/or that different oxidation pathways are followed. We hypothesize that photo-oxidation of isoprene may participate in the early stages of new particle formation, a phenomenon which has been well documented in the boreal forest environment.

  4. Observation of 2-methyltetrols and related photo-oxidation products of isoprene in boreal forest aerosols from Hyytiälä, Finland

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    Kourtchev, I.; Ruuskanen, T.; Maenhaut, W.; Kulmala, M.; Claeys, M.

    2005-10-01

    Oxidation products of isoprene including 2-methyltetrols (2-methylthreitol and 2-methylerythritol), 2-methylglyceric acid and triol derivatives of isoprene (2-methyl-1,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene (cis and trans) and 3-methyl-2,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene) have been detected in boreal forest PM1 aerosols collected at Hyytiälä, southern Finland, during a 2004 summer period, at significant atmospheric concentrations (in total 51 ng m-3 in summer versus 0.46 ng m-3 in fall). On the basis of these results, it can be concluded that photo-oxidation of isoprene is an important atmospheric chemistry process that contributes to secondary organic aerosol formation during summer in this conifer forest ecosystem. In addition to isoprene oxidation products, malic acid, which can be regarded as an intermediate in the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, was also detected at high concentrations during the summer period (46 ng m-3 in summer versus 5.2 ng m-3 in fall), while levoglucosan, originating from biomass burning, became relatively more important during the fall period (29 ng m-3 in fall versus 10 ng m-3 in summer). Pinic acid, a major photo-oxidation product of α-pinene in laboratory experiments, could only be detected at trace levels in the summer samples, suggesting that further oxidation of pinic acid occurs and/or that different oxidation pathways are followed. We hypothesize that photo-oxidation of isoprene may participate in the early stages of new particle formation, a phenomenon which has been well documented in the boreal forest environment.

  5. Structure-property evolution during polymer crystallization

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    Arora, Deepak

    The main theme of this research is to understand the structure-property evolution during crystallization of a semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer. A combination of techniques including rheology, small angle light scattering, differential scanning calorimetry and optical microscopy are applied to follow the mechanical and optical properties along with crystallinity and the morphology. Isothermal crystallization experiments on isotactic poly-1-butene at early stages of spherulite growth provide quantitative information about nucleation density, volume fraction of spherulites and their crystallinity, and the mechanism of connecting into a sample spanning structure. Optical microscopy near the fluid-to-solid transition suggests that the transition, as determined by time-resolved mechanical spectroscopy, is not caused by packing/jamming of spherulites but by the formation of a percolating network structure. The effect of strain, Weissenberg number (We ) and specific mechanical work (w) on rate of crystallization (nucleation followed by growth) and on growth of anisotropy was studied for shear-induced crystallization of isotactic poly-1-butene. The samples were sheared for a finite strain at the beginning of the experiment and then crystallized without further flow (Janeschitz-Kriegl protocol). Strain requirements to attain steady state/leveling off of the rate of crystallization were found to be much larger than the strain needed to achieve steady state of flow. The large strain and We>1 criteria were also observed for morphological transition from spherulitic growth to oriented growth. An apparatus for small angle light scattering (SALS) and light transmission measurements under shear was built and tested at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a new development, the polarization direction can be rotated by a liquid crystal polarization rotator (LCPR) with a short response time of 20 ms. The experiments were controlled and analyzed with a LabVIEW(TM) based code (LabVIEW(TM) 7.1) in real time. The SALS apparatus was custom built for ExxonMobil Research in Clinton NJ.

  6. Inhibitory Potency of 4-Carbon Alkanes and Alkenes toward CYP2E1 Activity

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    Hartman, Jessica H.; Miller, Grover P.; Boysen, Gunnar

    2016-01-01

    CYP2E1 has been implicated in the bioactivation of many small molecules into reactive metabolites which form adducts with proteins and DNA, and thus a better understanding of the molecular determinants of its selectivity are critical for accurate toxicological predictions. In this study, we determined the potency of inhibition of human CYP2E1 for various 4-carbon alkanes, alkenes and alcohols. In addition, known CYP2E1 substrates and inhibitors including 4-methylpyrazole, aniline, and dimethylnitrosamine were included to determine their relative potencies. Of the 1,3-butadiene-derived metabolites studied, 3,4-epoxy-1-butene was the strongest inhibitor with an IC50 of 110 μM compared to 1700 μM and 6600 μM for 1,2-butenediol and 1,2:3,4-diepoxybutane, respectively. Compared to known inhibitors, inhibitory potency of 3,4-epoxy-1-butene is between 4-methylpyrazole (IC50 = 1.8 μM) and dimethylnitrosamine (IC50 = 230 μM). All three butadiene metabolites inhibit CYP2E1 activity through a simple competitive mechanism. Among the 4-carbon compounds studied, the presence and location of polar groups seems to influence inhibitory potency. To further examine this notion, the investigation was extended to include structurally and chemically similar analogs, including propylene oxide and various butane alcohols. Those results demonstrated preferential recognition of CYP2E1 toward the type and location of polar and hydrophobic structural elements. Taken together, CYP2E1 metabolism may be modified in vivo by exposure to 4-carbon compounds, such as drugs, and nutritional constituents, a finding that highlights the complexity of exposure to mixtures. PMID:24561005

  7. Pressure and Temperature Dependence of the Reaction of Vinyl Radical with Alkenes III: Measured Rates and Predicted Product Distributions for Vinyl + Butene

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    Goldsmith, C. Franklin; Ismail, Huzeifa; Green, William H.

    2009-07-01

    This work reports experimental and theoretical first-order rate constants for the reaction of vinyl radical with C4H8 alkenes: 1-butene, 2-butene, and isobutene. The experiments are performed over a temperature range of 300 to 700 K at 100 Torr. Vinyl radicals (H2C═CH) were generated by laser photolysis of vinyl iodide (C2H3I) at 266 nm, and time-resolved absorption spectroscopy was used to probe vinyl radicals at 423.2 and 475 nm. Weighted Arrhenius fits to the experimental rate coefficients for 1-butene (k1), 2-butene (k2), and isobutene (k3) yield k1 = (1.3 ± 0.3) × 10-12 cm3 molecules-1 s-1 exp[-(2200 ± 120) K/T]; k2 = (1.7 ± 0.3) × 10-12 cm3 molecules-1 s-1 exp[-(2610 ± 120) K/T]; and k3 = (1.0 ± 0.1) × 10-12 cm3 molecules-1 s-1 exp[-(2130 ± 50) K/T], respectively. C6H11 potential energy surfaces (PESs) for each system were calculated using the G3 method. RRKM/ME simulations were performed for each system to predict pressure-dependent rate coefficients and branching fractions for the major channels. A generic rate rule for vinyl addition to various alkenes is recommended; a similar rate rule for the abstraction of H atoms by vinyl from alkenes is also provided. Some of the vinyl addition reactions exhibit anomalous Evans-Polanyi plots similar to those reported for previous methyl addition reactions.

  8. Characterization of Dispersed Heteropoly Acid on Mesoporous Zeolite Using Solid-State P-31 NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation

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    Zhu, Kake; Hu, Jian Z.; She, Xiaoyan; Liu, Jun; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Yong; Peden, Charles HF; Kwak, Ja Hun

    2009-09-01

    Dispersion and quantitative characterization of supported catalysts is a grand challenge in catalytic science. In this paper, heteropoly acid H3PW12O40 (HPA) is dispersed on mesoporous zeolite silicalite-1 derived from hydrothermal synthesis using carbon black nanoparticle templates, and the catalytic activity is studied for 1-butene isomerization. The HPAs supported on conventional zeolite and on mesoporous zeolite exhibit very different activities and thus provide good model systems to investigate the structure dependence of the catalytic properties. The HPA on mesoporous silicalite-1 shows enhanced catalytic activity for 1-butene isomerization, while HPA on conventional silicalite-1 exhibits low activity. To elucidate the structural difference, supported HPA catalysts are characterized using a variety of techniques, including 31P magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, and are shown to contain a range of species on both mesoporous and conventional zeolites. However, contrary to studies reported in the literature, conventional NMR techniques and chemical shifts alone do not provide sufficient information to distinguish the dispersed and aggregated surface species. The dispersed phase and the nondispersed phase can only be unambiguously and quantitatively characterized using spin-lattice relaxation NMR techniques. The HPA supported on mesoporous zeolite contains a fast relaxation component related to the dispersed catalyst, giving a much higher activity, while the HPA supported on conventional zeolite has essentially only the slow relaxation component with very low activity. The results obtained from this work demonstrate that the combination of spinning sideband fitting and spin-lattice relaxation techniques can provide detailed structural information on not only the Keggin structure for HPA but also the degree of dispersion on the support.

  9. Characterization of dispersed heteropoly Acid on mesoporous zeolite using solid-state 31P NMR spin-lattice relaxation.

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    Zhu, Kake; Hu, Jianzhi; She, Xiaoyan; Liu, Jun; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Yong; Peden, Charles H F; Kwak, Ja Hun

    2009-07-22

    Dispersion and quantitative characterization of supported catalysts is a grand challenge in catalytic science. In this paper, heteropoly acid H(3)PW(12)O(40) (HPA) is dispersed on mesoporous zeolite silicalite-1 derived from hydrothermal synthesis using carbon black nanoparticle templates, and the catalytic activity is studied for 1-butene isomerization. The HPAs supported on conventional zeolite and on mesoporous zeolite exhibit very different activities and thus provide good model systems to investigate the structure dependence of the catalytic properties. The HPA on mesoporous silicalite-1 shows enhanced catalytic activity for 1-butene isomerization, while HPA on conventional silicalite-1 exhibits low activity. To elucidate the structural difference, supported HPA catalysts are characterized using a variety of techniques, including (31)P magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, and are shown to contain a range of species on both mesoporous and conventional zeolites. However, contrary to studies reported in the literature, conventional NMR techniques and chemical shifts alone do not provide sufficient information to distinguish the dispersed and aggregated surface species. The dispersed phase and the nondispersed phase can only be unambiguously and quantitatively characterized using spin-lattice relaxation NMR techniques. The HPA supported on mesoporous zeolite contains a fast relaxation component related to the dispersed catalyst, giving a much higher activity, while the HPA supported on conventional zeolite has essentially only the slow relaxation component with very low activity. The results obtained from this work demonstrate that the combination of spinning sideband fitting and spin-lattice relaxation techniques can provide detailed structural information on not only the Keggin structure for HPA but also the degree of dispersion on the support. PMID:19601683

  10. The vertical distributions of VOCs in the atmosphere of Beijing in autumn.

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    Ting, Mao; Yue-Si, Wang; Jie, Jiang; Fang-kun, Wu; Mingxing, Wang

    2008-02-01

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air of Beijing City were measured at the heights of 8, 32, 140 and 280 m on the Beijing 325 m meteorological tower in autumn 2005. Concentrations of fifty-five compounds were determined by quantitative analytical methods. Our study utilized GC/MS analysis of 0.5 l air sample that were cryo-concentrated prior to analysis. The vertical distributions of VOCs were also investigated using 1-butene, isopentane, dichloromethane and toluene as representative compounds of several different categories. It is shown that 1-butene followed by 2-butene, isopentane followed by n-pentane, dichloromethane followed by chloroform and toluene followed by benzene are the most abundant compounds in the categories of alkene, alkane, halocarbon and aromatic hydrocarbon, respectively. The concentrations of TVOCs range from 51.2+/-39.7 ppb to 83.6+/-44.4 ppb on clear days, but from 62.9+/-19.0 ppb to 105.0+/-59.2 ppb on haze days. While alkenes and halocarbons contribute little to TVOCs, alkanes provide the largest percentage, ranging from about 46% to 63% at four different heights, which are followed by aromatic hydrocarbons ranging from about 15% to 27%. The vertical distributions of VOCs are complex. On clear days most distribution profiles show a decreasing trend with increasing height. On haze days, however, they exhibit first a decrease with increasing altitude from 8 m to 140 m and then a significant increase at 280 m. These results are understood by analyzing how the vertical distributions of VOCs are affected jointly by several factors such as meteorological parameters and transport property. In addition, principal components analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis show that VOCs have different origins at different heights. PMID:17976686

  11. First examples of homogeneous hydrogenolysis of thiophene to 1-butanethiolate and ethylthioketene ligands: Synthesis and reactivity of ([eta][sup 4]-C[sub 4]H[sub 5]S)ReH[sub 2](PPh[sub 3])[sub 2

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    Rosini, G.P.; Jones, W.D. )

    1992-12-30

    The reaction of ReH[sub 7](PPh[sub 3])[sub 2] with excess thiophene in the presence of the hydrogen acceptor 3,3-dimethyl-1-butene results in the formation of a new organometallic complex which has been identified as the thioallyl complex ([eta][sup 4]-C[sub 4]H[sub 5]S)ReH[sub 2](PPh[sub 3])[sub 2] (1). The thermolysis of a solution of 1 at 60[degrees]C with excess trimethylphosphine results in the formation of free tetrahydrothiophene and the new cyclometalated organometallic complex [ovr Re(PMe[sub 3])[sub 4](PPh[sub 2]C][sub 6]H[sub 4]) (2). Photolysis of a solution of 1 with excess trimethylphospine proceeds differently, yielding a mixture of four new organometallic complexes, all of which contain a C-S-cleaved 1-butene-1-thiolate ligand. Two of the complexes contain an S-bound ethenethiolate ligand and exist as cis and trans isomers of Re(SCH[double bond]CHEt)(PMe[sub 3])[sub 5] (3a,b), while the other two complexes contain an [eta][sup 3]-allyl-bound ethenethiolate ligand and exist as cis and trans isomers of Re([eta][sup 3]-SCH[double bond]CHEt)(PMe[sub 3])[sub 4] (4a,b). In both complexes the cis is the more thermodynamically stable isomer. The cis complex 3a is seen to isomerize to the trans 3b photochemically (cis:trans = 1.6:1), while thermally the trans isomerizes almost totally to the cis (cis:trans = 10:1 after several days). In the presence of a large excess of PMe[sub 3], only complexes 3a,b are seen, whereas removal of the free phosphine from solution gives only complexes 4a,b. 23 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. Infrared, Raman and Microwave Spectra, Conformational Stability, Barriers to Internal Rotation, and AB Initio Calculations of Some Allyl Halides and Substituted Allyl Halides.

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    Zhen, Mengzhang

    The infrared (3500 to 40 cm^{ -1}) and Raman (3500 to 20 cm^ {-1})^ectra of gaseous and solid 3-fluoropropene and trans-1-fluoro-2-butene, trans-CH_3 HC=CHCH_2F, have been recorded. Additionally, the Raman spectra of the liquids have been recorded and qualitative depolarization values have been obtained. The spectra have been interpreted on the basis that the conformation which has the fluorine atom cis to the double bond is thermodynamically preferred for both molecules over the gauche rotamer in both the gaseous and liquid phases and is the only rotamer present in the annealed solid. An assignment of the fundamental vibrations for both conformations for both molecules, based on their infrared band contours, depolarization values and group frequencies, is given and discussed. The microwave spectrum of 3-fluoro-2-methylpropene (methallyl fluoride), CH_2C(CH _3)CH_2F, has been recorded from 18.0 to 39.0 GHz. The a-type R-branches have been observed and assigned in the ground and first two vibrationally excited states of the asymmetric torsion for both the low energy cis and high energy gauche conformers. Additionally, the c-type Q-branches for the gauche conformer and b-type Q-branches for the cis conformer have been assigned. From the Stark effect the dipole moment components were determined for the cis conformer to be | mu_ a| = 1.65 +/- 0.02, |mu_ b| = 1.13 +/- 0.01 and | mu_ t| = 2.00 +/- 0.01 D and those for the gauche conformer to be |mu_ a| = 1.36 +/- 0.03, |mu_ b| = 0-26 +/- 0.07, |mu_ c| = 0 -89 +/- 0.07 and |mu_ t| = 1.65 +/- 0.01 D. Complete equilibrium geometries for both conformers have been determined with the RHF/3-21G, RHF/6-31G* and MP2/6-31G* basis sets. A normal coordinate analysis utilizing the harmonic force constants obtained with the MP2/6-31G* basis set has been carried out for both conformers. The results are discussed and compared with the corresponding quantities obtained for some similar molecules.

  13. Corona discharge of Titan's troposphere

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    Navarro-González, Rafael; Ramírez, Sandra I.

    1997-05-01

    The atmosphere of Titan is constantly bombarded by galactic cosmic rays and Saturnian magnetospheric electrons causing the formation of free electrons and primary ions, which are then stabilized by ion cluster formation and charging of aerosols. These charged particles accumulate in drops in cloud regions of the troposphere. Their abundance can substantially increase by friction, fragmentation or collisions during convective activity. Charge separation occurs with help of convection and gravitational settling leading to development of electric fields within the cloud and between the cloud and the ground. Neutralization of these charge particles leads to corona discharges which are characterized by low current densities. These electric discharges could induce a number of chemical reactions in the troposphere and hence it is of interest to explore such effects. We have therefore, experimentally studied the corona discharge of a simulated Titan's atmosphere (10% methane and 2% argon in nitrogen) at 500 Torr and 298 K by GC-FTIR-MS techniques. The main products have been identified as hydrocarbons (ethane, ethyne, ethene, propane, propene + propyne, cyclopropane, butane, 2-methylpropane, 2-methylpropene, n-butene, 2-butene, 2,2-dimethylpropane, 2-methylbutane, 2-methylbutene, n-pentane, 2,2-dimethylbutane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, n-hexane, 2,2-dimethylhexane, 2,2-dimethylpentane, 2,2,3-trimethylbutane, 2,3-dimethylpentane and n-heptane), nitriles (hydrogen cyanide, cyanogen, ethanenitrile, propanenitrile, 2-methylpropanenitrile and butanenitrile) and an uncharacterized film deposit. We present their trends of formation as a function of discharge time in an ample interval and have derived their initial yields of formation. These results clearly demonstrate that a complex organic chemistry can be initiated by corona processes in the lower atmosphere. Although photochemistry and charged particle chemistry occurring in the stratosphere can account for many of the observed hydrocarbon species in Titan, the predicted abundance of ethene is to low by a factor of 10 to 40. While some ethene will be produced by charged-particle chemistry, its production by corona processes and subsequent diffusion into the stratosphere appears to be an adequate source. Because little UV penetrates to the lower atmosphere to destroy the molecules formed there, the corona-produced species may be long-lived and contribute significantly to the composition of the lower atmosphere and surface.

  14. VOCs Speciation From Steam Boiler Stacks of Industries Located in Naucalpan

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    Mejia, G. M.; Tejeda, D. D.; Bremauntz, M. P.; Valdez, A.; Montufar, P. C.; Martinez, M. A.; Sierra, M. J.; Gonzalez, C. A.

    2007-05-01

    Results of VOCs speciation from industrial steam boiler stacks located in Naucalpan are presented and discussed. This municipality is located north of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (MZVM). Speciation of VOCs is important to generate information about sources of pollution, to update emission inventories, to study the dynamics of pollutants in the atmosphere, and to estimate possible risks of population exposure. This information is valuable for decision making on air pollution control strategies. Samples from 35 steam boilers form industries burning Diesel, LPG, or CNG were taken using the US-EPA Method 18. Selected samples from the use of different fuels were analyzed using gas chromatography and flame ionization detection (GC-FID) according to US-EPA protocol TO-14. The VOCs analyzed included alkanes of 9 carbons or less, alkenes of 7 carbons or less and aromatics (families of benzene). The results show consistency on the VOCs detected on Diesel samples. The main compounds found were 1- Butene+iButylene, m/p-Xylene, Ethane, Propene, Propane, Acetylene, 2Me-1Butene, and Toluene. The average concentrations of these compounds were in the range of 130 to 385 ppbC. The results of LPG samples did not show a definite pattern of VOCs, although light components predominate and, in some samples, Toluene and Xylene. These last components were not expected for industries reporting the use of LPG, perhaps due to the use of a combination of fuels and mistakes in the reports of fuel used at the time of sampling. The analysis of CNG samples show predominance of light VOCs, in the range of 90 to 300 ppbC. As in the case of LPG, some aromatics showed high concentrations in some samples analyzed perhaps due to the use of different fuels in the boiler. The results of this study are the first results of VOCs speciation obtained form exhaust gases from stacks of Mexican industries. The data reported are valuable to analyze emission inventories of VOCs and to better understand the dynamics of pollutants in the MZVM.

  15. Pyrolysis of tert-butyl tert-butanethiosulfinate, t-BuS(O)St-Bu: a computational perspective of the decomposition pathways.

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    Mondal, Bhaskar; Mandal, Debasish; Das, Abhijit K

    2011-04-14

    A systematic theoretical study has been performed on the low pressure thermal decomposition pathways of t-BuS(O)St-Bu using the CCSD(T)/cc-pV(D+d)Z//B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p), CCSD(T)/cc-pV(D+d)Z//PBEPBE/6-311++G(2d,2p), and G3B3 level of theories. Rate constants for the unimolecular decomposition pathways are calculated using Rice−Ramsperger−Kassel−Marcus (RRKM) theory. On the basis of the experimental observation and theoretical predictions, the pyrolysis channels are considered as primary and secondary pyrolysis reactions. The primary decomposition via a five-membered transition state leads to the formation of tert-butanethiosulfoxylic acid (t-BuSSOH) and 2-methylpropene (C4H8) almost exclusively having low-pressure limit rate constant k(1)(0) = 4.67 × 10(−6)T(−4.67) exp(−11.64 kcal mol(−1)/RT) cm3 mol(−1) s(−1) (T = 500−800 K). The primary decomposition via a six-membered transition state is also identified, and that leads to the tert-butanethiosulfinic acid t-BuS(OH)S, which is the branched chain isomer of t-BuSSOH. The formation of t-BuSSOH is thermodynamically as well as kinetically favorable over t-BuS(OH)S formation, and therefore the second product could not be found experimentally. Furthermore, calculation on secondary pyrolysis pathways involving the decomposition of t-BuSSOH leads to the formation of 1-oxatrisulfane (trans-HSSOH and cis-HSSOH) and their branched isomer S(SH)OH. These three secondary product formation rates are competitive, but thermodynamics do not favor the formation of the branched isomer. Among the secondary pyrolysis products, trans-HSSOH is the most stable one, and its formation rate constant at low pressure is calculated to be k(3)(0) = 5.49 × 10(28)T(−10.70) exp(−36.22 kcal mol(−1)/RT) cm3 mol(−1) s(−1) (T = 800−1500 K). Finally, the secondary pyrolysis pathway from less stable product t-BuS(OH)S is also predicted, and that leads to trans-HSSOH and cis-HSSOH products with almost equal rates. A bond-order analysis using Wiberg bond indexes obtained by natural bond orbital (NBO) calculation predicts that the primary and secondary pyrolysis of t-BuS(O)St-Bu occur via E1-like mechanism. PMID:21417300

  16. Organic chemistry in the oceans of Titan

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    Raulin, F.

    On Titan, most of the organics present in the atmosphere must condense in the lower stratosphere and be solid near the surface, except methane, ethane, propane, propene and 1-butene which must be liquid and could form oceans containing large fractions of dissolved N2. Chemical evolution on Titan must have followed a way very different from the terrestrial one, involving physical chemical processes in a cryogenic apolar solvent mainly composed of CH4-C2H6-N2, in place of organic chemistry in water. Systematic study of the volumic mass and solubility of organics in such a cryogenic mixture of various compositions, at 94K, is presented, using thermodynamic modelling. The results suggest that the oceans of Titan could be free of any "icebergs" of organic compounds. These oceans could be very rich in dissolved organics, with relatively high concentrations, in the range 1 - 10-6M. In addition, the concentration of several of the organic solutes should be constant, buffered by a bottom layer of the corresponding compound in the solid phase.

  17. Electron-scattering cross sections for 1-pentene, H2C=CH-(CH2)2CH3, molecules

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    Szmytkowski, Czesław; Możejko, Paweł; Zawadzki, Mateusz; Ptasińska-Denga, Elżbieta

    2013-03-01

    Cross sections, both experimental and theoretical, are reported for electron scattering from 1-pentene (C5H10) molecules. Absolute grand-total cross sections (TCSs) were measured at electron impact energies ranging from 1 to 300 eV, using a linear electron-transmission technique. The dominant behaviour of the experimental TCS energy function is a distinct asymmetric enhancement with the maximum located around 6.5 eV. Discernible are also three weak TCS structures: a small peak in the vicinity of 1.8 eV and two broad shoulders located between 10 and 30 eV. The additivity rule was employed to calculate the elastic cross section (ECS) from 20 to 3000 eV, while the binary-encounter-Bethe approach was used for the computation of the ionization cross section (ICS), from the threshold up to 3000 eV. Within 30 and 300 eV, the sum of computed cross sections (ECS+ICS) quite reasonably reproduces the experimental TCS values. Comparison is also made between the experimental TCS energy curve for 1-pentene (H2C=CH-(CH2)2CH3) and those measured for the ethylene (H2C=CH2) molecule and its substituted derivatives: propene (H2C=CH-CH3) and 1-butene (H2C=CH-CH2CH3).

  18. Characterization of non-methane hydrocarbons emitted from open burning of wheat straw and corn stover in China

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    Li, Xinghua; Wang, Shuxiao; Duan, Lei; Hao, Jiming

    2009-10-01

    Field measurements were conducted to determine the characteristics of non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) emitted from open burning of wheat straw and maize stover, two major agricultural residues in China. The headfire ignition technique was used with sampling downwind from the agricultural fire. Fifty-two NMHC species were quantified using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. A carbon mass balance method was used to determine NMHC emission factors. The emission factors of the total speciated NMHCs from wheat straw and maize stover are 1690 ± 580 mg kg-1 and 1590 ± 430 mg kg-1, respectively. Propane, n-pentane, 2,3-dimethylbutane, 2-methylpentane, propene, benzene and toluene are the main species, together accounting for 55.3%-68.0% of the total NMHCs. On the basis of measured emission factors and the published maximum incremental reactivity values for NMHCs, we estimated the ozone forming potential (OFP) of speciated NMHCs. The results indicate that propene, 1-butene, isoprene, toluene and m,p-xylene have high OFP values and account for about 50% of the total OFP. Alkenes played the most important role in potential ozone formation, followed by aromatics and alkanes.

  19. Volatile hydrocarbon emissions from vehicles and vertical ventilations in the Hsuehshan traffic tunnel, Taiwan.

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    Lai, Chia-Hsiang; Peng, Yen-Ping

    2012-07-01

    The concentrations of 56 volatile organic hydrocarbons (VOCs) were measured simultaneously in the southbound bore, the northbound bore and the exhaust air shafts of the Hsuehshan tunnel near Yilan, Taiwan during 2007 and 2008. A total of 60 integrated air samples were collected using stainless steel canisters and analyzed using GC/FID and GC/MS. The highest temperature and lowest relative humidity were observed at the exit of the tunnel owing to the accumulation in the tunnel of waste heat that was exhausted from vehicles. The five most abundant species in all samples were ethylene, acetylene, isopentane, propylene, and toluene. The exit/entrance ratios of total non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) concentration were 7.8 and 4.8 for the southbound and northbound bores, respectively. Furthermore, the most abundant species of emission rate (ER) is toluene (21.93-42.89 mg s(-1)), followed by isopentane, ethylene, propylene and 1-butene, with ER ranging from 2.50 to 9.31 mg s(-1) for the three shafts. The ozone formation potential (OFP)/total NMHC ratios in three exhaust air shafts show that the reactivities of these emissions are similar to those of vehicle emissions. PMID:21822577

  20. Effect of pretreatment with dehulling and microwaving on the flavor characteristics of cold-pressed rapeseed oil by GC-MS-PCA and electronic nose discrimination.

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    Zhou, Qi; Yang, Mei; Huang, Fenghong; Zheng, Chang; Deng, Qianchun

    2013-07-01

    Raw and dehulled rapeseeds were treated with microwave energy (800 W) from 1 to 8 min with 1-min intervals at a frequency of 2450 MHz to investigate the influence of microwaving and dehulling pretreatment on the flavor characteristics of rapeseed oil extracted by pressing. Headspace solid phase microextraction was used to isolate the volatile compounds of rapeseed oil, which were then identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. The results indicated that microwave and dehulling pretreatment of rapeseed can significantly influence the kinds and content of volatile compounds. The key flavor compounds in rapeseed oil were oxidized volatiles, heterocyclic compounds, and degradation products of glucosinolates. A pungent compound, 4-isothiocyanato-1-butene, was reduced by 97% in rapeseed treated for 3 min with microwaves energy when compared to the rapeseed oil without any treatment. The pyrazine compounds in the oil appeared after 6 min of microwave pretreatment and give a pleasant roasting flavor when compared to crude oils. Principal component analysis was able to differentiate between oils obtained using 4 pretreatment processes based on volatile compounds and electronic nose. The results showed that dehulling pretreatment could improve the flavor, yet microwaving had a greater effect on the flavor of rapeseed oils. PMID:23865448

  1. A chemical assessment of the suitability of allyl- iso-propyltelluride as a Te precursor for metal organic vapour phase epitaxy

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    Hails, Janet E.; Cole-Hamilton, David J.; Stevenson, John; Bell, William; Foster, Douglas F.; Ellis, David

    2001-04-01

    The chemical studies, which led to the testing of allyl- iso-propyltelluride (allylTePr i) as a Te precursor in metal organic vapour phase epitaxy are presented. The pyrolysis in hydrogen of allylTePr i gave products including 1,5-hexadiene, propane and propene. Co-pyrolysis of dimethylcadmium (Me 2Cd) and allylTePr i gave the hydrocarbons expected from the pyrolysis of the individual precursors plus additional hydrocarbons including 2-methylpropane and 1-butene. Plots of percentage decomposition versus temperature, which proved extremely useful in determining the likely growth temperatures for both CdTe and HgTe, showed that allylTePr i is less stable than both Pr 2iTe (di- iso-propyltelluride) and Me 2Cd. The possible role of Hg in the growth of CdTe is also discussed. The chemistry of allylTePr i is well suited for use as an efficient precursor for epitaxial growth of tellurium containing semiconductors since there is very little formation of other organotellurium compounds on pyrolysis.

  2. Evaluation of the acid properties of porous zirconium-doped and undoped silica materials

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    Fuentes-Perujo, D.; Santamaria-Gonzalez, J.; Merida-Robles, J.; Rodriguez-Castellon, E.; Jimenez-Lopez, A.; Maireles-Torres, P. . E-mail: maireles@uma.es; Moreno-Tost, R.

    2006-07-15

    A series of porous silica and Zr-doped silica molecular sieves, belonging to the MCM-41 and MSU families, were prepared and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and N{sub 2} adsorption at 77 K. Their acid properties have been evaluated by NH{sub 3}-TPD, adsorption of pyridine and deuterated acetonitrile coupled to FT-IR spectroscopy and the catalytic tests of isopropanol decomposition and isomerization of 1-butene. The acidity of purely siliceous solids were, in all cases, very low, while the incorporation of Zr(IV) into the siliceous framework produced an enhancement of the acidity. The adsorption of basic probe molecules and the catalytic behaviour revealed that Zr-doped MSU-type silica was more acidic than the analogous Zr-MCM-41 solid, with a similar Zr content. This high acidity observed in the case of Zr-doped silica samples is due to the presence of surface zirconium atoms with a low coordination, mainly creating Lewis acid sites. - Graphical abstract: The adsorption of basic probe molecules and the catalytic behaviour have revealed that MSU-type materials are more acidic than the analogous MCM-41 solids, mainly after the incorporation of zirconium into the silica framework.

  3. Catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid hydrocarbon fuels by progressive removal of oxygen to facilitate separation processes and achieve high selectivities

    DOEpatents

    Dumesic, James A.; Ruiz, Juan Carlos Serrano; West, Ryan M.

    2012-04-03

    Described is a method to make liquid chemicals, such as functional intermediates, solvents, and liquid fuels from biomass-derived cellulose. The method is cascading; the product stream from an upstream reaction can be used as the feedstock in the next downstream reaction. The method includes the steps of deconstructing cellulose to yield a product mixture comprising levulinic acid and formic acid, converting the levulinic acid to .gamma.-valerolactone, and converting the .gamma.-valerolactone to pentanoic acid. Alternatively, the .gamma.-valerolactone can be converted to a mixture of n-butenes. The pentanoic acid so formed can be further reacted to yield a host of valuable products. For example, the pentanoic acid can be decarboxylated yield 1-butene or ketonized to yield 5-nonanone. The 5-nonanone can be hydrodeoxygenated to yield nonane, or 5-nonanone can be reduced to yield 5-nonanol. The 5-nonanol can be dehydrated to yield nonene, which can be dimerized to yield a mixture of C.sub.9 and C.sub.18 olefins, which can be hydrogenated to yield a mixture of alkanes. Alternatively, the nonene may be isomerized to yield a mixture of branched olefins, which can be hydrogenated to yield a mixture of branched alkanes. The mixture of n-butenes formed from .gamma.-valerolactone can also be subjected to isomerization and oligomerization to yield olefins in the gasoline, jet and Diesel fuel ranges.

  4. Pyrolysis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). 1. Experimental study with molecular-beam mass spectrometry and tunable synchrotron VUV photoionization.

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    Zhang, Taichang; Wang, Jing; Yuan, Tao; Hong, Xin; Zhang, Lidong; Qi, Fei

    2008-10-23

    An experimental study of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) pyrolysis (3.72% MTBE in argon) has been performed at low pressure (267 Pa) within the temperature range from 700 to 1420 K. The pyrolysis process was detected with the tunable synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization and molecular-beam mass spectrometry (MBMS). About thirty intermediates are identified from near-threshold measurements of photoionization mass spectrum and photoionization efficiency spectrum. Among them, H2, CO, CH4, CH3OH and C4H8 are the major pyrolysis products. The radicals such as methyl, methoxy, propargyl, allyl, C4H5 and C4H7 are detected. The isomers of pyrolysis products are identified as well, i.e., propyne and allene, 1,2,3-butatriene and vinylacetylene, isobutene and 1-butene, propanal and acetone. Furthermore, the mole fractions of the pyrolysis products have been evaluated under various temperatures. Meanwhile, the initial formation temperatures of different pyrolysis products can be obtained. This work is anticipated to present a new experimental method for pyrolysis study and help understand the pyrolysis and combustion chemistry of MTBE and other oxygenated fuels. PMID:18823099

  5. Fluid loss agents for oil well cementing composition

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    Savoly, A.; Villa, J.L.; Garvey, C.M.; Resnick, A.L.

    1987-06-23

    This patent describes a method of cementing a conduit in a borehole penetrating an earthen formation by introducing a cementing composition into the space. The cementing composition comprises: water; hydraulic cement; a water dispersible fluid loss additive comprised of a terpolymer of (1) from about 10 to about 75 weight percent of an acid selected from the group consisting of 2-acrylamido-2 methylpropane sulfonic acid, sodium vinyl sulfonate and vinyl benzene sulfonate; (2) from about 10 to 76 weight percent of a nonionic monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide, N,N-dimethylacrylamide, N-vinyl pyrrolidone, N-vinyl acetamide and dimethylamino ethyl methacrylate; and (3) from about 1 to 60 weight percent of an unsaturated polybasic acid selected from the group consisting of itaconic acid, maleic acid, fumaric acid, citraconic acid, mesaconic acid, glutaconic acid, aconitic acid, dimethylmuconic acid and 1-butene 2,3,4-tricarboxylic acid, the polymer having an average molecular weight of between about 200,000 and about 1,000,000 being in its free acid or partially or completely neutralized form and being at least water dispersible.

  6. Topological Constraints on Chain-Folding Structure of Semicrystalline Polymer as Studied by 13C-13C Double Quantum NMR

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hong, Youlee; Miyoshi, Toshikazu

    Chain-folding process is a prominent feature of long polymer chains during crystallization. Over the last half century, much effort has been paid to reveal the chain trajectory. Even though various chain-folding models as well as theories of crystallization at molecule levels have been proposed, they could be not reconciled due to the limited experimental evidences. Recent development of double quantum NMR with selective isotope labeling identified the chain-trajectory of 13C labeled isotactic poly(1-butene). The systematic experiments covered a wide range of parameters, i.e. kinetics, concentration, and molecular weight (Mw) . It was demonstrated that i) adjacent re-entry site was invariant as a function of crystallization temperature (Tc) , concentration, andMw, ii) long-range order of adjacent re-entry sequence is independence of kinetics at a given concentration while it decreased with increasing the polymer concentration at a given Tc due to the increased interruption between the chains, and iii) high Mw chains led to the multilayer folded structures in single crystals, but the melt state induced the identical short adjacent sequences of long and short polymer over a wide range of Tc due to the entanglements. The behaviors indicated that the topological restriction plays significant roles in the chain-folding process rather than the kinetics. The proposed framework to control the chain-folding structure presents a new perspective into the chain organization by either the intra- or inter-chain interaction. National Science Foundation Grants DMR-1105829 and 1408855.

  7. Selective photooxidation of small alkenes by O[sub 2] with red light in zeolite Y

    SciTech Connect

    Blatter, F.; Frei, H. )

    1994-03-09

    Upon loading number of UV photons per unit a and O[sub 2] into zeolite NaY, photochemistry was observed at wavelengths as long as 760 nm. Similarly, photoexcitation of trans- or cis-2-butene and O[sub 2] in this zeolite resulted in chemical reaction at a threshold wavelength of 600 nm. Reactions were initiated either with filtered tungsten-source light or the emission of a CW dye laser and typically conducted at -50[degree]C. Products identified by FT-infrared spectroscopy were 2,3-dimethyl-3-hydroperoxy-l-butene (>90%) and acetone in the case of DMB + O[sub 2]. trans- or cis-2-butene + O[sub 2] gave exclusively 3-hydroperoxy-1-butene. This constitutes the first synthesis of this hydroperoxide by direct photolysis of 2-butene-O[sub 2] pairs. Laser reaction excitation spectra in the 500-700-nm region revealed a continuous absorption for both the DMB[center dot]O[sub 2] and the 2-butene-O[sub 2] systems. It is attributed to a charge-transfer transition. Comparison with corresponding absorption spectra in conventional media shows that the excited alkene-O[sub 2] charge-transfer states are stabilized by electrostatic interactions with the zeolite NaY environment by 12 000cm[sup [minus]1]. Substantially less stabilization was observed in high-silica faujasite. 50 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. The effect of rhenium, sulfur and alumina on the conversion of hydrocarbons over platinum single crystals: Surface science and catalytic studies

    SciTech Connect

    Kim, C.

    1992-04-01

    Conversion reactions of hydrocarbons over Pt-Re model catalyst surfaces modified by sulfur and alumina have been studied. A plasma deposition source has been developed to deposit Pt, Re, and Al on metal substrates variable coverage in ultrahigh vacuum without excessive heating. Conversion of n-hexane was performed over the Re-covered Pt and Pt-covered Re surfaces. The presence of the second metal increased hydrogenolysis activity of both Pt-Re surfaces. Addition of sulfur on the model Catalyst surfaces suppressed hydrogenolysis activity and increased the cyclization rate of n-hexane to methylcyclopentane over Pt-Re surfaces. Sulfiding also increased the dehydrogenation rate of cyclohexane to benzene Over Pt-Re surfaces. It has been proposed that the PtRe bimetallic catalysts show unique properties when combined with sulfur, and electronic interactions exist between platinum, rhenium and sulfur. Decomposition of hydrocarbons on the sulfur-covered Pt-Re surfaces supported that argument. For the conversion of 1-butene over the planar Pt/AlO{sub x}, the addition of Pt increased the selectivity of hydrogenation over isomerization.

  9. The effect of rhenium, sulfur and alumina on the conversion of hydrocarbons over platinum single crystals: Surface science and catalytic studies

    SciTech Connect

    Kim, C.

    1992-04-01

    Conversion reactions of hydrocarbons over Pt-Re model catalyst surfaces modified by sulfur and alumina have been studied. A plasma deposition source has been developed to deposit Pt, Re, and Al on metal substrates variable coverage in ultrahigh vacuum without excessive heating. Conversion of n-hexane was performed over the Re-covered Pt and Pt-covered Re surfaces. The presence of the second metal increased hydrogenolysis activity of both Pt-Re surfaces. Addition of sulfur on the model Catalyst surfaces suppressed hydrogenolysis activity and increased the cyclization rate of n-hexane to methylcyclopentane over Pt-Re surfaces. Sulfiding also increased the dehydrogenation rate of cyclohexane to benzene Over Pt-Re surfaces. It has been proposed that the PtRe bimetallic catalysts show unique properties when combined with sulfur, and electronic interactions exist between platinum, rhenium and sulfur. Decomposition of hydrocarbons on the sulfur-covered Pt-Re surfaces supported that argument. For the conversion of 1-butene over the planar Pt/AlO[sub x], the addition of Pt increased the selectivity of hydrogenation over isomerization.

  10. Emission factors and characteristics of criteria pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a freeway tunnel study.

    PubMed

    Chiang, Hung-Lung; Hwu, Ching-Shyung; Chen, Shih-Yu; Wu, Ming-Ching; Ma, Sen-Yi; Huang, Yao-Sheng

    2007-08-01

    Carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NO(x)), hydrocarbon (HC), sulfur oxide (SO(2)), particulate matter <10 microm (PM(10)), and 57 VOC species of emissions were confirmed in a freeway tunnel in southern Taiwan. Emission factors were 1.89 (CO), 0.73 (NO(x)), 0.46 (HC), 0.02 (SO2) and 0.06 (PM(10)) g/km-vehicle for all vehicle fleets. Heavy-duty truck and trailer vehicles contributed 20% of the emissions on workdays and 9.5% on weekends in this study. Paraffins and aromatics were the main VOC groups in the tunnel. Isopentane, toluene, n-pentane, isoprene, 2,3-dimethylbutane, acetone, 2-methylpentane, 1-hexene, 1,2,4-trimethybenzene, 1-butene and propene emissions were the major VOC species. Their emission factors were over 10 mg/km-vehicle. Rainfall and high humidity in the tunnel could have reduced the VOC concentrations and increased the portion of aromatics. In addition to paraffins, olefins, and aromatic compounds, oxygenated compounds (i.e., acetone) were found. The pollutant ratios between the inside center and the outside of the tunnel were about 2-3 for CO, SO2, and PM(10) and 42 for NO(x). In addition, the emission factors of the vehicles could reflect real-world vehicle emissions on the highway and be used as baseline information for development of a vehicle control strategy. PMID:17498779

  11. Karplus Equation for (3)JHH Spin-Spin Couplings with Unusual (3)J(180) < (3)J(0) Relationship.

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    Contreras, R H; Suardaz, R; Prez, C; Crespo-Otero, R; San Fabin, J; Garca de la Vega, J M

    2008-09-01

    Vicinal (3)JHH coupling constants for monosubstituted ethane molecules present the unusual relationship (3)JHH (180) < (3)JHH (0) when the substituent contains bonding and antibonding orbitals with strong hyperconjugative interactions involving bond and antibond orbitals of the ethane fragment. This anomalous behavior is studied as a function of the substituent rotation for three model systems (propanal, thiopropanal, and 1-butene) at the B3LYP/TZVP level. The consistency of this level of theory to study this problem is previously established using different ab initio methods and larger basis sets. The origin of the unusual (3)JHH(180) - (3)JHH(0) relationship is attributed to simultaneous ?/? hyperconjugative interactions ?C?-H? ? ?*Cc?X, and ?C?-C? ? ?*Cc?X. These interactions depend on the substituent rotation and their effects are different for (3)JHH(180) than for (3)JHH(0). The modelization carried out shows an increase of those effects as the substituent changes from weaker (CH?CH2) to stronger (CH?S) electron acceptor ?*C?X. PMID:26621434

  12. Polymer Optical Constants from Long-Range Corrected DFT Calculations.

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    Maekawa, Shintaro; Moorthi, Krzysztof

    2016-03-10

    A methodology to calculate refractive indices of plastics based on the Lorentz-Lorenz equation has been proposed. The polarizability of the nonconjugated polymer repeat units is predicted using the long-range corrected functionals. The end effect corrections in repeat unit models are essential to achieve accuracy similar to that observed for molecular liquids (ca. 1% in mean absolute deviation). The functionals with 100% Hartree-Fock (HF) exchange in the long-range limit perform best for aromatic and other hydrogen-deficient compounds; the Coulomb-attenuated hybrid exchange-correlation functional (CAM-B3LYP) performs very well for hydrogen-rich (usually, fully saturated) compounds. Exceptionally good agreement is observed for the sets of wavelength-dependent refractive index data for polystyrene, poly(methyl methacrylate), and for poly(perfluoro-4-vinyloxy-1-butene) (CYTOP), for which the root-mean-square deviations are 0.004, 0.002, and 0.004, respectively. PMID:26918918

  13. [Aluminum coordination and active sites on aluminas, Y-zeolites and pillared layered silicates]. Progress report

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    Fripiat, J.J.

    1994-02-01

    This report is organized in four sections. In the first the authors will outline structural features which are common to all fine grained alumina, as well as to non-framework alumina in zeolites. This section will be followed by a study of the surface vs. bulk coordination of aluminum. The third section will deal with measurement of the number of acid sites and the scaling of their strength. The fourth and last section will describe three model reactions: the isomerization of 1-butene and of 2 cis-butene; the isomerization and disproportionation of oxtho-xylene; and the transformation of trichloroethane into vinyl chloride followed by the polymerization of the vinyl chloride. The relationship between chemical activity and selectivity and what is known of the local structure of the active catalytic sites will be underlined. Other kinds of zeolites besides Y zeolite have been studied. Instead of the aluminum pillared silicates they found it more interesting to study the substitution of silicon by aluminum in a layered structure containing a permanent porosity (aluminated sepiolite).

  14. Ruta montana L. leaf essential oil and extracts: characterization of bioactive compounds and suppression of crown gall disease

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    Hammami, Inés; Smaoui, Slim; Hsouna, Anis Ben; Hamdi, Naceur; Triki, Mohamed Ali

    2015-01-01

    The aims of this study were to assess the antimicrobial efficacy of the leaf essential oil and the leaf extracts of R. montana against Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium oxysporum, Verticillium dahliae, Aspergillus oryzae and Fusarium solani. The oil (1.000 µg/disk) and the extracts (1.500 µg/disk) revealed a remarkable antifungal effect against the tested plant pathogenic fungi with a radial growth inhibition percentage of 40.0-80.0 % and 5.0-58.0 %, respectively along with their respective MIC values ranging from 100 to 1100 µg/mL and 250 to 3000 µg/mL. The oil had a strong detrimental effect on spore germination of all the tested plant pathogens along with the concentration as well as time-dependent kinetic inhibition of Fusarium oxysporum. Also, the oil exhibited a potent in vivo antifungal effect against Botrytis cinerea on tomato plants. Experiments carried out in plant revealed that the essential oil was slightly effective in suppression of gall formation induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens on bitter almond. The results of this study indicate that the oil and extracts of R. montana leaves could become natural alternatives to synthetic fungicides to control certain important plant microbial diseases. The GC-MS analysis determined that 28 compounds, which represented 89.03 % of total oil, were present in the oil containing mainly 1-butene, methylcyclopropane, 2-butene and caryophyllene oxide. PMID:26417353

  15. Characterization and acidic properties of Al-SBA-15 materials prepared by post-synthesis alumination of a low-cost ordered mesoporous silica

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    Gomez-Cazalilla, M.; Merida-Robles, J.M.; Gurbani, A.; Rodriguez-Castellon, E.; Jimenez-Lopez, A.

    2007-03-15

    A series of Al-containing SBA-15 type materials with different Si/Al ratio, were prepared by post-synthesis modification of a pure highly ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 obtained by using sodium silicate as silica source, and amphiphilic block copolymer as structure-directing agent. A high level of aluminum incorporation was achieved, reaching an Si/Al ratio of up to 5.5, without any significant loss in the textural properties of SBA-15. These materials were fully characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), {sup 27}Al NMR spectroscopy, and N{sub 2} adsorption at 77 K. The acid properties of these materials have been evaluated by NH{sub 3}-TPD, adsorption of pyridine and deuterated acetonitrile coupled to FTIR spectroscopy. The effective acidity of these materials was evaluated using two catalytic reactions: 2-propanol dehydrogenation and 1-butene isomerization. The adsorption of basic probe molecules and the catalytic behavior revealed an evolution of the acid properties with the Al content. These studies have shown that the Al-SBA-15 materials contain Bronsted and Lewis acid sites with medium acidity which makes them appropriate to be used as acid catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis, catalytic supports, and adsorbents. - Graphical abstract: Al KLL spectra of Al-SBA-15 materials with different Si/Al ratios.

  16. Removal rates of CHF (Ã 1A″ (0, 0, 0)) by alkenes

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    Ortiz de Zárate, A.; Castaño, F.; Fernandez, J. A.; Martinez, R.; Sánchez Rayo, M. N.; Hancock, G.

    1992-01-01

    Absolute removal rates of CHF (à 1A″ (0, 0, 0)) by ethene (C 2H 4), propene (C 3H 6), 1-butene (1-C 4H 8), isobutene( i-C 4H 8), 1,3-butadiene (C 4H 6), difluoromethane (CH 2F 2), nitric oxide (NO) and argon (Ar) have been measured at room temperature. CHF in the à 1A″ state was produced by infrared multiphoton dissociation of CH 2F 2 forming the CHF (X˜ 1A') state and further pumping to the à 1A″ state by absorption of a visible dye laser pulse. Removal processes were found to be second order with the following rate constants in units of 10 -10 cm 3 molecule -1 s -1: k(C 2H 4) = 0.9 ± 0.2. k(C 3H 6) = 1.0 ± 0.2; k (1-1C 4H 8) = 1.1 ± 0.2; k( i-C 4H 8) = 1.1 ± 0.2; k(C 4H 6) = 1.0 ± 0.2; k(Ar) = 0.27 ± 0.02; k(NO) = 0.8 ± 0.1; k(CH 2F 2) = 1.3 ± 0.1. The Parmenter—Seaver correlation for collisional removal of à 1A″ CHF is discussed.

  17. Measurement of proton transfer reaction rates in a microwave cavity discharge flowing afterglow

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    Brooke, George M., IV

    The reaction rate coefficients between the hydronium ion and the molecules ethene (C2H4), propene (C 3H6), 1-butene (C4H8) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) were measured at 296 K. The measured reaction rates were compared to collision rates calculated using average dipole orientation (ADO) theory. Reaction efficiency depends primarily upon the proton affinity of the molecules. All the measurements were obtained using the newly developed microwave cavity discharge flowing afterglow (MCD-FA) apparatus. This device uses an Asmussen-type microwave cavity discharge ion source that is spatially separated from the flow tube, eliminating many of the problems inherent with the original FA devices. In addition to measuring reaction rate coefficients, the MCD-FA was shown to be an effective tool for measuring trace compounds in atmospheric air. This method has many advantages over current detection techniques since compounds can be detected in almost real time, large mass ranges can be scanned quickly, and repeated calibration is not required. Preliminary measurements were made of car exhaust and exhaled alveolar air. Car exhaust showed the presence of numerous hydrocarbons, such as butene, benzene and toluene while the exhaled alveolar air showed the presence of various volatile organic compounds such as methanol and acetone.

  18. Structure sensitivity in oxide catalysis

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    Kung, H.H.

    1983-03-01

    In this paper it is shown that similar to metal catalysis, metal oxide catalysis can be dependent upon crystalline structure. Two types of structure sensitivity are demonstrated. In one, activity and sensitivity depend upon crystalline size. In the other, they depend on the crystal plane. Comparison of the activity and selectivity of ..cap alpha..-Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ with that of ..gamma..-Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ in the catalysis of the dehydrogenation of 1-butene to butadiene reveals that the latter is three times more active than the ..cap alpha..-form and that crystalline size and possibly surface structure determine catalytic activity. The ZnO catalysis of methanol conversion to methane, CO and CO/sub 2/ was studied using D/sub 3/COD and CH/sub 3/OD. Catalytic activity and selectivity is solely a function of surface structure. Of the four ZnO surfaces studied using a temperature-dependent programmed desorption technique (single crystal), (flat, non polar-10bar10, stepped-50bar51 and 40bar41, and the Zn polar surfaces-0001), the stepped 40bar41 surface (4 ZnO units/terrace) was the most active.

  19. The hydrocarbon emission rates of tea-leafed willow ( Salix phylicifolia), silver birch ( Betula pendula) and European aspen ( Populus tremula)

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    Hakola, Hannele; Rinne, Janne; Laurila, Tuomas

    The monoterpene, isoprene, and light hydrocarbon emission rates of tea-leafed willow ( Salix phylicifolia), aspen ( Populus tremula), and silver birch ( Betula pendula) were measured during the growing season 1996 in the boreal vegetation zone using a dynamic flow-through technique. All tree species had significant (2.8-10 μg g (dry weight) -1 h -1) monoterpene emission rates when leaves were young in May. In addition, willow emitted 1-butene, ethene, and propene when it was blooming in May. In August, silver birch emitted monoterpenes (6-12 μg g (dry weight) -1 h -1). Then the main species emitted were ocimenes and sabinene. Birch emitted only minor amounts of isoprene. Willow and aspen are high isoprene emitters (up to 76 μg g (dry weight) -1 h -1 in August). Isoprene emissions began 2-3 weeks after onset of leafing. The phenological state was estimated using the effective temperature sum. Isoprene synthase began when the effective temperature sum exceeded 120-210 and 120-280 degree days for willow and aspen, respectively. In addition to phenology, isoprene emissions were dependent on temperature and photosynthetically active radiation while the terpene emissions were dependent on temperature only.

  20. Expanding the scope of metathesis: a survey of polyfunctional, single-site supported tungsten systems for hydrocarbon valorization.

    PubMed

    Popoff, Nicolas; Mazoyer, Etienne; Pelletier, Jérémie; Gauvin, Régis M; Taoufik, Mostafa

    2013-12-01

    Olefin metathesis is increasingly incorporated in polyfunctional industrial processes. The classical WO3/SiO2 olefin metathesis catalyst is combined to other catalysts in order to afford higher added-value chemicals. However, the combination of several reactions, not only in a single reactor, but also stemming from a single, multifunctional surface species is a desirable improvement regarding process issues. Well-defined surface organometallic tungsten species can be designed to implement targeted functionalities (carbene, hydride, alkyl, …). By tuning the metal's coordination sphere, it is possible to combine metathesis with several reactions, such as (de)hydrogenation, dimerization or isomerization. Novel, unconventional reactions for the production and upgrading of alkanes and alkenes have thus been uncovered. The reactivity of this library of supported catalysts is discussed based on the type of mediated transformations: monofunctional (alkene and alkyne metathesis), bifunctional (1-butene or 2-butenes to propylene), trifunctional (ethylene to propylene, alkane metathesis, …). Mechanistic considerations will be discussed to put these results in a wider perspective for future developments. PMID:23945666

  1. Characterization of functionalized polyolefins by high-temperature two-dimensional liquid chromatography.

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    Ginzburg, Anton; Macko, Tibor; Malz, Frank; Schroers, Michael; Troetsch-Schaller, Irene; Strittmatter, Jan; Brüll, Robert

    2013-04-12

    High-temperature two-dimensional liquid chromatography (HT 2D-LC) was developed for the separation and characterization of functional polyolefins. Therefore, the key experimental parameters, namely the injection volume, the mobile phase composition, the flow rate in SEC and the time and phase of sampling into the second dimension, were systematically varied and their influence on the resolution of separation were studied. The HPLC separation of ethylene-vinylacetate waxes was realized using silica gel as stationary phase and a solvent gradient decalin→cyclohexanone, while SEC separations were realized in the chromatographic system polystyrene divinyl benzene column/1,2,4-trichlorobenzene. By choosing suitable experimental parameters, the run time needed for one complete 2D-LC analysis of a polymer sample was shortened from about 200 min to 100 min. However, the developed method failed to adsorb polypropylene and ethylene/1-butene copolymers grafted with 13 or 3 mol.% of methyl methacrylate respectively. Using porous graphite as a stationary phase and a solvent gradient 1-decanol→1,2,4-trichlorobenzene as mobile phase 2D-LC separations of both grafted polyolefins were realized. PMID:23474199

  2. Characteristics of volatile organic compounds from motorcycle exhaust emission during real-world driving

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    Tsai, Jiun-Horng; Huang, Pei-Hsiu; Chiang, Hung-Lung

    2014-12-01

    The number of motorcycles has increased significantly in Asia, Africa, Latin American and Europe in recent years due to their reasonable price, high mobility and low fuel consumption. However, motorcycles can emit significant amounts of air pollutants; therefore, the emission characteristics of motorcycles are an important consideration for the implementation of control measures for motorcycles in urban areas. Results of this study indicate that most volatile organic compound (VOC) emission factors were in the range of several decades mg/km during on-road driving. Toluene, isopentane, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, m,p-xylene, and o-xylene were the most abundant VOCs in motorcycle exhaust, with emission factors of hundreds mg/km. Motorcycle exhaust was 15.4 mg/km for 15 carbonyl species. Acetaldehyde, acetone, formaldehyde and benzaldehyde were the major carbonyl species, and their emission factors ranged from 1.4 to 3.5 mg/km 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, m,p-xylene, 1-butene, toluene, o-xylene, 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene, propene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, isoprene, m-diethylbenzene, and m-ethyltoluene were the main ozone formation potential (OFP) species, and their OFP was 200 mg-O3/km or higher.

  3. 1996 PAMS hydrocarbon QA studies in EPA Region II: Part II. Trends and insights

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    Teitz, A.; Kantz, M.

    1997-12-31

    Comparison of ambient air samples between EPA Region II and the PAMS monitoring organizations within the Region, and comparisons among EPA Regions I, II, and III, revealed the following analytical trends: (1) Agreement between laboratories was typically between 10-20% for many of the PAMS analytes found at higher concentrations, i.e., butane, isopentane, benzene, toluene, and m/p-xylene; (2) Nafion dryer systems tended to underestimate the amount of acetylene by 35-50%; (3) Isobutylene co-elution with 1-butene proved difficult to resolve unless a 100 meter DB-1 or a regular length PLOT GC column was used; (4) Organizations that monitor for polar compounds found that co-elution of ethanol/acetone can interfere with the analysis of 1-pentene; (5) Analytical systems capable of polar analyses can have co-elution and/or misidentification of these aldehydes, typically in the styrene/heptanal/o-xylene regions of the chromatogram; and (6) Tetrachloroethylene was found to interfere with octane quantitation in some analyses.

  4. Kinetic study of the gas-phase reaction of atomic chlorine with a series of aldehydes

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    Rodríguez, D.; Rodríguez, A.; Notario, A.; Aranda, A.; Díaz-de-Mera, Y.; Martínez, E.

    2005-12-01

    The reactions of Cl atoms with a series of unsaturated aldehydes have been investigated for the first time using a relative method. In order to obtain additional information for a qualitative structure versus reactivity discussion, we have also determined the rate coefficients for the reactions of atomic chlorine with their respective saturated aldehydes. These relative measurements were performed at room temperature and atmospheric pressure of air and N2, by using ethane, propene and 1-butene as reference compounds. The weighted average relative rate constants obtained, kCl±2σ (in units of cm3 molecule-1 s-1) were: trans-2-pentenal (1.31±0.19)×10-10; trans-2-hexenal (1.92±0.22)×10-10; trans-2-heptenal (2.40±0.29)×10-10; n-pentanal (2.56±0.27)×10-10; n-hexanal (2.88±0.37)×10-10; n-heptanal (3.00±0.34)×10-10.

    Finally, results and atmospheric implications are discussed and compared with the reactivity with OH and NO3 radicals.

  5. Kinetic study of the gas-phase reaction of atomic chlorine with a series of aldehydes

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    Rodríguez, D.; Rodríguez, A.; Notario, A.; Aranda, A.; Díaz-de-Mera, Y.; Marínez, E.

    2005-07-01

    The reactions of Cl atoms with a series of unsaturated aldehydes have been investigated for the first time using a relative method. In order to obtain additional information for a qualitative structure versus reactivity discussion, we have also determined, for the first time, the rate coefficients for the reactions of atomic chlorine with their respective saturated aldehydes. These relative measurements were performed at room temperature and atmospheric pressure of air and N2, by using ethane, propene and 1-butene as reference compounds. The weighted average relative rate constants obtained, kCl±2σ (in units of cm3 molecule-1 s-1) were: trans-2-pentenal (1.31±0.19)×10-10; trans-2-hexenal (1.92±0.22)×10-10; trans-2-heptenal (2.40±0.29)×10-10; n-pentanal (2.56±0.27)×10-10; n-hexanal (2.88±0.37)×10-10; n-heptanal (3.00±0.34)×10-10. Finally, results and atmospheric implications are discussed and compared with the reactivity with OH and NO3 radicals.

  6. Sulforaphene promotes Bax/Bcl2, MAPK-dependent human gastric cancer AGS cells apoptosis and inhibits migration via EGFR, p-ERK1/2 down-regulation.

    PubMed

    Mondal, Arindam; Biswas, Raktim; Rhee, Yun-Hee; Kim, Jongkee; Ahn, Jin-Chul

    2016-01-01

    Gastric cancer migration and invasion considered as main causes of this cancer-related death around the world. Sulforaphene (4-isothiocyanato-4R-(methylsulfinyl)-1-butene), a structural analog of sulforaphane, has been found to exhibit anticancer potential against different cancers. Our aim was to investigate whether dietary isothiocyanate sulforaphene (SFE) can promote human gastric cancer (AGS) cells apoptosis and inhibit migration. Cells were treated with various concentrations of SFE and cell viability, morphology, intracellular ROS, migration and different signaling protein expressions were investigated. The results indicate that SFE decreases AGS cell viability and induces apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Intracellular ROS generation, dose- and time-dependent Bax/Bcl2 alteration and signaling proteins like cytochrome c, Casp-3, Casp-8 and PARP-1 higher expression demonstrated the SFE-induced apoptotic pathway in AGS cells. Again, SFE induced apoptosis also accompanied by the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) like JNK and P-38. Moreover, dose-dependent EGFR, p-ERK1/2 down-regulation and cell migration inhibition at non-toxic concentration confirms SFE activity in AGS cell migration inhibition. Thus, this study demonstrated effective chemotherapeutic potential of SFE by inducing apoptisis as well as inhibiting migration and their preliminary mechanism for human gastric cancer management. PMID:26612919

  7. Induction of unscheduled DNA synthesis in HeLa cells by allylic compounds.

    PubMed

    Schiffmann, D; Eder, E; Neudecker, T; Henschler, D

    1983-10-01

    Thirteen allylic compounds, mostly with close structural relationship, were tested for their ability to induce unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) in HeLa cells and mutations in the Ames test; 11 induced UDS in dose dependence. Allyl isothiocyanate was negative in UDS (borderline in the Ames test) and acrolein (positive in the Ames test) proved toxic to HeLa cells, therefore UDS measurement was excluded. In general, positive qualitative and quantitative correlation between UDS, Ames test and alkylating properties (as measured in the 4-nitrobenzyl-pyridine test, NBP) were found. Among structural analogs and typical allylic compounds with various leaving groups, the amount of induced DNA repair at equimolar concentrations decreased in the same order as the mutagenic and alkylating activities in the other 2 test systems: 1,3-dichloropropene (cis) greater than 1,3-dichloropropene (trans) greater than 2,3-dichloro-1-propene; 1-chloro-2-butene greater than 3-chloro-1-butene greater than 3-chloro-2-methyl-1-propene greater than allyl chloride; allyl-methane-sulfonate greater than -iodide greater than -bromide greater than -chloride. PMID:6627227

  8. Substrate range and enantioselectivity of epoxidation reactions mediated by the ethene-oxidising Mycobacterium strain NBB4.

    PubMed

    Cheung, Samantha; McCarl, Victoria; Holmes, Andrew J; Coleman, Nicholas V; Rutledge, Peter J

    2013-02-01

    Mycobacterium strain NBB4 is an ethene-oxidising micro-organism isolated from estuarine sediments. In pursuit of new systems for biocatalytic epoxidation, we report the capacity of strain NBB4 to convert a diverse range of alkene substrates to epoxides. A colorimetric assay based on 4-(4-nitrobenzyl)pyridine) has been developed to allow the rapid characterisation and quantification of biocatalytic epoxide synthesis. Using this assay, we have demonstrated that ethene-grown NBB4 cells epoxidise a wide range of alkenes, including terminal (propene, 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene and 1-decene), cyclic (cyclopentene, cyclohexene), aromatic (styrene, indene) and functionalised substrates (allyl alcohol, dihydropyran and isoprene). Apparent specific activities have been determined and range from 2.5 to 12.0 nmol min(-1) per milligram of cell protein. The enantioselectivity of epoxidation by Mycobacterium strain NBB4 has been established using styrene as a test substrate; (R)-styrene oxide is produced in enantiomeric excesses greater than 95%. Thus, the ethene monooxygenase of Mycobacterium NBB4 has a broad substrate range and promising enantioselectivity, confirming its potential as a biocatalyst for alkene epoxidation. PMID:22410742

  9. A New Process for Maleic Anhydride Synthesis from a Renewable Building Block: The Gas-Phase Oxidehydration of Bio-1-butanol.

    PubMed

    Pavarelli, Giulia; Velasquez Ochoa, Juliana; Caldarelli, Aurora; Puzzo, Francesco; Cavani, Fabrizio; Dubois, Jean-Luc

    2015-07-01

    We investigated the synthesis of maleic anhydride by oxidehydration of a bio-alcohol, 1-butanol, as a possible alternative to the classical process of n-butane oxidation. A vanadyl pyrophosphate catalyst was used to explore the one-pot reaction, which involved two sequential steps: 1) 1-butanol dehydration to 1-butene, catalysed by acid sites, and 2) the oxidation of butenes to maleic anhydride, catalysed by redox sites. A non-negligible amount of phthalic anhydride was also formed. The effect of different experimental parameters was investigated with chemically sourced 1-butanol, and the results were then confirmed by using genuinely bio-sourced 1-butanol. In the case of bio-1-butanol, however, the purity of the product remarkably affected the yield of maleic anhydride. It was found that the reaction mechanism includes the oxidation of butenes to crotonaldehyde and the oxidation of the latter to either furan or maleic acid, both of which are transformed to produce maleic anhydride. PMID:26073302

  10. Temperature and Loading-Dependent Diffusion of Light Hydrocarbons in ZIF-8 as Predicted Through Fully Flexible Molecular Simulations.

    PubMed

    Verploegh, Ross J; Nair, Sankar; Sholl, David S

    2015-12-23

    Accurate and efficient predictions of hydrocarbon diffusivities in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are challenging, due to the small pore size of materials such as ZIF-8 and the wide range of diffusion time scales of hydrocarbon molecules in ZIFs. Here we have computationally measured the hopping rates of 15 different molecules (kinetic diameters of 2.66-5.10 Å) in ZIF-8 via dynamically corrected transition state theory (dcTST). Umbrella sampling combined with the one-dimensional weighted histogram analysis method (WHAM) was used to calculate the diffusion free energy barriers. Both the umbrella sampling and dynamical correction calculations included ZIF-8 flexibility, which is found to be critical in accurately describing molecular diffusion in this material. Comparison of the computed diffusivities to extant experimental results shows remarkable agreement within an order of magnitude for all the molecules. The dcTST method was also applied to study the effect of hydrocarbon loadings. Self and transport diffusion coefficients of methane, ethane, ethylene, propane, propylene, n-butane, and 1-butene in ZIF-8 are reported over a temperature range of 0-150 °C and loadings from infinite dilution to liquid-like loadings. PMID:26606267

  11. On the performance of FAU and MFI zeolites for the adsorptive removal of a series of volatile organic compounds from air using molecular simulation.

    PubMed

    Calero, S; Gómez-Álvarez, P

    2015-10-21

    Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions can cause serious risk to human health and the environment. In this work, we used Monte Carlo simulations to assess the performance of industrially important zeolites for the adsorption-based removal of a number of common air pollutants, particularly small saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons: propane, butane, propene, and 1-butene. We focused on the cage-like FAU and channel-like MFI zeolites. The adsorption isotherms of the multicomponent N2/O2/Ar/VOC mixtures at real concentrations and room temperature reveal a considerable influence of the host topology and pore dimensions. While the adsorption of the VOCs from the mixture in FAU is almost negligible, it is remarkable in MFI. The adsorption selectivity of each VOC over the air compounds exhibits a maximum at about 10(6)-10(7) Pa, and then decreases to virtually zero due to entropic effects. This behaviour for selectivity is maintained regardless of the chain length and the presence of double bonds in the VOC, but the values are indeed affected. Also, we examined the selectivity at 10(7) Pa for a number of other widely used zeolites, with pore features ensuring the diffusion of the adsorbates. Apart from MFI, we also found the channel-like MEL and MTW zeolite candidates for the targeted air decontamination. PMID:26392021

  12. Explosive photodissociation of methane induced by ultrafast intense laser

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    Kong Fanao; Luo Qi; Xu Huailiang; Sharifi, Mehdi; Song Di; Chin, See Leang

    2006-10-07

    A new type of molecular fragmentation induced by femtosecond intense laser at the intensity of 2x10{sup 14} W/cm{sup 2} is reported. For the parent molecule of methane, ethylene, n-butane, and 1-butene, fluorescence from H (n=3{yields}2), CH (A {sup 2}{delta}, B {sup 2}{sigma}{sup -}, and C {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}{yields}X {sup 2}{pi}), or C{sub 2} (d {sup 3}{pi}{sub g}{yields}a {sup 3}{pi}{sub u}) is observed in the spectrum. It shows that the fragmentation is a universal property of neutral molecule in the intense laser field. Unlike breaking only one or two chemical bonds in conventional UV photodissociation, the fragmentation caused by the intense laser undergoes vigorous changes, breaking most of the bonds in the molecule, like an explosion. The fragments are neutral species and cannot be produced through Coulomb explosion of multiply charged ion. The laser power dependence of CH (A{yields}X) emission of methane on a log-log scale has a slope of 10{+-}1. The fragmentation is thus explained as multiple channel dissociation of the superexcited state of parent molecule, which is created by multiphoton excitation.

  13. Gas-Phase Reactions of Doubly Charged Lanthanide Cations with Alkanes and Alkenes. Trends in Metal(2+) Reactivity

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    Gibson, John K.; Marcalo, Joaquim; Santos, Marta; Pires de Matos, Antonio; Haire, Richard G.

    2008-12-08

    The gas-phase reactivity of doubly-charged lanthanide cations, Ln2+ (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu), with alkanes (methane, ethane, propane, n-butane) and alkenes (ethene, propene, 1-butene) was studied by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. The reaction products consisted of different combinations of doubly-charged organometallic ions?adducts or species formed via metal-ion-induced hydrogen, dihydrogen, alkyl, or alkane eliminations from the hydrocarbons?and singly-charged ions that resulted from electron, hydride, or methide transfers from the hydrocarbons to the metal ions. The only lanthanide cations capable of activating the hydrocarbons to form doubly-charged organometallic ions were La2+, Ce2+, Gd2+, and Tb2+, which have ground-state or low-lying d1 electronic configurations. Lu2+, with an accessible d1 electronic configuration but a rather high electron affinity, reacted only through transfer channels. The remaining Ln2+ reacted via transfer channels or adduct formation. The different accessibilities of d1 electronic configurations and the range of electron affinities of the Ln2+ cations allowed for a detailed analysis of the trends for metal(2+) reactivity and the conditions for occurrence of bond activation, adduct formation, and electron, hydride, and methide transfers.

  14. On the Radiolysis of Ethylene Ices by Energetic Electrons and Implications to the Extraterrestrial Hydrocarbon Chemistry

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    Zhou, Li; Maity, Surajit; Abplanalp, Matt; Turner, Andrew; Kaiser, Ralf I.

    2014-07-01

    The chemical processing of ethylene ices (C2H4) by energetic electrons was investigated at 11 K to simulate the energy transfer processes and synthesis of new molecules induced by secondary electrons generated in the track of galactic cosmic ray particles. A combination of Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (solid state) and quadrupole mass spectrometry (gas phase) resulted in the identification of six hydrocarbon molecules: methane (CH4), the C2 species acetylene (C2H2), ethane (C2H6), the ethyl radical (C2H5), and—for the very first time in ethylene irradiation experiments—the C4 hydrocarbons 1-butene (C4H8) and n-butane (C4H10). By tracing the temporal evolution of the newly formed molecules spectroscopically online and in situ, we were also able to fit the kinetic profiles with a system of coupled differential equations, eventually providing mechanistic information, reaction pathways, and rate constants on the radiolysis of ethylene ices and the inherent formation of smaller (C1) and more complex (C2, C4) hydrocarbons involving carbon-hydrogen bond ruptures, atomic hydrogen addition processes, and radical-radical recombination pathways. We also discuss the implications of these results on the hydrocarbon chemistry on Titan's surface and on ice-coated, methane-bearing interstellar grains as present in cold molecular clouds such as TMC-1.

  15. An extended hindered-rotor model with incorporation of Coriolis and vibrational-rotational coupling for calculating partition functions and derived quantities

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    Vansteenkiste, P.; Van Neck, D.; Van Speybroeck, V.; Waroquier, M.

    2006-01-01

    Large-amplitude motions, particularly internal rotations, are known to affect substantially thermodynamic functions and rate constants of reactions in which flexible molecules are involved. Up to now all methods for computing the partition functions of these motions rely on the Pitzer approximation of more than 50 years ago, in which the large-amplitude motion is treated in complete independence of the other (vibrational) degrees of freedom. In this paper an extended hindered-rotor model (EHR) is developed in which the vibrational modes, treated harmonically, are correctly separated from the large-amplitude motion and in which relaxation effects (the changes in the kinetic-energy matrix and potential curvature) are taken into account as one moves along the large-amplitude path. The model also relies on a specific coordinate system in which the Coriolis terms vanish at all times in the Hamiltonian. In this way an increased level of consistency between the various internal modes is achieved, as compared with the more usual hindered-rotor (HR) description. The method is illustrated by calculating the entropies and heat capacities on 1,3-butadiene and 1-butene (with, respectively, one and two internal rotors) and the rate constant for the addition reaction of a vinyl radical to ethene. We also discuss various variants of the one-dimensional hindered-rotor scheme existing in the literature and its relation with the EHR model. It is argued why in most cases the HR approach is already quite successful.

  16. ( l brace (. eta. sup 5 -C sub 5 Me sub 4 )Me sub 2 Si(. eta. sup 1 -NCMe sub 3 ) r brace (PMe sub 3 )ScH) sub 2 : A unique example of a single-component. alpha. -olefin polymerization catalyst

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    Shapiro, P.J.; Bunel, E.; Schaefer, W.P.; Bercaw, J.E. )

    1990-03-01

    The synthesis and structure of the title compound are described. ({l brace}({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 5}Me{sub 4})Me{sub 2}Si({eta}{sup 1}-NCMe{sub 3}){r brace}Sc(PMe{sub 3})){sub 2}({mu}-H){sub 2} (3) crystallizes with a molecule of toluene per scandium in the monoclinic system, space group C2/c, with a = 21.238 (3) {angstrom}, b = 11.470 (2) {angstrom}, c = 22.253 (3) {angstrom}, {beta} = 113.16 (1){degree}, V = 4984.0 (14) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 8 (four dimers), and d = 1.24 g{center dot}cm{sup {minus}3}. Propene, 1-butene, and 1-pentene are cleanly, albeit slowly, polymerized with >99% head-to-tail coupling to produce linear, atactic polymers with M{sub n} = 3,000-4,000 and PDI's of 1.7-2.1. Chain transfer is relatively slow and appears to occur by {beta}-H elimination. All evidence points to a one-component catalyst system with all scandium centers functioning alike.

  17. Ion-molecule reactions in unsaturated hydrocarbons - Allene, propyne, diacetylene, and vinylacetylene

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    Anicich, V. G.; Blake, G. A.; Huntress, W. T., Jr.; Kim, J. K.; Mcewan, M. J.

    1984-01-01

    Ion-molecule reactions in allene, propyne, diacetylene, and vinylacetylene (1-buten-3-yne) have been studied at near-thermal energies by the technique of ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Rate coefficients and branching ratios are reported for the reactions of C3Hn(+) (n = 1-4) with allene and propyne and for the reactions of C4Hn(+) (n = 0-5) with diacetylene and vinylacetylene. Branching ratios are also given for the reactions of C4Hn(+), C5Hn and C6Hn(+) with propyne and for reactions of C6Hn(+) with diacetylene and vinylacetylene. More than 90 percent of the reactive channels lead to product ions having a larger carbon skeleton than the reactant ion. Evidence for ions with the same m/e ratio having differing reactivities was obtained for C3Hn(+), C6H7(+), and C7H7(+). Ion reaction sequences in allene and propyne were followed at higher pressures (0.0001 torr) to investigate secondary, tertiary, and higher order processes.

  18. Direct oxidation of hydrocarbons in a solid-oxide fuel cell

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    Park, Seungdoo; Vohs, John M.; Gorte, Raymond J.

    2000-03-01

    The direct electrochemical oxidation of dry hydrocarbon fuels to generate electrical power has the potential to accelerate substantially the use of fuel cells in transportation and distributed-power applications. Most fuel-cell research has involved the use of hydrogen as the fuel, although the practical generation and storage of hydrogen remains an important technological hurdle. Methane has been successfully oxidized electrochemically, but the susceptibility to carbon formation from other hydrocarbons that may be present or poor power densities have prevented the application of this simple fuel in practical applications. Here we report the direct, electrochemical oxidation of various hydrocarbons (methane, ethane, 1-butene, n-butane and toluene) using a solid-oxide fuel cell at 973 and 1,073 K with a composite anode of copper and ceria (or samaria-doped ceria). We demonstrate that the final products of the oxidation are CO2 and water, and that reasonable power densities can be achieved. The observation that a solid-oxide fuel cell can be operated on dry hydrocarbons, including liquid fuels, without reforming, suggests that this type of fuel cell could provide an alternative to hydrogen-based fuel-cell technologies.

  19. [Characteristics of VOCs and their photochemical reactivity in autumn in Nanjing northern suburb].

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    Li, Yong-Yu; Zhu, Bin; An, Jun-Lin; Gao, Jin-Hui; Xia, Li; Zhang, Xiang-Zhi; Qin, Wei; Tang, Li-Li

    2013-08-01

    A continuous observation campaign was carried out with the GC5000 volatile organics online monitoring system and the EMS system for one month in November 2011 in the northern suburb of Nanjing, and 56 VOC components and reactive gases (NO(x), CO and O3) were measured. The results showed that the VOC hourly averaged volume fraction in Nanjing northern suburb was about 48.17 x 10(-9), and the minimum value of VOCs occurred at 16:00. The diurnal variation showed a bimodal characteristic, indicating the significant impact of motor vehicle emission. The VOC concentration and O3 concentration exhibited negative correlation in the daytime. The average OH consumption rate of VOCs was approximately 3.26 x 10(-12) cm3 x (molecule x s)(-1), and the largest incremental reactivity was about 3.26 mol x mol(-1); Alkenes contributed the largest-parts of the OH consumption rate (L(OH)) and the ozone formation potential (OFP), followed by aromatics. Although alkanes were the most abundant components of VOCs in the atmosphere, it is not the main contributor of L(OH) and OFP. The key active components in VOCs were ethylene, propylene, 1-butene, m,p-xylene and isoprene, etc. The dominant factor of ozone formation was VOCs in this observation. PMID:24191532

  20. Polar organic marker compounds in atmospheric aerosols during the LBA-SMOCC 2002 biomass burning experiment in Rondônia, Brazil: sources and source processes, time series, diel variations and size distributions

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    Claeys, M.; Kourtchev, I.; Pashynska, V.; Vas, G.; Vermeylen, R.; Wang, W.; Cafmeyer, J.; Chi, X.; Artaxo, P.; Andreae, M. O.; Maenhaut, W.

    2010-04-01

    Measurements of polar organic marker compounds were performed on aerosols that were collected at a pasture site in the Amazon basin (Rondônia, Brazil) using a High-Volume dichotomous sampler (HVDS) and a Micro-Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor (MOUDI). The samplings were conducted within the framework of the LBA-SMOCC (Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazônia - Smoke Aerosols, Clouds, Rainfall, and Climate: Aerosols From Biomass Burning Perturb Global and Regional Climate) campaign, which took place from 9 September till 14 November 2002, spanning the late dry season (biomass burning), the transition period, and the onset of the wet season (clean conditions). In the present study a more detailed discussion is presented compared to previous reports on the behavior of selected polar marker compounds, including: (a) levoglucosan, a tracer for biomass burning, (b) malic acid, a tracer for the oxidation of semivolatile carboxylic acids, (c) tracers for secondary organic aerosol (SOA) from isoprene, i.e., the 2-methyltetrols (2-methylthreitol and 2-methylerythritol) and the C5-alkene triols [2-methyl-1,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene (cis and trans) and 3-methyl-2,3,4-trihydroxy-1-butene], and (d) sugar alcohols (arabitol, mannitol, and erythritol), tracers for fungal spores. The results obtained for levoglucosan are covered first with the aim to address its contrasting behavior with that of malic acid, the isoprene SOA tracers, and the fungal spore tracers. The tracer data are discussed taking into account new insights that recently became available into their stability and/or aerosol formation processes. During all three periods, levoglucosan was the most dominant identified organic species in the PM2.5 size fraction of the HVDS samples. In the dry period levoglucosan reached concentrations of up to 7.5 μg m-3 and exhibited diel variations with a nighttime prevalence. It was closely associated with the PM mass in the size-segregated samples and was mainly present in the fine mode, except during the wet period where it peaked in the coarse mode. Isoprene SOA tracers showed an average concentration of 250 ng m-3 during the dry period versus 157 ng m-3 during the transition period and 52 ng m-3 during the wet period. Malic acid and the 2-methyltetrols exhibited a different size distribution pattern: while the 2-methyltetrols were mainly associated with the fine mode during all periods, malic acid was prevalent in the fine mode only during the dry and transition periods, while it was dominant in the coarse mode during the wet period, consistent with different formation processes. The sum of arabitol, mannitol, and erythritol in the PM2.5 fraction of the HVDS samples during the dry, transition, and wet periods was, on average, 54 ng m-3, 34 ng m-3, and 27 ng m-3, respectively, and revealed minor day/night variation. The mass size distributions of arabitol and mannitol during all periods showed similar patterns and an association with the coarse mode, consistent with their primary origin. The results show that even under the heavy smoke conditions of the dry period a natural background with contributions from bioaerosols and isoprene SOA can be revealed. The enhancement in isoprene SOA in the dry season is mainly attributed to an increased acidity of the aerosols and a decreased wet deposition.

  1. Calculational and Experimental Investigations of the Pressure Effects on Radical - Radical Cross Combinations Reactions: C2H5 + C2H3

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    Fahr, Askar; Halpern, Joshua B.; Tardy, Dwight C.

    2007-01-01

    Pressure-dependent product yields have been experimentally determined for the cross-radical reaction C2H5 + C2H3. These results have been extended by calculations. It is shown that the chemically activated combination adduct, 1-C4H8*, is either stabilized by bimolecular collisions or subject to a variety of unimolecular reactions including cyclizations and decompositions. Therefore the "apparent" combination/disproportionation ratio exhibits a complex pressure dependence. The experimental studies were performed at 298 K and at selected pressures between about 4 Torr (0.5 kPa) and 760 Torr (101 kPa). Ethyl and vinyl radicals were simultaneously produced by 193 nm excimer laser photolysis of C2H5COC2H3 or photolysis of C2H3Br and C2H5COC2H5. Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry/flame ionization detection (GC/MS/FID) were used to identify and quantify the final reaction products. The major combination reactions at pressures between 500 (66.5 kPa) and 760 Torr are (1c) C2H5 + C2H3 yields 1-butene, (2c) C2H5 + C2H5 yields n-butane, and (3c) C2H3 + C2H3 yields 1,3-butadiene. The major products of the disproportionation reactions are ethane, ethylene, and acetylene. At moderate and lower pressures, secondary products, including propene, propane, isobutene, 2-butene (cis and trans), 1-pentene, 1,4-pentadiene, and 1,5-hexadiene are also observed. Two isomers of C4H6, cyclobutene and/or 1,2-butadiene, were also among the likely products. The pressure-dependent yield of the cross-combination product, 1-butene, was compared to the yield of n-butane, the combination product of reaction (2c), which was found to be independent of pressure over the range of this study. The [ 1-C4H8]/[C4H10] ratio was reduced from approx.1.2 at 760 Torr (101 kPa) to approx.0.5 at 100 Torr (13.3 kPa) and approx.0.1 at pressures lower than about 5 Torr (approx.0.7 kPa). Electronic structure and RRKM calculations were used to simulate both unimolecular and bimolecular processes. The relative importance of C-C and C-H bond ruptures, cyclization, decyclization, and complex decompositions are discussed in terms of energetics and structural properties. The pressure dependence of the product yields were computed and dominant reaction paths in this chemically activated system were determined. Both modeling and experiment suggest that the observed pressure dependence of [1-C4H8]/[C4H10] is due to decomposition of the chemically activated combination adduct 1-C4H8* in which the weaker allylic C-C bond is broken: H2C=CHCH2CH3 yields C3H5 + CH3. This reaction occurs even at moderate pressures of approx.200 Torr (26 kPa) and becomes more significant at lower pressures. The additional products detected at lower pressures are formed from secondary radical-radical reactions involving allyl, methyl, ethyl, and vinyl radicals. The modeling studies have extended the predictions of product distributions to different temperatures (200-700 K) and a wider range of pressures (10(exp -3) - 10(exp 5) Torr). These calculations indicate that the high-pressure [1-C4H8]/[C4H10] yield ratio is 1.3 +/- 0.1.

  2. Triarylphosphine Ligands with Hemilabile Alkoxy Groups. Ligands for Nickel(II)-Catalyzed Olefin Dimerization Reactions. Hydrovinylation of Vi-nylarenes, 1,3-Dienes, and Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Dienes.

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    Biswas, Souvagya; Zhang, Aibin; Raya, Balaram; RajanBabu, T V

    2014-07-01

    Substitution of one of the phenyl groups of triphenylphosphine with a 2-benzyloxy-, 2-benzyloxymethyl- or 2-benzyloxyethyl-phenyl moiety results in a set of simple ligands, which exhibit strikingly different behaviour in various nickel(II)-catalyzed olefin dimerization reactions. Complexes of ligands with 2-benzyloxyphenyl-, 2-benzyloxymethylphenyl-diphenylphosphine (L5 and L6 respectively) are most active for hydrovinylation (HV) of vinylarenes, with the former leading to extensive isomerization of the primary 3-aryl-1-butenes into the conjugated 2-aryl-2-butenes even at -55 °C. However, 2-benzyloxymethyl-substituted ligand L6 is slightly less active, leading up to quantitative yields of the primary products of HV at ambient temperature with no trace of isomerization, thus providing the best option for a practical synthesis of these compounds. In sharp contrast, hydrovinylation of a variety of 1,3-dienes is best catalyzed by nickel(II)-complexes of 2-benzyloxyphenyldiphenylphosphine, L5. The other two ligands, 2-benzyloxymethyl-(L6) and 2-benzyloxyethyl-diphenylphosphine (L7) are much less effective in the HV of 1,3-dienes. Nickel(II)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,6-dienes into methylenecyclopentanes, a reaction mechanistically related to the other hydrovinylation reactions, is also uniquely effected by nickel(II)-complexes of L5, but not of L6 or L7. In an attempt to prepare authentic samples of the methylencyclohexane products, nickel(II)-complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene-ligands were examined. In sharp contrast to the phosphines, which give the methylenecyclopentanes, methylenecyclohexanes are the major products in the (N-heterocyclic carbene)nickel(II)-mediated reactions. PMID:25395919

  3. Rich methane premixed laminar flames doped with light unsaturated hydrocarbons

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    Gueniche, H.A.; Glaude, P.A.; Dayma, G.; Fournet, R.; Battin-Leclerc, F.

    2006-09-15

    The structure of three laminar premixed rich flames has been investigated: a pure methane flame and two methane flames doped by allene and propyne, respectively. The gases of the three flames contain 20.9% (molar) of methane and 33.4% of oxygen, corresponding to an equivalence ratio of 1.25 for the pure methane flame. In both doped flames, 2.49% of C{sub 3}H{sub 4} was added, corresponding to a ratio C{sub 3}H{sub 4}/CH{sub 4} of 12% and an equivalence ratio of 1.55. The three flames have been stabilized on a burner at a pressure of 6.7 kPa using argon as dilutant, with a gas velocity at the burner of 36 cm/s at 333 K. The concentration profiles of stable species were measured by gas chromatography after sampling with a quartz microprobe. Quantified species included carbon monoxide and dioxide, methane, oxygen, hydrogen, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, propyne, allene, propene, propane, 1,2-butadiene, 1,3-butadiene, 1-butene, isobutene, 1-butyne, vinylacetylene, and benzene. The temperature was measured using a PtRh (6%)-PtRh (30%) thermocouple settled inside the enclosure and ranged from 700 K close to the burner up to 1850 K. In order to model these new results, some improvements have been made to a mechanism previously developed in our laboratory for the reactions of C{sub 3}-C{sub 4} unsaturated hydrocarbons. The main reaction pathways of consumption of allene and propyne and of formation of C{sub 6} aromatic species have been derived from flow rate analyses. (author)

  4. ANALYSIS OF VAPORS FROM METHYLENE CHLORIDE EXTRACTS OF NUCLEAR GRADE HEPA FILTER FIBERGLASS SAMPLES

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    FRYE JM; ANASTOS HL; GUTIERREZ FC

    2012-06-07

    While several organic compounds were detected in the vapor samples used in the reenactment of the preparation of mounts from the extracts of nuclear grade high-efficiency particulate air filter fiberglass samples, the most significant species present in the samples were methylene chloride, phenol, phenol-d6, and 2-fluorophenol. These species were all known to be present in the extracts, but were expected to have evaporated during the preparation of the mounts, as the mounts appeared to be dry before any vapor was collected. These species were present at the following percentages of their respective occupational exposure limits: methylene chloride, 2%; phenol, 0.4%; and phenol-d6, 0.6%. However, there is no established limit for 2-fluorophenol. Several other compounds were detected at low levels for which, as in the case of 2-fluorophenol, there are no established permissible exposure limits. These compounds include 2-chlorophenol; N-nitroso-1-propanamine; 2-fluoro-1,1{prime}-biphenyl; 1,2-dihydroacenaphthylene; 2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione,2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl); trimethyl oxirane; n-propylpropanamine; 2-(Propylamino)ethanol; 4-methoxy-1-butene; 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one; and 3,4-dimethylpyridine. Some of these were among those added as surrogates or spike standards as part ofthe Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. preparation ofthe extract of the HEPA filter media and are indicated as such in the data tables in Section 2, Results; other compounds found were not previously known to be present. The main inorganic species detected (sulfate, sodium, and sulfur) are also consistent with species added in the preparation of the methylene chloride extract of the high-efficiency particulate air sample.

  5. Characterizations of volatile organic compounds during high ozone episodes in Beijing, China.

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    An, Jun-lin; Wang, Yue-si; Wu, Fang-kun; Zhu, Bin

    2012-04-01

    Air samples were collected in Beijing from June through August 2008, and concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in those samples are here discussed. This sampling was performed to increase understanding of the distributions of their compositions, illustrate the overall characteristics of different classes of VOCs, assess the ages of air masses, and apportion sources of VOCs using principal compound analysis/absolute principal component scores (PCA/APCS). During the sampling periods, the relative abundance of the four classes of VOCs as determined by the concentration-based method was different from that determined by the reactivity approach. Alkanes were found to be most abundant (44.3-50.1%) by the concentration-based method, but aromatic compounds were most abundant (38.2-44.5%) by the reactivity approach. Aromatics and alkenes contributed most (73-84%) to the ozone formation potential. Toluene was the most abundant compound (11.8-12.7%) during every sampling period. When the maximum incremental reactivity approach was used, propene, toluene, m,p-xylene, 1-butene, and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene were the five most abundant compounds during two sampling periods. X/B, T/B, and E/B ratios in this study were lower than those found in other cities, possibly due to the aging of the air mass at this site. Four components were extracted from application of PCA to the data. It was found that the contribution of vehicle exhaust to total VOCs accounted for 53% of VOCs, while emissions due to the solvent use contributed 33% of the total VOCs. Industrial sources contributed 3% and biogenic sources contributed 11%. The results showed that vehicle exhausts (i.e., unburned vehicle emissions + vehicle internal engine combustion) were dominant in VOC emissions during the experimental period. The solvent use made the second most significant contribution to ambient VOCs. PMID:21552987

  6. Reaction of tributyl phosphite with oxidized iron: surface and tribological chemistry.

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    Gao, Feng; Furlong, Octavio; Kotvis, Peter V; Tysoe, Wilfred T

    2004-08-31

    The surface chemistry of a model lubricant additive, tributyl phosphite (TBPi), is investigated on Fe3O4 in ultrahigh vacuum. A portion of the TBPi desorbs molecularly following adsorption at approximately 200 K, the remainder decomposing either by C-O bond scission to form 1-butyl species or by P-O bond cleavage to form butoxy species. Adsorbed butyl species either undergo beta-hydride elimination to desorb 1-butene or decompose to deposit carbon and hydrogen on the surface. The resulting adsorbed hydrogen reacts with the oxide to desorb water or with the butoxy species to form 1-butanol. Butoxy species are stable up to approximately 600 K at which temperature they also undergo beta-hydride elimination to form butanal and the released hydrogen reacts with other butoxy species to form 1-butanol. Only a small amount of carbon is deposited onto the surface following adsorption at approximately 200 K, which then desorbs as CO above approximately 750 K. Adsorbing TBPi at 300 K results in the deposition of more carbon and an Auger depth profile reveals that the carbon is located predominantly on the surface, while the phosphorus is rather uniformly distributed throughout the oxide film. This result is in accord with previous near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurements, which show the formation of phosphates and polyphosphate glasses. The resulting tribological film appears to be composed of a relatively hard polyphosphate glass formed by rapid diffusion of POx species into the oxide, covered by a low shear strength graphitic layer. PMID:15323502

  7. The chemistry of tributyl phosphate at elevated temperatures in the Plutonium Finishing Plant Process Vessels

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    Barney, G.S.; Cooper, T.D.

    1994-06-01

    Potentially violent chemical reactions of the tributyl phosphate solvent used by the Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford Site were investigated. There is a small probability that a significant quantity of this solvent could be accidental transferred to heated process vessels and react there with nitric acid or plutonium nitrate also present in the solvent extraction process. The results of laboratory studies of the reactions show that exothermic oxidation of tributyl phosphate by either nitric acid or actinide nitrates is slow at temperatures expected in the heated vessels. Less than four percent of the tributyl phosphate will be oxidized in these vented vessels at temperatures between 125{degrees}C and 250{degrees}C because the oxidant will be lost from the vessels by vaporization or decomposition before the tributyl phosphate can be extensively oxidized. The net amounts of heat generated by oxidation with concentrated nitric acid and with thorium nitrate (a stand-in for plutonium nitrate) were determined to be about -150 and -220 joules per gram of tributyl phosphate initially present, respectively. This is not enough heat to cause violent reactions in the vessels. Pyrolysis of the tributyl phosphate occurred in these mixtures at temperatures of 110{degrees}C to 270{degrees}C and produced mainly 1-butene gas, water, and pyrophosphoric acid. Butene gas generation is slow at expected process vessel temperatures, but the rate is faster at higher temperatures. At 252{degrees}C the rate of butene gas generated was 0.33 g butene/min/g of tributyl phosphate present. The measured heat absorbed by the pyrolysis reaction was 228 J/g of tributyl phosphate initially present (or 14.5 kcal/mole of tributyl phosphate). Release of flammable butene gas into process areas where it could ignite appears to be the most serious safety consideration for the Plutonium Finishing Plant.

  8. Are styrene oligomers in coastal sediments of an industrial area aryl hydrocarbon-receptor agonists?

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    Hong, Seongjin; Lee, Junghyun; Lee, Changkeun; Yoon, Seo Joon; Jeon, Seungyeon; Kwon, Bong-Oh; Lee, Jong-Hyeon; Giesy, John P; Khim, Jong Seong

    2016-06-01

    Effect-directed analysis (EDA) was performed to identify the major aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists in sediments collected from a highly industrialized area (Lake Shihwa, Korea). Great AhR-mediated potencies were found in fractions containing aromatic compounds with log Kow values of 5-8, and relatively great concentrations of styrene oligomers (SOs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were detected in those fractions. Until now, there was little information on occurrences and toxic relative potencies (RePs) of SOs in coastal environments. In the present study; i) distributions and compositions, ii) AhR binding affinities, and iii) contributions of SOs to total AhR-mediated potencies were determined in coastal sediments. Elevated concentrations of 10 SOs were detected in sediments of inland creeks ranging from 61 to 740 ng g(-1) dry mass (dm), while lesser concentrations were found in inner (mean = 33 ng g(-1) dm) and outer regions (mean = 25 ng g(-1) dm) of the lake. Concentrations of PAHs in sediments were comparable to those of SOs. 2,4-diphenyl-1-butene (SD3) was the predominant SO analogue in sediments. SOs and PAHs were accumulated in sediments near sources, and could not be transported to remote regions due to their hydrophobicity. RePs of 3 SOs could be derived, which were 1000- to 10,000-fold less than that of one representative potent AhR active PAH, benzo[a]pyrene. Although concentrations of SOs in sediments were comparable to those of PAHs, the collective contribution of SOs to total AhR-mediated potencies were rather small (<1%), primarily due to their smaller RePs. Overall, the present study provides information on distributions and AhR binding affinities for SOs as baseline data for degradation products of polystyrene plastic in the coastal environment. PMID:27043777

  9. Characteristics of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from a petroleum refinery in Beijing, China

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    Wei, Wei; Cheng, Shuiyuan; Li, Guohao; Wang, Gang; Wang, Haiyan

    2014-06-01

    This study made a field VOCs (volatile organic compounds) measurement for a petroleum refinery in Beijing by determining 56 PAMS VOCs, which are demanded for photochemical assessment in US, and obtained the characteristics of VOCs emitted from the whole refinery and from its inner main devices. During the monitoring period, this refinery brought about an average increase of 61 ppbv in the ambient TVOCs (sum of the PAMS VOCs) at the refinery surrounding area, while the background of TVOCs there was only 10-30 ppbv. In chemical profile, the VOCs emitted from the whole refinery was characteristic by isobutane (8.7%), n-butane (7.9%), isopentane (6.3%), n-pentane (4.9%%), n-hexane (7.6%), C6 branched alkanes (6.0%), propene (12.7%), 1-butene (4.1%), benzene (7.8%), and toluene (5.9%). On the other hand, the measurement for the inner 5 devices, catalytic cracking units (CCU2 and CCU3), catalytic reforming unit (CRU), tank farm (TF), and wastewater treatment(WT), revealed the higher level of VOCs pollutions (about several hundred ppbv of TVOCs), and the individual differences in VOCs chemical profiles. Based on the measured speciated VOCs data at the surrounding downwind area, PMF receptor model was applied to identify the VOCs sources in the refinery. Then, coupling with the VOCs chemical profiles measured at the device areas, we concluded that CCU1/3 contributes to 25.9% of the TVOCs at the surrounding downwind area by volume, followed by CCU2 (24.7%), CRU (18.9%), TF (18.3%) and WT (12.0%), which was accordant with the research of US EPA (2008). Finally, ozone formation potentials of the 5 devices were also calculated by MIR technique, which showed that catalytic cracking units, accounting for about 55.6% to photochemical ozone formation, should be given the consideration of VOCs control firstly.

  10. High-temperature oxidation chemistry of n-butanol--experiments in low-pressure premixed flames and detailed kinetic modeling.

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    Hansen, N; Harper, M R; Green, W H

    2011-12-01

    An automated reaction mechanism generator is used to develop a predictive, comprehensive reaction mechanism for the high-temperature oxidation chemistry of n-butanol. This new kinetic model is an advancement of an earlier model, which had been extensively tested against earlier experimental data (Harper et al., Combust. Flame, 2011, 158, 16-41). In this study, the model's predictive capabilities are improved by targeting isomer-resolved quantitative mole fraction profiles of flame species in low-pressure flames. To this end, a total of three burner-stabilized premixed flames are isomer-selectively analyzed by flame-sampling molecular-beam time-of-flight mass spectrometry using photoionization by tunable vacuum-ultraviolet synchrotron radiation. For most species, the newly developed chemical kinetic model is capable of accurately reproducing the experimental trends in these flames. The results clearly indicate that n-butanol is mainly consumed by H-atom abstraction with H, O, and OH, forming predominantly the α-C(4)H(9)O radical (CH(3)CH(2)CH(2)˙CHOH). Fission of C-C bonds in n-butanol is only predicted to be significant in a similar, but hotter flame studied by Oßwald et al. (Combust. Flame, 2011, 158, 2-15). The water-elimination reaction to 1-butene is found to be of no importance under the premixed conditions studied here. The initially formed isomeric C(4)H(9)O radicals are predicted to further oxidize by reacting with H and O(2) or to decompose to smaller fragments via β-scission. Enols are detected experimentally, with their importance being overpredicted by the model. PMID:21993635

  11. Azetidines. 5. Reaction of 1,1,3,3-tetramethyl- and 1-benzyl-1,3,3-trimethylazetidinium ions with butyllithium and phenyllithium. Deuterium labeling as a mechanistic probe

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    Wills, M.T.; Wills, I.E.; Von Dollen, L.; Butler, B.L.; Porter, J.

    1980-06-06

    The reactions of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylazetidinium iodide (1) and 1-benzyl-1,3,3-trimethylazetidinium bromide (7) with butyllithium and with phenyllithium were studied in ether. The products from the reaction of 1 with butyllithium were 1,3,3-trimethylpyrrolidine (2), 3,3-dimethyl-4-(methylamino)-1-butene (3), 1-(dimethylamino)-2,2-dimethylheptane (4), neopentylpyrrolidine (5), and 1-(dimethylamino)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane (6). With phenyllithium, 1 gave 2 and 1-(dimethylamino)-2,2-dimethyl-3-phenylpropane (11). With butyllithium, 7 gave 2-phenyl-1,4,4-trimethylpyrrolidine (8), 1-benzyl-3,3-dimethylpyrrilidine (9), and 1-neopentyl-2-phenylpyrrolidine (10). The reaction of phenyllithium with 7 gave only 8 and 9. Mechanistic information was obtained by labeling 1 with deuterium in three different ways: N-methyl-d/sub 3/,2,2-d/sub 2/, and N-methyl-d/sub 3/-2,2-d/sub 2/. A primary kinetic isotope effect of 9.4 was found for the formation of 2 from 1-N-methyl-d/sub 3/. When 2 was formed from 1-2,2-d/sub 2/, a secondary kinetic isotope effect of 1.17 was measured. The formation of 4 from 1-2,2-d/sub 2/ was accompanied by a primary kinetic isotope effect of 4.7, suggesting a carbene intermediate. Ylide carbanions involving decomposition to a carbene carbanion in the formation of 3 and an azomethine ylide in the formation of 5 and 9 are probable intermediates. It is postulated that the azomethine ylides react with ethylene formed from the reaction of butyllithium with the solvent ether by means of a concerted (4 + 2) cycloaddition reaction. A primary kinetic isotope effect of 20 was found for the formation of pentylbenzene from dibenzyldimethylammonium bromide and butyllithium.

  12. Cytotoxic evaluation of volatile oil from Descurainia sophia seeds on MCF-7 and HeLa cell lines

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    Khodarahmi, E.; Asghari, G.H.; Hassanzadeh, F.; Mirian, M.; Khodarahmi, G.A.

    2015-01-01

    Descurainia sophia is a plant widely distributed and used as folk medicine throughout the world. Different extracts of aerial parts and seeds of this plant have been shown to inhibit the growth of different cancer cell lines in vitro. In this study, cytotoxic activity of D. sophia seed volatile oil was evaluated. D. sophia seed powder was mixed with distilled water and left at 25 °C for 17 h (E1), 23 h (E2) and 28 h (E3) to autolyse. Then, the volatile fractions of E1, E2, and E3 were collected after steam distillation for 3 h. Cytotoxic effects of the volatile oils alone or in combination with doxorubicin (mixture of E1 or E2 at 50 μg/ml or E1 at 100 μg/ml with doxorubicin at 0.1, 1, 10 μM) against MCF-7 cell line were determined using MTT assay. Cytotoxic effect of E1 volatile oil was also determined on HeLa cell line. The results indicated that 1-buten-4-isothiocyanate was the major isothiocyanate found in the volatile oils. The results of cytotoxic evaluations showed that volatile constituents were more toxic on MCF-7 cells with IC50< 100 μg/ml than HeLa cells with IC50> 100 μg/ml. No significant differences were observed between cytotoxic activities of E1, E2 and E3 on MCF-7 cell line. Concomitant use of E1 and E2 (50 μg/ml) with doxurubicin (1 μM) significantly reduced the viability of MCF-7 cells compared to the negative control, doxorubicin alone, or each volatile fraction. The same result was obtained on HeLa cells, when E1 (100 μg/ml) was concurrently used with doxorubicin (1 μM). PMID:26487894

  13. Experimental and modeling study of the thermal decomposition of methyl decanoate

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    Herbinet, Olivier; Glaude, Pierre-Alexandre; Warth, Valérie; Battin-Leclerc, Frédérique

    2013-01-01

    The experimental study of the thermal decomposition of methyl decanoate was performed in a jet-stirred reactor at temperatures ranging from 773 to 1123 K, at residence times between 1 and 4 s, at a pressure of 800 Torr (106.6 kPa) and at high dilution in helium (fuel inlet mole fraction of 0.0218). Species leaving the reactor were analyzed by gas chromatography. Main reaction products were hydrogen, carbon oxides, small hydrocarbons from C1 to C3, large 1-olefins from 1-butene to 1-nonene, and unsaturated esters with one double bond at the end of the alkyl chain from methyl-2-propenoate to methyl-8-nonenoate. At the highest temperatures, the formation of polyunsaturated species was observed: 1,3-butadiene, 1,3-cyclopentadiene, benzene, toluene, indene, and naphthalene. These results were compared with previous ones about the pyrolysis of n-dodecane, an n-alkane of similar size. The reactivity of both molecules was found to be very close. The alkane produces more olefins while the ester yields unsaturated oxygenated compounds. A detailed kinetic model for the thermal decomposition of methyl decanoate has been generated using the version of software EXGAS which was updated to take into account the specific chemistry involved in the oxidation of methyl esters. This model contains 324 species and 3231 reactions. It provided a very good prediction of the experimental data obtained in jet-stirred reactor. The formation of the major products was analyzed. The kinetic analysis showed that the retro-ene reactions of intermediate unsaturated methyl esters are of importance in low reactivity systems. PMID:23710078

  14. Bis-butanediol-mercapturic acid (bis-BDMA) as a urinary biomarker of metabolic activation of butadiene to its ultimate carcinogenic species

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    Tretyakova, Natalia Y.

    2014-01-01

    Human carcinogen 1,3-butadiene (BD) undergoes metabolic activation to 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EB), hydroxymethylvinyl ketone (HMVK), 3,4-epoxy-1,2-butanediol (EBD) and 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane (DEB). Among these, DEB is by far the most genotoxic metabolite and is considered the ultimate carcinogenic species of BD. We have shown previously that BD-exposed laboratory mice form 8- to 10-fold more DEB–DNA adducts than rats exposed at the same conditions, which may be responsible for the enhanced sensitivity of mice to BD-mediated cancer. In the present study, we have identified 1,4-bis-(N-acetyl-l-cystein-S-yl)butane-2,3-diol (bis-BDMA) as a novel DEB-specific urinary biomarker. Isotope dilution high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry was employed to quantify bis-BDMA and three other BD-mercapturic acids, 2-(N-acetyl-l-cystein-S-yl)-1-hydroxybut-3-ene/1-(N-acetyl-l-cystein-S-yl)-2-hydroxy-but-3-ene (MHBMA, from EB), 4-(N-acetyl-l-cystein-S-yl)-1,2-dihydroxybutane (DHBMA, from HMVK) and 4-(N-acetyl-l-cystein-S-yl)-1,2,3-trihydroxybutane (THBMA, from EBD), in urine of confirmed smokers, occupationally exposed workers and BD-exposed laboratory rats. Bis-BDMA was formed in a dose-dependent manner in urine of rats exposed to 0–200 p.p.m. BD by inhalation, although it was a minor metabolite (1%) as compared with DHBMA (47%) and THBMA (37%). In humans, DHBMA was the most abundant BD-mercapturic acid excreted (93%), followed by THBMA (5%) and MHBMA (2%), whereas no bis-BDMA was detected. These results reveal significant differences in metabolism of BD between rats and humans. PMID:24531806

  15. Bimolecular rate constant and product branching ratio measurements for the reaction of C2H with ethene and propene at 79 K.

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    Bouwman, Jordy; Goulay, Fabien; Leone, Stephen R; Wilson, Kevin R

    2012-04-19

    The reactions of the ethynyl radical (C(2)H) with ethene (C(2)H(4)) and propene (C(3)H(6)) are studied under low temperature conditions (79 K) in a pulsed Laval nozzle apparatus. Ethynyl radicals are formed by 193 nm photolysis of acetylene (C(2)H(2)) and the reactions are studied in nitrogen as a carrier gas. Reaction products are sampled and subsequently photoionized by the tunable vacuum ultraviolet radiation of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The product ions are detected mass selectively and time-resolved by a quadrupole mass spectrometer. Bimolecular rate coefficients are determined under pseudo-first-order conditions, yielding values in good agreement with previous measurements. Photoionization spectra are measured by scanning the ALS photon energy while detecting the ionized reaction products. Analysis of the photoionization spectra yields-for the first time-low temperature isomer resolved product branching ratios. The reaction between C(2)H and ethene is found to proceed by H-loss and yields 100% vinylacetylene. The reaction between C(2)H and propene results in (85 10)% C(4)H(4) (m/z = 52) via CH(3)-loss and (15 10)% C(5)H(6) (m/z = 66) by H-loss. The C(4)H(4) channel is found to consist of 100% vinylacetylene. For the C(5)H(6) channel, analysis of the photoionization spectrum reveals that (62 16)% is in the form of 4-penten-1-yne, (27 8)% is in the form of cis- and trans-3-penten-1-yne and (11 10)% is in the form of 2-methyl-1-buten-3-yne. PMID:22429068

  16. Probing the basic character of alkali-modified zeolites by CO{sub 2} adsorption microcalorimetry, butene isomerization, and toluene alkylation with ethylene

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    Bordawekar, S.V.; Davis, R.J.

    2000-01-01

    Two types of alkali-modified zeolites X and Y were studied, namely, zeolites containing occluded cesium oxides and zeolites containing occluded alkali metals (Na, Cs). Zeolites with occluded CsO{sub X}, obtained via impregnation and decomposition of cesium acetate, exhibited higher CO{sub 2} adsorption capacities and higher heats of adsorption than the corresponding ion-exchanged zeolites. However, the heats of adsorption were significantly lower on the zeolite-supported oxides ({approximately}85 kJ/mol) compared to bulk cesium oxide ({approximately}270 kJ/mol). The CO{sub 2} adsorption capacities of the zeolites containing occluded CsO{sub X} increased linearly with the amount of occluded cesium (1 CO{sub 2} per 4 occluded Cs atoms), and the catalytic activity for 1-butene isomerization was commensurate with the CO{sub 2} uptake on the materials. Stronger base sites were created in zeolites by decomposition of impregnated alkali azides (Na, Cs), due to the formation of alkali metal species. These materials were active catalysts for the side-chain alkylation of toluene with ethylene, whereas zeolites containing occluded CsO{sub X} were inactive for the reaction. Dioxygen adsorption followed by thermal treatment of zeolites containing occluded alkali metal resulted in the elimination of their activity for toluene alkylation whereas their activity for butene isomerization was retained. Alkali oxide- and alkali metal-containing microporous carbon materials exhibited significantly different adsorption properties and catalytic activities from their zeolite counterparts, possibly due to the different nature of the occluded species and/or steric constraints in the amorphous carbon.

  17. Rich methane premixed laminar flames doped by light unsaturated hydrocarbons. III. Cyclopentene

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    Gueniche, H.A.; Glaude, P.A.; Fournet, R.; Battin-Leclerc, F.

    2008-01-15

    In line with the studies presented in Parts I (methane flame seeded with allene and propyne) and II (methane flame seeded with 1,3-butadiene) of this paper, the structure of a laminar rich premixed methane flame doped with cyclopentene has been investigated. The gases of this flame contain 15.3% (molar) of methane, 26.7% of oxygen, and 2.4% cyclopentene, corresponding to an overall equivalence ratio of 1.79 and a C{sub 5}H{sub 8}/CH{sub 4} ratio of 15.7%. The flame has been stabilized on a burner at a pressure of 6.7 kPa using argon as dilutant, with a gas velocity at the burner of 36 cm/s at 333 K. The measured temperature ranged from 627 K close to the burner up to 2027 K. Species quantified by gas chromatography included the usual methane C{sub 0}-C{sub 2} combustion products, but also propyne, allene, propene, propane, 1-butene, 1,3-butadiene, 1,2-butadiene, vinylacetylene, diacetylene, cyclopentadiene, 1,3-pentadiene, benzene, and toluene. A new mechanism for the oxidation of cyclopentene has been developed and added to the former model for the oxidation of small unsaturated hydrocarbons, benzene, and toluene described in Parts I and II. The whole mechanism involved 175 species in 1134 reactions. The main reaction pathways of consumption of cyclopentene and of formation of benzene and toluene are presented and discussed from flow rate analyses. (author)

  18. Triarylphosphine Ligands with Hemilabile Alkoxy Groups. Ligands for Nickel(II)-Catalyzed Olefin Dimerization Reactions. Hydrovinylation of Vi-nylarenes, 1,3-Dienes, and Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Dienes

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    Biswas, Souvagya; Zhang, Aibin; Raya, Balaram

    2014-01-01

    Substitution of one of the phenyl groups of triphenylphosphine with a 2-benzyloxy-, 2-benzyloxymethyl- or 2-benzyloxyethyl-phenyl moiety results in a set of simple ligands, which exhibit strikingly different behaviour in various nickel(II)-catalyzed olefin dimerization reactions. Complexes of ligands with 2-benzyloxyphenyl-, 2-benzyloxymethylphenyl-diphenylphosphine (L5 and L6 respectively) are most active for hydrovinylation (HV) of vinylarenes, with the former leading to extensive isomerization of the primary 3-aryl-1-butenes into the conjugated 2-aryl-2-butenes even at −55 °C. However, 2-benzyloxymethyl-substituted ligand L6 is slightly less active, leading up to quantitative yields of the primary products of HV at ambient temperature with no trace of isomerization, thus providing the best option for a practical synthesis of these compounds. In sharp contrast, hydrovinylation of a variety of 1,3-dienes is best catalyzed by nickel(II)-complexes of 2-benzyloxyphenyldiphenylphosphine, L5. The other two ligands, 2-benzyloxymethyl-(L6) and 2-benzyloxyethyl-diphenylphosphine (L7) are much less effective in the HV of 1,3-dienes. Nickel(II)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,6-dienes into methylenecyclopentanes, a reaction mechanistically related to the other hydrovinylation reactions, is also uniquely effected by nickel(II)-complexes of L5, but not of L6 or L7. In an attempt to prepare authentic samples of the methylencyclohexane products, nickel(II)-complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene-ligands were examined. In sharp contrast to the phosphines, which give the methylenecyclopentanes, methylenecyclohexanes are the major products in the (N-heterocyclic carbene)nickel(II)-mediated reactions. PMID:25395919

  19. Slurry phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Cobalt plus a water-gas shift catalyst

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    Yates, I.C.; Satterfield, C.N.

    1990-01-01

    Experiments on cobalt-catalyzed reactions of light 1-alkenes added to synthesis gas were performed. Data have been collected at 220C, 0.45 to 1.48 MPa and a synthesis gas flow rate between 0.015 and 0.030 Nl/(gcat[center dot]min) with H[sub 2]/CO of 1.45 to 2.25. Ethylene, propene, and butene were added to synthesis gas feed from 0.5 to 1.2 mole% of total feed. For each material balance in which 1-alkenes were added, a material balance was performed at similar process conditions without 1-alkenes added, as base case''. Material balances without added 1-alkenes were also repeated to verify of catalyst selectivity stability. 49 material balances were performed during a single run lasting over 2,500 hours-on-stream. The hydrocarbon data have been completely analyzed; data correlations are still being made. Since C[sub 3]/C[sub 1] ratios by ethene addition, C[sub 4]/C[sub 1] ratios by propene addition, and C[sub 5]/C[sub 1] ratios by 1-butene addition, it appears that 1-alkenes may incorporate into growing chains on the surface of the catalyst. Further evidence for incorporation can be seen by comparing selectivity to n-alcohol one carbon number higher than added 1-alkene. Yield of this n-alcohol increases when alkenes are present. Sensitivity of hydrocarbon distribution to process variables seems to be greater on Co than on Fe catalysts.

  20. Slurry phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Cobalt plus a water-gas shift catalyst. [Quarterly] report, April 1, 1990--June 30, 1990

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    Yates, I.C.; Satterfield, C.N.

    1990-12-31

    Experiments on cobalt-catalyzed reactions of light 1-alkenes added to synthesis gas were performed. Data have been collected at 220C, 0.45 to 1.48 MPa and a synthesis gas flow rate between 0.015 and 0.030 Nl/(gcat{center_dot}min) with H{sub 2}/CO of 1.45 to 2.25. Ethylene, propene, and butene were added to synthesis gas feed from 0.5 to 1.2 mole% of total feed. For each material balance in which 1-alkenes were added, a material balance was performed at similar process conditions without 1-alkenes added, as ``base case``. Material balances without added 1-alkenes were also repeated to verify of catalyst selectivity stability. 49 material balances were performed during a single run lasting over 2,500 hours-on-stream. The hydrocarbon data have been completely analyzed; data correlations are still being made. Since C{sub 3}/C{sub 1} ratios by ethene addition, C{sub 4}/C{sub 1} ratios by propene addition, and C{sub 5}/C{sub 1} ratios by 1-butene addition, it appears that 1-alkenes may incorporate into growing chains on the surface of the catalyst. Further evidence for incorporation can be seen by comparing selectivity to n-alcohol one carbon number higher than added 1-alkene. Yield of this n-alcohol increases when alkenes are present. Sensitivity of hydrocarbon distribution to process variables seems to be greater on Co than on Fe catalysts.

  1. Gas-phase chemistry of bare and oxo-ligated protactinium ions: a contribution to a systematic understanding of actinide chemistry.

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    Gibson, John K; Haire, Richard G

    2002-11-01

    Gas-phase chemistry of bare and oxo-ligated protactinium ions has been studied for the first time. Comparisons were made with thorium, uranium, and neptunium ion chemistry to further the systematic understanding of 5f elements. The rates of oxidation of Pa(+) and PaO(+) by ethylene oxide compared with those of the homologous uranium ions indicate that the first and second bond dissociation energies, BDE[Pa(+)-O] and BDE[OPa(+)-O], are approximately 800 kJ mol(-1). The relatively facile fluorination of Pa(+) to PaF(4)(+) by SF(6) is consistent with the high stability of the pentavalent oxidation state of Pa. Reactions with ethene, propene, 1-butene, and iso-butene revealed that Pa(+) is a very reactive metal ion. In analogy with U(+) chemistry, ethene was trimerized by Pa(+) to give PaC(6)H(6)(+). Reactions of Pa(+) with larger alkenes resulted in secondary and tertiary products not observed for U(+) or Np(+). The bare protactinium ion is significantly more reactive with organic substrates than are heavier actinide ions. The greatest difference between Pa and heavier actinide congeners was the exceptional dehydrogenation activity of PaO(+) with alkenes; UO(+) and NpO(+) were comparatively inert. The striking reactivity of PaO(+) is attributed to the distinctive electronic structure at the metal center in this oxide, which is considered to reflect the greater availability of the 5f electrons for participation in bonding, either directly or by promotion/hybridization with higher-energy valence orbitals. PMID:12401099

  2. Cl atom initiated oxidation of 1-alkenes under atmospheric conditions

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    Walavalkar, M.; Sharma, A.; Alwe, H. D.; Pushpa, K. K.; Dhanya, S.; Naik, P. D.; Bajaj, P. N.

    2013-03-01

    In view of the importance of the oxidation pathways of alkenes in the troposphere, and the significance of Cl atom as an oxidant in marine boundary layer (MBL) and polluted industrial atmosphere, the reactions of four 1-alkenes (C6-C9) with Cl atoms are investigated. The rate coefficients at 298 K are measured to be (4.0 ± 0.5), (4.4 ± 0.7), (5.5 ± 0.9) and (5.9 ± 1.7) × 10-10 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 for 1-hexene, 1-heptene, 1-octene and 1-nonene, respectively. The quoted errors include the experimental 2σ, along with the error in the reference rate coefficients. From the systematic increase in the rate coefficients with the number of carbon atoms, an approximate value for the average rate coefficient for hydrogen abstraction per CH2 group in alkenes is estimated to be (4.9 ± 0.3) × 10-11 cm3 molecule-1 s-1. Based on these rate coefficients, the contribution of Cl atom reactions towards the degradation of these molecules is found to be comparable to that of OH radical reactions, under MBL conditions. The products identified in gas phase indicate that Cl atom addition occurs mainly at the terminal carbon, leading to the formation of 1-chloro-2-ketones and 1-chloro-2-ols. The major gas phase products from the alkenyl radicals (formed by H atom abstraction) are different positional isomers of long chain enols and enones. A preference for dissociation leading to an allyl radical, resulting in aldehydes, lower by three carbon atoms, is indicated. The observed relative yields suggest that in general, the increased contribution of the reactions of Cl atoms towards degradation of 1-alkenes in NOx free air does not result in an increase in the generation of small aldehydes (carbon number < 4), including chloroethanal, as compared to that in the reaction of 1-butene.

  3. Highly effective sulfated zirconia nanocatalysts grown out of colloidal silica at high temperature.

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    Zhu, Guangshan; Wang, Ce; Zhang, Yahong; Guo, Na; Zhao, Yiyang; Wang, Runwei; Qiu, Shilun; Wei, Yen; Baughman, Ray H

    2004-10-01

    A large surface-to-volume ratio is a prerequisite for highly effective catalysts. Making catalysts in the form of nanoparticles provides a good way to achieve the aim. However, agglomeration of nanoparticles during the preparation and utilization of nanocatalysts remains a formidable problem. Here, we present a novel approach in which nano units of catalysts are formed in the matrix of a colloidal carrier, with assistance of a cross-linking agent, and then grow out of the carrier upon calcination at high temperature. This ensures that the catalysts not only do not agglomerate, but also have a low cost and high catalytic efficiency due to the large surface-to-volume ratio and the absence of carbon deposition. The technique is demonstrated by the successful preparation of a binary nanocatalyst that consists of a silica nanoparticle core and a sulfated zirconia (SZ) nanocrystal shell (JML-1). The synthesis was achieved by converting sulfated zirconia (SZ) and silica solutions into a composite gel by means of sol-gel processing in the presence of triethoxysilane as the cross-linking agent, followed by heating at 50 degrees C and calcining at 550 degrees C. Relative to other catalysts, such as pure SZ, non-nanodispersed SZ over silica (SZ/SiO2), and zeolites Y, Beta, and ZSM-5, JML-1 exhibits superior catalytic activity in many reactions. For example, the activity of JML-1 in the production of gasoline by alkylation of 1-butene with isobutene remained at 95% or higher after 20 h of reaction and was over 90% after being regenerated five times. In sharp contrast, SZ and SZ/SiO2 give a high activity only for 2 h and the initial activity of zeolites Beta and ZSM-5 are about 88 and 60%, respectively. These findings demonstrate that non-agglomerated nanoparticles anchored onto a carrier surface can be prepared and the technique provides a versatile route to new highly effective nanocatalyst systems. PMID:15372651

  4. Alcohol Dehydrogenase- and Rat Liver Cytosol-Dependent Bioactivation of 1-Chloro-2-hydroxy-3-butene to 1-Chloro-3-buten-2-one, a Bifunctional Alkylating Agent

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    Elfarra, Adnan A.; Zhang, Xin-Yu

    2012-01-01

    1,3-Butadiene (BD) is an air pollutant whose toxicity and carcinogenicity have been considered primarily mediated by its reactive metabolites, 3,4-epoxy-1-butene and 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane formed in liver and extrahepatic tissues by cytochromes P450. A possible alternative metabolic pathway in bone marrow and immune cells is the conversion of BD to the chlorinated allylic alcohol 1-chloro-2-hydroxy-3-butene (CHB) by myeloperoxidase in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and chloride ion. In the present study, we investigated the in vitro bioactivation of CHB by alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH) under in vitro physiological conditions (pH 7.4, 37 °C). The results provide clear evidence for CHB being converted to 1-chloro-3-buten-2-one (CBO) by purified horse liver ADH and rat liver cytosol. CBO readily reacted with glutathione (GSH) under assay conditions to form three products: two CBO-mono-GSH conjugates [1-chloro-4-(S-glutathionyl)butan-2-one (3) and 1-(S-glutathionyl)-3-buten-2-one (4)], and one CBO-di-GSH conjugate [1,4-bis(S-glutathionyl)butan-2-one (5)]. CHB bioactivation and the ratios of the three GSH conjugates formed were dependent upon incubation time, GSH and CHB concentrations, and the presence of ADH or rat liver cytosol. The ADH enzymatic reaction followed Michaelis-Menten kinetics with a Km at 3.5 mM and a kcat at 0.033 s−1. After CBO was incubated with freshly isolated mouse erythrocytes, globin dimers were detected using SDS-PAGE and silver staining, providing evidence that CBO can act as a protein cross-linking agent. Collectively, the results provide clear evidence for CHB bioactivation by ADH and rat liver cytosol to yield CBO. The bifunctional alkylating ability of CBO suggests that it may play a role in BD toxicity and/or carcinogenicity. PMID:23110628

  5. Chemical dynamics in time and energy space

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    Myers, J.D.

    1993-04-01

    The development of a versatile picosecond ultraviolet/vacuum ultraviolet temporal spectrometer and its potential use for measuring internal energy redistribution in isolated molecules are described in detail. A detailed description of the double-pass Nd:YAG amplifier and the dye amplifiers is given with the pulse energies achieved in the visible, ultraviolet, and vacuum ultraviolet. The amplified visible pulses are shown to be of sub-picosecond duration and near transform limited. The instrument`s temporal response ({le}10 ps) is derived from an instrument limited measurement of the dissociation lifetime of methyl iodide at 266 nm. The methyl iodide experiment is used to discuss the various sources of noise and background signals that are intrinsic to this type of experiment. Non-time-resolved experiments measuring the branching ratio and kinetic energy distributions of products from the 193 nm photodissociation of cyclopentadiene and thiophene are presented. These studies were done using the molecular beam Photofragment Translational Spectroscopy (PTS) technique. The results from the cyclopentadiene experiment confirm that H atom elimination to yield the cyclopentadienyl radical is the dominant dissociation channel. A barrier of {ge}5 kcal/mol can be understood in terms of the delocalization of the radical electron of the cyclopentadienyl fragment. A concerted elimination yielding cyclopropene and acetylene was also observed and is proposed to occur via a bicyclo-[2.1.0]pent-2-ene intermediate. Two other channels, yielding acetylene plus the CH{sub 2}CHCH triplet carbene, and CH{sub 2} plus 1-buten-3-yne, are postulated to occur via ring opening. The implications of the experimental results for bulk thermal oxidation and pyrolysis models are discussed. The thiophene experiment shows six competing dissociation channels. The postulated intermediates for the various thiophene dissociation channels include bicyclo, ring opened, and possibly ring contracted forms.

  6. High throughput HPLC-ESI(-)-MS/MS methodology for mercapturic acid metabolites of 1,3-butadiene: Biomarkers of exposure and bioactivation.

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    Kotapati, Srikanth; Esades, Amanda; Matter, Brock; Le, Chap; Tretyakova, Natalia

    2015-11-01

    1,3-Butadiene (BD) is an important industrial and environmental carcinogen present in cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust, and urban air. The major urinary metabolites of BD in humans are 2-(N-acetyl-L-cystein-S-yl)-1-hydroxybut-3-ene/1-(N-acetyl-L-cystein-S-yl)-2-hydroxybut-3-ene (MHBMA), 4-(N-acetyl-L-cystein-S-yl)-1,2-dihydroxybutane (DHBMA), and 4-(N-acetyl-L-cystein-S-yl)-1,2,3-trihydroxybutyl mercapturic acid (THBMA), which are formed from the electrophilic metabolites of BD, 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EB), hydroxymethyl vinyl ketone (HMVK), and 3,4-epoxy-1,2-diol (EBD), respectively. In the present work, a sensitive high-throughput HPLC-ESI(-)-MS/MS method was developed for simultaneous quantification of MHBMA and DHBMA in small volumes of human urine (200 μl). The method employs a 96 well Oasis HLB SPE enrichment step, followed by isotope dilution HPLC-ESI(-)-MS/MS analysis on a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. The validated method was used to quantify MHBMA and DHBMA in urine of workers from a BD monomer and styrene-butadiene rubber production facility (40 controls and 32 occupationally exposed to BD). Urinary THBMA concentrations were also determined in the same samples. The concentrations of all three BD-mercapturic acids and the metabolic ratio (MHBMA/(MHBMA+DHBMA+THBMA)) were significantly higher in the occupationally exposed group as compared to controls and correlated with BD exposure, with each other, and with BD-hemoglobin biomarkers. This improved high throughput methodology for MHBMA and DHBMA will be useful for future epidemiological studies in smokers and occupationally exposed workers. PMID:25727266

  7. On the radiolysis of ethylene ices by energetic electrons and implications to the extraterrestrial hydrocarbon chemistry

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    Zhou, Li; Maity, Surajit; Abplanalp, Matt; Turner, Andrew; Kaiser, Ralf I.

    2014-07-20

    The chemical processing of ethylene ices (C{sub 2}H{sub 4}) by energetic electrons was investigated at 11 K to simulate the energy transfer processes and synthesis of new molecules induced by secondary electrons generated in the track of galactic cosmic ray particles. A combination of Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (solid state) and quadrupole mass spectrometry (gas phase) resulted in the identification of six hydrocarbon molecules: methane (CH{sub 4}), the C2 species acetylene (C{sub 2}H{sub 2}), ethane (C{sub 2}H{sub 6}), the ethyl radical (C{sub 2}H{sub 5}), and—for the very first time in ethylene irradiation experiments—the C4 hydrocarbons 1-butene (C{sub 4}H{sub 8}) and n-butane (C{sub 4}H{sub 10}). By tracing the temporal evolution of the newly formed molecules spectroscopically online and in situ, we were also able to fit the kinetic profiles with a system of coupled differential equations, eventually providing mechanistic information, reaction pathways, and rate constants on the radiolysis of ethylene ices and the inherent formation of smaller (C1) and more complex (C2, C4) hydrocarbons involving carbon-hydrogen bond ruptures, atomic hydrogen addition processes, and radical-radical recombination pathways. We also discuss the implications of these results on the hydrocarbon chemistry on Titan's surface and on ice-coated, methane-bearing interstellar grains as present in cold molecular clouds such as TMC-1.

  8. SmoXYB1C1Z of Mycobacterium sp. Strain NBB4: a Soluble Methane Monooxygenase (sMMO)-Like Enzyme, Active on C2 to C4 Alkanes and Alkenes

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    Martin, Kiri E.; Ozsvar, Jazmin

    2014-01-01

    Monooxygenase (MO) enzymes initiate the aerobic oxidation of alkanes and alkenes in bacteria. A cluster of MO genes (smoXYB1C1Z) of thus-far-unknown function was found previously in the genomes of two Mycobacterium strains (NBB3 and NBB4) which grow on hydrocarbons. The predicted Smo enzymes have only moderate amino acid identity (30 to 60%) to their closest homologs, the soluble methane and butane MOs (sMMO and sBMO), and the smo gene cluster has a different organization from those of sMMO and sBMO. The smoXYB1C1Z genes of NBB4 were cloned into pMycoFos to make pSmo, which was transformed into Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2-155. Cells of mc2-155(pSmo) metabolized C2 to C4 alkanes, alkenes, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. The activities of mc2-155(pSmo) cells were 0.94, 0.57, 0.12, and 0.04 nmol/min/mg of protein with ethene, ethane, propane, and butane as substrates, respectively. The mc2-155(pSmo) cells made epoxides from ethene, propene, and 1-butene, confirming that Smo was an oxygenase. Epoxides were not produced from larger alkenes (1-octene and styrene). Vinyl chloride and 1,2-dichloroethane were biodegraded by cells expressing Smo, with production of inorganic chloride. This study shows that Smo is a functional oxygenase which is active against small hydrocarbons. M. smegmatis mc2-155(pSmo) provides a new model for studying sMMO-like monooxygenases. PMID:25015887

  9. Competitive chain transfer by [beta]-hydrogen and [beta]-methyl elimination for the model Ziegler-Natta olefin polymerization system [Me[sub 2]Si([eta][sup 5]-C[sub 5]Me[sub 4])[sub 2

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    Hajela, S.; Bercaw, J.E. )

    1994-04-01

    The reaction of OpSc(H)(PMe[sub 3]) (Op = (([eta][sup 5]-C[sub 6]Me[sub 4])[sub 2]SiMe[sub 2])) with isobutene produces OpSc(CH[sub 3])(PMe[sub 3]) along with isobutene, 2-methylpentane, isobutene, 2-methyl-1-pentene, propane, and n-pentane. These products arise from a series of reactions involving olefin insertion, [beta]-CH[sub 3] and (faster) [beta]-H elimination which proceed until only the 2-methyl-1-alkenes (C[sub 4]H[sub 8], C[sub 6]H[sub 12], etc.) and the predominant organoscandium product OpSc(CH[sub 3])(PMe[sub 3]) remain. A transient observed in the reaction sequence has been unambiguously characterized as OpSc(CH[sub 2]CH[sub 2]CH[sub 3])(PMe[sub a]). Slower [sigma] bond metathesis involving the methyl C-H bonds of PMe[sub 3] and the Sc-C bonds of the scandium alkyls accounts for the observation of saturated alkanes 2-methylalkanes (C[sub 4]H[sub 10], C[sub 6]H[sub 14], etc.), normal alkanes (C[sub 3]H[sub 8],C[sub 5]H[sub 12], etc.), and a minor organoscandium product OpScCh[sub 2]Pme[sub 2] in the product mixture. [beta]-Ethylmigration is not observed for the closely related 2-ethylbutyl derivative, OpSc(CH[sub 2]CH(C[sub 2]H[sub 5])CH[sub 2]CH[sub 3])(PMe[sub 3]), obtained from reaction of 2-ethyl-1-butene with OpSc(H)(PMe[sub 3]). 28 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Final report on EURAMET.QM-S6/1195: Bilateral comparison of liquefied hydrocarbon mixtures in constant pressure (piston) cylinders

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    Brown, Andrew S.; Downey, Michael L.; Milton, Martin J. T.; van der Veen, Adriaan M. H.; Zalewska, Ewelina T.; Li, Jianrong

    2013-01-01

    Traceable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures are required in order to underpin measurements of the composition and other physical properties of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas), thus meeting the needs of an increasingly large European industrial market. The development of traceable liquid hydrocarbon standards by National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) was still at a relatively early stage at the time this comparison was proposed in 2011. NPL and VSL, who were the only NMIs active in this area, had developed methods for the preparation and analysis of such standards in constant pressure (piston) cylinders, but neither laboratory had Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) for these mixtures. This report presents the results of EURAMET 1195, the first comparison of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures between NMIs, which assessed the preparation and analytical capabilities of NPL and VSL for these mixtures. The comparison operated between August 2011 and January 2012. Each laboratory prepared a liquid hydrocarbon standard with nominally the same composition and these standards were exchanged for analysis. The results of the comparison show a good agreement between the laboratories' results and the comparison reference values for the six components with amount fractions greater than 1.0 cmol/mol (propane, propene, iso-butene, n-butane, iso-butane and 1-butene). Measurement of the three components with lower amount fractions (1,3-butadiene, iso-pentane and n-pentane) proved more challenging. In all but one case, the differences from the comparison reference values for these three components were greater than the expanded measurement uncertainty. Main text. To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by EURAMET, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  11. Use of ferric sulfate: acid media for the desulfurization of model compounds of coal. [Dibenzothiophene, diphenyl sulfide, di-n-butyl sulfide

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    Clary, L.R.; Vermeulen, T.; Lynn, S.

    1980-12-01

    The objective of this work has been to investigate the ability of ferric sulfate-acid leach systems to oxidize the sulfur in model compounds of coal. Ferric iron-acid leach systems have been shown to be quite effective at removal of inorganic sulfur in coal. In this study, the oxidative effect of ferric iron in acid-leach systems was studied using dibenzothiophene, diphenyl sulfide, and di-n-butyl sulfide as models of organic sulfur groups in coal. Nitrogen and oxygen, as well as various transition metal catalysts and oxidants, were utilized in this investigation. Dibenzothiophene was found to be quite refractory to oxidation, except in the case where metavanadate was added, where it appears that 40% oxidation to sulfone could have occurred per hour at 150/sup 0/C and mild oxygen pressure. Diphenyl sulfide was selectively oxidized to sulfoxide and sulfone in an iron and oxygen system. Approximately 15% conversion to sulfone occurred per hour under these conditions. Some of the di-n-butyl sulfide was cracked to 1-butene and 1-butanethiol under similar conditions. Zinc chloride and ferric iron were used at 200/sup 0/C in an attempt to desulfonate dibenzothiophene sulfone, diphenyl sulfone, and di-n-butyl sulfone. Di-n-butyl sulfone was completely desulfurized on one hour and fragmented to oxidized parafins, while dibenzothiophene sulfone and diphenyl sulfone were unaffected. These results suggest that an iron-acid leach process could only selectively oxidize aryl sulfides under mild conditions, representing only 20% of the organic sulfur in coal (8% of the total sulfur). Removal through desulfonation once selective sulfur oxidation had occurred was only demonstrated for alkyl sulfones, with severe oxidation of the fragmented paraffins also occurring in one hour.

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and thiophene desulfurization activity of unsupported {gamma}-Mo{sub 2}N macrocrystalline catalysts

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    Markel, E.J.; Burdick, S.E.; Leaphart, M.E. II; Roberts, K.L.

    1999-02-15

    Macrocrystals of {gamma}-Mo{sub 2}N were synthesized by temperature-programmed reaction of macrocrystalline MoO{sub 3} and NH{sub 3} or N{sub 2}/H{sub 2} mixtures. X-ray diffraction analyses indicate macrocrystalline Mo{sub 2}N is an aggregate of particles in crystallographic alignment with diameters ranging from 4.6 to 18 nm, depending on synthesis conditions. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) supports these observed diameters. Based on diffraction data and surface area measurements, it is concluded that the particles in each sample are found with a range of diameters, each flattened in the [200] direction with either an amorphous surface phase or polycrystalline interior. The highest crystal BET surface area achieved is 44 m{sup 2}/g. TGA was used to monitor the temperature-programmed reaction of MoO{sub 3} and N{sub 2}/H{sub 2} mixtures. The lowest reduction temperatures were observed in syntheses employing high H{sub 2} concentrations and slow temperature ramping rates. The rate of the Mo{sub 2}N macrocrystal synthesis reaction was observed to be slower than the equivalent powder reaction, which could possibly be attributed to the effects of solid-state diffusion. The specific thiophene hydrodesulfurization (HDS) activity (units of mol/s m{sup 2}) of the Mo{sub 2}N macrocrystalline catalyst at 673 K was found to be higher than the powder form by a factor of 2.5. Weight-specific HDS activities and reaction product fractions over Mo{sub 2}N macrocrystal and powder catalysts were roughly the same. An analysis of reaction products over a range of conversions indicates thiophene desulfurizes to form predominantly 1-butene with smaller amounts of other C{sub 4} hydrocarbons also present.

  13. Twelve-year trends in ambient concentrations of volatile organic compounds in a community of the Alberta Oil Sands Region, Canada.

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    Bari, Md Aynul; Kindzierski, Warren B; Spink, David

    2016-05-01

    Environmental exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ambient air is one of a number of concerns that the First Nation Community of Fort McKay, Alberta has related to development of Canada's oil sands. An in-depth investigation of trends in ambient air VOC levels in Fort McKay was undertaken to better understand the role and possible significance of emissions from Alberta's oil sands development. A non-parametric trend detection method was used to investigate trends in emissions and ambient VOC concentrations over a 12-year (2001-2012) period. Relationships between ambient VOC concentrations and production indicators of oil sands operations around Fort McKay were also examined. A weak upward trend (significant at 90% confidence level) was found for ambient concentrations of total VOCs based on sixteen detected species with an annual increase of 0.64μg/m(3) (7.2%) per year (7.7μg/m(3) increase per decade). Indicators of production (i.e., annual bitumen production and mined oil sands quantities) were correlated with ambient total VOC concentrations. Only one of 29 VOC species evaluated (1-butene) showed a statistically significant upward trend (p=0.05). Observed geometric (arithmetic) mean and maximum ambient concentrations of selected VOCs of public health concern for most recent three years of the study period (2010-2012) were below chronic and acute health risk screening criteria of the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thirty-two VOCs are recommended for tracking in future air quality investigations in the community to better understand whether changes are occurring over time in relation to oil sands development activities and to inform policy makers about whether or not these changes warrant additional attention. PMID:26909813

  14. NTP Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Isobutene (CAS No. 115-11-7) in F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Inhalation Studies).

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    1998-12-01

    Isobutene is produced during the fractionation of refinery gases or through the catalytic cracking of methyl-t-butyl ether. Isobutene is primarily used to produce diisobutylene, trimers, butyl rubber, and other polymers. In addition, it is used in the production of isooctane, high-octane aviation gasoline, methyl-t-butyl ether, and copolymer resins with butadiene and acrylonitrile. Isobutene was selected for evaluation because of the potential for human exposure due to its large production volume and the lack of adequate data on its carcinogenic potential. The toxicity and carcinogenicity of isobutene were determined in male and female F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice exposed to isobutene (greater than 98% pure) by inhalation for 14 weeks or 2 years. The mutagenicity of isobutene was assessed in Salmonella typhimurium, and the frequency of micronuclei was determined in the peripheral blood of mice exposed by inhalation for 14 weeks. 14-WEEK STUDIES: Groups of 10 male and 10 female F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice were exposed to isobutene at concentrations of 0, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, or 8,000 ppm 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 14 weeks. Concentrations greater than 8,000 ppm isobutene were not used because of the danger of explosion. All rats and mice survived to the end of the study. The final mean body weights and body weight gains of all exposed groups were similar to those of the chamber controls. No exposure-related gross lesions were observed in male or female rats or mice at necropsy. Microscopically, minimal hypertrophy of goblet cells lining the nasopharyngeal duct in the most caudal nose section was observed in some rats in each exposed group of males and females. 2-YEAR STUDIES: Based on the lack of significant exposure-related toxicologic effects in the 14-week rat and mouse studies, 8,000 ppm was selected as the highest exposure concentration in the 2-year studies. Concentrations of 0, 500, 2,000, and 8,000 ppm were selected for rats and mice with the 500 and 2,000 ppm selection based on published metabolic elimination rates for Sprague-Dawley rats and B6C3F1 mice. Rats: Groups of 50 male and 50 female F344/N rats were exposed to isobutene at concentrations of 0, 500, 2,000, or 8,000 ppm 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 105 weeks. Survival of exposed males and females was similar to that of the chamber controls. Mean body weights of exposed groups were generally similar to those of the chamber controls throughout the study. 2-Hydroxyisobutyric Acid - Biomarker of Exposure 2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid (HIBA), the major urinary metabolite of isobutene, was measured in the urine of male and female rats as an indicator of isobutene exposure at 6, 12, and 18 months. The amount of HIBA excreted increased with increasing exposure concentration. However, when HIBA concentration was normalized to isobutene exposure concentration, the relative amount of HIBA excreted decreased with increasing exposure concentration, implying nonlinear kinetics. Pathology Findings: The incidence of thyroid gland follicular cell carcinoma in male rats exposed to 8,000 ppm was increased compared to the chamber control group and exceeded the historical control range. The incidences of hyaline degeneration of the olfactory epithelium were marginally increased in exposed rats; however, the severities of hyaline degeneration increased with increasing exposure concentration in males and females. Mice: Groups of 50 male and 50 female B6C3F1 mice were exposed to isobutene at concentrations of 0, 500, 2,000, or 8,000 ppm 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 105 weeks. Survival of exposed males and females was similar to that of the chamber controls. Mean body weights of exposed mice were generally similar to those of the chamber controls throughout the study except for female mice exposed to 2,000 or 8,000 ppm, which weighed slightly less than chamber controls from about week 52 until week 92. 2-Hydroxyisobutyric Acid - Biomarker of Exposure: HIBA was measured in the urine of male and female mice as an indicator of isobutene exposure at 6, 12t 6, 12,and 18 months. The amount of HIBA excreted increased with increasing exposure concentration. However, when HIBA concentration was normalized to isobutene exposure concentration, the relative amount of HIBA excreted decreased with increasing exposure concentration, implying nonlinear kinetics. Pathology Findings: The incidences of hyaline degeneration of the respiratory epithelium in all groups of exposed males and females were significantly greater than those in the chamber control groups. The incidences of hyaline degeneration of the olfactory epithelium in 2,000 and 8,000 ppm mice were greater than those in the chamber controls. GENETIC TOXICOLOGY: Isobutene was not mutagenic in any of four strains of S. typhimurium, with or without S9 metabolic activation, and no increase in the frequency of micronucleated erythrocytes was seen in peripheral blood of male or female mice treated with isobutene by inhalation for 14 weeks. CONCLUSIONS: Under the conditions of these 2-year inhalation studies, there was some evidence of carcinogenic activity of isobutene in male F344/N rats based on an increased incidence of follicular cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland. There was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of isobutene in female F344/N rats or male or female B6C3F1 mice exposed to 500, 2,000, or 8,000 ppm. Exposure to isobutene by inhalation for 2 years resulted in increased incidences and/or severities of nasal lesions including hyaline degeneration of the olfactory epithelium in male and female rats and mice and hyaline degeneration of the respiratory epithelium in male and female mice. Synonyms: Isobutylene, 2-methylpropene, liquified petroleum gas, g-butylene. PMID:12563344

  15. Pressure Effects on Product Channels of the Allyl Radical Reactions; C3H5+C3H5 and C3H5+CH3

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    Halpern, J. B.; N'Doumi, M.; Fahr, A.

    2011-12-01

    Relatively large hydrocarbon molecules (C4, C6 and larger) have been detected in several planetary environments. The mechanism for the formation of such large molecular species and detailed mechanism for their potential destruction are not well understood and are of considerable current interest. Previously we have studied the kinetics and product channels of small unsaturated hydrocarbon radical (C2 and C3s) reactions relevant to planetary atmospheric modeling. Reactions of C2 radicals (such as vinyl, H2CCH and ethynyl C2H) and C3 radicals (such as propargyl, HCCCH2) can affect the abundances of a large number of stable observable C3, C4, C5, C6 and larger molecules, including linear, aromatic and even poly aromatic molecules. Pressure-dependent product yields have been determined experimentally for the self- and cross-radical reactions performed at 298 K and at pressures between ~4 Torr (0.5 kPa) and 760 Torr (101 kPa). Final reaction products were quantitatively determined using a gas chromatograph with mass spectrometry/flame ionization detection (GC/MS/FID). In some cases complementary computational studies extended the pressure and temperature range of the experiments and provided valuable information on the complex reaction mechanisms. Theses studies provide a systematic framework so that important energetic and structural parameters for radical-radical reactions can be assessed. Here we report recent results for the allyl radical reactions H2CCCH3+ H2CCCH3 and H2CCCH3+CH3. For the allyl radical self-reaction, at high pressures the "head -to-head", combination channel forming 1,5-hexadiene is dominant with a combination/disproportionation = 1,5-hexadiene/propyne ratio of about 24 at 500 Torr (67 kPa, T=298K). At low pressures the ratio is substantially reduced to about 1.2 (at 0.3 kPa) and other major products are observed including allene, propene, 1-butene and propyne.

  16. The pyrolysis of 2-methylfuran: a quantum chemical, statistical rate theory and kinetic modelling study.

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    Somers, Kieran P; Simmie, John M; Metcalfe, Wayne K; Curran, Henry J

    2014-03-21

    Due to the rapidly growing interest in the use of biomass derived furanic compounds as potential platform chemicals and fossil fuel replacements, there is a simultaneous need to understand the pyrolysis and combustion properties of such molecules. To this end, the potential energy surfaces for the pyrolysis relevant reactions of the biofuel candidate 2-methylfuran have been characterized using quantum chemical methods (CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO and G3). Canonical transition state theory is employed to determine the high-pressure limiting kinetics, k(T), of elementary reactions. Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus theory with an energy grained master equation is used to compute pressure-dependent rate constants, k(T,p), and product branching fractions for the multiple-well, multiple-channel reaction pathways which typify the pyrolysis reactions of the title species. The unimolecular decomposition of 2-methylfuran is shown to proceed via hydrogen atom transfer reactions through singlet carbene intermediates which readily undergo ring opening to form collisionally stabilised acyclic C5H6O isomers before further decomposition to C1-C4 species. Rate constants for abstraction by the hydrogen atom and methyl radical are reported, with abstraction from the alkyl side chain calculated to dominate. The fate of the primary abstraction product, 2-furanylmethyl radical, is shown to be thermal decomposition to the n-butadienyl radical and carbon monoxide through a series of ring opening and hydrogen atom transfer reactions. The dominant bimolecular products of hydrogen atom addition reactions are found to be furan and methyl radical, 1-butene-1-yl radical and carbon monoxide and vinyl ketene and methyl radical. A kinetic mechanism is assembled with computer simulations in good agreement with shock tube speciation profiles taken from the literature. The kinetic mechanism developed herein can be used in future chemical kinetic modelling studies on the pyrolysis and oxidation of 2-methylfuran, or the larger molecular structures for which it is a known pyrolysis/combustion intermediate (e.g. cellulose, coals, 2,5-dimethylfuran). PMID:24496403

  17. NanoLC/ESI+ HRMS3 quantitation of DNA adducts induced by 1,3-butadiene.

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    Sangaraju, Dewakar; Villalta, Peter W; Wickramaratne, Susith; Swenberg, James; Tretyakova, Natalia

    2014-07-01

    Human exposure to 1,3-butadiene (BD) present in automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, and forest fires is of great concern because of its potent carcinogenicity. The adverse health effects of BD are mediated by its epoxide metabolites such as 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EB), which covalently modify genomic DNA to form promutagenic nucleobase adducts. Because of their direct role in cancer, BD-DNA adducts can be used as mechanism-based biomarkers of BD exposure. In the present work, a mass spectrometry-based methodology was developed for accurate, sensitive, and precise quantification of EB-induced N-7-(1-hydroxy-3-buten-2-yl) guanine (EB-GII) DNA adducts in vivo. In our approach, EB-GII adducts are selectively released from DNA backbone by neutral thermal hydrolysis, followed by ultrafiltration, offline HPLC purification, and isotope dilution nanoLC/ESI(+)-HRMS(3) analysis on an Orbitrap Velos mass spectrometer. Following method validation, EB-GII lesions were quantified in human fibrosarcoma (HT1080) cells treated with micromolar concentrations of EB and in liver tissues of rats exposed to sub-ppm concentrations of BD (0.5-1.5 ppm). EB-GII concentrations increased linearly from 1.15 ± 0.23 to 10.11 ± 0.45 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides in HT1080 cells treated with 0.5-10 μM EB. EB-GII concentrations in DNA of laboratory rats exposed to 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 ppm BD were 0.17 ± 0.05, 0.33 ± 0.08, and 0.50 ± 0.04 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides, respectively [corrected]. We also used the new method to determine the in vivo half-life of EB-GII adducts in rat liver DNA (2.20 ± 0.12 d) and to detect EB-GII in human blood DNA. To our knowledge, this is the first application of nanoLC/ESI(+)-HRMS(3) Orbitrap methodology to quantitative analysis of DNA adducts in vivo. PMID:24867429

  18. Development and application of FI catalysts for olefin polymerization: unique catalysis and distinctive polymer formation.

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    Makio, Haruyuki; Fujita, Terunori

    2009-10-20

    Catalysts contribute to the efficient production of chemicals and materials in almost all processes in the chemical industry. The polyolefin industry is one prominent example of the importance of catalysts. The discovery of Ziegler-Natta catalysts in the 1950s resulted in the production of high-density polyethylenes (PEs) and isotactic polypropylenes (iPPs). Since then, further catalyst development has led to the production of a new series of polyolefins, including linear low-density PEs, amorphous ethylene/1-butene copolymers, ethylene/propylene/diene elastomers, and syndiotactic PPs (sPPs). Polyolefins are now the most important and the most produced synthetic polymers. This Account describes a family of next-generation olefin polymerization catalysts (FI catalysts) that are currently being used in the commercial production of value-added olefin-based materials. An FI catalyst is a heteroatom-coordinated early transition metal complex that combines a pair of nonsymmetric phenoxy-imine [O(-), N] chelating ligands with a group 4 transition metal. The catalytically active species derived from FI catalysts is highly electrophilic and can assume up to five isomeric structures based on the coordination of the phenoxy-imine ligand. In addition, the accessibility of the ligands of the FI catalysts and their amenability to modification offers an opportunity for the design of diverse catalytic structures. FI catalysts exhibit many unique chemical characteristics: precise control over chain transfers (including highly controlled living ethylene and propylene polymerizations), extremely high selectivity for ethylene, high functional group tolerance, MAO- and borate-free polymerization catalysis, significant morphology polymer formation, controlled multimodal behavior, high incorporation ability for higher alpha-olefins and norbornene, and highly syndiospecific and isospecific polymerizations of both propylene and styrene. These reactions also occur with very high catalyst efficiency. The reaction products include a wide variety of unique olefin-based materials, many of which were previously unavailable via other means of polymerization. We have produced selective vinyl- and Al-terminated PEs, ultrahigh molecular weight linear PEs, regio- and stereoirregular high molecular weight poly(higher alpha-olefin)s, ethylene- and propylene-based telechelic polymers, a wide array of polyolefinic block copolymers from ethylene, propylene, and higher alpha-olefins, and ultrafine noncoherent PE particles. FI catalysts are important from the organometallic, catalytic, and polymer science points of view, and the chemical industry is now using them for the production of value-added olefin-based materials. We anticipate that future research on FI catalysts will produce additional olefin-based materials with unique architectures and material properties and will offer scientists the chance to further study olefin polymerization catalysis and related reaction mechanisms. PMID:19588950

  19. Catalyst and reactor development for a liquid-phase Fischer-Tropsch process. Quarterly technical progress report, 1 October 1981-31 December 1981

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    Dyer, P.N.; Pierantozzi, R.; Brian, B.W.; Bauer, J.V.

    1982-01-01

    This program contains four major tasks: (1) Project Work Plan, (2) Slurry Catalyst Development, (3) Slurry Reactor Design Studies, and (4) Pilot Facility Design. In Task 2, five modified conventional catalysts were prepared, and six gas phase screening tests were carried out. One of these catalysts gave an excellent diesel fuel type product distribution, with a low CH/sub 4/ yield and good stability. Two slurry tests were run. The first used a 19 wt % slurry of ammonia synthesare catalyst as a baseline F-T case, and incorporated the slurry reactor mass transfer tests by varying stirring rates and space velocities as a function of temperature. Product distributions were straight line Schulz-Flory, as expected with this type of catalyst. The data are currently being analyzed to separate mass transfer and chemical rate effects. The second utilized a slurry of a coprecipitated catalyst, activated in the slurry phase. The pressure and temperature required for activation and reaction were found to be higher than for the gas phase screening tests, and deviations from the standard hydrocarbon product distribution were small. The usage and feed ratios were equal for 1:1 syngas. Seven supported cluster catalysts were synthesized and eight were screened in the gas phase. One of these produced a high selectivity to 1-butene and n-pentane. In Task 3, measurements of gas hold-up and solids dispersion in the 5'' column were completed for the 45 to 53 ..mu..m and 90 to 106 ..mu..m iron oxide/isoparaffin systems. Contrary to the silica slurry results, an increase in gas hold-up was observed with a positive slurry velocity. No dependence of gas hold-up on distributor type was observed, however. With the 43 to 53 ..mu..m slurry, the solids concentration profiles were uniform under all conditions studied, but with the 90 to 106 ..mu..m slurry, a decrease in solids concentration with column height was observed at zero slurry velocity.

  20. Pathway and Surface Mechanism Studies of 1,3-butadiene Selective Oxidation Over Vanadium-Molybdenum-Oxygen Catalysts

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    William David Schroeder

    2002-05-27

    The partial oxidation of 1,3-butadiene has been investigated over VMoO catalysts synthesized by sol-gel techniques. Surface areas were 9-14 m{sup 2}/g, and compositions were within the solid solution regime, i.e. below 15.0 mol % MoO{sub 3}/(MoO{sub 3} + V{sub 2}O{sub 5}). Laser Raman Spectroscopy and XRD data indicated that solid solutions were formed, and pre- and post-reaction XPS data indicated that catalyst surfaces contained some V{sup +4} and were further reduced in 1,3-butadiene oxidation. A reaction pathway for 1,3-butadiene partial oxidation to maleic anhydride was shown to involve intermediates such as 3,4-epoxy-1-butene, crotonaldehyde, furan, and 2-butene-1,4-dial. The addition of water to the reaction stream substantially increased catalyst activity and improved selectivity to crotonaldehyde and furan at specific reaction temperatures. At higher water addition concentrations, furan selectivity increased from 12% to over 25%. The catalytic effects of water addition were related to competitive adsorption with various V{sub 2}O{sub 5}-based surface sites, including the vanadyl V=O, corner sharing V-O-V and edge sharing V-O oxygen. Higher levels of water addition were proposed to impose acidic character by dissociative adsorption. In addition, a novel combinatorial synthesis technique for VMoO was used to investigate the phase transitions of V{sub 2}O{sub 5}, solid solutions of Mo in V{sub 2}O{sub 5}, V{sub 9}Mo{sub 6}O{sub 40}, and other reduced VMoO compounds, characterized by laser Raman spectroscopy. The natural composition gradient imposed by the sputter deposition apparatus was used to create VMoO arrays containing 225 samples ranging from 7.0-42 mol% MoO{sub 3}/(V{sub 2}O{sub 5} + MoO{sub 3}), determined by EDS analysis.

  1. High octane ethers from synthesis gas-derived alcohols. [Methyl isobutyl ether(MIBE) and methyl tertiary butyl ether(MTBE)

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    Klier, K.; Herman, R.G.; Johansson, M.A.; Feeley, O.C.

    1993-02-01

    The testing of strongly acidic catalysts for the conversion of a mixture of methanol and isobutanol to ethers and hydrocarbons was continued. Under standardized test conditions the catalysts tested this quarter were: phosphotungstic acid supported on zirconia (PW[sub 12]/ZrO[sub 2]), niobic acid'' (Nb[sub 2]O[sub 5]xH[sub 2]0), and an iron and manganese doped sulfate-modified zirconia (Fe/Mn/ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2]). The overall activity of these catalysts followed the order of Fe/Mn/ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] > PW[sub 12]/ZrO[sub 2] > Nb[sub 2]O[sub 5]xH[sub 2]0 with the Fe/Mn/ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] catalyst approaching ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] in both activity and selectivity for isobutene production. The effect of the presence of water on the reaction of methanol and isobutanol over ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] was determined to be insignificant. At 157[degrees]C and a feed of 2/1 molar ratio methanol/isobutanol, the production of isobutene was unaffected by the addition of 0.05and 0.10 parts of water to the 2/1 alcohol feed. Surface areas have been determined for Fe/Mn/ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] niobic acid, and phosphotungstic acid on silica. After calcination, the surface area for Fe/Mn/ZrO[sub 2]/SO[sub 4][sup [minus]2] was found to be 83 M2 /g. Niobic acid and phosphotungstic acid on silica (PW[sub 12]/SiO[sub 2]) were found to have surface areas of 118 and 218 m[sup 2]/g, respectively. [sup 1]H NMR was used to determine if and how much 1-butene was present as a product when isobutanol is dehydrated over sulfate-modified zirconia. It was found to be present in small amounts, [le]3% of the product stream.

  2. Effects of anion channel antagonists in canine colonic myocytes: comparative pharmacology of Cl−, Ca2+ and K+ currents

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    Dick, Gregory M; Kong, In Deok; Sanders, Kenton M

    1999-01-01

    Volume-Sensitive, Outwardly Rectifying (VSOR) Cl− currents were measured in canine colonic myocytes by whole-cell patch clamp. Decreasing extracellular osmolarity 50 milliosmoles l−1 activated current that was carried by Cl− and 5–7 times greater in the outward direction.Niflumic acid, an inhibitor of Ca2+-activated Cl− channels, did not inhibit VSOR Cl− current. Glibenclamide, an antagonist of CFTR, and anthracene-9-carboxylate (9-AC) inhibited current less than 25% at 100 μM.DIDS (4,4-diisothiocyanato-stilbene-2,2′disulphonate) inhibited VSOR Cl− current more potently than SITS (4-acetamido-4′-isothiocyanato-stilbene-2,2′-disulphonate). IC50s were 0.84 and 226 μM, respectively.VSOR Cl− current was strongly inhibited by tamoxifen ([Z]-1-[p-dimethylaminoethoxy-phenyl]-1,2-diphenyl-1-butene), an anti-oestrogen compound (IC50=0.57 μM).Gd3+ antagonized VSOR Cl− current more potently than La3+. The IC50 for Gd3+ was 23 μM. In contrast, 100 μM La3+ inhibited current only 35±7%.Antagonists of VSOR Cl− current had non-specific effects. These compounds blocked voltage-dependent K+ and Ca2+ currents in colonic myocytes. Tamoxifen (10 μM) and DIDS (10 μM) inhibited L-type Ca2+ current 87±7 and 31±5%, respectively. Additionally, in the presence of 300 nM charybdotoxin, tamoxifen (1 μM) and DIDS (10 μM) inhibited delayed rectifier K+ current 38±8 and 10±2%, respectively.The pharmacology of VSOR Cl− channels overlaps with voltage-dependent cation channels. DIDS and tamoxifen inhibited VSOR Cl− equally. However, because DIDS had much less effect on L-type Ca2+ and delayed rectifier K+ channels than did tamoxifen, it might be useful in experiments to investigate the physiological and pathophysiological role of this conductance in whole tissues. PMID:10482912

  3. Ab initio/RRKM-ME study on the mechanism and kinetics of the reaction of phenyl radical with 1,2-butadiene.

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    Kislov, V V; Mebel, A M

    2010-07-29

    Ab initio G3(MP2,CC)//B3LYP/6-311G** calculations have been performed to investigate the potential energy surface and mechanism of the reaction of phenyl radical with 1,2-butadiene followed by kinetic RRKM-ME calculations of the reaction rate constants and product branching ratios at various temperatures and pressures. The results show that the reaction can proceed by direct hydrogen abstraction to produce benzene and C(4)H(5) radicals or by addition of phenyl to different carbon atoms in CH(2)CCHCH(3) followed by isomerizations of C(10)H(11) adducts and their dissociation by H or CH(3) losses. The H abstraction channels are found to be kinetically preferable and to contribute 70-90% to the total product yield in the 300-2500 K temperature range, with the products including C(6)H(6) + CH(2)CHCCH(2) (approximately 40%), C(6)H(6) + CH(3)CHCCH (5-31%), and C(6)H(6) + CH(2)CCCH(3) (24-20%). The phenyl addition channels are calculated to be responsible for 10-30% of the total product yield, with their contribution decreasing as the temperature increases. The products of the addition channels include collisionally stabilized C(10)H(11) adducts, 1-phenyl-2-buten-2-yl, 3-phenyl-2-buten-2-yl, and 2-phenyl-2-buten-1-yl/2-phenyl-1-buten-3-yl, which are favored under low temperatures, as well as their dissociation products, 1-phenyl-propyne + CH(3), phenylallene + CH(3), and 2-phenyl-1,3-butadiene + H, preferred at higher temperatures. Indene is predicted to be a very minor reaction product at the temperatures relevant to combustion, with the maximal calculated yield of only 2% at 700 K and 7.6 Torr. Our calculations showed that at typical combustion temperatures product branching ratios are practically independent of pressure, and collisional stabilization of reaction intermediates does not play a significant role. Three-parameter modified Arrhenius expressions have been generated for the total reaction rate constants and rate constants for the most important product channels, which can be utilized in future kinetic modeling of reaction networks related to the growth of hydrocarbons in combustion processes. PMID:20593856

  4. Quantitation of DNA Adducts Induced by 1,3-Butadiene

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    Sangaraju, Dewakar; Villalta, Peter W.; Wickramaratne, Susith; Swenberg, James; Tretyakova, Natalia

    2014-07-01

    Human exposure to 1,3-butadiene (BD) present in automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, and forest fires is of great concern because of its potent carcinogenicity. The adverse health effects of BD are mediated by its epoxide metabolites such as 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EB), which covalently modify genomic DNA to form promutagenic nucleobase adducts. Because of their direct role in cancer, BD-DNA adducts can be used as mechanism-based biomarkers of BD exposure. In the present work, a mass spectrometry-based methodology was developed for accurate, sensitive, and precise quantification of EB-induced N-7-(1-hydroxy-3-buten-2-yl) guanine (EB-GII) DNA adducts in vivo. In our approach, EB-GII adducts are selectively released from DNA backbone by neutral thermal hydrolysis, followed by ultrafiltration, offline HPLC purification, and isotope dilution nanoLC/ESI+-HRMS3 analysis on an Orbitrap Velos mass spectrometer. Following method validation, EB-GII lesions were quantified in human fibrosarcoma (HT1080) cells treated with micromolar concentrations of EB and in liver tissues of rats exposed to sub-ppm concentrations of BD (0.5-1.5 ppm). EB-GII concentrations increased linearly from 1.15 ± 0.23 to 10.11 ± 0.45 adducts per 106 nucleotides in HT1080 cells treated with 0.5-10 μM DEB. EB-GII concentrations in DNA of laboratory rats exposed to 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 ppm BD were 0.17 ± 0.05, 0.33 ± 0.08, and 0.50 ± 0.04 adducts per 106 nucleotides, respectively. We also used the new method to determine the in vivo half-life of EB-GII adducts in rat liver DNA (2.20 ± 0.12 d) and to detect EB-GII in human blood DNA. To our knowledge, this is the first application of nanoLC/ESI+-HRMS3 Orbitrap methodology to quantitative analysis of DNA adducts in vivo.

  5. Preparation and reactions of tantalum alkylidene complexes containing bulky phenoxide or thiolate ligands. Controlling ring-opening metathesis polymerization activity and mechanism through choice of anionic ligand

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    Wallace, K.C.; Liu, A.H.; Dewan, J.C.; Schrock, R.R. )

    1988-07-20

    Addition of LiDIPP = O-2,6-C{sub 6}H{sub 3}-i-Pr{sub 2} to Ta(CH-t-Bu)(THF){sub 2}Cl{sub 3} yields Ta(CH-t-Bu)(DIPP){sub 3}(THF) (1) in high yield. Ta(CH-t-Bu)(DMP){sub 3}(THF) (3; DMP = O-2,6-C{sub 6}H{sub 3}Me{sub 2}) and Ta(CH-t-Bu)(TIPT){sub 3}(THF) (5; TIPT = S-,2,4,6-C{sub 6}H{sub 2}i-Pr{sub 3}) can be prepared by analogous methods. 1 reacts rapidly with 1 equiv of styrene to give the tantalacyclobutane complex Ta(CH(Ph)CH(t-Bu)CH{sub 2})(DIPP){sub 3}. The crystal and molecular structure of the complex are reported. An analogous reaction between 1 and vinyltrimethylsilane gives Ta(CHSiMe{sub 3})(DIPP){sub 3}(THF) or Ta(CH(SiMe{sub 3})CH(SiMe{sub 3})CH{sub 2})(DIPP){sub 3} depending upon reaction conditions; the two are in ready equilibrium. 1 reacts smoothly with ethylene to give Ta(CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2})(DIPP){sub 3} in high yield, but treatment of 1 with olefins such as propylene or 1-butene did not lead to any characterizable species. Addition of excess cis-2-pentene to 1 results in rapid metathesis (100 equiv to equilibrium in < 15 min), but activity is short-lived. In contrast to reactions between 1 and olefins, Ta(CH-t-Bu)(TIPT){sub 3}(THF) does not react with ordinary olefins and will not metathesize them. Tantalacyclobutane complexes containing the DIPP ligand react with the carbonyl functionality to give a mixture of insertion chemistry (oxytantalacyclohexane complexes) and Wittig-like reactivity, depending upon the carbonyl compound, the tantalacycle, and the temperature. 1 reacts with norbornene to give an isolable tantalacyclobutane complex, Ta(CH(C{sub 5}H{sub 8})CHCH(t-Bu))(DIPP){sub 3}, whose crystal structure is reported. 25 references, 9 figures, 7 tables.

  6. Aqueous geochemistry of low molecular weight hydrocarbons at elevated temperatures and pressures: constraints from mineral buffered laboratory experiments

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    Seewald, Jeffrey S.

    2001-05-01

    Organic matter, water, and minerals coexist at elevated temperatures and pressures in sedimentary basins and participate in a wide range of geochemical processes that includes the generation of oil and natural gas. A series of laboratory experiments were conducted at 300 to 350°C and 350 bars to examine chemical interactions involving low molecular weight aqueous hydrocarbons with water and Fe-bearing minerals under hydrothermal conditions. Mineral buffers composed of hematite-magnetite-pyrite, hematite-magnetite, and pyrite-pyrrhotite-magnetite were added to each experiment to fix the redox state of the fluid and the activity of reduced sulfur species. During each experiment the chemical system was externally modified by addition of ethene, ethane, propene, 1-butene, or n-heptane, and variations in the abundance of aqueous organic species were monitored as a function of time and temperature. Results of the experiments indicate that decomposition of aqueous n-alkanes proceeds through a series of oxidation and hydration reactions that sequentially produce alkenes, alcohols, ketones, and organic acids as reaction intermediaries. Organic acids subsequently undergo decarboxylation and/or oxidation reactions to form carbon dioxide and shorter chain saturated hydrocarbons. This alteration assemblage is compositionally distinct from that produced by thermal cracking under anhydrous conditions, indicating that the presence of water and minerals provide alternative reaction pathways for the decomposition of hydrocarbons. The rate of hydrocarbon oxidation decreases substantially under reducing conditions and in the absence of catalytically active aqueous sulfur species. These results represent compelling evidence that the stability of aqueous hydrocarbons at elevated temperatures in natural environments is not a simple function of time and temperature alone. Under the appropriate geochemical conditions, stepwise oxidation represents a mechanism for the decomposition of low molecular weight hydrocarbons and the production of methane-rich ("dry") natural gas. Evaluation of aqueous reaction products generated during the experiments within a thermodynamic framework indicates that alkane-alkene, alkene-ketone, and alkene-alcohol reactions attained metastable thermodynamic equilibrium states. This equilibrium included water and iron-bearing minerals, demonstrating the direct involvement of inorganic species as reactants during organic transformations. The high reactivity of water and iron-bearing minerals suggests that they represent abundant sources of hydrogen and oxygen available for the formation of hydrocarbons and oxygenated alteration products. Thus, variations in elemental kerogen composition may not accurately reflect the timing and extent of hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide, and organic acid generation in sedimentary basins. This study demonstrates that the stabilities of aqueous hydrocarbons are strongly influenced by inorganic sediment composition at elevated temperatures. Incorporation of such interactions into geochemical models will greatly improve prediction of the occurrence of hydrocarbons in natural environments over geologic time.

  7. The interactions between microphase separation and crystallization in block copolymers containing polyethylene

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    Quiram, Daniel Jonathan

    The interactions between microphase separation and crystallization were examined in block copolymers containing polyethylene of varying chemistry, composition (fsb{E} = 0.26-0.88, where fsb{E} is weight fraction polyethylene), and molecular weight. Block copolymer compositions were altered to explore crystallization from three distinct melt morphologies: body-centered cubic spheres, hexagonally-packed cylinders, and alternating lamellae. Polymer morphology was investigated on a size-scale ranging from angstroms to microns, employing wide-angle and small-angle x-ray scattering (WAXS and SAXS), small-angle light scattering, and differential scanning calorimetry. The primary series of diblock copolymers investigated were polyethylene-b-poly(3-methyl-1-butene) (E/MB, where MB is an olefinic rubber; fsb{E} = 0.26-0.27). This composition led to a cylindrical morphology when the melt microphase separated. Molecular weights were varied to obtain differing degrees of melt incompatibility, ranging from disordered to strongly segregated. Crystallization from strongly segregated melts was confined to the cylindrical microdomains, essentially independent of thermal history. In contrast, the morphology produced by crystallization from weakly segregated melts was highly dependent upon thermal history. Several block copolymers with microphase-separated melts containing an E block and either polystyrene (glass transition temperature, Tsb{g}≈ 100sp°C) or poly(vinylcyclohexane) (Tsb{g}≈ 135sp°C) were investigated to determine the effect of a vitreous component on crystallization. SAXS experiments showed that vitrification of the amorphous material effectively confined E crystallization to its melt domain phase: cylinders in a glassy matrix, lamellae, and matrices surrounding both glassy cylinders and spheres. Crystalline chain orientation within cylinders was examined through WAXS. The chains aligned preferentially and this orientation varied depending on chain diffusion during the crystallization process. When chain diffusion was rapid, alignment with the crystalline chain axis perpendicular to the cylinder axis was observed. The crystallization behavior of the E/MB series was investigated via simultaneous, time-resolved SAXS/WAXS. For crystallization from a strongly segregated melt, differences in intercylinder spacing between the high temperature melt and low temperature solid resulted from the temperature dependence of the intercylinder spacing in the melt. Remarkably, despite differences in final structure when crystallization was constrained to cylinders and when it led to lamellae, the crystallization kinetics were quite similar.

  8. Radical Yields from the Ozonolysis of Small (C2-C6) Alkenes

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    Alam, Mohammed; Camredon, Marie; Carr, Timo; Wyche, Kevin; Hornsby, Karen; Monks, Paul; Rickard, Andrew; Bloss, William

    2010-05-01

    Unsaturated VOCs, alkenes, are emitted to the atmosphere from a wide range of anthropogenic and natural sources. They are significant primary pollutants in the boundary layer, contributing to total VOC emissions in urban air, where they may account for up to 30% of the total OH sink, however a key fate for alkenes is reaction with ozone, which may form the dominant loss pathway depending on local conditions, and leads to the non-photolytic production of OH, HO2 and RO2 radicals. Radical formation via ozonolysis is of interest as it may substantially influence the radical budget in urban and rural environments. While there are a number of quantitative indirect OH yield measurements from ozonolysis in the literature, obtained for example through the use of radical tracers / scavenger species, very few direct observations have been reported. Moreover, reported yields for HO2 and RO2 production have been largely inferred through the observation of associated stable products using assumed mechanisms. Gas-phase alkene-ozone reactions also generate a range of degradation products, notably secondary organic aerosol precursors, which together with many other products remain largely unidentified for biogenic alkenes. We present a comprehensive analysis of detailed simulation chamber experiments in which the total radical production and degradation products of alkene ozonolysis reactions have been directly observed for ethene, propene, methylpropene, 1-butene, trans/cis-2-butene and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene. The experiments were carried out in the European photoreactor EUPHORE (Valencia, Spain), with instrumentation including chemical-ionization-reaction time-of-flight mass-spectrometer (CIR-TOF-MS) and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) to measure stable VOC and radical products respectively. Alkene/ozone reactions were investigated with and without the presence of a radical scavenger, in order to suppress side reactions and to obtain reaction rate coefficients, primary carbonyl and stabilized Criegee yields. Radical concentrations were measured directly, and interpreted through detailed chemical box modelling drawing upon the Master Chemical Mechanism (MCMv3.1) with mechanistic updates from the recent literature and our results. Reaction rate coefficients, radical yields and stable product yields are compared with those simulated, and the implications for atmospheric oxidant levels are presented.

  9. Transferable Anisotropic United-Atom Force Field Based on the Mie Potential for Phase Equilibrium Calculations: n-Alkanes and n-Olefins.

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    Hemmen, Andrea; Gross, Joachim

    2015-09-01

    A new transferable force field parametrization for n-alkanes and n-olefins is proposed in this work. A united-atom approach is taken, where hydrogen atoms are lumped with neighboring atoms to single interaction sites. A comprehensive study is conducted for alkanes, optimizing van der Waals force field parameters in 6 dimensions. A Mie n-6 potential is considered for the van der Waals interaction, where for n-alkanes we simultaneously optimize the energy parameters ϵCH3 and ϵCH2 as well as the size parameters σCH3 and σCH2 of the CH3(sp(3)) and CH2(sp(3)) groups. Further, the repulsive exponent n of the Mie n-6 potential is varied. Moreover, we investigate the bond length toward the terminal CH3 group as a degree of freedom. According to the AUA (anisotropic united-atom) force field, the bond length between the terminal CH3 group and the neighboring interaction site should be increased by Δl compared with the carbon-carbon distance in order to better account for the hydrogen atoms. The parameter Δl is considered as a degree of freedom. The intramolecular force field parametrization is taken from existing force fields. A single objective function for the optimization is defined as squared relative deviations in vapor pressure and in liquid density of propane, n-butane, n-hexane, and n-octane. A similar study is also done for olefins, where the objective function includes 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, cis-2-pentene, and trans-2-pentene. Molecular simulations are performed in the grand canonical ensemble with transition-matrix sampling where the phase equilibrium properties are obtained with the histogram reweighting technique. The 6-dimensional optimization of strongly correlated parameters is possible, because the analytic PC-SAFT equation of state is used to locally correlate simulation results. The procedure is iterative but leads to very efficient convergence. An implementation is proposed, where the converged result is not affected (disturbed) by the analytic equation of state. The resulting transferable anisotropic Mie-potential (TAMie) force field shows average relative deviations in vapor pressure of 1.1% and in liquid density of 0.9% for alkanes, and 2% and 1.5% for olefins, respectively, in a wide range of (reduced) temperature, Tr = 0.55-0.97. For substances that were not members of the objective function, the TAMie force field enables predictions of phase equilibrium properties with good accuracy. PMID:26274900

  10. Functional and molecular identification of a novel chloride conductance in canine colonic smooth muscle.

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    Dick, G M; Bradley, K K; Horowitz, B; Hume, J R; Sanders, K M

    1998-10-01

    Swelling-activated or volume-sensitive Cl- currents are found in numerous cell types and play a variety of roles in their function; however, molecular characterization of the channels is generally lacking. Recently, the molecular entity responsible for swelling-activated Cl- current in cardiac myocytes has been identified as ClC-3. The goal of our study was to determine whether such a channel exists in smooth muscle cells of the canine colon using both molecular biological and electrophysiological techniques and, if present, to characterize its functional and molecular properties. We hypothesized that ClC-3 is present in colonic smooth muscle and is regulated in a manner similar to the molecular entity cloned from heart. Indeed, the ClC-3 gene was expressed in colonic myocytes, as demonstrated by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction performed on isolated cells. The current activated by decreasing extracellular osmolarity from 300 to 250 mosM was outwardly rectifying and dependent on the Cl- gradient. Current magnitude increased and reversed at more negative potentials when Cl- was replaced by I- or Br-. Tamoxifen ([Z]-1-[p-dimethylaminoethoxy-phenyl]-1,2-diphenyl-1-butene; 10 microM) and DIDS (100 microM) inhibited the current, whereas 25 microM niflumic acid, 10 microM nicardipine, and Ca2+ removal had no effect. Current was inhibited by 1 mM extracellular ATP in a voltage-dependent manner. Cl- current was also regulated by protein kinase C, as phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate (300 nM) decreased Cl- current magnitude, while chelerythrine chloride (30 microM) activated it under isotonic conditions. Our findings indicate that a current activated by hypotonic solution is present in colonic myocytes and is likely mediated by ClC-3. Furthermore, we suggest that the ClC-3 may be an important mechanism controlling depolarization and contraction of colonic smooth muscle under conditions that impose physical stress on the cells. PMID:9755047

  11. Investigation of potential interferences in the detection of atmospheric ROx radicals by laser-induced fluorescence under dark conditions

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    Fuchs, Hendrik; Tan, Zhaofeng; Hofzumahaus, Andreas; Broch, Sebastian; Dorn, Hans-Peter; Holland, Frank; Künstler, Christopher; Gomm, Sebastian; Rohrer, Franz; Schrade, Stephanie; Tillmann, Ralf; Wahner, Andreas

    2016-04-01

    Direct detection of highly reactive, atmospheric hydroxyl radicals (OH) is widely accomplished by laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) instruments. The technique is also suitable for the indirect measurement of HO2 and RO2 peroxy radicals by chemical conversion to OH. It requires sampling of ambient air into a low-pressure cell, where OH fluorescence is detected after excitation by 308 nm laser radiation. Although the residence time of air inside the fluorescence cell is typically only on the order of milliseconds, there is potential that additional OH is internally produced, which would artificially increase the measured OH concentration. Here, we present experimental studies investigating potential interferences in the detection of OH and peroxy radicals for the LIF instruments of Forschungszentrum Jülich for nighttime conditions. For laboratory experiments, the inlet of the instrument was over flowed by excess synthetic air containing one or more reactants. In order to distinguish between OH produced by reactions upstream of the inlet and artificial signals produced inside the instrument, a chemical titration for OH was applied. Additional experiments were performed in the simulation chamber SAPHIR where simultaneous measurements by an open-path differential optical absorption spectrometer (DOAS) served as reference for OH to quantify potential artifacts in the LIF instrument. Experiments included the investigation of potential interferences related to the nitrate radical (NO3, N2O5), related to the ozonolysis of alkenes (ethene, propene, 1-butene, 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene, α-pinene, limonene, isoprene), and the laser photolysis of acetone. Experiments studying the laser photolysis of acetone yield OH signals in the fluorescence cell, which are equivalent to 0.05 × 106 cm-3 OH for a mixing ratio of 5 ppbv acetone. Under most atmospheric conditions, this interference is negligible. No significant interferences were found for atmospheric concentrations of reactants during ozonolysis experiments. Only for propene, α-pinene, limonene, and isoprene at reactant concentrations, which are orders of magnitude higher than in the atmosphere, could artificial OH be detected. The value of the interference depends on the turnover rate of the ozonolysis reaction. For example, an apparent OH concentration of approximately 1 × 106 cm-3 is observed when 5.8 ppbv limonene reacts with 600 ppbv ozone. Experiments with the nitrate radical NO3 reveal a small interference signal in the OH, HO2, and RO2 detection. Dependencies on experimental parameters point to artificial OH formation by surface reactions at the chamber walls or in molecular clusters in the gas expansion. The signal scales with the presence of NO3 giving equivalent radical concentrations of 1.1 × 105 cm-3 OH, 1 × 107 cm-3 HO2, and 1.7 × 107 cm-3 RO2 per 10 pptv NO3.

  12. I. Synthesis, characterization, and base catalysis of novel zeolite supported super-basic materials II. Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane over reduced heteropolyanion catalysts

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    Galownia, Jonathan M.

    This thesis is composed of two separate and unrelated projects. The first part of this thesis outlines an investigation into the synthesis and characterization of a novel zeolite supported super-base capable of carbon-carbon olefin addition to alkyl aromatics. A zeolite supported basic material capable of such reactions would benefit many fine chemical syntheses, as well as vastly improve the economics associated with production of the high performance thermoplastic polyester polyethylene naphthalate. The thermal decomposition of alkali---metal azides impregnated in zeolite X is investigated as a novel route to the synthesis of a zeolite supported super-base. Impregnation of the alkali---metal azide precursor is shown to result in azide species occluded within the pores of the zeolite support by using high speed, solid-state 23Na MAS and 2D MQMAS NMR, FTIR, and TGA characterization methods. Addition of alkali---metal azides to the zeolite results in redistribution of the extra-lattice cations in the zeolite framework. Thermal decomposition of impregnated azide species produces further cation redistribution, but no neutral metallic clusters are detected by high speed, solid-state 23Na MAS NMR following thermal activation of the materials. Instead, it is possible that inactive ionic clusters are formed. The thermally activated materials do not promote base catalysis for the isomerization of 1-butene, the ethylation of toluene and o-xylene, and the alkenylation of o-xylene with 1,3-butadiene to produce 5-ortho-tolyl-pent-2-ene (5-OTP). The lack of catalytic activity in the materials is attributed to failure of the materials to form neutral metallic clusters during thermal treatment, possibly due to preferential formation of NMR silent ionic clusters. The formation of neutral metallic clusters is found to be insensitive to synthesis technique and activation procedure. It is concluded that the impregnation of alkali---metal azides in zeolite X does not provide a reliable precursor for the formation of zeolite supported super-basic materials. The second part of this thesis describes the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane over partially reduced heteropolyanions. Niobium and pyridine exchanged salts of phosphomolybdic (NbPMo12Pyr) and phosphovanadomolybdic (NbPMo11VPyr) acids are investigated as catalyst precursors to prepare materials for catalyzing the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene and acetic acid at atmospheric pressure. The effects of feed composition, steam flow, temperature, and precursor composition on catalytic activity and selectivity are presented for both ethane and ethylene oxidation. Production of ethylene and acetic acid from ethane using the catalytic materials exceeds that reported in the literature for Mo-V-Nb-Ox systems under atmospheric or elevated pressure. Production of acetic acid from ethylene is also greater than that observed for Mo-V-Nb-Ox systems. Addition of vanadium reduces catalytic activity and selectivity to both ethylene and acetic acid while niobium is essential for the formation of acetic acid from ethane. Other metals such as antimony, iron, and gallium do not provide the same beneficial effect as niobium. Molybdenum in close proximity to niobium is the active site for ethane activation while niobium is directly involved in the transformation of ethylene to acetic acid. A balance of niobium and protonated pyridine is required to produce an active catalyst. Water is found to aid in desorption of acetic acid, thereby limiting deep oxidation to carbon oxides. A reaction scheme is proposed for the production of acetic acid from ethane over the catalytic materials.

  13. Investigation of potential interferences in the detection of atmospheric ROx radicals by laser-induced fluorescence under dark conditions

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    Fuchs, H.; Tan, Z.; Hofzumahaus, A.; Broch, S.; Dorn, H.-P.; Holland, F.; Künstler, C.; Gomm, S.; Rohrer, F.; Schrade, S.; Tillmann, R.; Wahner, A.

    2015-11-01

    Direct detection of highly reactive, atmospheric hydroxyl radicals (OH) is widely accomplished by laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) instruments. The technique is also suitable for the indirect measurement of HO2 and RO2 peroxy radicals by chemical conversion to OH. It requires sampling of ambient air into a low pressure cell, where OH fluorescence is detected after excitation by 308 nm laser radiation. Although the residence time of air inside the fluorescence cell is typically only on the order of milliseconds, there is potential that additional OH is internally produced, which would artificially increase the measured OH concentration. Here, we present experimental studies investigating potential interferences in the detection of OH and peroxy radicals for the LIF instruments of Forschungszentrum Jülich for nighttime conditions. For laboratory experiments, the inlet of the instrument was overflown by excess synthetic air containing one or more reactants. In order to distinguish between OH produced by reactions upstream of the inlet and artificial signals produced inside the instrument, a chemical titration for OH was applied. Additional experiments were performed in the simulation chamber SAPHIR where simultaneous measurements by an open-path differential optical absorption spectrometer (DOAS) served as reference for OH to quantify potential artifacts in the LIF instrument. Experiments included the investigation of potential interferences related to the nitrate radical (NO3, N2O5), related to the ozonolysis of alkenes (ethene, propene, 1-butene, 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene, α-pinene, limonene, isoprene), and the laser photolysis of acetone. Experiments studying the laser photolysis of acetone yield OH signals in the fluorescence cell, which are equivalent to 0.05 × 106 cm-3 OH for a mixing ratio of 5 ppbv acetone. Under most atmospheric conditions, this interference is negligible. No significant interferences were found for atmospheric concentrations of reactants during ozonolysis experiments. Only for α-pinene, limonene, and isoprene at reactant concentrations which are orders of magnitude higher than in the atmosphere artificial OH could be detected. The value of the interference depends on the turnover rate of the ozonolysis reaction. For example, an apparent OH concentration of approximately 1 × 106 cm-3 is observed, if 5.8 ppbv limonene reacts with 600 ppbv ozone. Experiments with the nitrate radical NO3 reveal a small interference signal in the OH, HO2 and RO2 detection. Dependencies on experimental parameters point to artificial OH formation by surface reactions at the chamber walls or in molecular clusters in the gas expansion. The signal scales with the presence of NO3 giving equivalent radical concentrations of 1.1 × 105 cm-3 OH, 1 × 107 cm-3 HO2, and 1.7 × 107 cm-3 RO2 per 10 pptv NO3.

  14. A Unique Equation to Estimate Flash Points of Selected Pure Liquids Application to the Correction of Probably Erroneous Flash Point Values

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    Catoire, Laurent; Naudet, Valérie

    2004-12-01

    A simple empirical equation is presented for the estimation of closed-cup flash points for pure organic liquids. Data needed for the estimation of a flash point (FP) are the normal boiling point (Teb), the standard enthalpy of vaporization at 298.15 K [ΔvapH°(298.15 K)] of the compound, and the number of carbon atoms (n) in the molecule. The bounds for this equation are: -100⩽FP(°C)⩽+200; 250⩽Teb(K)⩽650; 20⩽Δvap H°(298.15 K)/(kJ mol-1)⩽110; 1⩽n⩽21. Compared to other methods (empirical equations, structural group contribution methods, and neural network quantitative structure-property relationships), this simple equation is shown to predict accurately the flash points for a variety of compounds, whatever their chemical groups (monofunctional compounds and polyfunctional compounds) and whatever their structure (linear, branched, cyclic). The same equation is shown to be valid for hydrocarbons, organic nitrogen compounds, organic oxygen compounds, organic sulfur compounds, organic halogen compounds, and organic silicone compounds. It seems that the flash points of organic deuterium compounds, organic tin compounds, organic nickel compounds, organic phosphorus compounds, organic boron compounds, and organic germanium compounds can also be predicted accurately by this equation. A mean absolute deviation of about 3 °C, a standard deviation of about 2 °C, and a maximum absolute deviation of 10 °C are obtained when predictions are compared to experimental data for more than 600 compounds. For all these compounds, the absolute deviation is equal or lower than the reproductibility expected at a 95% confidence level for closed-cup flash point measurement. This estimation technique has its limitations concerning the polyhalogenated compounds for which the equation should be used with caution. The mean absolute deviation and maximum absolute deviation observed and the fact that the equation provides unbiaised predictions lead to the conclusion that several flash points have been reported erroneously, whatever the reason, in one or several reference compilations. In the following lists, the currently accepted flash points for bold compounds err, or probably err, on the hazardous side by at least 10 °C and for the nonbolded compounds, the currently accepted flash points err, or probably err, on the nonhazardous side by at least 10 °C: bicyclohexyl, sec-butylamine, tert-butylamine, 2-cyclohexen-1-one, ethanethiol, 1,3-cyclohexadiene, 1,4-pentadiene, methyl formate, acetonitrile, cinnamaldehyde, 1-pentanol, diethylene glycol, diethyl fumarate, diethyl phthalate, trimethylamine, dimethylamine, 1,6-hexanediol, propylamine, methanethiol, ethylamine, bromoethane, 1-bromopropane, tert-butylbenzene, 1-chloro-2-methylpropane, diacetone alcohol, diethanolamine, 2-ethylbutanal, and formic acid. For some other compounds, no other data than the currently accepted flash points are available. Therefore, it cannot be assessed that these flash point data are erroneous but it can be stated that they are probably erroneous. At least, they need experimental re-examination. They are probably erroneous by at least 15 °C: 1,3-cyclopentadiene, di-tert-butyl sulfide, dimethyl ether, dipropyl ether, 4-heptanone, bis(2-chloroethyl)ether, 1-decanol, 1-phenyl-1-butanone, furan, ethylcyclopentane, 1-heptanethiol, 2,5-hexanediol, 3-hexanone, hexanoic acid methyl ester, 4-methyl-1,3-pentadiene, propanoyl chloride, tetramethylsilane, thiacyclopentane, 1-chloro-2-methyl-1-propene, trans-1,3-pentadiene, 2,3-dimethylheptane, triethylenetetramine, methylal, N-ethylisopropylamine, 3-methyl-2-pentene, and 2,3-dimethyl-1-butene.

  15. The Low Temperature Oxidation of 2,7-Dimethyloctane in a Pressurized Flow Reactor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Farid, Farinaz

    The complexity of real fuels has fostered the use of simple mixtures of hydrocarbons whose combustion behavior approximates that of real fuels in both experimental and computational studies to develop models of the combustion of the real fuel. These simple mixtures have been called surrogates. Lightly branched paraffins are an important class of constituents in gasoline, diesel and aviation turbine fuels and therefore are primary candidates for use as a component in a surrogate. Unfortunately, fundamental studies on combustion characteristics of high molecular weight mono- and di-methylated iso-paraffins are scarce. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the low-temperature oxidation of 2,7-dimethyloctane (2,7-DMO) (C10H22), a lightly branched isomer of decane. Replicate 2,7-DMO oxidation experiments were conducted in a pressurized flow reactor (PFR) over the temperature range of 550 -- 850 K, at a pressure of 8 atm and an equivalence ratio of 0.3 in 4.21% oxygen / nitrogen. The reactivity was mapped by continuous monitoring of CO, CO 2, and O2 using a non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) carbon monoxide / carbon dioxide analyzer and an electrochemical oxygen sensor. For examining the underlying reaction chemistry, detailed speciation of samples was performed at selected temperatures using a gas chromatograph with a flame ionization detector coupled to a mass spectrometer. Comparable oxidation experiments for n-decane were carried out to examine the unique effects of branching on fuel reactivity and distribution of major stable intermediates. For both isomers, the onset of negative temperature coefficient (NTC) region was observed near 700 K, with the reactivity decreasing with increasing the temperature. The flow reactor study of n-decane oxidation confirmed that the isomerization reduces the amount of CO produced at peak reactivity. In addition to reaction inhibition, branching affected the distribution of C2-C 4 olefin intermediates. While the oxidation of n-decane resulted primarily in the formation of ethene near the NTC start, propene and isobutene were the major olefins produced from 2,7-DMO. A comparative analysis of experimental data with respect to a detailed chemical kinetic model for 2,7-DMO was performed and discrepancies were noted. Based on these results, a collaborative effort with Dr. Charles Westbrook (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) was initiated to refine the model predictions in the low temperature and NTC regimes. The effort resulted in an updated version of the 2,7-DMO mechanism, improving some of the key features such as calculated CO2 profile and final yields of iso-butene over the studied range of temperature. Fuel pyrolysis in the intermediate temperature regime, 850 -- 1000 K, also was investigated for the first time in the PFR facility. However, preliminary n-decane experiments measured only a small amount of fuel decomposition, indicating that higher temperature operation would be beneficial. The major species produced from n-decane decomposition, in descending order of molar fraction, were ethene, propene, and 1-butene. These results were compared with the predictions of two existing chemical kinetic models and the sources of variations between the experiments and the models as well as among the mechanisms were investigated. At 1000 K, the mechanisms predicted higher levels of fuel depletion and ethene production. Also, while the mechanisms were similar in their predicted pathways for fuel depletion and formation of ethene, inconsistencies were observed in relative contribution of these pathways to the final yields as well as the rate parameter determination for several sensitive reactions with respect to n-decane and ethene. Overall, the research aided in achieving a data set quantifying the oxidation characteristics of 2,7-DMO (and n-decane for comparison) as well as an elucidation of critical reaction pathways based on experimental results. Preliminary pyrolysis experiments were carried out using n-decane and the limitations on companion 2,7-DMO pyrolysis experiments were established. The data was compared with the predictions of several chemical kinetic mechanisms and, using tools such as rate of production analysis and sensitivity analysis, the sources of deviations from experimental data as well as possible areas of improvement were identified. The findings from 2,7-DMO study was directly used to refine an existing chemical kinetic model for 2,7-DMO, in line with the ultimate goal of feeding the much needed experimental database for validation and refinement of kinetic models of jet fuel surrogates.