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  1. Binary chromatographic data and estimation of adsorbent porosities. [data for system n-heptane/n-pentane

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    Meisch, A. J.

    1972-01-01

    Data for the system n-pentane/n-heptane on porous Chromosorb-102 adsorbent were obtained at 150, 175, and 200 C for mixtures containing zero to 100% n-pentane by weight. Prior results showing limitations on superposition of pure component data to predict multicomponent chromatograms were verified. The thermodynamic parameter MR0 was found to be a linear function of sample composition. A nonporous adsorbent failed to separate the system because of large input sample dispersions. A proposed automated data processing scheme involving magnetic tape recording of the detector signals and processing by a minicomputer was rejected because of resolution limitations of the available a/d converters. Preliminary data on porosity and pore size distributions of the adsorbents were obtained.

  2. On the behavior of solutions of xenon in liquid n-alkanes: solubility of xenon in n-pentane and n-hexane.

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    Bonifácio, Rui P M F; Martins, Luís F G; McCabe, Clare; Filipe, Eduardo J M

    2010-12-01

    The solubility of xenon in liquid n-pentane and n-hexane has been studied experimentally, theoretically, and by computer simulation. Measurements of the solubility are reported for xenon + n-pentane as a function of temperature from 254 to 305 K. The uncertainty in the experimental data is less than 0.15%. The thermodynamic functions of solvation such as the standard Gibbs energy, enthalpy, and entropy of solvation have been calculated from Henry's law coefficients for xenon + n-pentane solutions and also for xenon + n-hexane, which were reported in previous work. The results provide a further example of the similarity between the xenon + n-alkane interaction and the n-alkane + n-alkane interactions. Using the SAFT-VR approach we were able to quantitatively predict the experimental solubility for xenon in n-pentane and semiquantitatively that of xenon in n-hexane using simple Lorentz-Berthelot combining rules to describe the unlikely interaction. Henry's constants at infinite dilution for xenon + n-pentane and xenon + n-hexane were also calculated by Monte Carlo simulation using a united atom force field to describe the n-alkane and the Widom test particle insertion method. PMID:21067166

  3. A model of reduced oxidation kinetics using constituents and species: Iso-octane and its mixtures with n-pentane, iso-hexane and n-heptane

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    Harstad, Kenneth; Bellan, Josette

    2010-11-15

    A previously described methodology for deriving a reduced kinetic mechanism for alkane oxidation and tested for n-heptane is here shown to be valid, in a slightly modified version, for iso-octane and its mixtures with n-pentane, iso-hexane and n-heptane. The model is still based on partitioning the species into lights, defined as those having a carbon number smaller than 3, and heavies, which are the complement in the species ensemble, and mathematically decomposing the heavy species into constituents which are radicals. For the same similarity variable found from examining the n-heptane LLNL mechanism in conjunction with CHEMKIN II, the appropriately scaled total constituent molar density still exhibits a self-similar behavior over a very wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressures and initial temperatures in the cold ignition regime. When extended to larger initial temperatures than for cold ignition, the self-similar behavior becomes initial temperature dependent, which indicates that rather than using functional fits for the enthalpy generation due to the heavy species' oxidation, an ideal model based on tabular information extracted from the complete LLNL kinetics should be used instead. Similarly to n-heptane, the oxygen and water molar densities are shown to display a quasi-linear behavior with respect to the similarity variable, but here their slope variation is no longer fitted and instead, their rate equations are used with the ideal model to calculate them. As in the original model, the light species ensemble is partitioned into quasi-steady and unsteady species; the quasi-steady light species mole fractions are computed using the ideal model and the unsteady species are calculated as progress variables using rates extracted from the ideal model. Results are presented comparing the performance of the model with that of the LLNL mechanism using CHEMKIN II. The model reproduces excellently the temperature and species evolution versus time or versus the similarity variable, with the exception of very rich mixtures, where the predictions are still very good but the multivalued aspect of these functions at the end of oxidation is not captured in the reduction. The ignition time is predicted within percentages of the LLNL values over a wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressures and initial temperatures. (author)

  4. n-Heptane

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    n - Heptane ; CASRN 142 - 82 - 5 Human health assessment information on a chemical substance is included in the IRIS database only after a comprehensive review of toxicity data , as outlined in the IRIS assessment development process . Sections I ( Health Hazard Assessments for Noncarcinogenic Effec

  5. n-Hexane

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    EPA / 635 / R - 03 / 012 www.epa.gov / iris TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW OF n - HEXANE ( CAS No . 110 - 54 - 3 ) In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System ( IRIS ) November 2005 U.S . Environmental Protection Agency Washington , DC DISCLAIMER This docum ent has been revie

  6. Mechanism of pyrolysis of n-alkanes. 3. n-Hexane

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    Rumyantsev, A.N.; Oganesova, E.Yu.

    1987-11-01

    The distribution of products from the pyrolysis of n-pentane and n-hexane, including comparisons between calculated and experimental data, was examined. Purity of the original n-hexane was 99.97% by weight. Reactor temperature was 660/sup 0/C. The feed was supplied by a micropump or was fed from an argon-pressurized metal cylinder. The number of primary and secondary radicals formed in the pyrolysis of n-hexane were determined by examining their decomposition paths in the state of chain propagation in a radical chain scheme. Calculated values for the isomerization of primary n-pentyl and n-hexyl radicals into secondary radicals, using the Arrhenius equation, are presented.

  7. Design of efficient zeolite sensor materials for n-hexane.

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    Yang, Ping; Ye, Xingnan; Lau, Choiwan; Li, Zengxi; Liu, Xia; Lu, Jianzhong

    2007-02-15

    The effectiveness of several zeolite catalysts was investigated using the cataluminescence (CTL) gas sensor system. Trace amounts of n-hexane in air samples were detected by this method. This research establishes that the specific pore size of the zeolite offers designable environment for selective CTL reaction, and "Lewis-type" basic sites appear to contribute to the catalytic nature of the zeolite surface. By incorporating either Cs+ or K+, the velocity and luminescence intensity of these catalytic reactions increase while going from Na to Cs, according to the basic nature of this group of cations in the following order: Cs > K > Na. The proposed sensor shows high sensitivity and selectivity to n-hexane at a mild reaction temperature of 225 degrees C. Quantitative analysis was performed at a selected wavelength of 460 nm. The linear range of CTL intensity versus concentration of n-hexane was 0.776-23.28 microg/mL (R = 0.997, n = 7) on CsNaY, and 0.776-23.28 microg/mL (R = 0.998, n = 7) on CsNaX, with a detection limit of 0.155 microg/mL (signal-to-noise ratio 3). Interferences from foreign substances such as methanol, ethanol, 2-propanol, acetone, acetonitrile, chloroform, or dichlormethane and other alkanes, aromatics, and alkyl aromatics such as methane, n-pentane, 3-methylpentane, 3,3-dimethylpentane, methylbenzene, ethylbenzene, and sec-butylbenzene were very low or not detectable. Results of a series of GC and GC/MS experiments suggest that the possible mechanism of the reaction is the formation of an unstable transition structure with a four-member ring, and this ring most probably consists of an oxygen atom and a carbonium ion localized on the zeolite suface. PMID:17297941

  8. Structure of liquid n-hexane

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    Venturi, G.; Formisano, F.; Cuello, G. J.; Johnson, M. R.; Pellegrini, E.; Bafile, U.; Guarini, E.

    2009-07-01

    The structure of deuterated liquid n-hexane has been investigated at room temperature by neutron diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations. By carrying out a careful analysis of the measurements, experimental data were obtained in very good agreement with the simulated data. This allowed a thorough analysis of the simulation results aiming at the evaluation of the partial, intra-, and intermolecular components of the n-hexane structure. We finally compare the intramolecular differential cross sections calculated from the most probable n-hexane molecular configurations with the measured and simulated data.

  9. [Metabolism and toxicity of n-pentane and isopentane].

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    Chiba, S; Oshida, S

    1991-04-01

    n-Pentane and isopentane have a wide range of use, for example, for cleaning precision machinery, extracting essence and oil, and as liquid fuel for now very popular disposable lighters. They are contained in liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas as trace constituents. In our present experiments, we studied the metabolism and toxicity of these n-pentane and isopentane metabolites. Male mice of ICR strain were exposed to about 5% n-pentane for one hour while the oxygen in the environmental air was maintained at about 20%. Then their blood and liver tissue were collected and analyzed by means of GC and GC-MS. The metabolites thus obtained were 2-pentanol, 3-pentanol and 2-pentanone. The same procedure was repeated with isopentane; 3-methyl-2-butanol, 2-methyl-2-butanol and 3-methyl-2-butanone were detected as the resultant metabolites. In the presence of the NADPH-generating system liver microsomes were made to react to the substrate of saturated n-pentane or isopentane aqueous solution at 37 degrees C for one hour. As a result, the same metabolites were produced as obtained in the exposure experiment. It was therefore suggested that n-pentane and isopentane were metabolized chiefly by liver microsomes. Male mice of ICR strain were fed with 80 mg/kg b.w. of phenobarbital for consecutive four days and exposed to n-pentane or isopentane for one hour. This resulted in an increase in the amount of 2-pentanol and 2-pentanone in the n-pentane inhalation and 2-methyl-2-butanol in the isopentane inhalation experiment. The toxicity of each metabolite was studied on cultured cells. The metabolites were individually mixed with HeLa S3 cell suspension, incubated for three days, and their concentration which inhibited the growth of cells by 50% (IGC 50) were compared. It was demonstrated as a result that the IGC 50 for any of the metabolites was lower than that for methanol, ethanol or acetone used as control. PMID:1920919

  10. Experimental study of boiling-up kinetics and superheat limit for n-hexane on solid powder-like structures

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    Gurashkin, A. L.; Perminov, S. A.; Ermakov, G. V.

    2006-12-01

    The experimental setup is described and results are presented for measuring average boiling-up lag time for superheated n-hexane mixed with solid structures (activated coal, cellulose, silica gel) as function of temperature under atmospheric pressure. The “aging” of the cell with the filler was carried out before measurements: this was about 600 1000 boiling events. We developed a new method for analysing of “aging” procedure: comparison of average flux (frequency) of boiling-up events (processing of experimental data) and the frequency of nucleation obtained from exponential model. By the end of aging of the cell with silica gel the average empirical flux reduces by factor of four relative to the “exponential” value. But for activated coal and cellulose the difference in these fluxes is about 20 %. In all experiments, the event flux was nonstationary. For n-hexane in tested systems, the margin of superheating was T n/T cr ≅ 0.873 0.875, although it was T n/T cr ≅ ≅ 0.883 for n-pentane in systems filled by nickel powder (sintered porous nickel with grains of 1.5 or 5.0 micron size) and in the presence of a smooth copper plate. The average time of boiling-up lag in n-hexane at low normalized temperatures was also smaller than for n-pentane. For all systems, the lag time is almost the same for the temperature range T n/T cr ≅ 0.860 0.874 (plateau). Thus, a smaller amount of superheated liquid or its division into smaller liquid elements does not result in longer liquid lifetime for superheat liquid and the maximal superheat temperature, as one could expect from the classical theory of homogeneous nucleation.

  11. N-hexane neuropathy in offset printers.

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    Chang, C M; Yu, C W; Fong, K Y; Leung, S Y; Tsin, T W; Yu, Y L; Cheung, T F; Chan, S Y

    1993-01-01

    In an offset printing factory with 56 workers, 20 (36%) developed symptomatic peripheral neuropathy due to exposure to n-hexane. Another 26 workers (46%) were found to have subclinical neuropathy. The initial change in the nerve conduction study was reduced amplitude of the sensory action potentials, followed by reduced amplitude of the motor action potentials, reduction in motor conduction velocities and increase in distal latencies. These changes indicate primary axonal degeneration with secondary demyelination. Sural nerve biopsy in a severe case showed giant axonal swellings due to accumulation of 10nm neurofilaments, myelin sheath attenuation and widening of nodal gaps. The development of neuropathy bore no direct relationship to the duration of exposure, hence factors such as individual susceptibility may be important. Optic neuropathy and CNS involvement were uncommon and autonomic neuropathy was not encountered. Images PMID:8505647

  12. N-hexane neuropathy in offset printers.

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    Chang, C M; Yu, C W; Fong, K Y; Leung, S Y; Tsin, T W; Yu, Y L; Cheung, T F; Chan, S Y

    1993-05-01

    In an offset printing factory with 56 workers, 20 (36%) developed symptomatic peripheral neuropathy due to exposure to n-hexane. Another 26 workers (46%) were found to have subclinical neuropathy. The initial change in the nerve conduction study was reduced amplitude of the sensory action potentials, followed by reduced amplitude of the motor action potentials, reduction in motor conduction velocities and increase in distal latencies. These changes indicate primary axonal degeneration with secondary demyelination. Sural nerve biopsy in a severe case showed giant axonal swellings due to accumulation of 10nm neurofilaments, myelin sheath attenuation and widening of nodal gaps. The development of neuropathy bore no direct relationship to the duration of exposure, hence factors such as individual susceptibility may be important. Optic neuropathy and CNS involvement were uncommon and autonomic neuropathy was not encountered. PMID:8505647

  13. Dielectric constant measurements on n-heptane and 2-heptanone

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    Nahman, N.S.

    1994-01-12

    A liquid transfer station has been built and installed in a fume hood. The dielectric properties of n-heptane and 2-heptanone have been measured using the coaxial structure of the Model 100-1, S/N 1 as the liquid measurement cell. The low (10 kHz to 1 Mhz) frequency value of the relative dielectric constant {epsilon} r was measured with a HP 4275 Multifrequency LCR Meter. Also time domain reflection (TDR) and insertion time domain transmission (TDT) measurements were made using a HP 54120/54121A oscilloscope. The value of the quasi-static relative dielectric constant for n-heptane was found to be 1.923 while that for 2-heptanone was 11.735.

  14. n-Hexane polyneuropathy in a ball-manufacturing factory

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    Huang, C.C.; Shih, T.S.; Cheng, S.Y.; Chen, S.S.; Tchen, P.H. )

    1991-02-01

    Five overt and two occult cases of n-hexane polyneuropathy occurred in a ball-manufacturing factory in Taiwan. The severity of polyneuropathy was directly related to the index of n-hexane exposure that occurred during the processes of cement coating and nylon fiber winding in a poorly ventilated room. The n-hexane concentrations over eight hours of personal sampling of the air of the cement coating and nylon fiber winding areas were 109 ppm and 86 ppm, respectively. After installation of a new factory ventilation system, these seven patients recovered completely, and there were no new cases in the two-year follow-up.

  15. Industrial application of catalytic systems for n-heptane isomerization.

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    Alemán-Vázquez, Laura Olivia; Cano-Domínguez, José Luis; Torres-García, Enelio; Villagómez-Ibarra, José Roberto

    2011-01-01

    The ideal gasoline must have a high pump octane number, in the 86 to 94 range, and a low environmental impact. Alkanes, as a family, have much lower photochemical reactivities than aromatics or olefins, but only the highly branched alkanes have adequate octane numbers. The purpose of this work is to examine the possibilities of extending the technological alternative of paraffin isomerization to heavier feedstocks (i.e., n-heptane) using non-conventional catalytic systems which have been previously proposed in the literature: a Pt/sulfated zirconia catalyst and a molybdenum sub-oxide catalyst. Under the experimental conditions at which these catalysts have been evaluated, the molybdenum sub-oxide catalyst maintains a good activity and selectivity to isomerization after 24 h, while the Pt/sulfated zirconia catalyst shows a higher dimethylpentanes/methylhexanes ratio, probably due to a lower operating temperature, but also a high formation of cracking products, and presents signs of deactivation after 8 h. Though much remains to be done, the performance of these catalysts indicates that there are good perspectives for their industrial application in the isomerization of n-heptane and heavier alkanes. PMID:21760573

  16. Rich n-heptane and diesel combustion in porous media

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    Pastore, A.; Mastorakos, E.

    2010-04-15

    Rich n-heptane and diesel flames in two-layer porous media are experimentally investigated in the context of syngas production. The stable operating points of n-heptane reforming have been determined and the mole fractions of H{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2} and light hydrocarbons have been measured in the exhaust gas at an equivalence ratio of 2 for different thermal input values. The reformer performance has been assessed also from the point of view of the heat losses and the mixture homogeneity. The pre-vapouriser produces an approximately uniform vapour-air mixture upstream of the flame front. The range of flow rates for stable flames decreased with increasing equivalence ratio. Heat losses were about 10% of the thermal input at high firing rates. A 77.2% of the equilibrium H{sub 2} was achieved at a flame speed of 0.82 m/s. The same reactor with a different porous matrix for the reforming stage demonstrates diesel reforming to syngas with a conversion efficiency of 77.3% for a flame speed of 0.65 m/s. (author)

  17. The Burning of Large N-Heptane Droplets in Microgravity

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    Manzello, Samuel L.; Choi, Mun Young; Kazakov, Andrei; Dryer, Frederick L.; Dobashi, Ritsu; Hirano, Toshisuke; Ferkul, Paul (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    Experimental results are presented on the burning and sooting behavior of large n-heptane droplets in air at atmospheric pressure under microgravity conditions. The experiments were performed at the Japanese Microgravity Center (JAMIC) 10 sec dropshaft in Hokkaido, Japan. Soot volume fraction, burning rate, flame standoff and luminosity were measured for droplets of 2.6 mm and 2.9 mm in initial diameter. These are the largest droplets for which soot volume fraction measurements have ever been performed. Previous measurements of soot volume fractions for n-heptane droplets, confined to smaller droplet sizes of less than 1.8 mm, indicated that maximum soot volume fraction increased monotonically with initial droplet size. The new results demonstrate for the first time that sooting tendency is reduced for large droplets as it has been speculated previously but never confirmed experimentally. The lower soot volume fractions for the larger droplets were also accompanied by higher burning rates. The observed phenomenon is believed to be caused by the dimensional influence on radiative heat losses from the flame. Numerical calculations confirm that soot radiation affects the droplet burning behavior.

  18. Theoretical and experimental comparison of the Soret effect for binary mixtures of toluene and n-hexane, and benzene and n-heptane

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    Abbasi, Alireza; Ziad Saghir, M.; Kawaji, Masahiro

    2010-04-01

    Thermodiffusion along with molecular diffusion occurs in many engineering systems and in nature. Thermodiffusion has a great effect on concentration distribution in binary mixtures. A new approach to predicting the Soret coefficient in binary mixtures of linear chain and aromatic hydrocarbons using the thermodynamics of irreversible processes is presented. In particular, this approach is based on free volume theory, which explains the diffusivity in diffusion-limited systems. Free volume states that the transfer kinetics of molecules depends greatly on molecular size and shape. The proposed model, combined with Shukla and Firoozabadi's model, was applied to predict the Soret coefficient. The perturbed chain statistical associating fluid theory equation of state (PCSAFT-EoS) was used to calculate the related thermodynamic properties. Comparisons of the theoretical results with experimental data show good agreement.

  19. Evoked potentials in chronic n-hexane intoxication

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    Huang, C.C.; Chu, N.S. )

    1989-07-01

    Somatosensory, brainstem auditory and pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials (SEP, BAEP and PVEP) were studied in 5 patients with n-hexane polyneuropathy to determine if the CNS was affected. In SEPs, the median central conduction (N13-to-N20) was normal but the tibial central conduction (N22-to-P40) was delayed. The central conduction time (I-to-V interval) of the BAEP was also prolonged. However, the P100 latency of the PVEP was normal. The present data indicate that the spinal cord and the brainstem are primarily affected in chronic n-hexane intoxication.

  20. A New Exploration of the Torsional Energy Surface of N-Pentane Using Molecular Modeling Software

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    Galembeck, Sergio E.; Caramori, Giovanni F.; Romero, Jose Ricardo

    2005-01-01

    The torsional potential energy surface of a chemical compounds, the accessible conformations at a specified temperature and the transition states that connect these confirmations establishes many chemical properties such as dynamic behavior, reactivity and biological activity. A conformational search of n-pentane is presented using computational…

  1. The critical crossover at the n-hexane-water interface

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    Tikhonov, A. M.

    2010-06-15

    According to estimates of the parameters of the critical crossover in monolayers of long-chain alcohol molecules adsorbed at the n-hexane-water interface, all systems in which this phenomenon is observed are characterized by the same value of the critical exponent {nu} {approx} 1.8.

  2. Transition region ignition characteristics of n-heptane fuel sprays

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    Danis, A. M.; Cernansky, N. P.; Namer, I.

    1985-01-01

    Ignition studies were perferred on monodisperse n-heptane sprays at atmospheric pressure over a range of equivalence ratios and droplet diameters. A capacitive discharge spark ignition system was used as the ignition source, providing independent control of spark energy and duration. Preliminary measurements were made to optimize spark duration and spark gap, optimum conditions being those at which the maximum frequency or probability of ignition was observed. The effect of spark duration on ignition frequency for several spark energies was determined for equivalence ratios of 0.5 and 1.0 and initial droplet diameters of 28 and 68 microns. Spark duration had little effect on ignition frequency over the entire 15 to 170 mu s range examined. Spark durations of 70 to 80 mu s were used for all subsequent work. The spark gap was optimized at equivalence ratios of 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 and initial droplet diameters of 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 microns by varying the electrode spacing from 0.5 to 5.0 mm while maintaining a constant spark energy. The optimum gap was determined to be 3.0 mm for nearly all conditions.

  3. Neuropathy associated with chronic low level exposure to n-hexane

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    Ruff, R.L.; Petito, C.K.; Acheson, L.S.

    1981-05-01

    Concentrations of n-hexane greater than the threshold limit value (TLV) of 500 ppm are known to produce peripheral neuropathy. This report describes the case of a worker who developed peripheral neuropathy, with a histologic pattern characteristic of n-hexane toxicity, after chronic on-the-job exposure to n-hexane at concentrations less than 450 ppm. We suggest that the current TLV for n-hexane be reevaluated.

  4. Isochoric heat capacity of an n-hexane + water system

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    Bezgomonova, E. I.; Saidov, S. M.; Stepanov, G. V.

    2015-01-01

    The isochoric heat capacity of an n-hexane + water system at water contents of 0.121, 0.166, 0.2, 0.234, 0.256, and 0.3 mole fraction is studied along different isochors at different temperatures in the 140 to 550 kg/m3 range of densities using a high-temperature adiabatic calorimeter designed at the Amirkhanov Institute of Physics. The tabulated values of isochoric heat capacity C v, x are presented for an H2O concentration of 0.3 mole fraction. The curves of liquid-liquid and liquid-gas phase equilibria are constructed.

  5. Probing molecular conformations in momentum space: The case of n-pentane

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    Knippenberg, S.; Huang, Y. R.; Hajgató, B.; François, J.-P.; Deng, J. K.; Deleuze, M. S.

    2007-11-01

    A comprehensive study, throughout the valence region, of the electronic structure and electron momentum density distributions of the four conformational isomers of n-pentane is presented. Theoretical (e,2e) valence ionization spectra at high electron impact energies (1200eV+electron binding energy) and at azimuthal angles ranging from 0° to 10° in a noncoplanar symmetric kinematical setup are generated according to the results of large scale one-particle Green's function calculations of Dyson orbitals and related electron binding energies, using the third-order algebraic-diagrammatic construction [ADC(3)] scheme. The results of a focal point analysis (FPA) of relative conformer energies [A. Salam and M. S. Deleuze, J. Chem. Phys. 116, 1296 (2002)] and improved thermodynamical calculations accounting for hindered rotations are also employed in order to quantitatively evaluate the abundance of each conformer in the gas phase at room temperature and reliably predict the outcome of experiments on n-pentane employing high resolution electron momentum spectroscopy. Comparison with available photoelectron measurements confirms the suggestion that, due to entropy effects, the trans-gauche (tg) conformer strongly dominates the conformational mixture characterizing n-pentane at room temperature. Our simulations demonstrate therefore that experimental measurements of (e,2e) valence ionization spectra and electron momentum distributions would very consistently and straightforwardly image the topological changes and energy variations that molecular orbitals undergo due to torsion of the carbon backbone. The strongest fingerprints for the most stable conformer (tt) are found for the electron momentum distributions associated with ionization channels at the top of the inner-valence region, which sensitively image the development of methylenic hyperconjugation in all-staggered n-alkane chains.

  6. The simulation of organic rankine cycle power plant with n-pentane working fluid

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    Nurhilal, Otong; Mulyana, Cukup; Suhendi, Nendi; Sapdiana, Didi

    2016-02-01

    In the steam power plant in Indonesia the dry steam from separator directly used to drive the turbin. Meanwhile, brine from the separator with low grade temperature reinjected to the earth. The brine with low grade temperature can be converted indirectly to electrical power by organic Rankine cycle (ORC) methods. In ORC power plant the steam are released from vaporization of organic working fluid by brine. The steam released are used to drive an turbine which in connected to generator to convert the mechanical energy into electric energy. The objective of this research is the simulation ORC power plant with n-pentane as organic working fluid. The result of the simulation for brine temperature around 165°C and the pressure 8.001 bar optained the net electric power around 1173 kW with the cycle thermal efficiency 14.61% and the flow rate of n-pentane around 15.51 kg/s. This result enable to applied in any geothermal source in Indonesia.

  7. A reactive molecular dynamics study of n-heptane pyrolysis at high temperature.

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    Ding, Junxia; Zhang, Liang; Zhang, Yan; Han, Ke-Li

    2013-04-25

    n-Heptane is the most important straight chain paraffin in the fossil-fuel industry. In this work, pyrolysis of n-heptane at high temperature is investigated by a series of ReaxFF based reactive molecular dynamic simulations. The pyrolysis correlated intermediate reactions, important product/intermediate distributions, and corresponding kinetics behaviors are systematically analyzed at atomistic level. The results indicate that the entire pyrolysis process is radical-dominated. The unimolecular dissociation is the main pathway of n-heptane decomposition. Initiation of the decomposition is mainly through C-C bond fission. Central C-C bonds would dissociate prior to the terminal ones. Besides, the Rice-Kossiakoff theory is proved for the pyrolysis of n-heptane at the atomistic level. To give a better description of the pyrolysis behavior, some alkane related intermolecular reactions should be considered in the mechanism. The apparent activation energy extracted from the present simulations is 43.02-54.49 kcal/mol in the temperature range 2400-3000 K, which is reasonably consistent with the experimental results. PMID:23544797

  8. Catalytic steam cracking of n-heptane with special reference to the effect of calcined dolomite

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    Taralas, G.

    1996-07-01

    The catalyzed steam cracking of n-heptane was carried out using a fixed-bed reactor and different, commercially available limestone [CaCO{sub 3}], dolomites [CaMg(CO{sub 3}){sub 2}], and NiMo/{gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} as the catalysts. The steam cracking of n-heptane was investigated by variation of water and n-heptane partial pressure and by the additions of hydrogen and carbon dioxide to the water vapor at a total pressure of 101.3 kPa. In the presence of calcined dolomite (1,073 K), the partial pressure of water vapor (p{sub H{sub 2}O} = 9.1 {minus} 34.2 kPa) enhances cracking efficiency, whereas hydrogen (p{sub H{sub 2}} {approx} 33 kPa) and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2} = 39 vol %), when added to the cracking mixture (973 K), do suppress conversion of n-heptane.

  9. Ozone production by a dc corona discharge in air contaminated by n-heptane

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    Pekárek, S.

    2008-01-01

    Beneficial purposes of ozone such as elimination of odours, harmful bacteria and mildew can be used for transportation of food, fruits and vegetables with the aim to extend their storage life. To date the main technique used for this purpose in the transportation of these commodities, e.g. by trucks, was cooling. Here a combination of cooling together with the supply of ozone into containers with these commodities is considered. For these purposes we studied the effect of air contamination by n-heptane (part of automotive fuels) and humidity on ozone production by a dc hollow needle to mesh corona discharge. We found that, for both polarities of the needle electrode, addition of n-heptane to air (a) decreases ozone production; (b) causes discharge poisoning to occur at lower current than for air; (c) does not substantially influence the current for which the ozone production reaches the maximum. Finally the maximum ozone production for the discharge in air occurs for the same current as the maximum ozone production for the discharge contaminated by n-heptane. We also found that humidity decreases ozone production from air contaminated by n-heptane irrespective of the polarity of the coronating needle electrode. This dependence is stronger for the discharge with the needle biased positively.

  10. [Effect of Cordyceps militaris on the damage of rats induced by n-hexane].

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    Shen, Q; Chen, S

    2001-02-01

    Acutely inhaling n-hexane model was adopted to study the effect of Cordyceps militaris and the damage induced by n-hexane. The results showed that Cordyceps militaris was effective on the resisting lipid peroxidation. The results also showed that acutely inhaling n-hexane could lead to or enhance the damage reaction of oxygen free radicals, which could lead to injure of lipid peroxidation. That may be one of the mechanism of n-hexane toxicity effect on living things. PMID:11402725

  11. Absorption and recovery of n-hexane in aqueous solutions of fluorocarbon surfactants.

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    Xiao, Xiao; Yan, Bo; Fu, Jiamo; Xiao, Xianming

    2015-11-01

    n-Hexane is widely used in industrial production as an organic solvent. As an industrial exhaust gas, the contribution of n-hexane to air pollution and damage to human health are attracting increasing attention. In the present study, aqueous solutions of two fluorocarbon surfactants (FSN100 and FSO100) were investigated for their properties of solubilization and dynamic absorption of n-hexane, as well as their capacity for regeneration and n-hexane recovery by thermal distillation. The results show that the two fluorocarbon surfactants enhance dissolution and absorption of n-hexane, and their effectiveness is closely related to their concentrations in solution. For low concentration solutions (0.01%-0.30%), the partition coefficient decreases dramatically and the saturation capacity increases significantly with increasing concentration, but the changes for both are more modest when the concentration is over 0.30%. The FSO100 solution presents a smaller partition coefficient and a greater saturation capacity than the FSN100 solution at the same concentration, indicating a stronger solubilization for n-hexane. Thermal distillation is a feasible method to recover n-hexane from these absorption solutions, and to regenerate them. With 90sec heating at 80-85°C, the recovery of n-hexane ranges between 81% and 85%, and the regenerated absorption solution maintains its original performance during reuse. This study provides basic information on two fluorocarbon surfactants for application in the treatment of industrial n-hexane waste gases. PMID:26574100

  12. Distribution of pesticides in n-hexane/water and n-hexane/acetonitrile systems and estimation of possibilities of their extraction isolation and preconcentration from various matrices.

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    Zayats, M F; Leschev, S M; Petrashkevich, N V; Zayats, M A; Kadenczki, L; Szitás, R; Szemán Dobrik, H; Keresztény, N

    2013-04-24

    Distribution of 150 most widely used pesticides of different chemical classes (amides, anilinopirimidines, aromatics, benzenesulfonates, carbamates, dicarboximides, organophosphorus compounds, phenyl esters, phenylureas, pyrazoles, pyrethroids, pyrimidines, strobilurins, sulfamides, triazines, triazoles, etc.) in n-hexane/water and n-hexane/acetonitrile systems was investigated at 25°C. Distribution constants of pesticides (P) have been calculated as ratio of pesticide concentration in n-hexane to its concentration in water or acetonitrile phase. HPLC and GC methods were used for pesticides determination in phases. It was found that the overwhelming majority of pesticides are hydrophobic, i.e. in n-hexane/water system LgP≫0, and the difference in LgP values can reach 9.1 units. Replacement of water for acetonitrile leads to dramatic fall of LgP values reaching 9.5 units. The majority of LgP values in this case are negative and their differences is strongly leveled in comparison with a hexane/water system. Thus, maximal difference in pesticides LgP values for n-hexane/acetonitrile system is 3.2 units. It is shown that n-hexane can be used for selective and efficient extraction and preconcentration of pesticides from water matrices. On the other hand, acetonitrile is effective for the isolation and preconcentration of pesticides from hydrocarbon and vegetable oil matrices. The distribution constants described in the paper may be effectively used for the estimation of possibilities of extraction isolation, preconcentration and separation of pesticides. PMID:23567114

  13. IRIS Toxicological Review and Summary Documents for N-Hexane (External Review Draft)

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    EPA's assessment of the noncancer health effects and carcinogenic potential of n-hexane was last prepared and added to the IRIS data base in 1990. The IRIS program is updating the IRIS assessment for n-hexane; this update will incorporate health effects information published sin...

  14. A model-free temperature-dependent conformational study of n-pentane in nematic liquid crystals

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    Burnell, E. Elliott; Weber, Adrian C. J.; Dong, Ronald Y.; Meerts, W. Leo; de Lange, Cornelis A.

    2015-01-01

    The proton NMR spectra of n-pentane orientationally ordered in two nematic liquid-crystal solvents are studied over a wide temperature range and analysed using covariance matrix adaptation evolutionary strategy. Since alkanes possess small electrostatic moments, their anisotropic intermolecular interactions are dominated by short-range size-and-shape effects. As we assumed for n-butane, the anisotropic energy parameters of each n-pentane conformer are taken to be proportional to those of ethane and propane, independent of temperature. The observed temperature dependence of the n-pentane dipolar couplings allows a model-free separation between conformer degrees of order and conformer probabilities, which cannot be achieved at a single temperature. In this way for n-pentane 13 anisotropic energy parameters (two for trans trans, tt, five for trans gauche, tg, and three for each of gauche+ gauche+, pp, and gauche+ gauche-, pm), the isotropic trans-gauche energy difference Etg and its temperature coefficient Etg ' are obtained. The value obtained for the extra energy associated with the proximity of the two methyl groups in the gauche+ gauche- conformers (the pentane effect) is sensitive to minute details of other assumptions and is thus fixed in the calculations. Conformer populations are affected by the environment. In particular, anisotropic interactions increase the trans probability in the ordered phase.

  15. A model-free temperature-dependent conformational study of n-pentane in nematic liquid crystals

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    Burnell, E. Elliott; Weber, Adrian C. J.; Dong, Ronald Y.; Meerts, W. Leo; Lange, Cornelis A. de

    2015-01-14

    The proton NMR spectra of n-pentane orientationally ordered in two nematic liquid-crystal solvents are studied over a wide temperature range and analysed using covariance matrix adaptation evolutionary strategy. Since alkanes possess small electrostatic moments, their anisotropic intermolecular interactions are dominated by short-range size-and-shape effects. As we assumed for n-butane, the anisotropic energy parameters of each n-pentane conformer are taken to be proportional to those of ethane and propane, independent of temperature. The observed temperature dependence of the n-pentane dipolar couplings allows a model-free separation between conformer degrees of order and conformer probabilities, which cannot be achieved at a single temperature. In this way for n-pentane 13 anisotropic energy parameters (two for trans trans, tt, five for trans gauche, tg, and three for each of gauche{sub +} gauche{sub +}, pp, and gauche{sub +} gauche{sub −}, pm), the isotropic trans-gauche energy difference E{sub tg} and its temperature coefficient E{sub tg}{sup ′} are obtained. The value obtained for the extra energy associated with the proximity of the two methyl groups in the gauche{sub +} gauche{sub −} conformers (the pentane effect) is sensitive to minute details of other assumptions and is thus fixed in the calculations. Conformer populations are affected by the environment. In particular, anisotropic interactions increase the trans probability in the ordered phase.

  16. Asymptotic analysis with reduced chemistry for the burning of n-heptane droplets

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    Card, J. M.; Williams, F. A.

    1992-01-01

    The method of rate-ratio asymptotics is used with reduced chemistry to analyze the flame structure and extinction of an isolated n-heptane droplet burning under quasisteady, spherically symmetrical conditions. The outer transport zones are described by the classical Burke-Schumann solution. The inner reaction zone consists of a thin layer, on the rich side of the flame, where the fuel is consumed, and on the lean side, a broader but still asymptotically thin oxidation layer, where H2 and CO are consumed. Special attention is given to differences in predictions of extinction conditions, caused by different chemical-kinetic approximations in the reduced chemistry, including fuel-chemistry effects through molecules containing more than one carbon atom. From the analysis, extinction diameters for n-heptane droplets are estimated for different pressures and ambient oxygen concentrations. The results show that extinction diameters are extremely sensitive to the number of radicals consumed in breaking down each fuel molecule.

  17. The Cracking of N-Heptane in the Gas Phase State and in the HZSM-5 Zeolite: A Quantum Molecular Dynamics Study

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    Zaragoza, I P.; Santamaria, Ruben

    2002-10-10

    Quantum molecular dynamics is used to investigate the cracking of a representative hydrocarbon of the paraffin family (n-heptane), analyzing the effects of temperature in the fragmentation of n-heptane when this compound is in the gas phase and inside a typical industrial catalyst (zeolite HZSM-5). The hydrocarbon structural and electronic features in the two environments are determined and compared. The results substantiate current views and exhibit the basic aspects in the cracking of n-heptane.

  18. Experimental and modeling investigation of the low-temperature oxidation of n-heptane

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    Herbinet, Olivier; Husson, Benoit; Serinyel, Zeynep; Cord, Maximilien; Warth, Valérie; Fournet, René; Glaude, Pierre-Alexandre; Sirjean, Baptiste; Battin-Leclerc, Frédérique; Wang, Zhandong; Xie, Mingfeng; Cheng, Zhanjun; Qi, Fei

    2013-01-01

    The low-temperature oxidation of n-heptane, one of the reference species for the octane rating of gasoline, was investigated using a jet-stirred reactor and two methods of analysis: gas chromatography and synchrotron vacuum ultra-violet photo-ionization mass spectrometry (SVUV-PIMS) with direct sampling through a molecular jet. The second method allowed the identification of products, such as molecules with hydroperoxy functions, which are not stable enough to be detected using gas chromatography. Mole fractions of the reactants and reaction products were measured as a function of temperature (500-1100K), at a residence time of 2s, at a pressure of 800 torr (1.06 bar) and at stoichiometric conditions. The fuel was diluted in an inert gas (fuel inlet mole fraction of 0.005). Attention was paid to the formation of reaction products involved in the low temperature oxidation of n-heptane, such as olefins, cyclic ethers, aldehydes, ketones, species with two carbonyl groups (diones) and ketohydroperoxides. Diones and ketohydroperoxides are important intermediates in the low temperature oxidation of n-alkanes but their formation have rarely been reported. Significant amounts of organic acids (acetic and propanoic acids) were also observed at low temperature. The comparison of experimental data and profiles computed using an automatically generated detailed kinetic model is overall satisfactory. A route for the formation of acetic and propanoic acids was proposed. Quantum calculations were performed to refine the consumption routes of ketohydroperoxides towards diones. PMID:23712100

  19. Rotator Phases of n-Heptane under High Pressure: Raman Scattering and X-ray Diffraction Studies

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    C Ma; Q Zhou; F Li; J Hao; J Shu; L Huang; F Huang; Q Cui

    2011-12-31

    We performed high-pressure Raman scattering and angle-dispersive synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements on n-heptane at room temperature. It has been found that n-heptane undergoes a liquid to rotator phase III (R{sub III}) transition at 1.2 GPa and then transforms into another rotator phase R{sub IV} at about 3 GPa. As the pressure reaches 7.5 GPa, a transition from an orientationally disordered R{sub IV} phase to an ordered crystalline state starts and is completed around 14.5 GPa. Our results clearly present the high-pressure phase transition sequence (liquid-R{sub III}-R{sub IV}-crystal) of n-heptane, similar to that of normal alkanes.

  20. Rate-ratio asymptotic analysis of autoignition of n-heptane in laminar nonpremixed flows

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    Seshadri, K.; Peters, N.; Paczko, G.

    2006-07-15

    A rate-ratio asymptotic analysis is carried out to elucidate the mechanisms of autoignition of n-heptane (C{sub 7}H{sub 16}) in laminar, nonpremixed flows. It has been previously established that autoignition of n-heptane takes place in three distinct regimes. These regimes are called the low-temperature regime, the intermediate-temperature regime, and the high-temperature regime. The present analysis considers the high-temperature regime. A reduced chemical-kinetic mechanism made up of two global steps is used in the analysis. The reduced mechanism is deduced from a skeletal mechanism made up of 16 elementary reactions. The skeletal mechanism is derived from a short mechanism made up of 30 elementary reactions. The short mechanism is deduced from a detailed mechanism made up of 56 elementary reactions. In the reduced mechanism, the first global step represents a sequence of fast reactions starting from the rate-limiting elementary reaction between n-heptane and HO{sub 2}. In this global step C{sub 7}H{sub 16} is consumed and hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) is formed. The second global step represents a sequence of fast reactions starting from the rate-limiting elementary reaction in which H{sub 2}O{sub 2} is consumed and OH is formed. A key aspect of the second global step is that the sequence of fast reactions gives rise to consumption of fuel only without net consumption of H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. This makes the chemical system autocatalytic. The unsteady flamelet equations are used to predict the onset of autoignition. In the flamelet equations a conserved scalar quantity, Z, is used as the independent variable. On the oxidizer side of the mixing layer Z=0, and on the fuel side Z=1. The practical case where the temperature of the oxidizer stream, T{sub 2}, is much greater than the temperature of the fuel stream is considered. Therefore autoignition is presumed to take place close to Z=0. Balance equations are written for C{sub 7}H{sub 16} and H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. It is postulated that autoignition will take place when the gradient of mass fraction fuel with respect to Z, evaluated at Z=0, is zero. The value of T{sub 2} when autoignition takes place is obtained as a function of the strain rate. These critical conditions of autoignition obtained from asymptotic analysis agree well with those calculated using the detailed mechanism and the skeletal mechanism. (author)

  1. Microgravity combustion of isolated n-decane and n-heptane droplets

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    Choi, Mun Y.; Dryer, Frederick L.; Card, John M.; Williams, Forman A.; Haggard, John B.; Borowski, Brian A.

    1992-01-01

    This paper presents recent experimental results on n-heptane droplet combustion from a 5.0 second Zero-Gravity Facility. For these experiments, droplet sizes from 1 mm to 1.75 mm were studied, oxygen mole fractions in nitrogen ranged from 12 to 21 percent, and the pressure was varied from 0.25 to 1 atm. Disruptive burning mechanisms were observed in some of the experiments conducted in air environments. However, this behavior was inhibited by reducing the oxygen concentration and/or the system pressure. The above results suggest that combinations of lower oxygen indices and reduced ambient pressures are important to reducing the effects of sooting on droplet vaporization-rates.

  2. Theoretical investigation on N-heptane droplet ignition delay time using a 4-step mechanism

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    Ristau, R.; Rath, H. J.

    1995-08-01

    A mathematical model incorporating a 4-Step mechanism for the ignition of heptane/air mixtures, and heterogeneous processes is developed to investigate the ignition delay time of n-heptane droplets around 40 bar. The goal here is not only to calculate chemical species profiles, temperature profiles, etc., but also to obtain information about the ratio between the physical and chemical ignition delay time. The results are discussed as a function of the ambient temperature in the range of 600 K to 1400 K and the initial droplet radius in the range of 50 μm to 500 μm and compared with results by Müller /1/ for the chemical ignition delay time.

  3. Some Recent Observations on the Burning of Isolated N-Heptane and Alcohol Droplets

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    Dryer, F. L.; Kazakov, A.; Urban, B. D.

    2001-01-01

    In a joint program involving Prof. F.A. Williams of the University of California, San Diego and Dr. V. Nayagam of the National Center for Microgravity Research on Combustion and Fluid Dynamics, the combustion of liquid fuel droplets of n-heptane, n-decane, methanol, methanol-water, ethanol and ethanol-water having initial diameters between about 1 mm and 6 mm continues to be studied. The objectives of the work are to improve fundamental knowledge of droplet combustion dynamics for pure fuels and fuel-water mixtures through microgravity experiments and theoretical analyses. The Princeton contributions to the collaborative program supports the engineering design, data analysis, and data interpretation requirements for the study of initially single component, spherically symmetric, isolated droplet combustion studies through experiments and numerical modeling. The complementary UCSD contributions apply asymptotic theoretical analyses and are described in the published literature and in a companion communication in this conference. The combined program continues to focus on analyses of results obtained from Fiber Supported Droplet Combustion (FSDC) experiments (FSDC-2, STS- 94) conducted with the above fuels in shuttle cabin air and Droplet Combustion Experiment (DCE) data obtained for unsupported and fiber supported droplets of n-heptane in Helium-Oxygen mixtures and cabin air (STS-83, STS-94). The program is preparing for a second DCE experimental mission using methanol/methanol-water as fuels and helium-oxygen-nitrogen environments. DCE-2 is to be conducted aboard the International Space Station. Emphases of recent Princeton work are on the study of simple alcohols (methanol, ethanol) and alcohol/water mixtures as fuels, with time-dependent measurements of drop size, flame-standoff, liquid-phase composition, and finally, extinction. Ground based experiments have included bench-scale studies at Princeton and collaborative experimental studies in the 2.2 second drop tower at NASA-Glenn Research Center.

  4. EFFECTS OF EQUIVALENCE RATIO ON SPECIES AND SOOT CONCENTRATIONS IN PREMIXED N-HEPTANE FLAMES. (R828193)

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    The micro-structure of laminar premixed, atmospheric-pressure, fuel-rich flames of n-heptane/oxygen/argon has been studied at two equivalence ratios (C/O = 0.63 and C/O = 0.67). A heated quartz microprobe coupled to an online gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (HP 5890 Serie...

  5. Shock-tube study of the autoignition of n-heptane/toluene/air mixtures at intermediate temperatures and high pressures

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    Herzler, J.; Fikri, M.; Hitzbleck, K.; Starke, R.; Schulz, C.; Roth, P.; Kalghatgi, G.T.

    2007-04-15

    The ignition delay times of mixtures containing 35% n-heptane and 65% toluene by liquid volume at room temperature (i.e., 28% n-heptane/72% toluene by mole fraction) were determined in a high-pressure shock tube in the temperature range 620{<=} T{<=}1180 K at pressures of about 10, 30, and 50 bar and equivalence ratios, {phi}, of 0.3 and 1.0. The equation {tau}/{mu}s=9.8 x 10{sup -3} exp (15,680 K/T)(p/bar){sup -0.883} represents the data for {phi}=0.3 in the temperature range between 980 and 1200 K. At lower temperatures no ignition was found at 10 bar within the maximum test time of 15 ms, whereas for 50 bar, a reduced activation energy was observed. A pressure coefficient of -1.06 was found for the data with {phi}=1.0. No common equation for the data at {phi}=1.0 could be found analogous to that for {phi}=0.3 because the ignition delay times show no Arrhenius-like behavior. A comparison with ignition delay times of n-heptane/air and toluene/air for {phi}=1.0 and 30 bar shows that the values of the mixture of the two components are between the values of the single substances. Furthermore, the results confirm the negative temperature coefficient behavior found for the mixtures at 30 and 50 bar, similar to n-heptane/air. A comparison for the other pressure and equivalence ratio values of this study was not possible because of the lack of data for pure toluene. These experimental data have been used in the development of a chemical kinetics model for toluene/n-heptane mixtures as described in a companion paper. (author)

  6. An Experimental Study of n-Heptane and JP-7 Extinction Limits in an Opposed Jet Burner

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    Convery, Janet L.; Pellett, Gerald L.; O'Brien, Walter F., Jr.; Wilson, Lloyd G.; Williams, John

    2005-01-01

    Propulsion engine combustor design and analysis requires experimentally verified data on the chemical kinetics of fuel. Among the important data is the combustion extinction limit as measured by observed maximum flame strain rate. The extinction limit relates to the ability to maintain a flame in a combustor during operation. Extinction limit data can be obtained for a given fuel by means of a laminar flame experiment using an opposed jet burner (OJB). Laminar extinction limit data can be applied to the turbulent application of a combustor via laminar flamelet modeling. The OJB consists of two axi-symmetric tubes (one for fuel and one for oxidizer), which produce a flat, disk-like counter-flow diffusion flame. This paper presents results of experiments to measure extinction limits for n-heptane and the military specification fuel JP-7, obtained from an OJB. JP-7 is an Air Force-developed fuel that continues to be important in the area of hypersonics. Because of its distinct properties it is currently the hydrocarbon fuel of choice for use in Scramjet engines. This study provides much-desired data for JP-7, for which very little information previously existed. The interest in n-heptane is twofold. First, there has been a significant amount of previous extinction limit study and resulting data with this fuel. Second, n-heptane (C7H16) is a pure substance, and therefore does not vary in composition as does JP-7, which is a mixture of several different hydrocarbons. These two facts allow for a baseline to be established by comparing the new OJB results to those previously taken. Additionally, the data set for n-heptane, which previously existed for mixtures up to 26 mole percent in nitrogen, is completed up to 100% n-heptane. The extinction limit data for the two fuels are compared, and complete experimental results are included.

  7. Communication: Molecular dynamics and {sup 1}H NMR of n-hexane in liquid crystals

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    Weber, Adrian C. J.; Burnell, E. Elliott; Meerts, W. Leo; Lange, Cornelis A. de; Dong, Ronald Y.; Muccioli, Luca Pizzirusso, Antonio Zannoni, Claudio

    2015-07-07

    The NMR spectrum of n-hexane orientationally ordered in the nematic liquid crystal ZLI-1132 is analysed using covariance matrix adaptation evolution strategy (CMA-ES). The spectrum contains over 150 000 transitions, with many sharp features appearing above a broad, underlying background signal that results from the plethora of overlapping transitions from the n-hexane as well as from the liquid crystal. The CMA-ES requires initial search ranges for NMR spectral parameters, notably the direct dipolar couplings. Several sets of such ranges were utilized, including three from MD simulations and others from the modified chord model that is specifically designed to predict hydrocarbon-chain dipolar couplings. In the end, only inaccurate dipolar couplings from an earlier study utilizing proton-proton double quantum 2D-NMR techniques on partially deuterated n-hexane provided the necessary estimates. The precise set of dipolar couplings obtained can now be used to investigate conformational averaging of n-hexane in a nematic environment.

  8. Communication: Molecular dynamics and 1H NMR of n-hexane in liquid crystals

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    Weber, Adrian C. J.; Burnell, E. Elliott; Meerts, W. Leo; de Lange, Cornelis A.; Dong, Ronald Y.; Muccioli, Luca; Pizzirusso, Antonio; Zannoni, Claudio

    2015-07-01

    The NMR spectrum of n-hexane orientationally ordered in the nematic liquid crystal ZLI-1132 is analysed using covariance matrix adaptation evolution strategy (CMA-ES). The spectrum contains over 150 000 transitions, with many sharp features appearing above a broad, underlying background signal that results from the plethora of overlapping transitions from the n-hexane as well as from the liquid crystal. The CMA-ES requires initial search ranges for NMR spectral parameters, notably the direct dipolar couplings. Several sets of such ranges were utilized, including three from MD simulations and others from the modified chord model that is specifically designed to predict hydrocarbon-chain dipolar couplings. In the end, only inaccurate dipolar couplings from an earlier study utilizing proton-proton double quantum 2D-NMR techniques on partially deuterated n-hexane provided the necessary estimates. The precise set of dipolar couplings obtained can now be used to investigate conformational averaging of n-hexane in a nematic environment.

  9. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in near-critical n-hexane: Pressure-tuning effects

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    Bochniak, D.J.; Subramaniam, B.

    1998-08-01

    For Fe-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis with near-critical n-hexane (P{sub c} = 29.7 bar; T{sub c} = 233.7 C) as the reaction medium, isothermal pressure tuning from 1.2--2.4 P{sub c} (for n-hexane) at the reaction temperature (240 C) significantly changes syngas conversion and product selectivity. For fixed feed rates of syngas (H{sub 2}/CO = 0.5; 50 std. cm{sup 3}/g catalyst) and n-hexane (1 mL/min), syngas conversion attains a steady state at all pressures, increasing roughly threefold in this pressure range. Effective rate constants, estimated assuming a first-order dependence of syngas conversion on hydrogen, reveal that the catalyst effectiveness increases with pressure implying the alleviation of pore-diffusion limitations. Pore accessibilities increase at higher pressures because the extraction of heavier hydrocarbons from the catalyst pores is enhanced by the liquid-like densities, yet better-than-liquid transport properties, of n-hexane. This explanation is consistent with the single {alpha} (= 0.78) Anderson-Schulz-Flory product distribution, the constant chain termination probability, and the higher primary product (1-olefin) selectivities ({approximately}80%) observed at the higher pressures. Results indicate that the pressure tunability of the density and transport properties of near-critical reaction media offers a powerful tool to optimize catalyst activity and product selectivity during FT reactions on supported catalysts.

  10. KINETICS AND SELECTIVITY OF DEEP CATALYTIC OXIDATION OF N-HEXANE AND BENZENE

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    Deep (complete) catalytic combustion (oxidation) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is emerging as an important emission control technique. A fundamental study was carried out for low-temperature deep oxidation of n-hexane and benzene over a 0.1% Pt, 3% Ni/gamma-Al2O3 catalyst....

  11. Investigation of Y/SBA Composite Molecular Sieves Morphology Control and Catalytic Performance for n-Pentane Aromatization.

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    Shi, Chun-Wei; Wu, Wen-Yuan; Li, Shuai; Bian, Xue; Zhao, Shan-Lin; Pei, Ming-Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Using Y molecular sieve as the core, Y/SBA-15 composite molecular sieves were prepared by different crystallization methods in the paper. The growth process and morphologies of the composite molecular sieves were controlled by adjusting the synthesis factors. The structures and acidity of two kinds of composite molecular sieves were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption/desorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and NH3-TPD. The catalysis performances of the composite molecular sieves were investigated in the aromatization reaction of n-pentane. The results indicated that the desired core-shell composite molecular sieves were obtained when the crystallization conditions were 36 hours, 100 °C and secondary crystallization. The aromatization results showed that core-shell composite molecular sieves had better selectivity for producing high application value xylenes compared to mixed-crystal composite molecular sieves. PMID:27029526

  12. Investigation of Y/SBA Composite Molecular Sieves Morphology Control and Catalytic Performance for n-Pentane Aromatization

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    Shi, Chun-Wei; Wu, Wen-Yuan; Li, Shuai; Bian, Xue; Zhao, Shan-lin; Pei, Ming-Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Using Y molecular sieve as the core, Y/SBA-15 composite molecular sieves were prepared by different crystallization methods in the paper. The growth process and morphologies of the composite molecular sieves were controlled by adjusting the synthesis factors. The structures and acidity of two kinds of composite molecular sieves were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption/desorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and NH3-TPD. The catalysis performances of the composite molecular sieves were investigated in the aromatization reaction of n-pentane. The results indicated that the desired core-shell composite molecular sieves were obtained when the crystallization conditions were 36 hours, 100 °C and secondary crystallization. The aromatization results showed that core-shell composite molecular sieves had better selectivity for producing high application value xylenes compared to mixed-crystal composite molecular sieves. PMID:27029526

  13. Numerical investigation of kinetic energy dynamics during autoignition of n-heptane/air mixture

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    Lucena Kreppel Paes, Paulo; Brasseur, James; Xuan, Yuan

    2015-11-01

    Many engineering applications involve complex turbulent reacting flows, where nonlinear, multi-scale turbulence-combustion couplings are important. Direct representation of turbulent reacting flow dynamics is associated with prohibitive computational costs, which makes it necessary to employ turbulent combustion models to account for the effects of unresolved scales on resolved scales. Classical turbulence models are extensively employed in reacting flow simulations. However, they rely on assumptions about the energy cascade, which are valid for incompressible, isothermal homogeneous isotropic turbulence. A better understanding of the turbulence-combustion interactions is required for the development of more accurate, physics-based sub-grid-scale models for turbulent reacting flows. In order to investigate the effects of reaction-induced density, viscosity, and pressure variations on the turbulent kinetic energy, Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of autoignition of partially-premixed, lean n-heptane/air mixture in three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence has been performed. This configuration represents standard operating conditions of Homogeneous-Charge Compression-Ignition (HCCI) engines. The differences in the turbulent kinetic energy balance between the present turbulent reacting flow and incompressible, isothermal homogeneous isotropic turbulence are highlighted at different stages during the autoignition process.

  14. Pervaporation separation of n-heptane/thiophene mixtures by polyethylene glycol membranes: Modeling and experimental.

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    Lin, Ligang; Zhang, Yuzhong; Kong, Ying

    2009-11-01

    Gasoline desulfurization by membrane processes is a newly emerged technology, which has provided an efficient new approach for sulfur removal and gained increasing attention of the membrane and petrochemical field. A deep understanding of the solution/diffusion of gasoline molecules on/in the membrane can provide helpful information in improving or optimizing membrane performance. In this study, a desulfurization mechanism of polyethylene glycol (PEG) membranes has been investigated by the study of sorption and diffusion behavior of typical sulfur and hydrocarbon species through PEG membranes. A solution-diffusion model based on UNIFAC and free volume theory has been established. Pervaporation (PV) and sorption experiments were conducted to compare with the model calculation results and to analyze the mass transport behavior. The dynamic sorption curves for pure components and the sorption experiments for binary mixtures showed that thiophene, which had a higher solubility coefficient than n-heptane, was the preferential sorption component, which is key in the separation of thiophene/hydrocarbon mixtures. In all cases, the model calculation results fit well the experimental data. The UNIFAC model was a sound way to predict the solubility of solvents in membranes. The established model can predict the removal of thiophene species from hydrocarbon compounds by PEG membranes effectively. PMID:19666173

  15. Isomerization of n-heptane on an oxygen-modified molybdenum carbide catalyst

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    Blekkan, E.A.; Pham-Huu, C.; Ledoux, M.J.; Guille, J. . Lab. de Chimie des Materiaux Catalytiques)

    1994-07-01

    The isomerization of n-heptane in the presence of hydrogen has been carried out over a molybdenum carbide catalyst modified by an oxygen treatment. Heptane was isomerized selectively to isoheptanes, a reaction which is difficult over traditional bifunctional catalysts due to extensive cracking. The C[sub 7] products were mainly monomethylhexanes, 2-methylhexane and 3-methylhexane, in close to equilibrium ratios. A typical bifunctional catalyst (Pt supported on an acidic zeolite) gave similar isomerization products, but mostly propane and isobutane as the cracked products. The selectivity over the oxidized carbide was found to be a function of pressure but independent of the conversion; increased the hydrogen pressure led to a decrease in the C[sub 7] selectivity. This was found to be different from the Pt/zeolite catalyst, over which the selectivity was a function of the conversion; a high selectivity was only obtained at low conversions. The active carbide-based catalyst was probably an oxycarbide of molybdenum. The results obtained over the oxidized carbide catalyst are discussed in terms of a bond-shift mechanism via a metallocyclobutane intermediate.

  16. Fluorescence vesicles by self-assembly of oligo(biphenylene vinylene) bolaamphiphiles in n-hexane

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    Hwang, In-Wook; Kim, Yong-Rok

    2013-09-01

    Self-assembly of an oligo(biphenylene vinylene); OBPV bolaamphiphile with two polar coils of significantly long poly(propylene oxide); PPO (n = 21) at each end generated a fluorescent vesicle in apolar n-hexane. The vesicle efficiently produced trans-stilbene-like OBPV excimer emissions, as evidenced by an intense, redshifted, structured fluorescence spectrum with a long decay time of 5.0 ± 0.1 ns. An OBPV chromophore bound at both sides via a polar coil-to-coil interaction in apolar n-hexane was conducive to OBPV excimer emission, as evident from analysis of the spectroscopic data obtained from OBPVs with different PPO coil lengths (n = 13, 21, 34).

  17. Kinetic modeling of autoignition of higher hydrocarbons: n-heptane, n-octane and iso-octane

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    Westbrook, C.K.; Pitz, W.J.

    1986-08-01

    In the present paper, the construction of reaction mechanisms for larger fuel molecules is described, drawing heavily on experience and trends established in previous studies of smaller fuel molecules. Sensitivity analysis shows which classes of reaction steps are likely to have the greatest influence on computed results and for which additional experimental information is needed. This process is illustrated for the cases of n-heptane, n-octane, and iso-octane. N-heptane and iso-octane are of interest since they are the reference fuels defining octane number, having octane numbers of 0 and 100, respectively. N-octane is included since it can be compared with n-heptane to illustrate the importance of fuel molecule size with the structure unchanged, and it can be compared with iso-octane to show the influence of molecular structure with molecular size unchanged. Computed results under shock tube and under internal combustion engine conditions will be described to demonstrate how initial pressure, temperature, fuel type, fuel structure, and other important parameters affect the rates of autoignition. These differences will be interpreted in terms of the detailed kinetic reaction mechanism, and strategies for modifying autoignition rates will be discussed. 27 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Molecular Dynamics Simulations Reveal Inhomogeneity-Enhanced Stacking of Violanthrone-78-Based Polyaromatic Compounds in n-Heptane-Toluene Mixtures.

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    Jian, Cuiying; Tang, Tian

    2015-07-01

    We elucidated the effect of inhomogeneity in solutes on the aggregation of our representative polyaromatic (PA) compounds through a series of molecular dynamics simulations. Two kinds of solutes, a single type of PA compounds and a mixture of four types of PA compounds, were simulated in toluene, n-heptane, and heptol (mixture of toluene and n-heptane). The geometries of the resultant aggregates were quantified using gyradius ratios. Our results revealed that in toluene, while a single type of PA compound can only form short-cylinder-like aggregates, by having a solute mixture, parallel stacking of PA cores is enhanced, leading to the formation of one-dimensional (1D) rod-like structure. The enhanced stacking is caused by collective arrangement of the PA molecules; i.e., PA compounds of different types appear in an alternating manner in the aggregate. In addition, while the aggregated geometries of a single type of PA compounds were found to be affected by the composition of the solvents, the existence of the 1D structure formed by mixture seems to be insensitive to the solvents. On the other hand, the longest range of stacking is achieved by having a small amount of toluene ("good" solvent) in n-heptane ("bad" solvent). PMID:26076902

  19. Influence of zeolite pore structure on product selectivities for protolysis and hydride transfer reactions in the cracking of n-pentane.

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    Miyaji, Akimitsu; Iwase, Yasuyoshi; Nishitoba, Toshiki; Long, Nguyen Quang; Motokura, Ken; Baba, Toshihide

    2015-02-21

    The conversion of n-pentane was carried out to examine the effects of reaction conditions on changes in product selectivities at 823 K, using zeolites with 10- and 12-membered rings. We also investigated the influence of the pore structure of these zeolites on their catalytic activities for both protolysis and hydride transfer reactions. In the first half of this work, we examined the influence of acidic proton concentration and n-pentane pressure on the reaction rates for protolysis and hydride transfer reactions using ZSM-5 zeolites. The rates of hydride transfer reactions were more influenced by pentane pressure compared to protolysis reactions, and were proportional to the square of n-pentane pressure and the concentration of acidic protons. In the second half of this work, the influence of the zeolite pore structure on changes in product selectivities with n-pentane conversion and that on the rates of protolysis and the hydride transfer reactions were revealed using various zeolites with 10- and 12-membered rings. The catalytic activities of zeolites for the protolysis and hydride transfer reactions were influenced more by the spatial volume of the zeolite cavity than the acid strength of protons on the zeolite. PMID:25598271

  20. Inhibition of residual n-hexane in anaerobic digestion of lipid-extracted microalgal wastes and microbial community shift.

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    Yun, Yeo-Myeong; Shin, Hang-Sik; Lee, Chang-Kyu; Oh, You-Kwan; Kim, Hyun-Woo

    2016-04-01

    Converting lipid-extracted microalgal wastes to methane (CH4) via anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to make microalgae-based biodiesel platform more sustainable. However, it is apparent that remaining n-hexane (C6H14) from lipid extraction could inhibit metabolic pathway of methanogens. To test an inhibitory influence of residual n-hexane, this study conducted a series of batch AD by mixing lipid-extracted Chlorella vulgaris with a wide range of n-hexane concentration (∼10 g chemical oxygen demand (COD)/L). Experimental results show that the inhibition of n-hexane on CH4 yield was negligible up to 2 g COD/L and inhibition to methanogenesis became significant when it was higher than 4 g COD/L based on quantitative mass balance. Inhibition threshold was about 4 g COD/L of n-hexane. Analytical result of microbial community profile revealed that dominance of alkane-degrading sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and syntrophic bacteria increased, while that of methanogens sharply dropped as n-hexane concentration increased. These findings offer a useful guideline of threshold n-hexane concentration and microbial community shift for the AD of lipid-extracted microalgal wastes. PMID:25966884

  1. Inhalation developmental toxicology studies: Teratology study of n-hexane in mice: Final report

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    Mast, T.J.; Decker, J.R.; Stoney, K.H.; Westerberg, R.B.; Evanoff, J.J.; Rommereim, R.L.; Weigel, R.J.

    1988-05-01

    Gestational exposure to n-hexane resulted in an increase in the number of resorbed fetuses for exposure groups relative to the control group; however, the increases were not directly correlated to exposure concentration. The differences were statistically significant for the 200-ppM with respect to total intrauterine death (early plus late resorptions), and with respect to late resorptions for the 5000-ppM group. A small, but statistically significant, reduction in female (but not male) fetal body weight relative to the control group was observed at the 5000-ppM exposure level. There were no exposure-related increases in any individual fetal malformation or variation, nor was there any increase in the incidence of combined malformations or variations. Gestational exposure of CD-1 mice to n-hexane vapors appeared to cause a degree of concentration-related developmental toxicity in the absence of overt maternal toxicity, but the test material was not found to be teratogenic. This developmental toxicity was manifested as an increase in the number of resorptions per litter for all exposure levels, and as a decrease in the uterine: extra-gestational weight gain ratio at the 5000-ppM exposure level. Because of the significant increase in the number of resorptions at the 200-ppM exposure level, a no observable effect level (NOEL) for developmental toxicity was not established for exposure of mice to 200, 1000 or 5000-ppM n-hexane vapors. 21 refs., 3 figs., 9 tabs.

  2. Inhalation developmental toxicology studies: Teratology study of n-hexane in rats: Final report

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    Mast, T.J.

    1987-12-01

    The straight chain hydrocarbon, n-hexane, is a volatile, ubiquitous solvent used in industrial, academic, and smaller commercial environments. The significant opportunity for women of child-bearing age to be exposed to this chemical prompted the undertaking of a study to assess the developmental toxicity of n-hexane in an animal model. Timed-pregnant (30 animals per group) and virgin (10 animals per group) Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to 0 (filtered air), 200, 1000, and 5000 ppM n-hexane (99.9% purity) vapor in inhalation chambers for 20 h/day for a period of 14 consecutive days. Sperm-positive females were exposed for 6 to 19 days of gestation (dg) and virgins were exposed concurrently for 14 consecutive days. The day of sperm detection was designated as 0 dg for mated females. Adult female body weights were monitored prior to, throughout the exposure period, and at sacrifice. Uterine, placental, and fetal body weights were obtained for gravid females at sacrifice. Implants were enumerated and their status recorded as live fetus, early or late resorption, or dead. Live fetuses were sexed and examined for gross, visceral, skeletal, and soft-tissue craniofacial defects. 16 refs., 3 figs., 7 tabs.

  3. A Model of Reduced Kinetics for Alkane Oxidation Using Constituents and Species for N-Heptane

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    Harstad, Kenneth G.; Bellan, Josette

    2011-01-01

    The reduction of elementary or skeletal oxidation kinetics to a subgroup of tractable reactions for inclusion in turbulent combustion codes has been the subject of numerous studies. The skeletal mechanism is obtained from the elementary mechanism by removing from it reactions that are considered negligible for the intent of the specific study considered. As of now, there are many chemical reduction methodologies. A methodology for deriving a reduced kinetic mechanism for alkane oxidation is described and applied to n-heptane. The model is based on partitioning the species of the skeletal kinetic mechanism into lights, defined as those having a carbon number smaller than 3, and heavies, which are the complement of the species ensemble. For modeling purposes, the heavy species are mathematically decomposed into constituents, which are similar but not identical to groups in the group additivity theory. From analysis of the LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) skeletal mechanism in conjunction with CHEMKIN II, it is shown that a similarity variable can be formed such that the appropriately non-dimensionalized global constituent molar density exhibits a self-similar behavior over a very wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressures and initial temperatures that is of interest for predicting n-heptane oxidation. Furthermore, the oxygen and water molar densities are shown to display a quasi-linear behavior with respect to the similarity variable. The light species ensemble is partitioned into quasi-steady and unsteady species. The reduced model is based on concepts consistent with those of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) in which functional forms are used to replace the small scales eliminated through filtering of the governing equations; in LES, these small scales are unimportant as far as the overwhelming part of dynamic energy is concerned. Here, the scales thought unimportant for recovering the thermodynamic energy are removed. The concept is tested by using tabular information from the LLNL skeletal mechanism in conjunction with CHEMKIN II utilized as surrogate ideal functions replacing the necessary functional forms. The test reveals that the similarity concept is indeed justified and that the combustion temperature is well predicted, but that the ignition time is over-predicted, a fact traced to neglecting a detailed description of the processes leading to the heavies chemical decomposition. To palliate this deficiency, functional modeling is incorporated into this conceptual reduction in addition to the modeling the evolution of the global constituent molar density, the enthalpy evolution of the heavies, the contribution to the reaction rate of the unsteady lights from other light species and from the heavies, the molar density evolution of oxygen and water, and the mole fractions of the quasisteady light species. The model is compact in that there are only nine species-related progress variables. Results are presented showing the performance of the model for predicting the temperature and species evolution. The model reproduces the ignition time over a wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressure, and initial temperature.

  4. Characterization and modeling of premixed turbulent n-heptane ames in the thin reaction zone regime

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    Savard, Bruno

    n-heptane/air premixed turbulent flames in the high-Karlovitz portion of the thin reaction zone regime are characterized and modeled in this thesis using Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) with detailed chemistry. In order to perform these simulations, a time-integration scheme that can efficiently handle the stiffness of the equations solved is developed first. A first simulation with unity Lewis number is considered in order to assess the effect of turbulence on the flame in the absence of differential diffusion. A second simulation with non-unity Lewis numbers is considered to study how turbulence affects differential diffusion. In the absence of differential diffusion, minimal departure from the 1D unstretched flame structure (species vs. temperature profiles) is observed. In the non-unity Lewis number case, the flame structure lies between that of 1D unstretched flames with "laminar'' non-unity Lewis numbers and unity Lewis number. This is attributed to effective Lewis numbers resulting from intense turbulent mixing and a first model is proposed. The reaction zone is shown to be thin for both flames, yet large chemical source term fluctuations are observed. The fuel consumption rate is found to be only weakly correlated with stretch, although local extinctions in the non-unity Lewis number case are well correlated with high curvature. These results explain the apparent turbulent flame speeds. Other variables that better correlate with this fuel burning rate are identified through a coordinate transformation. It is shown that the unity Lewis number turbulent flames can be accurately described by a set of 1D (in progress variable space) flamelet equations parameterized by the dissipation rate of the progress variable. In the non-unity Lewis number flames, the flamelet equations suggest a dependence on a second parameter, the diffusion of the progress variable. A new tabulation approach is proposed for the simulation of such flames with these dimensionally-reduced manifolds.

  5. Some Recent Observations on the Burning of Isolated N-Heptane and Alcohol Droplets

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    Dryer, F. L.

    1999-01-01

    In a joint program involving Prof F.A. Williams of the University of California, San Diego and Dr. Vedha Nayagam of the National Center for Microgravity Research on Fluid and Combustion, the combustion of liquid fuel droplets having initial diameters between about 1 mm and 6 mm is being studied. The objectives of the work are to improve fundamental knowledge of droplet combustion dynamics through microgravity experiments and theoretical analyses. The Princeton contributions to the collaborative program supports the engineering design, data analysis, and data interpretation requirements for the study of initially single component, spherically symmetric, isolated droplet combustion studies through experiments and numerical modeling. The complementary UCSD contributions apply asymptotic theoretical analyses and are described in the published literature and in a companion communication in this volume. Emphases of the Princeton work are on the study of simple alcohols (methanol, ethanol), alcohol/water mixtures, and pure alkanes (n-heptane, n-decane) as fuels, with time dependent measurements of drop size, flame-stand-off, liquid-phase composition, and finally, extinction. Ground based experiments have included bench-scale studies at Princeton and collaborative experimental studies in the 2.2 and 5.18 second drop towers at NASA-Glenn Research Center. Spacelab studies have included fiber-supported droplet combustion (FSDC) experiments in the Glovebox facility with accompanying numerical analyses. Experiments include FSDC-1, performed on the USML-2 mission in October, 1995 (STS-73) and FSDC-2, on the second flight of the MSL-1 mission in July, 1997 (STS-94).

  6. Formulation reproducing the ignition delays simulated by a detailed mechanism: Application to n-heptane combustion

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    Imbert, Bruno; Lafosse, Fabien; Catoire, Laurent; Paillard, Claude-Etienne; Khasainov, Boris

    2008-11-15

    This article is part of the project to model the kinetics of high-temperature combustions, occurring behind shock waves and in detonation waves. The ''conventional'' semi-empirical correlations of ignition delays have been reformulated, by keeping the Arrhenius equation form. It is shown how a polynomial with 3{sup N} coefficients (where N element of is the number of adjustable kinetic parameters, likely to be simultaneously chosen among the temperature T, the pressure P, the inert fraction X{sub Ar}, and the equivalence ratio {phi}) can reproduce the delays predicted by the Curran et al. [H.J. Curran, P. Gaffuri, W.J. Pitz, C.K. Westbrook, Combust. Flame 129 (2002) 253-280] detailed mechanism (565 species and 2538 reactions), over a wide range of conditions (comparable with the validity domain). The deviations between the simulated times and their fits (typically 1%) are definitely lower than the uncertainties related to the mechanism (at least 25%). In addition, using this new formalism to evaluate these durations is about 10{sup 6} times faster than simulating them with SENKIN (CHEMKIN III package) and only 10 times slower than using the classical correlations. The adaptation of the traditional method for predicting delays is interesting for modeling, because those performances are difficult to obtain simultaneously with other reduction methods (either purely mathematical, chemical, or even mixed). After a physical and mathematical justification of the proposed formalism, some of its potentialities for n-heptane combustion are presented. In particular, the trends of simulated delays and activation energies are shown for {sub T} {sub element} {sub of} {sub [1500} {sub K,1900} {sub K},} {sub P} {sub element} {sub of} {sub [10kPa,1MPa]}, X{sub Ar} element of [0,0.7], and {phi} element of {sub [0.25,4.0]}. (author)

  7. Identification of the hydroperoxide formed by isomerization reactions during the oxidation of n-hexane in a reactor and CFR engine

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    Sahetchian, K.A.; Rigny, R. ); Circan, S. )

    1991-06-01

    This paper reports on the hydroperoxide formed during the oxidation of n-heptane in a motored CFR engine and in a flow system identified as a heptyl- ketohydroperoxide. This compound, probably the branching agent in the oxidation chain reaction, is responsible for autoignition in a CFR engine supplied with air n-heptane mixture.

  8. In vitro antioxidant activity and HPTLC determination of n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia (L.)DC.

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    Sophia, D.; Ragavendran, P.; Arulraj, C.; Gopalakrishnan, V. K.

    2011-01-01

    The free radical scavenging activities of n-hexane extract of the whole plant of Emilia sonchifolia was evaluated by employing various in vitro assay systems like DPPH radical scavenging activity, superoxide radical scavenging activity and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity with IC50 values 180, 160 and 160 μg/ml respectively. The results of the study indicate that the n-hexane extract of the whole plant of Emilia sonchifolia possess a significant scavenging effect with increasing concentrations probably due to its antioxidant potential. High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) analysis in the n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia showed the presence of terpenoids which probably may be responsible for the antioxidant activity. Thus, n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia can be used potentially as a bioactive source of natural antioxidants due to the presence of terpenoids in it PMID:24826021

  9. In vitro antioxidant activity and HPTLC determination of n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia (L.)DC.

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    Sophia, D; Ragavendran, P; Arulraj, C; Gopalakrishnan, V K

    2011-09-01

    The free radical scavenging activities of n-hexane extract of the whole plant of Emilia sonchifolia was evaluated by employing various in vitro assay systems like DPPH radical scavenging activity, superoxide radical scavenging activity and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity with IC50 values 180, 160 and 160 ?g/ml respectively. The results of the study indicate that the n-hexane extract of the whole plant of Emilia sonchifolia possess a significant scavenging effect with increasing concentrations probably due to its antioxidant potential. High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) analysis in the n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia showed the presence of terpenoids which probably may be responsible for the antioxidant activity. Thus, n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia can be used potentially as a bioactive source of natural antioxidants due to the presence of terpenoids in it. PMID:24826021

  10. Dynamic biological exposure indexes for n-hexane and 2,5-hexanedione, suggested by a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model

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    Perbellini, L.; Mozzo, P.; Olivato, D.; Brugnone, F. )

    1990-07-01

    Biological exposure index (BEI) of n-hexane was studied for accuracy using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PB-PK) model. The kinetics of n-hexane in alveolar air, blood, urine, and other tissues were simulated for different values of alveolar ventilations and also for constant and variable exposures. The kinetics of 2,5-hexanedione, the toxic n-hexane metabolite, were also simulated. The ranges of n-hexane concentrations in biological media and the urinary concentrations of 2,5-hexanedione are discussed in connection with a mean n-hexane exposure of 180 mg/m3 (50 ppm) (threshold limit value (TLV) suggested by American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for 1988-89). The experimental and field data as well as those predicted by simulation with the PB-PK model were comparable. The physiological-pharmacokinetic simulations are used to propose the dynamic BEIs of n-hexane and 2,5-hexanedione. The use of simulation with PB-PK models enables a better understanding of the limits, advantages, and issues associated with biological monitoring of exposures to industrial solvents.

  11. Molecular dynamics simulations of n-hexane at 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide interface

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    Lísal, Martin; Izák, Pavel

    2013-07-01

    Molecular dynamics simulations of n-hexane adsorbed onto the interface of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide ([bmim][Tf2N]) are performed at three n-hexane surface densities, ranged from 0.7 to 2.3 μmol/m2 at 300 K. For [bmim][Tf2N] room-temperature ionic liquid, we use a non-polarizable all-atom force field with the partial atomic charges based on ab initio calculations for the isolated ion pair. The net charges of the ions are ±0.89e, which mimics the anion to cation charge transfer and polarization effects. The OPLS-AA force field is employed for modeling of n-hexane. The surface tension is computed using the mechanical route and its value decreases with increase of the n-hexane surface density. The [bmim][Tf2N]/n-hexane interface is analyzed using the intrinsic method, and the structural and dynamic properties of the interfacial, sub-interfacial, and central layers are computed. We determine the surface roughness, global and intrinsic density profiles, and orientation ordering of the molecules to describe the structure of the interface. We further compute the survival probability, normal and lateral self-diffusion coefficients, and re-orientation correlation functions to elucidate the effects of n-hexane on dynamics of the cations and anions in the layers.

  12. Molecular dynamics simulations of n-hexane at 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide interface

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    Lisal, Martin; Izak, Pavel

    2013-07-07

    Molecular dynamics simulations of n-hexane adsorbed onto the interface of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide ([bmim][Tf{sub 2}N]) are performed at three n-hexane surface densities, ranged from 0.7 to 2.3 {mu}mol/m{sup 2} at 300 K. For [bmim][Tf{sub 2}N] room-temperature ionic liquid, we use a non-polarizable all-atom force field with the partial atomic charges based on ab initio calculations for the isolated ion pair. The net charges of the ions are {+-}0.89e, which mimics the anion to cation charge transfer and polarization effects. The OPLS-AA force field is employed for modeling of n-hexane. The surface tension is computed using the mechanical route and its value decreases with increase of the n-hexane surface density. The [bmim][Tf{sub 2}N]/n-hexane interface is analyzed using the intrinsic method, and the structural and dynamic properties of the interfacial, sub-interfacial, and central layers are computed. We determine the surface roughness, global and intrinsic density profiles, and orientation ordering of the molecules to describe the structure of the interface. We further compute the survival probability, normal and lateral self-diffusion coefficients, and re-orientation correlation functions to elucidate the effects of n-hexane on dynamics of the cations and anions in the layers.

  13. N-hexane neuropathy with vertigo and cold allodynia in a silk screen printer: A case study.

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    Pradhan, Sunil; Tandon, Ruchika

    2015-01-01

    N-hexane neuropathy is an occupational disease caused by exposure to n-hexane, which is used as a solvent in silk screen printing. Here, we describe a 35-year-old man, a silk screen printer by profession, who presented with dizziness, distal swelling of both lower limbs for 10 months and tingling and burning sensation in both feet for 9.5 months along with cold allodynia. The patient had normal results of a motor and sensory system examination, apart from an impaired temperature sense. Nerve conduction tests showed a conduction block in bilateral common peroneal nerves and absence of conduction in bilateral sural nerves. These symptoms resolved when further exposure to n-hexane was ceased but cold allodynia remained. Thus, cold allodynia and impaired temperature sense can be a manifestation of n-hexane neuropathy. Hence, abnormalities on nerve conduction studies can be detected in n-hexane neuropathy patients, even before clinical examination detects any such abnormalities. In the case of the patients presenting with sensory motor neuropathy, history of occupational exposure to n-hexane becomes important, as the sooner the disease is detected, the better the chances of recovery. PMID:26224503

  14. Ignition of turbulent swirling n-heptane spray flames using single and multiple sparks

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    Marchionea, T.; Ahmeda, S.F.; Mastorakos, E.

    2009-01-15

    This paper examines ignition processes of an n-heptane spray in a flow typical of a liquid-fuelled burner. The spray is created by a hollow-cone pressure atomiser placed in the centre of a bluff body, around which swirling air induces a strong recirculation zone. Ignition was achieved by single small sparks of short duration (2 mm; 0.5 ms), located at various places inside the flow so as to identify the most ignitable regions, or larger sparks of longer duration (5 mm; 8 ms) repeated at 100 Hz, located close to the combustion chamber enclosure so as to mimic the placement and characteristics of a gas turbine combustor surface igniter. The air and droplet velocities, the droplet diameter, and the total (i.e. liquid plus vapour) equivalence ratio were measured in inert flow by phase Doppler anemometry and sampling respectively. Fast camera imaging suggested that successful ignition events were associated with flamelets that propagated back towards the spray nozzle. Measurements of ignition probability with the single spark showed that localised ignition inside the spray is more likely to result in successful flame establishment when the spark is located in a region of negative velocity, relatively small droplet Sauter mean diameter, and mean equivalence ratio within the flammability limits. Ignition with the single spark was not possible at the location where the multiple spark experiments were performed. For those, the multiple spark sequence lasted approximately 1 to 5 s. It was found that a long spark sequence increases the ignition efficiency, which reached a maximum of 100% at the axial distance where the recirculation zone had maximum width. Ignition was not feasible with the spark downstream of about two burner diameters. Visualisation showed that small flame kernels emanate very often from the spark, which can be stretched as far as 20 mm from the electrodes by the turbulent velocity fluctuations. These kernels survive very little time. Successful overall ignition occurs at a random time from the spark initiation and, as in the case of the single spark, success is associated with kernels that move without getting extinguished towards the bluff body. The results demonstrate that the energy deposited by multiple sparks and spark stretching in a turbulent flow can have a spatially far-reaching effect to initiate combustion. (author)

  15. Designed catalysts from Pt nanoparticles supported on macroporous oxides for selective isomerization of n-hexane.

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    An, Kwangjin; Alayoglu, Selim; Musselwhite, Nathan; Na, Kyungsu; Somorjai, Gabor A

    2014-05-14

    Selective isomerization toward branched hydrocarbons is an important catalytic process in oil refining to obtain high-octane gasoline with minimal content of aromatic compounds. Colloidal Pt nanoparticles with controlled sizes of 1.7, 2.7, and 5.5 nm were deposited onto ordered macroporous oxides of SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2, Nb2O5, Ta2O5, and ZrO2 to investigate Pt size- and support-dependent catalytic selectivity in n-hexane isomerization. Among the macroporous oxides, Nb2O5 and Ta2O5 exhibited the highest product selectivity, yielding predominantly branched C6 isomers, including 2- or 3-methylpentane, as desired products of n-hexane isomerization (140 Torr n-hexane and 620 Torr H2 at 360 °C). In situ characterizations including X-ray diffraction and ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that the crystal structures of the oxides in Pt/oxide catalysts were not changed during the reaction and oxidation states of Nb2O5 were maintained under both H2 and O2 conditions. Fourier transform infrared spectra of pyridine adsorbed on the oxides showed that Lewis sites were the dominant acidic site of the oxides. Macroporous Nb2O5 and Ta2O5 were identified to play key roles in the selective isomerization by charge transfer at Pt-oxide interfaces. The selectivity was revealed to be Pt size-dependent, with improved isomer production as Pt sizes increased from 1.7 to 5.5 nm. When 5.5 nm Pt nanoparticles were supported on Nb2O5 or Ta2O5, the selectivity toward branched C6 isomers was further increased, reaching ca. 97% with a minimum content of benzene, due to the combined effects of the Pt size and the strong metal-support interaction. PMID:24773412

  16. Monte Carlo versus molecular dynamics simulations in heterogeneous systems: an application to the n-pentane liquid-vapor interface.

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    Goujon, Florent; Malfreyt, Patrice; Simon, Jean-Marc; Boutin, Anne; Rousseau, Bernard; Fuchs, Alain H

    2004-12-22

    The Monte Carlo (MC) and molecular dynamics (MD) methodologies are now well established for computing equilibrium properties in homogeneous fluids. This is not yet the case for the direct simulation of two-phase systems, which exhibit nonuniformity of the density distribution across the interface. We have performed direct MC and MD simulations of the liquid-gas interface of n-pentane using a standard force-field model. We obtained density and pressure components profiles along the direction normal to the interface that can be very different, depending on the truncation and long range correction strategies. We discuss the influence on predicted properties of different potential truncation schemes implemented in both MC and MD simulations. We show that the MD and MC profiles can be made in agreement by using a Lennard-Jones potential truncated via a polynomial function that makes the first and second derivatives of the potential continuous at the cutoff distance. In this case however, the predicted thermodynamic properties (phase envelope, surface tension) deviate from experiments, because of the changes made in the potential. A further readjustment of the potential parameters is needed if one wants to use this method. We conclude that a straightforward use of bulk phase force fields in MD simulations may lead to some physical inconsistencies when computing interfacial properties. PMID:15606277

  17. Cobalt pivalate complex as a catalyst for liquid phase oxidation of n-hexane

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    Moskovskaya, I. F.; Maerle, A. A.; Shvydkiy, N. V.; Romanovsky, B. V.; Ivanova, I. I.

    2015-09-01

    Catalytic properties of cobalt(II) pivalate complex as both individual and supported on mesoporous molecular sieves Si-KIT-6, Al-KIT-6, and Ce-KIT-6 were investigated in liquid-phase oxidation of n-hexane with molecular oxygen. This complex was shown to be an active and selective catalyst for the oxidation of n-C6H14 into C1-C4 carboxylic acids. The activity of Co(II) pivalate remains practically unchanged on heterogenizing the complex on molecular sieve supports. At the same time, its selectivity and resistance towards an oxidative degradation are slightly increased.

  18. Adsorption of n-hexane and intermediate molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons on LaY zeolite

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    Ruthven, D.M.; Kaul, B.K.

    1996-06-01

    Experimental equilibrium isotherms, Henry`s law constants, and heats of sorption are reported for n-hexane, benzene, toluene, p-xylene, mesitylene, naphthalene, trimethylbenzene (TMP), and hexamethylbenzene (HMB) in La-exchanged zeolite Y (Si/Al = 1.8). Henry`s law constants and energies of adsorption are substantially smaller than those for NaX zeolite, reflecting the absence of accessible cations in LaY. These data provide a basis for the estimation of adsorbed phase concentrations of the relevant hydrocarbons on REY cracking catalysts under reaction conditions.

  19. On the characterization of NaDEHP/n-heptane nonaqueous reverse micelles: the effect of the polar solvent.

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    Quintana, Silvina S; Dario Falcone, R; Silber, Juana J; Moyano, Fernando; Mariano Correa, N

    2015-03-14

    The behavior of two polar solvents, ethylene glycol (EG) and dimethylformamide (DMF), entrapped in sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate (NaDEHP)/n-heptane reverse micelles (RMs) was investigated using dynamic light scattering (DLS), molecular probe absorption and FT-IR spectroscopy. DLS results reveal the formation of RMs containing EG and DMF as a polar component. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report where both polar solvents are entrapped by the NaDEHP surfactant to effectively create RMs. We use the solvatochromism behavior of the molecular probe, 1-methyl-8-oxyquinolinum betaine (QB), and FT-IR spectroscopy to investigate the physicochemical properties of the non-aqueous RMs. Our results demonstrate that the NaDEHP surfactant interacts through hydrogen bonds with EG at the EG/NaDEHP interface and this interaction is responsible for destroying the bulk structure of pure solvent EG when entrapped in NaDEHP RMs. On the other hand, when DMF is incorporated inside the RMs the bulk structure of DMF is destroyed upon encapsulation by the Na-DMF interaction at the DMF/NaDEHP interface. Our results are completely different than the one observed for DMF/n-heptane/AOT. Our results show how the physicochemical properties, such as micropolarity, microviscosity and hydrogen bond interaction, of nonaqueous NaDEHP/n-heptane RMs interfaces can be dramatically changed by simply using different non-aqueous polar solvents. Thus, these results can be very useful to employ these novel RMs as nanoreactors since the dimensions of the RMs are around 10 to 20 nm. PMID:25684091

  20. Simulation of auto-ignition of iso-octane and n-heptane in an internal combustion engine

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    Basevich, V.Ya.; Belyaev, A.A.; Brandshteter, V.

    1994-05-01

    A detailed kinetic mechanism is proposed for the oxidation of iso-octane, n-heptane, and mixtures of them in air (number of particles 43, number of reactions 284), which satisfactorily describes the distinctive features of low-temperature and high-temperature oxidation at an initial temperature of 1200 K, pressure of 15-40 absolute atmospheres or higher, and a fuel excess ratio of 0.5-2. The abbreviated mechanisms obtained to describe the auto-ignition of fuel with an octane number of 90 involve 27 particles (38 reactions) and 18 particles (22 reactions).

  1. The oxidation of n-butane and n-heptane in a CFR engine; Isomerization reactions and delay of autoignition

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    Sahetchian, K.A.; Blin, N.; Rigny, R.; Seydi, A. ); Murat, M. )

    1990-03-01

    During the oxidation of {ital n}-butane in a flow system and also in a motored CFR engine (600 rpm) hydrogen peroxide, primary and secondary butylhydroperoxides, and peracetic acid are formed. In the CFR engine these peroxides appear only when the compression ratio is larger than 10:1 ({ital T}{sub max} = 650 K). No autoignition has been observed. A comparison of {ital n}-butane and {ital n}-heptane oxidation is presented. Isomerization reactions,which are correlated with the alkane structure and the octane number, account for the differences in the experimental results.

  2. Hydraulic transport across hydrophilic and hydrophobic nanopores: Flow experiments with water and n -hexane

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    Gruener, Simon; Wallacher, Dirk; Greulich, Stefanie; Busch, Mark; Huber, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    We experimentally explore pressure-driven flow of water and n -hexane across nanoporous silica (Vycor glass monoliths with 7- or 10-nm pore diameters, respectively) as a function of temperature and surface functionalization (native and silanized glass surfaces). Hydraulic flow rates are measured by applying hydrostatic pressures via inert gases (argon and helium, pressurized up to 70 bar) on the upstream side in a capacitor-based membrane permeability setup. For the native, hydrophilic silica walls, the measured hydraulic permeabilities can be quantitatively accounted for by bulk fluidity provided we assume a sticking boundary layer, i.e., a negative velocity slip length of molecular dimensions. The thickness of this boundary layer is discussed with regard to previous capillarity-driven flow experiments (spontaneous imbibition) and with regard to velocity slippage at the pore walls resulting from dissolved gas. Water flow across the silanized, hydrophobic nanopores is blocked up to a hydrostatic pressure of at least 70 bar. The absence of a sticking boundary layer quantitatively accounts for an enhanced n -hexane permeability in the hydrophobic compared to the hydrophilic nanopores.

  3. Hydraulic transport across hydrophilic and hydrophobic nanopores: Flow experiments with water and n-hexane.

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    Gruener, Simon; Wallacher, Dirk; Greulich, Stefanie; Busch, Mark; Huber, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    We experimentally explore pressure-driven flow of water and n-hexane across nanoporous silica (Vycor glass monoliths with 7- or 10-nm pore diameters, respectively) as a function of temperature and surface functionalization (native and silanized glass surfaces). Hydraulic flow rates are measured by applying hydrostatic pressures via inert gases (argon and helium, pressurized up to 70 bar) on the upstream side in a capacitor-based membrane permeability setup. For the native, hydrophilic silica walls, the measured hydraulic permeabilities can be quantitatively accounted for by bulk fluidity provided we assume a sticking boundary layer, i.e., a negative velocity slip length of molecular dimensions. The thickness of this boundary layer is discussed with regard to previous capillarity-driven flow experiments (spontaneous imbibition) and with regard to velocity slippage at the pore walls resulting from dissolved gas. Water flow across the silanized, hydrophobic nanopores is blocked up to a hydrostatic pressure of at least 70 bar. The absence of a sticking boundary layer quantitatively accounts for an enhanced n-hexane permeability in the hydrophobic compared to the hydrophilic nanopores. PMID:26871150

  4. n-Hexane hydro-isomerization over promoted Pd/HZSM-5 catalysts

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    Thoa Dao, Thi Kim; Loc Luu, Cam

    2015-09-01

    A series of Pd/HZSM-5 catalysts modified by various metallic species, including Co, Ni, Fe, Re, and Cu, was prepared by sequential impregnation. Contents of Pd and second metals in modified catalysts were 0.8 and 1.0 wt%, respectively. Physico-chemical characteristics of catalysts were investigated by nitrogen physi-sorption (BET), x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ammonia temperature programmed desorption (NH3-TPD), temperature programmed reduction (TPR) and hydrogen pulse chemisorption (HPC). Coke formation was studied by the method of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The activities of catalysts in n-hexane isomerization were studied in a micro-flow reactor under atmospheric pressure at 250 °C, and molar ratio of H2: n-hexane of 5.92. It was found that Co, Ni, Fe, and Re additives exhibited geometric and electronic effects toward Pd/HZSM-5 catalyst, leading to an enhancement of its activity and stability. On the contrary, Cu additive caused Pd/HZSM-5 to become poorer in activity and stability.

  5. Antifungal activity of methanol and n-hexane extracts of three Chenopodium species against Macrophomina phaseolina.

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    Javaid, Arshad; Amin, Muhammad

    2009-01-01

    Antifungal activity of methanol and n-hexane leaf, stem, root and inflorescence extracts (1, 2, 3 and 4% w/v) of three Chenopodium species (family Chenopodiaceae) namely Chenopodium album L., Chenopodium murale L. and Chenopodium ambrosioides L. was investigated against Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) G. Goid., a soil-borne fungal plant pathogen that has a broad host range and wide geographical distribution. All the extracts of the three Chenopodium species significantly suppressed the test fungal growth. However, there was marked variation among the various extract treatments. Methanol inflorescence extract of C. album exhibited highest antifungal activity resulting in up to 96% reduction in fungal biomass production. By contrast, methanol leaf extract of the same species exhibited least antifungal activity where 21-44% reduction in fungal biomass was recorded due to various employed extract concentrations. The various methanol extracts of C. murale and C. ambrosioides decreased fungal biomass by 62-90 and 50-84%, respectively. Similarly, various n-hexane extracts of C. album, C. murale and C. ambrosioides reduced fungal biomass by 60-94, 43-90 and 49-86%, respectively. PMID:19662577

  6. Normalized fluctuations, H2O vs n-hexane: Site-correlated percolation

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    Koga, Yoshikata; Westh, Peter; Sawamura, Seiji; Taniguchi, Yoshihiro

    1996-08-01

    Entropy, volume and the cross fluctuations were normalized to the average volume of a coarse grain with a fixed number of molecules, within which the local and instantaneous value of interest is evaluated. Comparisons were made between liquid H2O and n-hexane in the range from -10 C to 120 C and from 0.1 MPa to 500 MPa. The difference between H2O and n-hexane in temperature and pressure dependencies of these normalized fluctuations was explained in terms of the site-correlated percolation theory for H2O. In particular, the temperature increase was confirmed to reduce the hydrogen bond probability, while the pressure appeared to have little effect on the hydrogen bond probability. According to the Le Chatelier principle, however, the putative formation of ``ice-like'' patches at low temperatures due to the site-correlated percolation requirement is retarded by pressure increases. Thus, only in the limited region of low pressure (<300 MPa) and temperature (<60 C), the fluctuating ice-like patches are considered to persist.

  7. Electron attachment to toluene in n-hexane and 2,2-dimethylbutane at high pressure

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    Itoh, Kengo; Nishikawa, Masaru ); Holroyd, R. )

    1993-01-14

    The effect of dilute concentration of toluene on the electron mobility in two isometric hexanes was studied as a function of pressure from 1 bar to 3 kbar and at selected temperatures between 9 and 60[degrees]C. The effect of toluene on the mobility is small at 1 bar but quite large at the higher pressures. The results are interpreted in terms of reversible electron attachment to a toluene species which is the monomer in n-hexane. For this reaction [triangle]H[sub r] is - 12.0 kcal /mol in n-hexane at 2.5 kbar. In 2,2-dimethylbutane attachment to a dimeric species is indicated. The volume changes for these attachment reactions are large, between [minus]80 and [minus]100 cm[sup 3]/mol. In hexane the volume changes are attributed in part to the electrostriction of the solvent by the toluene anion and in part to a positive molar volume of the electron. 19 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. Effects of anionic surfactant on n-hexane removal in biofilters.

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    Cheng, Yan; He, Huijun; Yang, Chunping; Yan, Zhou; Zeng, Guangming; Qian, Hui

    2016-05-01

    The biodegradability of three anion surfactants by biofilm microorganisms and the toxicity of the most readily biodegradable surfactant to biofilm microorganisms were examined using batch experiments, and the optimal concentration of SDS for enhanced removal of hexane was investigated using two biotrickling filters (BTFs) for comparison. Results showed that SDS could be biodegraded by microorganisms, and its toxicity to microorganisms within the experimental range was negligible. The best concentration of SDS in biofiltration of n-hexane was 0.1 CMC and the elimination capacity (EC) of 50.4 g m(-3) h(-1) was achieved at a fixed loading rate (LR) of 72 g m(-3) h(-1). When an inlet concentration of n-hexane increased from 600 to 850 mg m(-3), the removal efficiency (RE) decreased from 67% to 41% by BTF2 (with SDS) and from 52% to 42% by BTF1 (without SDS). SDS could enhance hexane removal from 43% (BTF1) to 60% (BTF2) at gas empty-bed residence time (EBRT) of 7.5 s and an inlet concentration of 200 mg m(-3). PMID:26907592

  9. Performance and bacterial population composition of an n-hexane degrading biofilter working under fluctuating conditions.

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    Valenzuela-Reyes, Edgardo; Casas-Flores, Sergio; Isordia-Jasso, Isabel; Arriaga, Sonia

    2014-09-01

    In this work, several conditions of pH and inlet load (IL) were applied to a scale laboratory biofilter treating n-hexane vapors during 143 days. During the first 79 days of operation (period 1, P1), the system was fed with neutral pH mineral medium (MM) and the IL was progressively decreased from 177 to 16 g m(-3) h(-1). A maximum elimination capacity (EC) of 30 g m(-3) h(-1) was obtained at an IL of 176.9 ± 9.8 g m(-3) h(-1). During the following 64 days (period 2, P2), acidic conditions were induced by feeding the biofilter with acidic buffer solution and pH 4 MM in order to evaluate the effect of bacterial community changes on EC. Within the acidic period, a maximum EC of 54 g m(-3) h(-1) (IL 132.3 ± 13 g m(-3) h(-1)) was achieved. Sequence analysis of 16S rDNA genes amplified from the consortium revealed the presence of Sphingobacteria, Actinobacteria, and α-, β- and γ-Proteobacteria. An Actinobacteria of the Mycobacterium genus had presence throughout the whole experiment of biofiltration showing resistance to fluctuating pH and IL conditions. Batch tests confirm the bacterial predominance and a negligible contribution of fungi in the degradation of n-hexane. PMID:25099371

  10. [Effect of Acetonitrile and n-hexane on the Immunoassay of Environmental Representative Pollutants].

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    Lou, Xue-ning; Zhou, Li-ping; Song, Dan; Yang, Rong; Long, Feng

    2016-01-15

    Based on indirect competitive immunoassay mechanism, bisphenol A (BPA) was detected by the evanescent wave all-fiber immunosensor previously developed with the detection limit of 0.2 microg x L(-1) and the linear detection range of 0.3-33.4 microg x L(-1). The effects of two commonly used organic solvents, including acetonitrile and n-hexane, on the immunosensing assay of BPA were investigated. The influence mechanism of organic solvents on immunosensing assay was discussed. The experimental results showed that the effect of n-hexane on immunosensing assay was negligible even at a high concentration of up to 10%, whereas the effect of acetonitrile on the immunosensing assay was relatively great. BPA could be detected in solutions containing a low concentration of acetonitrile. However, the specific binding reaction between antibody and antigen in homogeneous solution was completely inhibited by high concentrations of acetonitrile, and the quantitative analysis of BPA was not achieved. This might result from the changes of antibody conformation or binding capability between antibody and antigen because acetonitrile replaced a part of the water molecules on the antibody surface. PMID:27078982

  11. Asymptotic analysis for the burning of n-heptane droplets using a four-step reduced mechanism

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    Card, J. M.

    1993-01-01

    A four-step reduced mechanism is obtained from a minimal chemical-kinetic description, where the effects of the elementary rates are treated as parameters in the expressions for the global rates. This mechanism is used to analyze the extinction characteristics of a single n-heptane droplet burning under quasi-steady, spherically symmetrical conditions. The reaction layer consists of a merged inner zone, on the fuel-rich side of the flame, where fuel and H atoms are consumed thereby producing H2 and CO along with H2O and CO2, and an oxygen-consumption zone, on the fuel-lean side, where H2 and CO are oxidized to produce additional H2O and CO2 along with H radicals. For the inner zone, a parameter mu is identified which describes the ratio of the thickness of a fuel-consumption layer to that of an H-recombination layer. Analytical solutions for the rate of scalar dissipation at extinction are obtained in the limiting cases of mu tending to 0 and mu tending to infinity. From the results of the analysis, extinction diameters for n-heptane droplets are estimated for different pressures and ambient oxygen concentrations.

  12. Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of n-heptane and methyl methacrylate for potential cell alignment applications.

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    Steinbach, Annina; Tautzenberger, Andrea; Schaller, Andreas; Kalytta-Mewes, Andreas; Tränkle, Sebastian; Ignatius, Anita; Volkmer, Dirk

    2012-10-24

    Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposited polymers (plasma polymers) are promising candidates for biomaterials applications. In the present study, plasma deposition as a fast and easily scalable method was adapted to deposit coatings from n-heptane and methyl methacrylate monomers onto glass substrates. Linear patterns with line and groove widths between 1.25 and 160 μm were introduced by degrative UV-lithography for cell alignment. Differential interference contrast optical microscopy, profilometry and atomic force microscopy revealed that the patterned surfaces had a smooth, homogeneous appearance and a pattern height of 8 and 45 nm for plasma deposited n-heptane and methyl methacrylate, respectively. UV-lithography increased the oxygen content on the surface drastically as shown by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. After immersion in simulated body fluid for 21 days, the pattern was still intact, and the ester groups were also maintained for the most part as shown by infrared spectroscopy. To test the coatings' potential applicability for biomaterial surfaces in a preliminary experiment, we cultured murine preosteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells on these coatings. Light and electron microscopically, a normal spindle-shaped and aligned cell morphology was observed. At the mRNA level, cells showed no signs of diminished proliferation or elevated expression of apoptosis markers. In conclusion, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposited polymers can be patterned with a fast and feasible method and might be suitable materials to guide cell alignment. PMID:22992135

  13. Hydroisomerization and hydrocracking of n-heptane on Pt/SAPO-5 and Pt/SAPO-11 catalysts

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    Campelo, J.M.; Lafont, F.; Marinas, J.M.

    1995-09-15

    The activity, stability, and selectivity of a series of bifunctional Pt/SAPO-5 and Pt/SAPO-11 catalysts containing 0.5 wt% platinum were compared for n-heptane transformation at 300-450{degrees}C and atmospheric and 3 and 5 bars hydrogen pressures. Hydrogen pressure had a strong influence on the activity, iso-heptane selectivity, and time-on-stream deactivation. Isomerization of n-heptane to iso-heptanes was the major reaction with Pt/SAPO-5 catalyst, especially at lower conversions, whereas Pt/SAPO-11 shows high selectivity to isomers in all conversion range. The selectivity patterns found in these classes of molecular sieve catalysts are well interpreted in terms of a series of reaction pathways that incorporate both confinement effects and shape selectivity factors as being important in determining the observed product distribution. Based on experimental results, the protonated cyclopropane appears as an intermediate in the mechanism of this reaction. 22 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  14. Method 1664, Revision A: n-hexane extractable material (HEM; oil and grease) and silica gel treated n-hexane extractable material (SGT-HEM; non-polar material) by extraction and gravimetry

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    Not Available

    1999-02-01

    This method is for determination of n-hexane extractable material (HEM; oil and grease) and n-hexane extractable material that is not adsorbed by silica gel (SGT-HEM; non-polar material) in surface and saline waters and industrial and domestic aqueous wastes. Extractable materials that may be determined are relatively non-volatile hydrocarbons, vegetable oils, animal fats, waxes, soaps, greases, and related materials. This method is capable of measuring HEM and SGT-HEM in the range of 5 to 1000 mg/L, and may be extended to higher levels by analysis of a smaller sample volume collected separately.

  15. Complex formation between excited-state saturated amines and water in n-hexane solution

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    Halpern, A.M.; Ruggles, C.J.; Zhang, X.K.

    1987-06-10

    Fluorescence spectra and decay curves of dilute solutions (<3 x 10/sup -4/ M) of triethylamine (TEA), tri-n-propylamine (TPA), and 1,4-diazabicyclo(2.2.2)octane (DABCO) in H/sub 2/O- and D/sub 2/O-saturated n-hexane reveal the presence of a complex formed between the electronically excited amine and water. The decay curves, measured between 273 and 323 K (and at 280 and 360 nm; 300 and 400 nm for DABCO), conform to the standard monomer-excimer photokinetic scheme and are analyzed accordingly. These results indicate that the binding energy of the excited TEA-H/sub 2/O complex (B*) is ca. 7.8 kcal/mol, which is larger than that of the ground-state TEA hydrate. B* for the TPA and DABCO-H/sub 2/O complexes is estimated to be ca. 10 and 8.8 kcal/mol, respectively. Stationary-state measurements are consistent with these assignments. The activation energy for the diffusion of water in n-hexane (assumed to be monomeric) appears to be very small (<1 kcal/mol). The decay constants of the three complexes studied are ca. 3.4 x 10/sup 7/ s/sup -1/ for amine-H/sub 2/O and 2.9 x 10/sup 7/ s/sup -1/ for the amine-D/sub 2/O systems. Intrinsic fluorescence quantum efficiencies of the amine-H/sub 2/O complexes are 0.17, 0.23, and 0.28 for TEA, TPA, and DABCO, respectively, at 303 K. A Foerster cycle analysis of the dry and H/sub 2/O-saturated fluorescence spectra of TEA, when taking the ground-state hydrate into account indicates that the repulsion energy of the post-fluorescence (TEA-H/sub 2/O) complex is ca. 10 kcal/mol.

  16. Lift-off stability of n-heptane jet diffusion flames in homogeneous environments of fuel and air

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    Samuel, P.; Karim, G.A.

    1995-12-31

    The lift off of jet diffusion flames of a liquid fuel in coflowing streams of air was established experimentally for a range of jet discharge and stream velocities. The improvement in the lift off stability of the flame due to the presence of a small concentration of an auxiliary gaseous fuel in the surrounding air was established. Liquid n-heptane was the jet fuel while methane, ethylene, propane and hydrogen were employed individually as the auxiliary fuels. It is shown that the lift off distance and the corresponding ignition delay of the jet flame can be correlated for all the observations made in terms of derived dimensionless grouping of the main parameters varied.

  17. A molecular ;phase ordering; phase transition leading to a modulated aperiodic composite in n-heptane/urea

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    Mariette, C.; Huard, M.; Rabiller, P.; Nichols, Shane M.; Ecolivet, C.; Janssen, Ted; Alquist, III, Keith E.; Hollingsworth, Mark D.; Toudic, B.

    2012-07-11

    n-Heptane/urea is an aperiodic inclusion compound in which the ratio of host and guest repeats along the channel axis is very close to unity and is found to have a constant value (0.981) from 280 K to 90 K. Below 280 K, two phase transitions are observed. The first (T{sub c1} = 145 K) is a ferroelastic phase transition that generates superstructure reflections for the host while leaving the guest with 1D order. The second (T{sub c2} = 130 K) is a 'phase ordering' transition to a four-dimensional structure (P2{sub 1}11(0{beta}{gamma})) with pronounced host-guest intermodulation and a temperature dependent phase shift between guests in adjacent channels.

  18. Hydrocracking of n-heptane with a NiO-MoO/sub 3//HY ultrastable zeolite as catalyst

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    Vazquez, M.I.; Escardino, A.; Aucejo, A.

    1988-11-01

    The hydrocracking of n-heptane has been studied in a continuous, tubular, plug flow reactor using a 4 wt NiO-8 wt% MoO/sub 3//HYUS zeolite as catalyst, to try to obtain a network of reactions to account for the formation of the various products observed. In view of the products obtained and depending on whether they are primary or secondary, a series of simultaneous parallel reaction schemes have been proposed to explain the network of the reaction. The kinetic parameters of these reactions have been obtained from the initial selectives of the products. The values of the apparent activation energies obtained for the isomerization, hydrogenolysis, cracking, and disproportionation reactions were 99.1, 169.6, 221.4, and 195.9 kJ/mol, respectively.

  19. A comprehensive skeletal mechanism for the oxidation of n-heptane generated by chemistry-guided reduction

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    Zeuch, Thomas; Moreac, Gladys; Ahmed, Syed Sayeed; Mauss, Fabian

    2008-12-15

    Applied to the primary reference fuel n-heptane, we present the chemistry-guided reduction (CGR) formalism for generating kinetic hydrocarbon oxidation models. The approach is based on chemical lumping and species removal with the necessity analysis method, a combined reaction flow and sensitivity analysis. Independent of the fuel size, the CGR formalism generates very compact submodels for the alkane low-temperature oxidation and provides a general concept for the development of compact oxidation models for large model fuel components such as n-decane and n-tetradecane. A defined sequence of simplification steps, consisting of the compilation of a compact detailed chemical model, the application of linear chemical lumping, and finally species removal based on species necessity values, allows a significantly increased degree of reduction compared to the simple application of the necessity analysis, previously published species, or reaction removal methods. The skeletal model derived by this procedure consists of 110 species and 1170 forward and backward reactions and is validated against the full range of combustion conditions including low and high temperatures, fuel-lean and fuel-rich mixtures, pressures between 1 and 40 bar, and local (species concentration profiles in flames, plug flow and jet-stirred reactors, and reaction sensitivity coefficients) and global parameters (ignition delay times in shock tube experiments, ignition timing in a HCCI engine, and flame speeds). The species removal is based on calculations using a minimum number of parameter configurations, but complemented by a very broad parameter variation in the process of compiling the kinetic input data. We further demonstrate that the inclusion of sensitivity coefficients in the validation process allows efficient control of the reduction process. Additionally, a compact high-temperature n-heptane oxidation model of 47 species and 468 reactions was generated by the application of necessity analysis to the skeletal mechanism. (author)

  20. A model of reduced kinetics for alkane oxidation using constituents and species: Proof of concept for n-heptane

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    Harstad, Kenneth; Bellan, Josette

    2010-08-15

    A methodology for deriving a reduced kinetic mechanism for alkane oxidation is described and applied to n-heptane. The model is based on partitioning the species of the skeletal kinetic mechanism into lights, defined as those having a carbon number smaller than 3, and heavies, which are the complement in the species ensemble. For modeling purposes, the heavy species are mathematically decomposed into constituents, which are similar but not identical to groups in the group additivity theory. From analysis of the LLNL skeletal mechanism in conjunction with CHEMKIN II, it is shown that a similarity variable can be formed such that the appropriately scaled global constituent molar density exhibits a self-similar behavior over a very wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressures and initial temperatures that is of interest for predicting n-heptane oxidation. Furthermore, the oxygen and water molar densities are shown to display a quasi-linear behavior with respect to the similarity variable. The light species ensemble is partitioned into quasi-steady and unsteady species. The concept is tested by using tabular information from the LLNL skeletal mechanism in conjunction with CHEMKIN II. The test reveals that the similarity concept is indeed justified and that the combustion temperature is well predicted, but that the ignition time is overpredicted. To palliate this deficiency, functional modeling is incorporated into our conceptual reduction. Due to the reduction process, models are also included for the global constituent molar density, the kinetics-induced enthalpy evolution of the heavy species, the contribution to the reaction rate of the unsteady lights from the heavies, the molar density evolution of oxygen and water, the mole fractions of the quasi-steady light species and the mean molar heat capacity of the heavy species. The model is compact in that there are only nine species-related progress variables. Results are presented comparing the performance of the model for predicting the temperature and species evolution with that of the skeletal mechanism. The model reproduces the ignition time over a wide range of equivalence ratios, initial pressure and initial temperature. (author)

  1. Calculating the Krichevsky function and parameter for an n-hexane + water system from direct densitometric measurements

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    Rasulov, S. M.; Orakova, S. M.; Abdulagatov, I. M.

    2015-01-01

    Based on experimental pVTx data, a theoretical study of the thermodynamic properties of a binary n-hexane + water system is performed for ten water concentrations (0.166, 0.201, 0.234, 0.237, 0.347, 0.615, 0.827, 0.918, 0.935, and 0.964 mole fractions of H2O) along different isochors. Constant volume piezometer measurements are made in the temperature, density, and pressure intervals of 303.65-690.55 K, 66.87-801.20 kg/m3, and 65.7 MPa. Based on the pVTx data and using different methods, the Krichevsky parameter is determined near the critical properties of the pure solvent ( n-hexane or water).

  2. Environmentally friendly efficient coupling of n-heptane by sulfated tri-component metal oxides in slurry bubble column reactor.

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    Ma, Hongzhu; Xiao, Jing; Wang, Bo

    2009-07-30

    SO(4)(2-)/M(x)O(y) is of the greatest interest in solid catalysts and green catalysts. Slurry bubble column reactors are of considerable interest in industrial processes and various biochemical processes. The cetane number (CN) has widely used diesel fuel quality parameter related to the ignition delay time (and combustion quality) of a fuel. CN improvement of diesel fuels is a difficult task that refiners will face in the near future. For that purpose, the tests were designed in which n-heptane is used as the reactant in the air or ozone atmosphere at room temperature (RT) and local atmospheric pressure (LAP) using different catalysts of sulfated tri-component metal oxides SO(4)(2-)/Fe(2)O(3)-TiO2-SnO(2) (SFTSn) and SO(4)(2-)/MnO(2)-TiO2-SnO(2) (SMTSn) in slurry bubble column reactor. The products distribution was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method and the results show that the relative selectivity of long linear alkane (C(12)-C(28)) reaches the maximum (87.330%) when SMTSn is used as catalyst in flow air at 60 min. Diesel fuel components with higher cetane numbers can be easily obtained from this study. PMID:19124196

  3. Linear time reduction of large kinetic mechanisms with directed relation graph: n-Heptane and iso-octane

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    Lu, Tianfeng; Law, Chung K.

    2006-01-01

    The algorithm of directed relation graph recently developed for skeletal mechanism reduction was extended to overall linear time operation, thereby greatly facilitating the computational effort in mechanism reduction, particularly for those involving large mechanisms. Together with a two-stage reduction strategy and using the kinetic responses of autoignition and perfectly stirred reactor (PSR) with extensive parametric variations as the criteria in eliminating unimportant species, a detailed 561-species n-heptane mechanism and a detailed 857-species iso-octane mechanism were successfully reduced to skeletal mechanisms consisting of 188 and 233 species, respectively. These skeletal mechanisms were demonstrated to mimic well the performance of the detailed mechanisms, not only for the autoignition and PSR systems based on which the reduced mechanisms were developed but also for the independent system of jet-stirred reactor. It was further observed that the accuracy of calculated species concentrations was equivalently bounded by the user-specified error threshold value and that the reduction time for a single reaction state is only about 50 ms for the large iso-octane mechanism.

  4. Combustion of n-heptane in a shock tube and in a stirred reactor: A detailed kinetic modeling study

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    Gaffuri, P.; Curran, H.J.; Pitz, W.J.; Westbrook, C.K.

    1995-04-13

    A detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism is used to study the oxidation of n-heptane under several classes of conditions. Experimental results from ignition behind reflected shock waves and in a rapid compression machine were used to develop and validate the reaction mechanism at relatively high temperatures, while data from a continuously stirred tank reactor (cstr) were used to refine the low temperature portions of the reaction mechanism. In addition to the detailed kinetic modeling, a global or lumped kinetic mechanism was used to study the same experimental results. The lumped model was able to identify key reactions and reaction paths that were most sensitive in each experimental regime and provide important guidance for the detailed modeling effort. In each set of experiments, a region of negative temperature coefficient (NTC) was observed. Variation in pressure from 5 to 40 bars were found to change the temperature range over which the NTC region occurred. Both the lumped and detailed kinetic models reproduced the measured results in each type of experiments, including the features of the NTC region, and the specific elementary reactions and reaction paths responsible for this behavior were identified and rate expressions for these reactions were determined.

  5. In Vitro Anti-Listerial Activities of Crude n-Hexane and Aqueous Extracts of Garcinia kola (heckel) Seeds

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    Penduka, Dambudzo; Okoh, Anthony I.

    2011-01-01

    We assessed the anti-Listerial activities of crude n-hexane and aqueous extracts of Garcinia kola seeds against a panel of 42 Listeria isolates previously isolated from wastewater effluents in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and belonging to Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria grayi and Listeria ivanovii species. The n-hexane fraction was active against 45% of the test bacteria with zones of inhibition ranging between 817 mm, while the aqueous fraction was active against 29% with zones of inhibition ranging between 811 mm. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were within the ranges of 0.0790.625 mg/mL for the n-hexane extract and 10 to >10 mg/mL for the aqueous extract. The rate of kill experiment carried out for the n-hexane extract only, revealed complete elimination of the initial bacterial population for L. grayi (LAL 15) at 3 and 4 MIC after 90 and 60 min; L. monocytogenes (LAL 8) at 3 and 4 MIC after 60 and 15 min; L. ivanovii (LEL 18) at 3 and 4 MIC after 120 and 15 min; L. ivanovii (LEL 30) at 2, 3 and 4 MIC values after 105, 90 and 15 min exposure time respectively. The rate of kill activities were time- and concentration-dependant and the extract proved to be bactericidal as it achieved a more than 3log10 decrease in viable cell counts after 2 h exposure time for all of the four test organisms at 3 and 4 MIC values. The results therefore show the potential presence of anti-Listerial compounds in Garcinia kola seeds that can be exploited in effective anti-Listerial chemotherapy. PMID:22072929

  6. Inhalation reproductive toxicology studies: Male dominant lethal study of n-hexane in Swiss (CD-1) mice: Final report

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    Mast, T.J.; Rommereim, R.L.; Evanoff, J.J.; Sasser, L.B.; Decker, J.R.; Stoney, K.H.; Weigel, R.J.; Westerberg, R.B.

    1988-08-01

    The straight-chain hydrocarbon, n-hexane, is a volatile, ubiquitous solvent routinely used in industrial environments; consequently, the opportunity for industrial, environmental or accidental exposure to hexane vapors is significant. Although myelinated nerve tissue is the primary target organ of hexane, the testes have also been identified as being sensitive to hexacarbon exposure. The objective of this study was to evaluate male dominant lethal effects in Swiss (CD-1) mice after exposure to 0, 200, 1000, or 5000 ppM n-hexane, 20 h/day for 5 consecutive days. Each exposure concentration consisted of 30 randomly selected, proven male breeders; 4 groups. The mice were weighed just prior to the first day of exposure and at weekly intervals until sacrifice. Ten males in each dose group were sacrificed one day after the cessation of exposure, and their testes and epididymides were removed for evaluation of the germinal epithelium. The remaining male mice, 20 per group, were individually housed in hanging wire-mesh breeding cages where they were mated with unexposed, virgin females for eight weekly intervals; new females were provided each week. The mated females were sacrificed 12 days after the last day of cohabitation and their reproductive status and the number and viability of the implants were recorded. The appearance and behavior of the male mice were unremarkable throughout the study period and no evidence of n-hexane toxicity was observed. 18 refs., 3 figs., 11 tabs.

  7. Analysis of petroleum contaminated soils by spectral modeling and pure response profile recovery of n-hexane.

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    Chakraborty, Somsubhra; Weindorf, David C; Li, Bin; Ali, Md Nasim; Majumdar, K; Ray, D P

    2014-07-01

    This pilot study compared penalized spline regression (PSR) and random forest (RF) regression using visible and near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (VisNIR DRS) derived spectra of 164 petroleum contaminated soils after two different spectral pretreatments [first derivative (FD) and standard normal variate (SNV) followed by detrending] for rapid quantification of soil petroleum contamination. Additionally, a new analytical approach was proposed for the recovery of the pure spectral and concentration profiles of n-hexane present in the unresolved mixture of petroleum contaminated soils using multivariate curve resolution alternating least squares (MCR-ALS). The PSR model using FD spectra (r(2) = 0.87, RMSE = 0.580 log10 mg kg(-1), and residual prediction deviation = 2.78) outperformed all other models tested. Quantitative results obtained by MCR-ALS for n-hexane in presence of interferences (r(2) = 0.65 and RMSE 0.261 log10 mg kg(-1)) were comparable to those obtained using FD (PSR) model. Furthermore, MCR ALS was able to recover pure spectra of n-hexane. PMID:24686115

  8. Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of isoamyl acetate in an ionic liquid/n-heptane two-phase system at the microreactor scale.

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    Pohar, Andrej; Plazl, Igor; Žnidaršič-Plazl, Polona

    2009-12-01

    A continuously operated psi-shaped microreactor was used for lipase-catalyzed synthesis of isoamyl acetate in the 1-butyl-3-methylpyridinium dicyanamide/n-heptane two-phase system. The chosen solvent system with dissolved Candida antarctica lipase B, which was attached to the ionic liquid/n-heptane interfacial area due to its amphiphilic properties, was shown to be highly efficient and enabled simultaneous esterification and product removal. At preliminarily selected conditions regarding the type of acyl donor, its molar ratio to alcohol and enzyme concentration, 48.4 g m(-3) s(-1) of isoamyl acetate was produced, which was almost three-fold better as compared to the intensely mixed batch process. This was mainly a consequence of efficient reaction-diffusion dynamics in the microchannel system, where the developed flow pattern comprising of intense emulsification provided a large interfacial area for the reaction and simultaneous product extraction. PMID:19904405

  9. A modelling study of the combustion of n-heptane and iso-octane in a high pressure turbulent flow reactor

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    Curran, H.J.; Gaffuri, P.; Pitz, W.J.; Westbrook, C.K.; Callahan, C.; Dryer, F.L.; Held, T.

    1995-04-13

    The primary reference fuels n-heptane and iso-octane and their mixtures are used as a measure of the tendency of a given automotive fuel to cause knocking or pre-ignition in an internal combustion engine. Consequently, many experimental studies have been performed on these hydrocarbons in an attempt to better understand their oxidation. Shock tube studies at high temperature and pressure have been performed. Low temperature studies, in which species concentration profiles of primary, intermediate and final products, have been carried out using jet stirred flow reactors. In addition, experiments have been performed in CFR engines and fundamental features of n-heptane autoignition have been observed using a rapid compression machine. A detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism is employed here to study the oxidation of both fuels. Computed results are compared with experimental data obtained in the High Pressure Turbulent Flow Reactor at Princeton University.

  10. Theoretical Basis for Estimated Test Times and Conditions for Drop Tower and Space-Based Droplet Burning Experiments With Methanol and N-Heptane

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    Marchese, Anthony J.; Dryer, Fredrick L.; Choi, Mun Y.

    1994-01-01

    In order to develop an extensive envelope of test conditions for NASA's space-based Droplet Combustion Experiment (DCE) as well those droplet experiments which can be performed using a drop tower, the transient vaporization and combustion of methanol and n-heptane droplets were simulated using a recently developed fully time-dependent, spherically symmetric droplet combustion model. The transient vaporization of methanol and n-heptane was modeled to characterize the instantaneous gas phase composition surrounding the droplet prior to the introduction of an ignition source. The results for methanol/air showed that the entire gas phase surrounding a 2 mm methanol droplet deployed in zero-g .quickly falls outside the lean flammability limit. The gas phase surrounding an identically-sized n-heptane droplet, on the other hand, remains flammable. The combustion of methanol was then modeled considering a detailed gas phase chemical kinetic mechanism (168 steps, 26 species) and the effect of the dissolution of flame-generated water into the liquid droplet. These results were used to determine the critical ignition diameter required to achieve quasi-steady droplet combustion in a given oxidizing environment. For droplet diameters greater than the critical ignition diameter, the model predicted a finite diameter at which the flame would extinguish. These extinction diameters were found to vary significantly with initial droplet diameter. This phenomenon appears to be unique to the transient heat transfer, mass transfer and chemical kinetics of the system and thus has not been reported elsewhere to date. The extinction diameter was also shown to vary significantly with the liquid phase Lewis number since the amount of water present in the droplet at extinction is largely governed by the rate at which water is transported into the droplet via mass diffusion. Finally, the numerical results for n-heptane combustion were obtained using both 2 step and 96 step semi-emperical chemical kinetic mechanisms. Neither mechanism exhibited the variation of extinction diameter with initial diameter.

  11. Application of headspace solid phase dynamic extraction gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (HS-SPDE-GC/MS) for biomonitoring of n-heptane and its metabolites in blood.

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    Rossbach, Bernd; Kegel, Peter; Letzel, Stephan

    2012-04-25

    Solid phase dynamic extraction (SPDE) is an innovative sample preparation and enrichment technique in connection with gas chromatography (GC). Using SPDE, we developed a method for simultaneous determination of n-heptane and its mono-oxygenated metabolites heptane-4-one, 3-one, 2-one, 4-ol, 3-ol, 2-ol, and 1-ol in blood. After adjustment of various extraction and desorption parameters, method validation resulted in limits of detection (LOD) between 0.006 (heptane-4-one) and 0.021mg/L (heptane-1-ol). Intra-assay coefficients of variation ranged between 4.8% and 20.8% while relative recovery ranged between 100% and 117% (spiked concentration 0.128mg/L, n=8). The method was applied to blood samples, which have been collected from 20 volunteers after controlled inhalative exposure to 167, 333, and 500ppm n-heptane. After 3h of exposure, n-heptane and heptane-2-one were detectable in all samples in concentrations ranging up to 2.903 and 0.495mg/L, while the concentrations of the remaining analytes were closer to the respective LOD or even below. A significant linear relationship with ambient exposure (R(2)=0.701, p<0.001, n=55) was found for n-heptane in blood, which could be helpful for evaluation of biological exposure limits in future. Due to its high abundance in blood, 2-heptanone could be an interesting candidate as a biomarker also in alternative matrices such as urine or saliva. PMID:21903155

  12. Experimental Study of the Density and Viscosity of n-Heptane at Temperatures from 298 K to 470 K and Pressure upto 245 MPa

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    Sagdeev, D. I.; Fomina, M. G.; Mukhamedzyanov, G. Kh.; Abdulagatov, I. M.

    2013-01-01

    The density and viscosity of n-heptane have been simultaneously measured over the temperature range from 298 K to 470 K and at pressures up to 245 MPa using the hydrostatic weighing and falling-body techniques, respectively. The expanded uncertainty of the density, pressure, temperature, and viscosity measurements at the 95 % confidence level with a coverage factor of k= 2 is estimated to be 0.15 % to 0.30 %, 0.05 %, 0.02 K, and 1.5 % to 2.0 % (depending on temperature and pressure ranges), respectively. The measured densities were used to develop a Tait-type equation of state for liquid n-heptane. Theoretically based Arrhenius-Andrade and Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher type equations with pressure-dependent coefficients were used to describe the temperature and pressure dependences of the measured viscosities for liquid n-heptane. The measured values of the density and viscosity were compared in detail with reported data and with the values calculated from a reference EOS and correlation models for the viscosity.

  13. Combustion Characteristics in a Non-Premixed Cool-Flame Regime of n-Heptane in Microgravity

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    Takahashi, Fumiaki; Katta, Viswanath R.; Hicks, Michael C.

    2015-01-01

    A series of distinct phenomena have recently been observed in single-fuel-droplet combustion tests performed on the International Space Station (ISS). This study attempts to simulate the observed flame behavior numerically using a gaseous n-heptane fuel source in zero gravity and a time-dependent axisymmetric (2D) code, which includes a detailed reaction mechanism (127 species and 1130 reactions), diffusive transport, and a radiation model (for CH4, CO, CO2, H2O, and soot). The calculated combustion characteristics depend strongly on the air velocity around the fuel source. In a near-quiescent air environment (< or = 2 mm/s), with a sufficiently large fuel injection velocity (1 cm/s), a growing spherical diffusion flame extinguishes at ˜1200 K due to radiative heat losses. This is typically followed by a transition to the low-temperature (cool-flame) regime with a reaction zone (at ˜700 K) in close proximity to the fuel source. The 'cool flame' regime is formed due to the negative temperature coefficient in the low-temperature chemistry. After a relatively long period (˜18 s) of the cool flame regime, a flash re-ignition occurs, associated with flame-edge propagation and subsequent extinction of the re-ignited flame. In a low-speed (˜3 mm/s) airstream (which simulates the slight droplet movement), the diffusion flame is enhanced upstream and experiences a local extinction downstream at ˜1200 K, followed by steady flame pulsations (˜0.4 Hz). At higher air velocities (4-10 mm/s), the locally extinguished flame becomes steady state. The present axisymmetric computational approach helps in revealing the non-premixed 'cool flame' structure and 2D flame-flow interactions observed in recent microgravity droplet combustion experiments.

  14. Sensitivity to tri-o-cresylphosphate neurotoxicity on n-hexane exposed hens as a model of simultaneous hexacarbon solvent and organophosphorus occupational intoxication.

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    Pellín, M; Vicedo, J L; Vilanova, E

    1987-02-01

    Hens were given a single oral dose (0.235 mg/kg) of tri-o-cresylphosphate (TOCP) during chronic n-hexane treatment (200 mg/kg daily, 5 days/week). They were compared with other animals treated only with n-hexane or only with TOCP. Animals treated with a higher TOCP dose (1 ml/kg) were used as positive controls. The animals treated with both n-hexane and TOCP showed rapid development of severe ataxia. The rate of the ataxia development was similar to that of the positive controls but with earlier onset of the first signs and with less loss of body weight. However, animals treated only with n-hexane, under the same conditions, showed only reversible weakness and sedative effects, and those treated only with TOCP showed slow and slight ataxia development. The n-hexane- and TOCP-treated hens showed axonal swelling with myelin retraction associated with Ranvier's nodes, which is characteristic of long hexacarbon exposure. Some internodal swellings were also observed but less frequently than the paranodal swellings. The time course of the ataxia development was similar to an organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN); however, the light microscopy observation more closely resembled hexacarbon neuropathy. The results suggest a potentiation effect of n-hexane and TOCP neurotoxicities which could be related to some human occupational neuropathies. PMID:3579594

  15. Catalytic performance of V2O5-MoO3/γ-Al2O3 catalysts for partial oxidation of n-hexane1

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    Mahmoudian, R.; Khodadadi, Z.; Mahdavi, Vahid; Salehi, Mohammed

    2016-01-01

    In the current study, a series of V2O5-MoO3 catalyst supported on γ-Al2O3 with various V2O5 and MoO3 loadings was prepared by wet impregnation technique. The characterization of prepared catalysts includes BET surface area, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), and oxygen chemisorptions. The partial oxidation of n-hexane by air over V2O5-MoO3/γ-Al2O3 catalysts was carried out under flow condition in a fixed bed glass reactor. The effect of V2O5 loading, temperature, MoO3 loading, and n-hexane LHSV on the n-hexane conversion and the product selectivity were investigated. The partial oxygenated products of n-hexane oxidation were ethanol, acetic anhydride, acetic acid, and acetaldehyde. The 10% V2O5-1%MoO3/γ-Al2O3 was found in most active and selective catalyst during partial oxidation of n-hexane. The results indicated that by increasing the temperature, the n-hexane conversion increases as well, although the selectivity of the products passes through a maximum by increasing the temperature.

  16. The absorption spectrum of C60 in n-hexane solution revisited: Fitted experiment and TDDFT/PCM calculations

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    Menéndez-Proupin, E.; Delgado, Alain; Montero-Alejo, Ana L.; García de la Vega, J. M.

    2014-02-01

    The UV absorption spectrum of C60 in n-hexane solvent has been revised by means of numerical analysis and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). The absorption spectrum in the range 3-7 eV has been fitted by a spectral function that includes fourteen transitions with Gaussian lineshape, providing reference transition energies and intensities. The agreement between the experimental and theoretical UV absorption intensities has been considerably improved with respect to previous calculations, by including the solvent dielectric response via the polarizable continuum model (PCM).

  17. Reflectometric measurement of n-hexane adsorption on ZnO2 nanohybrid film modified by hydrophobic gold nanoparticles

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    Sebők, Dániel; Csapó, Edit; Ábrahám, Nóra; Dékány, Imre

    2015-04-01

    Zinc-peroxide/poly(styrenesulfonate) nanohybrid thin films (containing 20 bilayers: [ZnO2/PSS]20, d ∼ 500 nm) were prepared using layer-by-layer (LbL) method. The thin film surface was functionalized by different surface modifying agents (silanes, alkylthiols and hydrophobized nanoparticles). Based on the experimental results of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and contact angle measurements (as prequalifications) the octanethiol covered gold nanoparticles (OT-AuNPs) were selected for further vapour adsorption studies. Reflectometric interference spectroscopy (RIfS) was used to measure n-hexane vapour adsorption on the original and modified nanohybrid films in a gas flow platform. The thin film provides only the principle of the measurement (by interference phenomenon), the selectivity and hydrophobicity is controlled and enhanced by surface functionalization (by dispersion interaction between the alkyl chains). The interference pattern shift (Δλ) caused by the increase of the optical thickness of the thin film due to vapour adsorption was investigated. It was found that due to the surface functionalization by hydrophobic nanoparticles the effect of water vapour adsorption decreased significantly, while for n-hexane opposite tendency was observed (the effective refractive index and thus the interference pattern shift increased drastically). The correlation between QCM technique and optical method (RIfS) was specified: linear specific adsorbed amount vs. wavelength shift calibration curves were determined in the pr = 0-0.4 relative vapour pressure range. The thin film is suitable for sensorial application (e.g. volatile organic compound/VOC sensor).

  18. Crystallization of thin water films on graphite: Effects of n-hexane, formaldehyde, acetone, and methanol additives

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    Souda, Ryutaro

    2015-12-01

    Interactions of molecular additives with amorphous solid water have been investigated using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry and temperature programmed desorption. The crystallization temperature of water on a clean graphite substrate decreases from the bulk value of 160 K to 150 K when water deposition temperature increases from 20 K to 100 K. This phenomenon is induced by the formation of a specifically oriented water layer at the interface, as evidenced by that a submonolayer of n-hexane adspecies on graphite quenches this behavior. Thermal desorption spectra of additives reflect their hydration forms. The n-hexane molecules are trapped in the interior of a porous water film via hydrophobic hydration and released explosively during crystallization. The thermal desorption spectra of methanol resemble those of water from multilayer films because methanol can enter the hydrogen-bond network of water via hydrophilic hydration. The hydration of formaldehyde is hydrophobic in nature despite the presence of the polar carbonyl group. Features of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic hydrations are identifiable in acetone-water interactions; the branching ratio depends on the water preparation method and substrate.

  19. Determination of the boiling-point distribution by simulated distillation from n-pentane through n-tetratetracontane in 70 to 80 seconds.

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    Lubkowitz, Joaquin A; Meneghini, Roberto I

    2002-01-01

    This work presents the carrying out of boiling-point distributions by simulated distillation with direct-column heating rather than oven-column heating. Column-heating rates of 300 degrees C/min are obtained yielding retention times of 73 s for n-tetratetracontane. The calibration curves of the retention time versus the boiling point, in the range of n-pentane to n-tetratetracontane, are identical to those obtained by slower oven-heating rates. The boiling-point distribution of the reference gas oil is compared with that obtained with column oven heating at rates of 15 to 40 degrees C/min. The results show boiling-point distribution values nearly the same (1-2 degrees F) as those obtained with oven column heating from the initial boiling point to 80% distilled off. Slightly higher differences are obtained (3-4 degrees F) for the 80% distillation to final boiling-point interval. Nonetheless, allowed consensus differences are never exceeded. Precision of the boiling-point distributions (expressed as standard deviations) are 0.1-0.3% for the data obtained in the direct column-heating mode. PMID:12049156

  20. Reverse Micelle Formation of Triton X-100 in Butanol and n-Heptane Mixed Solvents Studied by the Positron Annihilation Technique

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    Das; Ganguly

    1997-08-01

    The positron annihilation technique (PAT) has been applied to study the molecular association phenomenon of Triton X-100 (TX-100) and formation of reversed micelles in the mixed solvent of butanol and n-heptane. The results indicate the sensitivity of positronium (Ps) parameters to the phase transition region due to the self-aggregation phenomenon of TX-100 within the system. The intensity of the long-lived ortho-Ps component, I3, and its lifetime, tau3, show a remarkable change at a critical concentration of the surfactant at approximately 1.5 mM coined as the operational CMC of TX-100 in both (1:1) and (1:2) butanol-n-heptane (BuHp) systems. The narrow component/para-Ps intensity as computed from Doppler broadening of annihilation radiation indicates discernable changes at the same concentration region ( approximately 1.5 mM) of TX-100 in the system. Further, microphase changes due to the association of water molecules within the nonaqueous phase has been studied by Ps parameters, which reveals a clear demarcation of the polar and nonpolar zones. PMID:9268557

  1. Comparison of the effects of nitrogen poisoning on molybdenum oxycarbide and Pt/{beta}-zeolite catalysts in the isomerization of n-heptane

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    Del Gallo, P.; Pham-Huu, C.; York, A.P.E.; Ledoux, M.J.

    1996-10-01

    The effect of nitrogen-containing compounds was studied over MoO{sub 3}-carbon-modified and Pt-(1.5 wt %)/{beta}-zeolite catalysts using n-heptane isomerization as the test reaction and piperidine and pyridine as the poisoning molecules. n-Heptane isomerization performed over both catalysts under pure feed showed no deactivation as a function of time on stream. At a pressure of 6 bar the MoO{sub 3}-carbon-modified catalyst exhibited a high resistance to deactivation up to 10 ppm of nitrogen, while the Pt-based catalyst was strongly deactivated down to 30% of its initial activity after 20 h. At higher concentrations of nitrogen ({ge}40 wt ppm) deactivation occurred over both catalysts as a function of time. Results obtained after different regeneration regimes on the MoO{sub 3}-carbon-modified deactivated catalyst led to the conclusion that the deactivation observed was essentially due to coke formation. Finally, increasing the total pressure allowed a better resistance to deactivation by hydrogenating the coke residues over the MoO{sub 3}-carbon-modified catalyst.

  2. ArF excimer laser-induced deposition of Ag/C nanocomposite thin films in the presence of n-Hexane

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    Gondal, Mohammed Ashraf; Fajgar, Radek; Chang, Xiaofeng; Shen, Kai; Xu, Qingyu

    2014-08-01

    Ag/C nanocomposite thin films with different Ag/C molar ratios have been prepared using ArF excimer laser-induced ablation process and silver target under n-Hexane atmosphere. The morphology, crystal structure and composition of as-deposited Ag/C nanocomposite thin films were investigated with high resolution electronic microscopic techniques (including scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, respectively. Laser Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy techniques were also applied to characterize the final carbonaceous products generated from n-Hexane under laser ablation process. The optical emission of the plume caused by the interaction between excimer laser and silver target in the presence of n-Hexane was studied to understand the possible reaction process. The UV-vis absorption of as-deposited Ag/C thin films, which is attributed to the surface plasmonic excitation, was also investigated in the present work.

  3. Mesoporous Aluminosilicate Catalysts for the Selective Isomerization of n-Hexane: The Roles of Surface Acidity and Platinum Metal.

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    Musselwhite, Nathan; Na, Kyungsu; Sabyrov, Kairat; Alayoglu, Selim; Somorjai, Gabor A

    2015-08-19

    Several types of mesoporous aluminosilicates were synthesized and evaluated in the catalytic isomerization of n-hexane, both with and without Pt nanoparticles loaded into the mesopores. The materials investigated included mesoporous MFI and BEA type zeolites, MCF-17 mesoporous silica, and an aluminum modified MCF-17. The acidity of the materials was investigated through pyridine adsorption and Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR). It was found that the strong Brnsted acid sites in the micropores of the zeolite catalysts facilitated the cracking of hexane. However, the medium strength acid sites on the Al modified MCF-17 mesoporous silica greatly enhanced the isomerization reaction. Through the loading of different amounts of Pt into the mesopores of the Al modified MCF-17, the relationship between the metal nanoparticles and acidic sites on the support was revealed. PMID:26168190

  4. Chemical surface modification of polycrystalline platinum thin-films to promote preferential chemisorption of n-hexane, piperidine, and cyclohexane

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    Thomas, V.; Schwank, J.; Gland, J.

    1994-12-31

    In this study, hard/soft Lewis acid-base (HSAB) principles are used to modify a thin-polycrystalline platinum film to promote preferential chemisorption of molecules such as piperidine, n-hexane, and cyclohexane. Specifically, the particle size and electron density distribution of the platinum surface is modified using thermal treatment and co-adsorption of electro-positive and negative species. These studies are conducted in an ultra-high vacuum chamber. The platinum surface is characterized, before and after modification protocols, using a variety of in-situ and ex-situ techniques. These include temperature programmed desorption (TPD), both resistance change and work function measurements, and both X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and diffraction.

  5. Triplet excitation dynamics of two keto-carotenoids in n-hexane and in methanol as studied by ns flash photolysis spectroscopy

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    Li, Li; Hu, Feng; Chang, Yu-Qiang; Zhou, Yan; Wang, Peng; Zhang, Jian-Ping

    2015-07-01

    Siphonaxanthin and siphonein are two keto-carotenoids. Upon anthracene-sensitizing, triplet excitation dynamics of these two carotenoids were studied in n-hexane and in methanol, respectively, by ns flash photolysis spectroscopy. In n-hexane, bleaching of the ground state absorption (GSB) and the excitation triplet (3Car*) absorption were observed. In methanol, upon the decay of the 3Car*, the cation dehydrodimer of carotenoid, #[Car]2+, generated by the same rate, while an additional GSB generated synchronously, a polar solvent assisted and anthracene-sensitized mechanism was addressed based on the discussion. The environment-sensitive triplet excitation dynamics imply their potential role in photo-protection in vivo.

  6. Rate constant for OH with selected large alkanes : shock-tube measurements and an improved group scheme.

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    Sivaramakrishnan, R.; Michael, J. V.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

    2009-04-06

    High-temperature rate constant experiments on OH with the five large (C{sub 5}-C{sub 8}) saturated hydrocarbons n-heptane, 2,2,3,3-tetramethylbutane (2,2,3,3-TMB), n-pentane, n-hexane, and 2,3-dimethylbutane (2,3-DMB) were performed with the reflected-shock-tube technique using multipass absorption spectrometric detection of OH radicals at 308 nm. Single-point determinations at {approx}1200 K on n-heptane, 2,2,3,3-TMB, n-hexane, and 2,3-DMB were previously reported by Cohen and co-workers; however, the present work substantially extends the database to both lower and higher temperature. The present experiments span a wide temperature range, 789-1308 K, and represent the first direct measurements of rate constants at T > 800 K for n-pentane. The present work utilized 48 optical passes corresponding to a total path length of {approx}4.2 m. As a result of this increased path length, the high OH concentration detection sensitivity permitted pseudo-first-order analyses for unambiguously measuring rate constants.

  7. Identification of linoleic acid, a main component of the n-hexane fraction from Dryopteris crassirhizoma, as an anti-Streptococcus mutans biofilm agent.

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    Jung, Ji-Eun; Pandit, Santosh; Jeon, Jae-Gyu

    2014-01-01

    Dryopteris crassirhizoma is a semi-evergreen plant. Previous studies have shown the potential of this plant as an agent for the control of cariogenic biofilms. In this study, the main antibacterial components of the plant were identified by correlating gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data with the antibacterial activity of chloroform and n-hexane fractions and then evaluating the activity of the most potent antibacterial component against Streptococcus mutans UA159 biofilms. The most potent antibacterial component was linoleic acid, a main component of the n-hexane fraction. Linoleic acid reduced viability in a dose dependent manner and reduced biofilm accumulation during initial and mature biofilm formation. Furthermore, when the biofilms were briefly treated with linoleic acid (10 min/treatment, a total of six times), the dry weight of the biofilms was significantly diminished. In addition, the anti-biofilm activity of the n-hexane fraction was similar to that of linoleic acid. These results suggest that the n-hexane fraction of D. crassirhizoma and linoleic acid may be useful for controlling cariogenic biofilms. PMID:25115514

  8. Dynamics of ultrafast intramolecular charge transfer with 1-tert-butyl-6-cyano-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline (NTC6) in n-hexane and acetonitrile.

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    Druzhinin, Sergey I; Kovalenko, Sergey A; Senyushkina, Tamara; Zachariasse, Klaas A

    2007-12-20

    The intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) reaction of 1-tert-butyl-6-cyano-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline (NTC6) in n-hexane and acetonitrile (MeCN) is investigated by picosecond fluorescence experiments as a function of temperature and by femtosecond transient absorption measurements at room temperature. NTC6 in n-hexane is dual fluorescent from a locally excited (LE) and an ICT state, with a quantum yield ratio Phi'(ICT)/Phi(LE) of 0.35 at +25 degrees C and 0.67 at -95 degrees C, whereas in MeCN mainly an ICT emission is observed. From the temperature dependence of Phi'(ICT)/Phi(LE) for NTC6 in n-hexane, an LE/ICT enthalpy difference DeltaH of -2.4 kJ/mol is determined. For comparison, 1-isopropyl-6-cyano-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline (NIC6) is also investigated. This molecule does not undergo an ICT reaction, because of its larger energy gap DeltaE(S1,S2). From the molar absorption coefficient epsilonmax of NTC6 as compared with other aminobenzonitriles, a ground-state amino twist angle theta of approximately 22 degrees is deduced. The increase of epsilonmax between n-hexane and MeCN indicates that theta decreases when the solvent polarity becomes larger. Whereas single-exponential LE fluorescence decays are obtained for NIC6 in n-hexane and MeCN, the LE and ICT decays of NTC6 in these solvents are double exponential. For NTC6 in n-hexane at -95 degrees C, with a shortest decay time of 20 ps, the forward (ka=2.5x10(10) s(-1)) and backward (kd=2.7x10(10) s(-1)) rate constants for the LE<-->ICT reaction are determined from the time-resolved LE and ICT fluorescence spectra. For NTC6 in n-hexane and MeCN, the excited-state absorption (ESA) spectrum at 200 fs after excitation is similar to the LE(ESA) spectra of NIC6 and 4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN), showing that LE is the initially excited state for NTC6. These results indicate that the LE states of NTC6, NIC6, and DMABN have a comparable molecular structure. The ICT(ESA) spectrum of NTC6 in n-hexane and MeCN resembles that of DMABN in MeCN, likewise indicating a similar ICT structure for NTC6 and DMABN. From the decay of the LE absorption and the corresponding growing-in for the ICT state of NTC6, it is concluded that the ICT state originates from the LE precursor and is not formed by direct excitation from S0, nor via an S2/ICT conical intersection. The same conclusion was made from the time-resolved (picosecond) fluorescence spectra, where there is no ICT emission at time zero. The decay of the LE(ESA) band of NTC6 in n-hexane occurs with a shortest time tau2 of 2.2 ps. The ICT reaction is much faster (tau2 = 0.82 ps) in the strongly polar MeCN. The absence of excitation wavelength dependence (290 and 266 nm) for the ESA spectra in MeCN also shows that LE is the ICT precursor. With NIC6 in n-hexane and MeCN, a decay or growing-in of the femtosecond ESA spectra is not observed, in line with the absence of an ICT reaction involving an S2/ICT conical intersection. PMID:18034465

  9. Supercritical SC-CO2 and Soxhlet n-Hexane Extract of Tunisian Opuntia ficus indica Seeds and Fatty Acids Analysis

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    Yeddes, Nizar; Chérif, Jamila Kalthoum; Jrad, Amel; Barth, Danielle; Trabelsi-Ayadi, Malika

    2012-01-01

    The fatty acids profiles of Tunisian Opuntia ficus indica seeds (spiny and thornless form) were investigated. Results of supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) and soxhlet n-hexane extract were compared. Quantitatively, the better yield was obtained through soxhlet n-hexane: 10.32% (spiny) and 8.91% (thornless) against 3.4% (spiny) and 1.94% (thornless) by SC-CO2 extract (T = 40°C, P = 180 bar, time = 135 mn, CO2 flow rate = 15 mL·s−1). Qualitatively, the main fatty acids components were the same for the two types of extraction. Linoleic acid was the major compound, SC-CO2: 57.60% (spiny), 59.98% (thornless), soxhlet n-hexane: 57.54% (spiny), 60.66% (thornless), followed by oleic acid, SC-CO2: 22.31% (spiny), 22.40% (thornless), soxhlet n-hexane: 25.28% (spiny), 20.58% (thornless) and palmitic acid, SC-CO2: 14.3% (spiny), 12.92% (thornless), soxhlet n-hexane: 11.33% (spiny), 13.08% (thornless). The SC-CO2 profiles fatty acids showed a richness with other minority compounds such as C20:1, C20:2, and C22.The seeds oil was highly unsaturated (US = 4.44–5.25), and the rising temperatures donot affect the selectivity of fatty acids extract by SC-CO2: US = 4.44 (T = 40°C) and 4.13 (T = 70°C). PMID:22754699

  10. Effect of carriers on physico-chemical properties and activity of Pd nano-catalyst in n-hexane isomerization

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    Loc Luu, Cam; Thoa Dao, Thi Kim; Nguyen, Tri; Huong Bui, Thanh; Yen Dang, Thi Ngoc; Hoang, Minh Nam; Thoang Ho, Si

    2013-12-01

    In this work zeolites HY, HZSM-5 and mixes of zeolites with γ-Al2O3 in different ratios were taken as carriers for 0.8 wt% Pd catalysts. Physico-chemical characteristics of the catalysts were determined by methods of Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET)-N2 adsorption, x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), temperature-programmed reduction (TPR), hydrogen pulse chemisorption (HPC) and NH3 adsorption-desorption. The activity of catalysts was studied at 225-450 °C, at 0.1 and 0.7 MPa with molar ratio of H2:n-C6H14 = 5.92 and n-hexane concentration 9.2 mol%. Mixing of γ-Al2O3 with zeolite made acidity of catalyst weaken and led to a decrease of Pd cluster size, to an increase of Pd dispersity and a reduction of the extent of Pd in the case of catalyst Pd/HY; but for the catalyst Pd/HZSM-5 such mixing led to the reverse effect. That is why the increase of activity in the first case and the decrease of activity in the second case have been observed. It has been found that the optimal ratio of mixed carrier is γ-Al2O3:HY = 2.5:1 and the optimal calcined temperature of NH4ZSM-5 to obtain HZSM-5 is 500-550 °C. An increase of reaction pressure from 0.1 to 0.7 MPa remarkably increased the activity, selectivity and stability of Pd-based catalysts.

  11. Inhalation reproductive toxicology studies: Sperm morphology study of n-hexane in B6C3F1 mice: Final report

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    Mast, T.J.; Hackett, P.L.; Decker, J.R.; Westerberg, R.B.; Sasser, L.B.; McClanahan, B.J.; Rommereim, R.L.; Evanoff, J.J.

    1988-08-01

    The straight-chain hydrocarbon, n-hexane, is a volatile, ubiquitous solvent routinely used in industrial environments. Although myelinated nerve tissue is the primary target organ of hexane, the testes have also been identified as being sensitive to hexacarbon exposure. The objective of this study was to evaluate the epididymal sperm morphology of male B6D3F1 mice 5 weeks after exposure to 0, 200, 1000, or 5000 ppM n-hexane, 20 h/day for 5 consecutive days. Two concurrent positive control groups of animals were injected intraperitoneally with either 200 or 250 mg/kg ethyl methanesulfonate, a known mutagen, once each day for 5 consecutive days. The mice were weighed just prior to the first day of exposure and at weekly intervals until sacrifice. During the fifth post-exposure week the animals were killed and examined for gross lesions of the reproductive tract and suspensions of the epididymal sperm were prepared for morphological evaluations. The appearance and behavior of the mice were unremarkable throughout the experiment and there were no deaths. No evidence of lesions in any organ was noted at sacrifice. Mean body weights of male mice exposed to n-hexane were not significantly different from those for the 0-ppM animals at any time during the study. Analyses of the sperm morphology data obtained 5 weeks post-exposure (the only time point examined) indicated that exposure of male mice to relatively high concentrations of n-hexane vapor for 5 days produced no significant effects on the morphology of sperm relative to that of the 0-ppM control group. 24 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

  12. Characterization of digestive enzymes from de-oiled mackerel (Scomber japonicus) muscle obtained by supercritical carbon dioxide and n-hexane extraction as a comparative study.

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    Asaduzzaman, A K M; Chun, Byung-Soo

    2015-06-01

    The oil in mackerel muscle was extracted using an environmental friendly solvent, supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) at a semi-batch flow extraction process and an n-hexane. The SC-CO2 was carried out at temperature 45 °C and pressures ranging from 15 to 25 MPa. The flow rate of CO2 (27 g/min) was constant at the entire extraction period of 2 h. The highest oil extracted residues after SC-CO2 extraction was used for activity measurement of digestive enzymes. Four digestive enzymes were found in water soluble extracts after n-hexane and SC-CO2 treated samples. Amylase, lipase and trypsin activities were higher in water soluble extracts after SC-CO2 treated samples except protease. Among the four digestive enzymes, the activity of amylase was highest and the value was 44.57 uM/min/mg of protein. The water soluble extracts of SC-CO2 and n-hexane treated mackerel samples showed same alkaline optimum pH and pH stability for each of the digestive enzymes. Optimum temperature of amylase, lipase, protease and trypsin was 40, 50, 60 and 30 °C, respectively of both extracts. More than 80 % temperature stability of amylase, lipase, protease and trypsin were retained at mentioned optimum temperature in water soluble extracts of both treated samples. Based on protein patterns, prominent protein band showed in water soluble extracts after SC-CO2 treated samples indicates no denaturation of protein than untreated and n-hexane. PMID:26028731

  13. Auto-ignition of toluene-doped n-heptane and iso-octane/air mixtures: High-pressure shock-tube experiments and kinetics modeling

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    Hartmann, M.; Fikri, M.; Schulz, C.; Gushterova, I.; Schiessl, R.; Maas, U.

    2011-01-15

    Toluene is often used as a fluorescent tracer for fuel concentration measurements, but without considering whether it affects the auto-ignition properties of the base fuel. We investigate the auto-ignition of pure toluene and its influence on the auto-ignition of n-heptane and iso-octane/air mixtures under engine-relevant conditions at typical tracer concentrations. Ignition delay times {tau}{sub ign} were measured behind reflected shock waves in mixtures with air at {phi}=1.0 and 0.5 at p=40 bar, over a temperature range of T=700-1200 K and compared to numerical results using two different mechanisms. Based on the models, information is derived about the relative influence of toluene on {tau}{sub ign} on the base fuels as function of temperature. For typical toluene tracer concentrations {<=}10%, the ignition delay time {tau}{sub ign} changes by less than 10% in the relevant pressure and temperature range. (author)

  14. Reactions of n-heptane and methylcyclopentane over an oxygen-modified molybdenum carbide catalyst. Study of coke formation, catalyst deactivation, and regeneration

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    Pham-Huu, C.; York, A.P.E.; Benaissa, M.; Del Gallo, P.; Ledoux, M.J.

    1995-04-01

    After an oxidative treatment, molybdenum carbide is an active and very selective catalyst for the isomerization of n-heptane. An important parameter in the choice of a catalyst for application in industry is its resistance to deactivation by coke formation, which can be caused by the presence of cyclic molecules. In this work, a study of the effect of methylcyclopentane (MCP) on the deactivation of the oxygen-modified molybdenum carbide catalyst has been performed. It has been found that the catalyst deactivates in the presence of pure MCP and that a lower activity for heptane isomerization is obtained after the reaction under MCP. TEM showed that coke formation is the cause of the deactivation. It has also been shown that increasing the total pressure when the MCP is reacted leads to a large decrease in the catalyst deactivation and that heptane isomerization can be carried out over this deactivated sample with only a small loss in activity. Further, the catalyst can be totally regenerated in air.

  15. Effect of total hydroalcholic extract of Nigella sativa and its n-hexane and ethyl acetate fractions on ACHN and GP-293 cell lines.

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    Shahraki, Samira; Khajavirad, Abolfazl; Shafei, Mohammad Naser; Mahmoudi, Mahmoud; Tabasi, Nafisa Sadat

    2016-01-01

    Medicinal plants are noted for their many advantages including the ability to treat diseases such as cancer. In this study, we examined the antitumor effect of the medicinal plant Nigella sativa on the morphology, survival, and apoptosis of ACHN (human renal adenocarcinoma) and GP-293 (normal renal epithelial) cell lines. From a hydroalcoholic extract of N. sativa, n-hexane and ethyl acetate fractions were extracted. Cells were treated with various concentrations of total hydroalcholic extract and n-hexane and ethyl acetate fractions; cell viability, morphological changes, and apoptosis were then determined. Results were presented as mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM). One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was applied for the statistical analysis of the data. The total extract and the fractions in a dose- and time-dependent manner reduced the cell viability in ACHN with no effect on the GP-293 cell line. In addition, the total extract resulted in more morphological changes in the ACHN cells compared to the GP-293 cells. The effect of the total extract in inducing apoptosis after 48 hours in the ACHN cell line was greater than in GP-293. In addition, the effect of the two fractions was lower than the total extract at all used concentrations. Therefore, the effect of total extract and n-hexane and ethyl acetate fractions of N. sativa on cell viability and apoptosis in the ACHN cell line is greater than in the GP-293 cell line. However, the effect of the total extract is higher than either of the two fractions on their own. PMID:26870685

  16. Steam reforming of n-hexane on pellet and monolithic catalyst beds. A comparative study on improvements due to heat transfer

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    1981-01-01

    Monolithic catalysts with higher available active surface areas and better thermal conductivity than conventional pellets beds, making possible the steam reforming of fuels heavier than naphtha, were examined. Performance comparisons were made between conventional pellet beds and honeycomb monolith catalysts using n-hexane as the fuel. Metal-supported monoliths were examined. These offer higher structural stability and higher thermal conductivity than ceramic supports. Data from two metal monoliths of different nickel catalyst loadings were compared to pellets under the same operating conditions. Improved heat transfer and better conversion efficiencies were obtained with the monolith having higher catalyst loading. Surface-gas interaction was observed throughout the length of the monoliths.

  17. Solid-liquid work of adhesion of coarse-grained models of n-hexane on graphene layers derived from the conditional reversible work method.

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    Ardham, Vikram Reddy; Deichmann, Gregor; van der Vegt, Nico F A; Leroy, Frédéric

    2015-12-28

    We address the question of how reducing the number of degrees of freedom modifies the interfacial thermodynamic properties of heterogeneous solid-liquid systems. We consider the example of n-hexane interacting with multi-layer graphene which we model both with fully atomistic and coarse-grained (CG) models. The CG models are obtained by means of the conditional reversible work (CRW) method. The interfacial thermodynamics of these models is characterized by the solid-liquid work of adhesion WSL calculated by means of the dry-surface methodology through molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the CRW potentials lead to values of WSL that are larger than the atomistic ones. Clear understanding of the relationship between the structure of n-hexane in the vicinity of the surface and WSL is elucidated through a detailed study of the energy and entropy components of WSL. We highlight the crucial role played by the solid-liquid energy fluctuations. Our approach suggests that CG potentials should be designed in such a way that they preserve the range of solid-liquid interaction energies, but also their fluctuations in order to preserve the reference atomistic value of WSL. Our study thus opens perspectives into deriving CG interaction potentials that preserve the thermodynamics of solid-liquid contacts and will find application in studies that intend to address materials driven by interfaces. PMID:26723620

  18. Heterogeneous nitration reactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and n-hexane soot by exposure to NO 3/NO 2/N 2O 5

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    Kwamena, N.-O. A.; Abbatt, J. P. D.

    Although heterogeneous reactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with atmospheric oxidants may be important loss processes for PAHs, our understanding of their kinetics and products is incomplete. A product study of the reaction of two PAHs (i.e., anthracene and pyrene) and n-hexane soot with NO 3 and N 2O 5 using a variety of analytical techniques (XPS, DRIFTS, GC-MS, optical absorption) was undertaken. The goal was to characterize the products of these heterogeneous nitration reactions to aid in reaction mechanism development. NitroPAHs were found to be the products of the nitration of anthracene and pyrene whereas evidence of both nitro and carbonyl functional groups were observed on the surface of n-hexane soot samples following exposure to a mixed flow of NO 3 and N 2O 5. Absorption experiments indicate that the nitration of PAHs alter the optical properties of the particles to which they are adsorbed, giving rise to absorption intensity in the near UV and visible portions of the spectrum.

  19. The melanogenesis-inhibitory, anti-inflammatory, and chemopreventive effects of limonoids in n-hexane extract of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (neem) seeds.

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    Akihisa, Toshihiro; Takahashi, Akitomo; Kikuchi, Takashi; Takagi, Mio; Watanabe, Kensuke; Fukatsu, Makoto; Fujita, Yukiko; Banno, Norihiro; Tokuda, Harukuni; Yasukawa, Ken

    2011-01-01

    Seventeen limonoids (tetranortriterpenoids 1-17) were isolated from the n-hexane extract of Azadirachta indica (neem) seeds. The previously unidentified compound 16 was established by spectroscopy to be 17-defurano-17-oxosalannin. The effects of six compounds, 6 and 11-15, on melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells was evaluated; 2 compounds, salannin (13) and 3-deacetylsalannin (15), exhibited marked inhibitory effects (70-74% reduction of melanin content at 25 µg/mL) with only minor cytotoxicity (79-85% of cell viability). Eleven compounds, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9-15, were evaluated for inhibitory activity against 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced inflammation (1.7 nmol/ear) in mice; all exhibited marked anti-inflammatory activity (ID(50) values 0.22-0.57 µmol/ear). In addition, compounds 6 and 11-16 exerted moderate inhibition (IC(50) values of 410-471 mol ratio/32 pmol TPA) of TPA-induced Epstein-Barr virus early antigen (EBV-EA) activation in Raji cells. The triacylglycerol fraction of the n-hexane extract contained oleic acid (50.2%) as the most predominant fatty acid constituent. PMID:21263200

  20. Solid-liquid work of adhesion of coarse-grained models of n-hexane on graphene layers derived from the conditional reversible work method

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    Ardham, Vikram Reddy; Deichmann, Gregor; van der Vegt, Nico F. A.; Leroy, Frédéric

    2015-12-01

    We address the question of how reducing the number of degrees of freedom modifies the interfacial thermodynamic properties of heterogeneous solid-liquid systems. We consider the example of n-hexane interacting with multi-layer graphene which we model both with fully atomistic and coarse-grained (CG) models. The CG models are obtained by means of the conditional reversible work (CRW) method. The interfacial thermodynamics of these models is characterized by the solid-liquid work of adhesion WSL calculated by means of the dry-surface methodology through molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the CRW potentials lead to values of WSL that are larger than the atomistic ones. Clear understanding of the relationship between the structure of n-hexane in the vicinity of the surface and WSL is elucidated through a detailed study of the energy and entropy components of WSL. We highlight the crucial role played by the solid-liquid energy fluctuations. Our approach suggests that CG potentials should be designed in such a way that they preserve the range of solid-liquid interaction energies, but also their fluctuations in order to preserve the reference atomistic value of WSL. Our study thus opens perspectives into deriving CG interaction potentials that preserve the thermodynamics of solid-liquid contacts and will find application in studies that intend to address materials driven by interfaces.

  1. Reference Correlation of the Viscosity of n-Hexane from the Triple Point to 600 K and up to 100 MPa

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    Michailidou, E. K.; Assael, M. J.; Huber, M. L.; Perkins, R. A.

    2013-09-01

    This paper contains new, representative reference equations for the viscosity of n-hexane. The equations are based in part upon a body of experimental data that has been critically assessed for internal consistency and for agreement with theory whenever possible. The correlations are valid from the triple point to 600 K, and at pressures up to 100 MPa. We estimate the expanded uncertainty at a 95% confidence level to be 2% for the liquid phase at temperatures from the triple point to 450 K and pressures to 100 MPa. For the liquid at 450-600 K at pressures to 100 MPa, the expanded uncertainty at the 95% confidence level is 6%, and is 0.3% for the low-density gas at pressures to 0.3 MPa.

  2. Reference Correlation of the Thermal Conductivity of n-Hexane from the Triple Point to 600 K and up to 500 MPa

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    Assael, M. J.; Mylona, S. K.; Tsiglifisi, Ch. A.; Huber, M. L.; Perkins, R. A.

    2013-03-01

    This paper contains new, representative reference equations for the thermal conductivity of n-hexane. The equations are based in part upon a body of experimental data that has been critically assessed for internal consistency and for agreement with theory whenever possible. In the case of the dilute-gas thermal conductivity, a theoretically based correlation was adopted in order to extend the temperature range of the experimental data. Moreover, in the critical region, the experimentally observed enhancement of the thermal conductivity is well represented by theoretically based equations containing just one adjustable parameter. The correlations are applicable for the temperature range from the triple point to 600 K and pressures up to 500 MPa. The overall uncertainty (considered to be estimates of a combined expanded uncertainty with a coverage factor of 2) of the proposed correlation is estimated, for pressures less than 500 MPa and temperatures less than 600 K, to be less than 6%.

  3. Separation of n-hexane/acetone mixtures by pervaporation using high density polyethylene/ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber blend membranes.

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    Kumar, P V Anil; Anilkumar, S; Varughese, K T; Thomas, Sabu

    2012-01-15

    Polymer membranes were prepared by blending high density polyethylene (HDPE) with ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber (EPDM). These blend membranes were evaluated for the selective separation of n-hexane from acetone. The flux and selectivity of the membranes were determined both as a function of the blend composition and feed mixture composition. Results showed that polymer blending method could be very useful to develop new membranes with improved selectivity. Pervaporation properties could be optimized by adjusting the blend composition. The effects of blend ratio, feed composition, and penetrant size on the pervaporation process were analyzed. The permeation properties have been explained on the basis of interaction between the membrane and solvents and blend morphology. Flux increases with increasing alkane content in the feed composition. PMID:22118848

  4. Kinetics of catalytic oxidation of benzene, n-hexane, and emission gas from a refinery oil/water separator over a chromium oxide catalyst.

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    Wang, J B; Chou, M S

    2000-02-01

    With the advances made in the past decade, catalytic incineration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has become the technology of choice in a wide range of pollution abatement strategies. In this study, a test was undertaken for the catalytic incineration, over a chromium oxide (Cr2O3) catalyst, of n-hexane, benzene, and an emission air/vapor mixture collected from an oil/water separator of a refinery. Reactions were carried out by controlling the feed stream to constant VOC concentrations and temperatures, in the ranges of 1300-14,700 mg/m3 and 240-400 degrees C, respectively. The destruction efficiency for each of the three VOCs as a function of influent gas temperature and empty bed gas residence time was obtained. Results indicate that n-hexane and the oil vapor with a composition of straight- and branch-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons exhibited similar catalytic incineration effects, while benzene required a higher incineration temperature or longer gas retention time to achieve comparable results. In the range of the VOC concentrations studied, at a given gas residence time, increasing the operating temperature of the catalyst bed increased the destruction efficiency. However, the much higher temperatures required for a destruction efficiency of over 99% may be not cost-effective and are not suggested. A first-order kinetics with respect to VOC concentration and an Arrhenius temperature dependence of the kinetic constant appeared to be an adequate representation for the catalytic oxidation of these volatile organics. Activation energy and kinetic constants were estimated for each of the VOCs. Low-temperature destruction of the target volatile organics could be achieved by using the Cr2O3 catalyst. PMID:10680352

  5. N,N'-(Hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(4-methyl-N-(oxiran-2-ylmethyl)benzenesulfonamide): Synthesis via cyclodextrin mediated N-alkylation in aqueous solution and further Prilezhaev epoxidation

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    Fischer, Julian; Millan, Simon

    2013-01-01

    Summary N-alkylation of N,N'-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(4-methylbenzenesulfonamide) with allyl bromide and subsequent Prilezhaev reaction with m-chloroperbenzoic acid to give N,N'-(hexane-1,6-diyl)bis(4-methyl-N-(oxiran-2-ylmethyl)benzenesulfonamide) is described. This twofold alkylation was performed in aqueous solution, whereby α-, and randomly methylated β-cyclodextrin were used as adequate phase transfer catalysts and the cyclodextrin–guest complexes were characterized by 1H NMR and 2D NMR ROESY spectroscopy. Finally, the curing properties of the diepoxide with lysine-based α-amino-ε-caprolactam were analyzed by rheological measurements. PMID:24367447

  6. Experimental neurotoxicity and urinary metabolites of the C5-C7 aliphatic hydrocarbons used as glue solvents in shoe manufacture

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    Frontali, N.; Amantini, M.C.; Spagnolo, A.; Guarcini, A.M.; Saltari, M.C.; Brugnone, F.; Perbellini, L.

    1981-12-01

    Rats were intermittently exposed (9 to 10 h/d, 5 to 6 d/week) to controlled concentrations of single analytical grad solvents in ambient air. After periods ranging from 7 to 30 weeks the animals were perfused with glutaraldehyde and samples of nerves were processed for light microscopy of sections and of teased fibers. Animals treated with n-hexane at 5000 ppm (14 weeks) or 2500 ppm (30 weeks) developed the typical giant axonal degeneration already described in rats treated continuously with 400 to 600 ppm of the same solvent for 7 weeks or more. No such alterations were found in rats subjected to the following intermittent respiratory treatments: n-hexane 500 ppm (30 weeks) or 1500 ppm (14 weeks), cyclohexane 1500 or 2500 (30 weeks), n-pentane 3000 ppm (30 weeks), n-heptane 1500 ppm (30 weeks), 2-methylpentane 1500 ppm (14 weeks), and 3-methylpentane 1500 ppm (14 weeks). The following metabolites were found in the urine of rats according to treatment (in parenthesis): 2-methyl-2-pentanol (2-methylpentane); 3-methyl-2-pentanol and 3-methyl-3-pentanol (3-methylpentane), 2-hexanol, 3-hexanol, gamma-valerolactone, 2,5-dimethylfuran, and 2,5-hexanedione (n-hexane). 2-Hexanol was found to be the main urinary metabolite of n-hexane, while 2,5-hexanedione was present only in a lesser proportion. This feature of rat metabolism suggests that in this species 2,5-hexanedione reaches an effective level at its site of action during intermittent respiratory treatment with n-hexane with difficulty and explains the high concentrations necessary to cause polyneuropathy in rats subjected to this treatment.

  7. High-temperature catalytic reforming of n-hexane over supported and core-shell Pt nanoparticle catalysts: role of oxide-metal interface and thermal stability.

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    An, Kwangjin; Zhang, Qiao; Alayoglu, Selim; Musselwhite, Nathan; Shin, Jae-Youn; Somorjai, Gabor A

    2014-08-13

    Designing catalysts with high thermal stability and resistance to deactivation while simultaneously maintaining their catalytic activity and selectivity is of key importance in high-temperature reforming reactions. We prepared Pt nanoparticle catalysts supported on either mesoporous SiO2 or TiO2. Sandwich-type Pt core@shell catalysts (SiO2@Pt@SiO2 and SiO2@Pt@TiO2) were also synthesized from Pt nanoparticles deposited on SiO2 spheres, which were encapsulated by either mesoporous SiO2 or TiO2 shells. n-Hexane reforming was carried out over these four catalysts at 240-500 C with a hexane/H2 ratio of 1:5 to investigate thermal stability and the role of the support. For the production of high-octane gasoline, branched C6 isomers are more highly desired than other cyclic, aromatic, and cracking products. Over Pt/TiO2 catalyst, production of 2-methylpentane and 3-methylpentane via isomerization was increased selectively up to 420 C by charge transfer at Pt-TiO2 interfaces, as compared to Pt/SiO2. When thermal stability was compared between supported catalysts and sandwich-type core@shell catalysts, the Pt/SiO2 catalyst suffered sintering above 400 C, whereas the SiO2@Pt@SiO2 catalyst preserved the Pt nanoparticle size and shape up to 500 C. The SiO2@Pt@TiO2 catalyst led to Pt nanoparticle sintering due to incomplete protection of the TiO2 shells during the reaction at 500 C. Interestingly, over the Pt/TiO2 catalyst, the average size of Pt nanoparticles was maintained even after 500 C without sintering. In situ ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy demonstrated that the Pt/TiO2 catalyst did not exhibit TiO2 overgrowth on the Pt surface or deactivation by Pt sintering up to 600 C. The extraordinarily high stability of the Pt/TiO2 catalyst promoted high reaction rates (2.0 ?mol g(-1) s(-1)), which was 8 times greater than other catalysts and high isomer selectivity (53.0% of C6 isomers at 440 C). By the strong metal-support interaction, the Pt/TiO2 was turned out as the best catalyst with great thermal stability as well as high reaction rate and product selectivity in high-temperature reforming reaction. PMID:25078630

  8. Crystal structure of bis-(benzyl-amine-κN)[5,10,15,20-tetra-kis-(4-chloro-phen-yl)porphyrinato-κ(4) N]iron(II) n-hexane monosolvate.

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    Dhifaoui, Selma; Harhouri, Wafa; Bujacz, Anna; Nasri, Habib

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, [Fe(II)(C44H24Cl4N4)(C6H5CH2NH2)2]·C6H14 or [Fe(II)(TPP-Cl)(BzNH2)2]·n-hexane [where TPP-Cl and BzNH2 are 5,10,15,20-tetra-kis-(4-chloro-phen-yl)porphyrinate and benzyl-amine ligands, respectively], the Fe(II) cation lies on an inversion centre and is octa-hedrally coordinated by the four pyrrole N atoms of the porphyrin ligand in the equatorial plane and by two amine N atoms of the benzyl-amine ligand in the axial sites. The crystal structure also contains one inversion-symmetric n-hexane solvent mol-ecule per complex mol-ecule. The average Fe-Npyrrole bond length [1.994 (3) Å] indicates a low-spin complex. The crystal packing is sustained by N-H⋯Cl and C-H⋯Cl hydrogen-bonding inter-actions and by C-H⋯π inter-molecular inter-actions, leading to a three-dimensional network structure. PMID:26870596

  9. Crystal structure of bis­(benzyl­amine-κN)[5,10,15,20-tetra­kis­(4-chloro­phen­yl)porphyrinato-κ4 N]iron(II) n-hexane monosolvate

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    Dhifaoui, Selma; Harhouri, Wafa; Bujacz, Anna; Nasri, Habib

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, [FeII(C44H24Cl4N4)(C6H5CH2NH2)2]·C6H14 or [FeII(TPP-Cl)(BzNH2)2]·n-hexane [where TPP-Cl and BzNH2 are 5,10,15,20-tetra­kis­(4-chloro­phen­yl)porphyrinate and benzyl­amine ligands, respectively], the FeII cation lies on an inversion centre and is octa­hedrally coordinated by the four pyrrole N atoms of the porphyrin ligand in the equatorial plane and by two amine N atoms of the benzyl­amine ligand in the axial sites. The crystal structure also contains one inversion-symmetric n-hexane solvent mol­ecule per complex mol­ecule. The average Fe—Npyrrole bond length [1.994 (3) Å] indicates a low-spin complex. The crystal packing is sustained by N—H⋯Cl and C—H⋯Cl hydrogen-bonding inter­actions and by C—H⋯π inter­molecular inter­actions, leading to a three-dimensional network structure. PMID:26870596

  10. Low-resistivity, high-transmittance Ga:ZnO films prepared through metalorganic chemical vapor deposition using an inexpensive solution of diethylzinc in n-hexane as the Zn precursor

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    Giang Nguyen, Nam; Thanh Ho, Van Thi; Hong, Lu-Sheng

    2013-05-01

    In this study, we prepared Ga-doped ZnO (GZO) films with qualified opto-electric properties through chemical vapor deposition of an inexpensive solution of diethylzinc in n-hexane (ca. 17 wt. %). The GZO films exhibited low resistivity (3.61 × 10-4 Ω cm) and high transmittance (85%) in the visible range. Interestingly, post-annealing treatment of the GZO films under N2 at 525 °C for just 10 min increased the number of carbon-interstitial oxygen defects (CZn + 2Oi)″, which played the role of acceptors and enhanced the film properties significantly. This approach potentially allows the fabrication of inexpensive transparent conducting oxides for use in solar cells.

  11. Rate Constants for the Reactions of Hydroxyl Radical with Several Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, and Dimethyl Ether

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    DeMore, W.; Bayes, K.

    1998-01-01

    Relative rate experiements were used to measure rate constants and temperature denpendencies of the reactions of OH with propane, n-butane, n-pentane, n-hexane, cyclopropane, cyclobutane, cyclopentane, and dimethyl ether.

  12. Benchmark thermochemistry of the C(n)H(2n+2) alkane isomers (n = 2-8) and performance of DFT and composite ab initio methods for dispersion-driven isomeric equilibria.

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    Karton, Amir; Gruzman, David; Martin, Jan M L

    2009-07-23

    The thermochemistry of linear and branched alkanes with up to eight carbons has been reexamined by means of W4, W3.2lite and W1h theories. "Quasi-W4" atomization energies have been obtained via isodesmic and hypohomodesmotic reactions. Our best atomization energies at 0 K (in kcal/mol) are 1220.04 for n-butane, 1497.01 for n-pentane, 1774.15 for n-hexane, 2051.17 for n-heptane, 2328.30 for n-octane, 1221.73 for isobutane, 1498.27 for isopentane, 1501.01 for neopentane, 1775.22 for isohexane, 1774.61 for 3-methylpentane, 1775.67 for diisopropyl, 1777.27 for neohexane, 2052.43 for isoheptane, 2054.41 for neoheptane, 2330.67 for isooctane, and 2330.81 for hexamethylethane. Our best estimates for DeltaH(f,298K)(o) are -30.00 for n-butane, -34.84 for n-pentane, -39.84 for n-hexane, -44.74 for n-heptane, -49.71 for n-octane, -32.01 for isobutane, -36.49 for isopentane, -39.69 for neopentane, -41.42 for isohexane, -40.72 for 3-methylpentane, -42.08 for diisopropyl, -43.77 for neohexane, -46.43 for isoheptane, -48.84 for neoheptane, -53.29 for isooctane, and -53.68 for hexamethylethane. These are in excellent agreement (typically better than 1 kJ/mol) with the experimental heats of formation at 298 K obtained from the CCCBDB and/or NIST Chemistry WebBook databases. However, at 0 K, a large discrepancy between theory and experiment (1.1 kcal/mol) is observed for only neopentane. This deviation is mainly due to the erroneous heat content function for neopentane used in calculating the 0 K CCCBDB value. The thermochemistry of these systems, especially that of the larger alkanes, is an extremely difficult test for density functional methods. A posteriori corrections for dispersion are essential. Particularly for the atomization energies, the B2GP-PLYP and B2K-PLYP double hybrids and the PW6B95 hybrid meta-GGA clearly outperform other DFT functionals. PMID:19569667

  13. (Z)-3-Dodecenoic acid is the main component of full-body n-hexane extracts from two Acacia gall-inducing thrips (Thysanoptera) and may function as an alarm pheromone.

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    Wallin, Erika A; De Facci, Monica; Anderbrant, Olle; Hedenström, Erik

    2014-01-01

    A major interest in the gall-inducing thrips of Australia began with the discovery that some species have eusocial colonies. The origin of social castes remains one of the outstanding questions in evolutionary biology. The inference of the ancestral stage from study of solitary species is important to understanding the evolutionary history of semiochemicals in social species. Here we investigated two solitary species, Kladothrips nicolsoni and K. rugosus. Whole body extracts revealed that (Z)-3-dodecenoic acid, here reported for the first time in a thrips species, is the main component. (Z)-3-Dodecenoic acid and (E)-3-dodecenoic acid were synthesized in high stereoisomeric purity (> 99.8%) and exposed to K. nicolsoni 2nd-instar larvae in a contact chemoreception bioassay to test for potential bioactivity. Both isomers decreased the average time spent in the treated area per entry suggesting repellence at the tested dose. (Z)-3-Dodecenoic acid may function as alarm pheromone. (E)-3-Dodecenoic acid increased also the absolute change in direction of larvae compared to an n-hexane control and could potentially function as a repellent. PMID:25265854

  14. Conversion of n-hexane over Pt/Al sub 2 O sub 3 and Sn-Pt/Al sub 2 O sub 3 catalysts. A comprehensive reaction mechanism study

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    Margitifalvi, J.L.; Szedlacsek, P.; Talas, E.; Hegedus, M. )

    1987-08-01

    The steady state and transient kinetics of n-hexane conversion was stuided over Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and different Sn-Pt/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalysts in the temperature range between 480-520{degree}C. Three types of tin-platinum catalysts were investigated: {und Type A}: with direct tin-platinum interaction; {und Type B}: with no metallic tin, but strong tin-alumina interaction; {und Type C}: combination of Type A and B. On the monometallic catalysts at low conversion level the main {und primary} reaction products are: light hydrocarbons, 1-hexene and benzene. Isohexances (2-methylpentane and 3-methylpentanes) and methylcyclopentanes appeared to be secondary reaction products. The transient kinetic experiments give strong evidence for competition between the hydrocarbon and hydrogen for the catalytically active sites. On monometallic and A type bimetallic catalysts the direct route for benzene formation prevailed, contrary to that on B and C type catalysts the consecutive dehydrogenation route dominated via formation of mono- and diolefin intermediates.

  15. Comparative effect of organosulfur compounds on catalysts for the n-heptane isomerization reaction at medium pressure: Mo{sub 2}C-oxygen-modified, MoO{sub 3}-carbon-modified, Pt/{gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and Pt/{beta}-zeolite catalysts

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    York, A.P.E.; Pham-Huu, C.; Del Gallo, P.; Ledoux, M.J.; Blekkan, E.A.

    1996-03-01

    Molybdenum oxycarbide formed from oxidized Mo{sub 2}C or reduced MoO{sub 3} is an active and very selective catalyst for the isomerization of n-heptane compared to supported Pt. Deactivation experiments performed on the catalysts with different concentrations of organosulfur compounds show that molybdenum oxycarbide exhibits a very high resistance to deactivation, whereas with platinum-based catalysts deactivation occurs even at low sulfur concentration in the feed. Deactivation can be slowed by increasing the hydrogen partial pressure from 6 to 20 bar. In these conditions, the molybdenum oxycarbide shows no deactivation with sulfur concentrations up to 120 ppm of S. In addition, the deactivated molybdenum catalysts can be easily regenerated by mild oxidative treatment under flowing air at atmospheric pressure and 723 K for 2 h followed by a reactivation period under the hydrogen and hydrocarbon mixture.

  16. Direct observation of metal nanoparticles as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated organic vapors: Nucleation of size-selected aluminum nanoparticles in acetonitrile and n-hexane vapors

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    Abdelsayed, Victor; Samy El-Shall, M.

    2014-08-01

    This work reports the direct observation and separation of size-selected aluminum nanoparticles acting as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated vapors of both polar and nonpolar molecules. In the experiment, we study the condensation of supersaturated acetonitrile and n-hexane vapors on charged and neutral Al nanoparticles by activation of the metal nanoparticles to act as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of the organic vapor. Aluminum seed nanoparticles with diameters of 1 and 2 nm are capable of acting as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated acetonitrile and hexane vapors. The comparison between the Kelvin and Fletcher diameters indicates that for the heterogeneous nucleation of both acetonitrile and hexane vapors, particles are activated at significantly smaller sizes than predicted by the Kelvin equation. The activation of the Al nanoparticles occurs at nearly 40% and 65% of the onset of homogeneous nucleation of acetonitrile and hexane supersaturated vapors, respectively. The lower activation of the charged Al nanoparticles in acetonitrile vapor is due to the charge-dipole interaction which results in rapid condensation of the highly polar acetonitrile molecules on the charged Al nanoparticles. The charge-dipole interaction decreases with increasing the size of the Al nanoparticles and therefore at low supersaturations, most of the heterogeneous nucleation events are occurring on neutral nanoparticles. No sign effect has been observed for the condensation of the organic vapors on the positively and negatively charged Al nanoparticles. The present approach of generating metal nanoparticles by pulsed laser vaporization within a supersaturated organic vapor allows for efficient separation between nucleation and growth of the metal nanoparticles and, consequently controls the average particle size, particle density, and particle size distribution within the liquid droplets of the condensing vapor. Strong correlation is found between the seed nanoparticle's size and the degree of the supersaturation of the condensing vapor. This result and the agreement among the calculated Kelvin diameters and the size of the nucleating Al nanoparticles determined by transmission electron microscopy provide strong proof for the development of a new approach for the separation and characterization of heterogeneous nuclei formed in organic vapors. These processes can take place in the atmosphere by a combination of several organic species including polar compounds which could be very efficient in activating charged nanoparticles and cluster ions of atmospheric relevance.

  17. Direct observation of metal nanoparticles as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated organic vapors: Nucleation of size-selected aluminum nanoparticles in acetonitrile and n-hexane vapors

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    Abdelsayed, Victor; Samy El-Shall, M.

    2014-08-07

    This work reports the direct observation and separation of size-selected aluminum nanoparticles acting as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated vapors of both polar and nonpolar molecules. In the experiment, we study the condensation of supersaturated acetonitrile and n-hexane vapors on charged and neutral Al nanoparticles by activation of the metal nanoparticles to act as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of the organic vapor. Aluminum seed nanoparticles with diameters of 1 and 2 nm are capable of acting as heterogeneous nuclei for the condensation of supersaturated acetonitrile and hexane vapors. The comparison between the Kelvin and Fletcher diameters indicates that for the heterogeneous nucleation of both acetonitrile and hexane vapors, particles are activated at significantly smaller sizes than predicted by the Kelvin equation. The activation of the Al nanoparticles occurs at nearly 40% and 65% of the onset of homogeneous nucleation of acetonitrile and hexane supersaturated vapors, respectively. The lower activation of the charged Al nanoparticles in acetonitrile vapor is due to the charge-dipole interaction which results in rapid condensation of the highly polar acetonitrile molecules on the charged Al nanoparticles. The charge-dipole interaction decreases with increasing the size of the Al nanoparticles and therefore at low supersaturations, most of the heterogeneous nucleation events are occurring on neutral nanoparticles. No sign effect has been observed for the condensation of the organic vapors on the positively and negatively charged Al nanoparticles. The present approach of generating metal nanoparticles by pulsed laser vaporization within a supersaturated organic vapor allows for efficient separation between nucleation and growth of the metal nanoparticles and, consequently controls the average particle size, particle density, and particle size distribution within the liquid droplets of the condensing vapor. Strong correlation is found between the seed nanoparticle's size and the degree of the supersaturation of the condensing vapor. This result and the agreement among the calculated Kelvin diameters and the size of the nucleating Al nanoparticles determined by transmission electron microscopy provide strong proof for the development of a new approach for the separation and characterization of heterogeneous nuclei formed in organic vapors. These processes can take place in the atmosphere by a combination of several organic species including polar compounds which could be very efficient in activating charged nanoparticles and cluster ions of atmospheric relevance.

  18. Rate constants for OH with selected large alkanes : shock-tube measurements and an improved group scheme.

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    Sivaramakrishnan, R.; Michael, J. V.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

    2009-04-30

    High-temperature rate constant experiments on OH with the five large (C{sub 5}-C{sub 8}) saturated hydrocarbons n-heptane, 2,2,3,3-tetramethylbutane (2,2,3,3-TMB), n-pentane, n-hexane, and 2,3-dimethylbutane (2,3-DMB) were performed with the reflected-shock-tube technique using multipass absorption spectrometric detection of OH radicals at 308 nm. Single-point determinations at {approx}1200 K on n-heptane, 2,2,3,3-TMB, n-hexane, and 2,3-DMB were previously reported by Cohen and co-workers; however, the present work substantially extends the database to both lower and higher temperature. The present experiments span a wide temperature range, 789-1308 K, and represent the first direct measurements of rate constants at T > 800 K for n-pentane. The present work utilized 48 optical passes corresponding to a total path length of {approx}4.2 m. As a result of this increased path length, the high OH concentration detection sensitivity permitted pseudo-first-order analyses for unambiguously measuring rate constants. The experimental results can be expressed in Arrhenius form in units of cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} as follows: K{sub OH+n-heptane} = (2.48 {+-} 0.17) x 10{sup -10} exp[(-1927 {+-} 69 K)/T] (838-1287 K); k{sub OH+2,2,3,3-TMB} = (8.26 {+-} 0.89) x 10{sup -11} exp[(-1337 {+-} 94 K)/T] (789-1061 K); K{sub OH+n-pentane} = (1.60 {+-} 0.25) x 10{sup -10} exp[(-1903 {+-} 146 K)/T] (823-1308 K); K{sub OH+n-hexane} = (2.79 {+-} 0.39) x 10{sup -10} exp[(-2301 {+-} 134 K)/T] (798-1299 K); and k{sub OH+2,3-DMB} = (1.27 {+-} 0.16) x 10{sup -10} exp[(-1617 {+-} 118 K)/T] (843-1292 K). The available experimental data, along with lower-T determinations, were used to obtain evaluations of the experimental rate constants over the temperature range from {approx}230 to 1300 K for most of the title reactions. These extended-temperature-range evaluations, given as three-parameter fits, are as follows: k{sub OH+n-heptane} = 2.059 x 10{sup -5}T{sup 1.401} exp(33 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (241-1287 K); k{sub OH+2,2,3,3-TMB} = 6.835 x 10{sup -17}T{sup 1.886} exp(-365 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (290-1180 K); k{sub OH+n-pentane} = 2.495 x 10{sup -16}T{sup 1.649} exp(80 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (224-1308 K); k{sub OH+n-hexane} = 3.959 x 10{sup -18}T{sup 2.218} exp(443 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (292-1299 K); and k{sub OH+2,3-DMB} = 2.287 x 10{sup -17}T{sup 1.958} exp(365 K/T) cm{sup 3} molecule{sup -1} s{sup -1} (220-1292 K). The experimental data and the evaluations obtained for these five larger alkanes in the present work were used along with prior data/evaluations obtained in this laboratory for H abstractions by OH from a series of smaller alkanes (C{sub 3}?C{sub 5}) to devise rate rules for abstractions from various types of primary, secondary, and tertiary H atoms. Specifically, the current scheme was applied with good success to H abstractions by OH from a series of n-alkanes (n-octane through n-hexadecane). The total rate constants using this group scheme for reactions of OH with selected large alkanes are given as three-parameter fits in this article. The rate constants for the various abstraction channels in any large n-alkane can also be obtained using the groups listed in this article. The present group scheme serves to reduce the uncertainties in rate constants for OH + alkane reactions.

  19. Temperature-dependence study of the gas-phase reactions of atmospheric Cl atoms with a series of aliphatic aldehydes

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    Cuevas, Carlos A.; Notario, Alberto; Martínez, Ernesto; Albaladejo, José

    The reactions of Cl with a series of linear aldehydes: propanal ( k1), n-butanal ( k2), n-pentanal ( k3), n-hexanal ( k4) and n-heptanal ( k5), were investigated for the first time as a function of temperature in the range 265-381 K, by laser photolysis-resonance fluorescence. The obtained kinetic data were used to derive the Arrhenius expressions: k1=(2.41±0.23) × 10 -11 exp[(453 ± 54)/ T], k2=(3.09 ± 0.40) × 10 -11 exp[(446 ± 77)/ T], k3=(4.17 ± 0.54) × 10 -11 exp[(450 ± 80)/ T], k4=(7.91 ± 0.66) × 10 -11 exp[(349 ± 51)/ T] and k5=(1.06 ± 0.20) × 10 -10 exp[(306 ± 115)/ T] (in units of cm 3 molecule -1 s -1). To our knowledge, these are also the first absolute kinetic data reported for each of the reactions studied. The obtained rate coefficients are compared with previous studies carried out by relative techniques at room temperature, and also with the reactivity towards the OH radicals. The results are also discussed in terms of the structure-reactivity relationship. In addition, the atmospheric implications are discussed.

  20. A PLP-LIF kinetic study of the atmospheric reactivity of a series of C 4-C 7 saturated and unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes with OH

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    Albaladejo, José; Ballesteros, Bernabé; Jiménez, Elena; Martín, Pilar; Martínez, Ernesto

    Absolute rate coefficients for the reaction of OH radical with a series of saturated and unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes were measured with the pulsed laser photolysis/laser-induced fluorescence technique at room temperature and as a function of total pressure ( pT=100-400 Torr). No pressure dependence of the rate coefficients was observed. The weighted average values obtained, kOH±2 σ, in units of 10 -11 cm 3 molecule -1 s -1, were 2.88±0.26 for n-butanal, 2.48±0.24 for n-pentanal, 2.60±0.21 for n-hexanal, 2.96±0.23 for n-heptanal, 3.51±0.71 for crotonaldehyde, 2.35±0.32 for trans-2-pentenal, 2.95±0.45 for trans-2-hexenal and 2.45±0.30 for trans-2-heptenal, respectively. The results are compared with previous data when available and with the corresponding coefficients for the reactions with NO 3 and O 3. The dominant tropospheric chemical loss process for these aliphatic aldehydes is the daytime reaction with OH, except in the case of trans-2-heptenal where the estimated lifetime for the reaction with NO 3 radical is smaller than the corresponding value for the OH reaction.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Deciphering biodegradation effects on light hydrocarbons in crude oils using their stable carbon isotopic composition: A case study from the Gullfaks oil field, offshore Norway

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    Vieth, Andrea; Wilkes, Heinz

    2006-02-01

    Compound-specific isotope analysis has become an important tool in environmental studies and is an especially powerful way to evaluate biodegradation of hydrocarbons. Here, carbon isotope ratios of light hydrocarbons were used to characterise in-reservoir biodegradation in the Gullfaks oil field, offshore Norway. Increasing biodegradation, as characterised, for example, by increasing concentration ratios of Pr/ n-C 17 and Ph/ n-C 18, and decreasing concentrations of individual light hydrocarbons were correlated to 13C-enrichment of the light hydrocarbons. The δ13C values of C 4 to C 9n-alkanes increase by 7-3‰ within the six oil samples from the Brent Group of the Gullfaks oil field, slight changes (1-3‰) being observed for several branched alkanes and benzene, whereas no change (<1‰) in δ13C occurs for cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, and toluene. Application of the Rayleigh equation demonstrated high to fair correlation of concentration and isotope data of i- and n-pentane, n-hexane, and n-heptane, documenting that biodegradation in reservoirs can be described by the Rayleigh model. Using the appropriate isotope fractionation factor of n-hexane, derived from laboratory experiments, quantification of the loss of this petroleum constituent due to biodegradation is possible. Toluene, which is known to be highly susceptible to biodegradation, is not degraded within the Gullfaks oil field, implying that the local microbial community exhibits rather pronounced substrate specificities. The evaluation of combined molecular and isotopic data expands our understanding of the anaerobic degradation processes within this oil field and provides insight into the degradative capabilities of the microorganisms. Additionally, isotope analysis of unbiodegraded to slightly biodegraded crude oils from several oil fields surrounding Gullfaks illustrates the heterogeneity in isotopic composition of the light hydrocarbons due to source effects. This indicates that both source and also maturity effects have to be well constrained when using compound-specific isotope analysis for the assessment of biodegradation.

  4. Thermochemical investigations of nearly ideal binary solvents. VII: Monomer and dimer models for solubility of benzoic acid in simple binary and ternary solvents.

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    Acree, W E; Bertrand, G L

    1981-09-01

    Solubilities are reported for benzoic acid at 25.0 degrees in binary mixtures of carbon tetrachloride with cyclohexane, n-hexane, or n-heptane and of cyclohexane with n-hexane or n-heptane and in ternary mixtures of carbon tetrachloride-cyclohexane-n-hexane and carbon tetrachloride-cyclohexane-n-heptane. Solubilities also are reported for benzoic acid in some binary solvents at 30.0 degrees and for m-toluic acid in binary mixtures of cyclohexane and n-hexane at 25.0 degrees. The results are compared to the predictions of equations developed previously for solubility in systems of purely nonspecific interactions, with the benzoic acids considered as either monomeric or dimeric molecules in solution. The dimer model gave more accurate predictions, with a maximum deviation of 4.4% between observed and predicted solubilities in all systems studied. Solubility maxima were predicted and observed for benzoic and m-toluic acids in cyclohexane-n-hexane and for benzoic acid in cyclohexane-n-heptane. The application of these solubility relationships to liquid-liquid partition coefficients is discussed. PMID:6101149

  5. [Surface characterization of urushiol-titanium chelate polymers by inverse gas chromatography].

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    Xu, Yanlian; Lin, Jinhuo; Xia, Jianrong; Hu, Binghuan

    2011-03-01

    Urushiol-titanium chelate polymer (UTP), the reaction product of urushiol with titanium compound, is a special eco-friendly polymer with excellent performances, such as strong acids-resistance, strong alkalis-resistance, salt solution-resistance and several organic solvent-resistance. Inverse gas chromatography (IGC) was used to measure the dispersive component of surface free energy (gamma(s)d) and the Lewis acid-base parameters of UTP in this work. The gamma(s)d and the acid/base characters of UTP' surfaces were estimated by the retention time with different non-polar and polar probes at infinite dilution region. n-Pentane (C5), n-hexane (C6), n-heptane (C7), n-octane (C8) and n-nonane (C9) were chosen as the non-polar probes to characterize the gamma(s)d. Trichloromethane (CHCl3), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and acetone were chosen as polar probes to detect the Lewis acid-base parameters. The specific free energy (deltaG(a)AB) and the enthalpy (deltaH(a)AB) of adsorption corresponding to acid-base surface interactions were determined. By correlating deltaH(a)AB with the donor and acceptor numbers of the probes, the acidic (K(a)) and the basic (K(b)) parameters of the samples were calculated. The results showed that the dispersive components of the free energy of UTP were 37.68, 33.53, 35.92, 24.01 and 31.32 mJ/m2 at 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110 degrees C, respectively. The Lewis acidic number K(a) of UTP was 0.185 3, and the Lewis basic number K(b) was 0.966 2. The results were of great importance to the study of the surface properties and the applications for urushiol-metal chelate polymers. PMID:21657056

  6. Characteristics of atmospheric non-methane hydrocarbons in Foshan City, China.

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    Tan, Jihua; Guo, Songjun; Ma, Yongliang; He, Kebin; Yang, Fumo; Yu, Yongchang; Wang, Jiewen

    2011-12-01

    Foshan is the most air-polluted city in Pearl River Delta. Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) were investigated for the first time in Foshan in winter 2008. Ethene, ethane, ethyne, propane, i-pentane, and toluene were the most abundant hydrocarbons and observed to be higher in Foshan than those in many other cities in China. Different from other cities, ethene and ethane were observed to be the two highest compounds in Foshan. Generally, the most abundant hydrocarbons showed high mixing ratios in the morning (0930-1030 hours), decreased to the lowest level in the afternoon (1430-1530 hours), and increased to higher value in the evening (1930-2030 hours). But i-pentane exhibited a different diurnal pattern with the highest level (13.4 ± 5.8 ppbv) in the afternoon, implying the acceleration of solvent evaporation resulting from higher temperature. Correlation coefficients (R(2) = 66% for n = 6 at 95% confidence level) of the individual hydrocarbons with ethyne and i-pentane indicated vehicular emissions were the main sources of ethene, propene, i-butene, isoprene, benzene and toluene, while gasoline evaporation was responsible for n-pentane, n-hexane, and n-heptane. The good correlation of most of the hydrocarbons with ethyne, indicating vehicular emissions, were the main sources of NMHCs. B/T ratio was 0.36 ± 0.06, implying vehicular emissions acted as the major contributors as well as additional emissions of toluene emitted from solvent usage. According to investigation, it also suggested that LPG leakage was the main source of propane, while NG leakage was responsible for ethane in Foshan City. PMID:21380924

  7. Reversible cerebral and brain stem dysfunction in n: Hexane neuropathy

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    Puri, Vinod; Gupta, Abhijit Das; Chaudhry, Neera; Saran, Ravindra Kumar

    2015-01-01

    A 18-year-old male, screen printer by profession developed sensory motor polyneuropathy, change in his behavior, bilateral 6th and 7th cranial nerve palsies, down beat nystagmus and cerebellar dysarthria. He had bilaterally prolonged P100 latency; left: 137 ms; right: 144 ms. P 37 was not recordable on either side while N 20 was normal. The inter latency difference between Ipsilateral R2 and Contralateral R2 was 6.15 ms, on the left side and normal on the right side. In the follow-up, there was normalization of the blink reflex study, improvement in P100 latency [left: 114 ms; right: 120 ms.] but worsening of peripheral nerve conductions. The sequential clinical recovery was of the behavioral dysfunction, down beat nystagmus, 6th nerve, 7th nerve involvement and ataxia, in that order. Sural nerve biopsy showed loss of large diameter myelinated fibers. PMID:26713026

  8. Reversible cerebral and brain stem dysfunction in n: Hexane neuropathy.

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    Puri, Vinod; Gupta, Abhijit Das; Chaudhry, Neera; Saran, Ravindra Kumar

    2015-01-01

    A 18-year-old male, screen printer by profession developed sensory motor polyneuropathy, change in his behavior, bilateral 6(th) and 7(th) cranial nerve palsies, down beat nystagmus and cerebellar dysarthria. He had bilaterally prolonged P100 latency; left: 137 ms; right: 144 ms. P 37 was not recordable on either side while N 20 was normal. The inter latency difference between Ipsilateral R2 and Contralateral R2 was 6.15 ms, on the left side and normal on the right side. In the follow-up, there was normalization of the blink reflex study, improvement in P100 latency [left: 114 ms; right: 120 ms.] but worsening of peripheral nerve conductions. The sequential clinical recovery was of the behavioral dysfunction, down beat nystagmus, 6(th) nerve, 7(th) nerve involvement and ataxia, in that order. Sural nerve biopsy showed loss of large diameter myelinated fibers. PMID:26713026

  9. The first overtone of CH stretchings in polymethylene chains: A conformationally dependent spectrum

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    Ricard-Lespade, L.; Longhi, G.; Abbate, S.

    1990-04-01

    The infrared spectra of n-butane, n-pentane, n-heptane and n-hexatriacontane are given in the region 3500-6500 cm -1, corresponding to CH stretching-bending combination transitions (herein called Δν= 3/2) and first overtone CH-stretching transitions (gDν= 2). A simple quantum mechanical model derived from that elaborated to explain the 3000 cm -1 Raman spectrum is applied.

  10. Structure and Dynamics of Crystalline C60·n-PENTANE Clathrate

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    Faigel, G.; Tegze, M.; Pekker, S.; Kemény, T.

    Clathrate type single crystals with the composition of C60(n-C5H12)0.88(C7H8)0.05 were grown from C60-toluene-petroleum ether solution. The structure of the crystals, determined by X-ray diffraction is b-face centered orthorhombic. A phase transition is observed at 190 K by differential scanning calorimetry.

  11. Structure and stability of crystalline C 60 · n-pentane clathrate

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    Pekker, S.; Faigel, G.; Fodor-Csorba, K.; Gránásy, L.; Jakab, E.; Tegze, M.

    1992-08-01

    Clathrate type single crystals with the composition of C 60( n-C 5H 12) 0.88(C 7H 8) 0.05 were grown from C 60-toluene- petroleum ether solution. The structure of the crystals, determined by X-ray diffraction is b-face centered orthorhombic. No phase transition, corresponding to the orientational ordering is observed at 250 K by differential scanning calorimetry. Around 420 K the solvent molecules are released from the clathrate as determined by thermogravimetry-mass spectrometry. An irreversible phase transition is observed simultaneously with the evolution of solvents, resulting in the face centered cubic structure of pure C 60.

  12. An atmospheric pressure chemical ionization study of the positive and negative ion chemistry of the hydrofluorocarbons 1,1-difluoroethane (HFC-152a) and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a) and of perfluoro-n-hexane (FC-72) in air plasma at atmospheric pressure.

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    Marotta, Ester; Paradisi, Cristina; Scorrano, Gianfranco

    2004-07-01

    A report is given on the ionization/dissociation behavior of the title compounds within air plasmas produced by electrical corona discharges at atmospheric pressure: both positive and negative ions were investigated at different temperatures using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (APCI-MS). CHF(2)CH(3) (HFC-152a) undergoes efficient ionic oxidation to C(2)H(5)O(+), in which the oxygen comes from water present in the plasma. In contrast, CF(3)CH(2)F (HFC-134a) does not produce any characteristic positive ion under APCI conditions, its presence within the plasma being revealed only as a neutral ligand in ion-molecule complexes with ions of the background (H(3)O(+) and NO(+)). Analogously, the perfluorocarbon FC-72 (n-C(6)F(14)) does not produce significant positive ions at 30 degrees C: at high temperature, however, it undergoes dissociative ionization to form many product ions including C(3)F(6)(+), C(2)F(4)(+), C(n)F(2n+1)(+) and a few families of oxygen containing cations (C(n)F(2n+1)OH(2)(+), C(n)F(2n)OH(+), C(n)F(2n-1)O(+), C(n)F(2n-1)O(2)H(2)(+), C(n)F(2n-2)O(2)H(+)) which are suggested to derive from C(n)F(2n+1)(+) in a cascade of steps initiated by condensation with water followed by steps of HF elimination and H(2)O addition. Negative ions formed from the fluoroethanes CHF(2)CH(3) and CF(3)CH(2)F (M) include complexes with ions of the background, O(2)(-)(M), O(3)(-)(M) and some higher complexes involving also water, and complexes of the fluoride ion, F(-)(H(2)O), F(-)(M) and higher complexes with both M and H(2)O also together. The interesting product O(2)(-)(HF) is also formed from 1,1-difluoroethane. In contrast to the HFCs, perfluoro-n-hexane gives stable molecular anions, M(-), which at low source temperature or in humidified air are also detected as hydrates, M(-)(H(2)O). In addition, in humidified air F(-)(H(2)O)(n) complexes are also formed. The reactions leading to all major positive and negative product ions are discussed also with reference to available thermochemical data and relevant literature reports. The effects on both positive and negative APCI spectra due to ion activation via increasing V(cone) are also reported and discussed: several interesting endothermic processes are observed under these conditions. The results provide important information on the role of ionic reactions in non-thermal plasma processes. PMID:15282758

  13. Solubility in binary solvent systems: 8. Estimation of binary alkane plus p-dioxane solvent nonideality from measured anthracene solubilities.

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    Procyk, A D; Bissell, M; Street, K W; Acree, W E

    1987-08-01

    Experimental solubilities are reported for anthracene in binary solvent mixtures containing p-dioxane with n-hexane, cyclohexane, n-heptane, methylcyclohexane, n-octane, cyclooctane, and isooctane at 25 degrees C. Results of these measurements, used in conjunction with the nearly ideal binary solvent (NIBS) model, enabled excess Gibbs free energies, delta GBCfh, of the seven binary solvent mixtures to be estimated. Estimated values for p-dioxane plus cyclohexane, p-dioxane plus n-heptane, and p-dioxane plus methylcyclohexane mixtures are in reasonable agreement with published values based on vapor pressure measurements. PMID:11002820

  14. Preferential methanogenic biodegradation of short-chain n-alkanes by microbial communities from two different oil sands tailings ponds.

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    Mohamad Shahimin, Mohd Faidz; Foght, Julia M; Siddique, Tariq

    2016-05-15

    Oil sands tailings ponds harbor diverse anaerobic microbial communities capable of methanogenic biodegradation of solvent hydrocarbons entrained in the tailings. Mature fine tailings (MFT) from two operators (Albian and CNRL) that use different extraction solvents were incubated with mixtures of either two (n-pentane and n-hexane) or four (n-pentane, n-hexane, n-octane and n-decane) n-alkanes under methanogenic conditions for ~600d. Microbes in Albian MFT began methane production by ~80d, achieving complete depletion of n-pentane and n-hexane in the two-alkane mixture and their preferential biodegradation in the four-alkane mixture. Microbes in CNRL MFT preferentially metabolized n-octane and n-decane in the four-alkane mixture after a ~80d lag but exhibited a lag of ~360d before commencing biodegradation of n-pentane and n-hexane in the two-alkane mixture. 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing revealed Peptococcaceae members as key bacterial n-alkane degraders in all treatments except CNRL MFT amended with the four-alkane mixture, in which Anaerolineaceae, Desulfobacteraceae (Desulfobacterium) and Syntrophaceae (Smithella) dominated during n-octane and n-decane biodegradation. Anaerolineaceae sequences increased only in cultures amended with the four-alkane mixture and only during n-octane and n-decane biodegradation. The dominant methanogens were acetoclastic Methanosaetaceae. These results highlight preferential n-alkane biodegradation by microbes in oil sands tailings from different producers, with implications for tailings management and reclamation. PMID:26925736

  15. 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.

  16. Analysis of the n-heptane soluble fraction of coal hydrogenolysis products by HPLC

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    Bodily, D.M.; Miller, J.W.; England, M.J.

    1983-01-01

    Samples of heavy oils produced by the hydrogenolysis of coal were extracted with heptane, and the heptane fraction was separated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and characterized by various analytical methods. Results of analyses for various properties of liquids derived from various coals are presented. The HPLC offers the potential for separating and characterizing coal-derived liquids; however, the samples analyzed did not show major differences even though they were produced from different coals with different degrees of conversion. (BLM)

  17. Dehydrocyclization of n-hexane and the possible role of Pt-ions

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    Botman, M.J.P.; Ponec, V. )

    1987-08-01

    It is obvious that it is virtually impossible to vary the Pt{sup n{plus}}/Pt ratio and to keep all factors mentioned constant. Nevertheless, we have made an attempt to solve the title problem and, in view of the complexities it is not very surprising that only a limited success was achieved. The strategy was to study the skeletal reactions under such conditions that only (or mainly) Pt (or Pt{sup n{plus}} ) sites are important. This is expected to be the case in the {und L}ow {und T}emperature {und R}eactions (LTR) in the region 480-590{degree}K. After studying this region, we also studied hexane reactions at higher temperatures (HTR): 650-700{degree}D. In this temperature region, the consecutive reactions must be checked and it was decided to keep the ratio S(Pt)/F constant and to compare the catalysts at the same temperature and at conversions as low as possible. The results have to be analyzed then with regard to a possible role of acid sites.

  18. Removal of n-hexane by Fusarium solani with a gas-phase biofilter.

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    Arriaga, Sonia; Revah, Sergio

    2005-12-01

    A gas-phase biofilter inoculated with the fungus Fusarium solani, isolated from a consortium grown on hexane vapors, was used to degrade this compound. The biofilter, packed with perlite and operated with an empty bed residence time of 60 s, was supplied with hexane concentrations between 0.5 gm(-3) and 11 gm(-3). Biofilter performance was evaluated over 100 days of operation. Several strategies for supplying the nutritive mineral medium were assayed to maintain favorable conditions for the fungal growth and activity. The Fusarium system was able to sustain an average elimination capacity of 90 gm(-3)(reactor) h(-1) with a maximum of 130 gm(-3)(reactor) h(-1) . The mass transfer limitations due to high biomass development in the biofilter were confirmed in batch experiments. Bacterial contamination was observed, but experiments in the biofilter and in batch reactors using selective inhibitors and controlled pH confirmed the predominant role of the fungus. Results indicate that fungal biofilters can be an effective alternative to conventional abatement technologies for treating hydrophobic compounds. PMID:15933872

  19. Adsorption of n-alkane vapours at the water surface.

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    Biscay, Frédéric; Ghoufi, Aziz; Malfreyt, Patrice

    2011-06-21

    Monte Carlo simulations are reported here to predict the surface tension of the liquid-vapour interface of water upon adsorption of alkane vapours (methane to hexane). A decrease of the surface tension has been established from n-pentane. A correlation has been evidenced between the decrease of the surface tension and the absence of specific arrangement at the water surface for n-pentane and n-hexane. The thermodynamic stability of the adsorption layer and the absence of film for longer alkanes have been checked through the calculation of a potential of mean force. This complements the work recently published [Ghoufi et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 5203] concerning the adsorption of methane at the water surface. The decrease of the surface tension has been interpreted in terms of the degree of hydrogen bonding of water molecules at the liquid-vapour interface upon adsorption. PMID:21584320

  20. Biochemistry of Short-Chain Alkanes (Tissue-Specific Biosynthesis of n-Heptane in Pinus jeffreyi).

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    Savage, T. J.; Hamilton, B. S.; Croteau, R.

    1996-01-01

    Short-chain (C7-C11) alkanes accumulate as the volatile component of oleoresin (pitch) in several pine species native to western North America. To establish the tissue most amenable for use in detailed studies of short-chain alkane biosynthesis, we examined the tissue specificity of alkane accumulation and biosynthesis in Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf. Short-chain alkane accumulation was highly tissue specific in both 2-year-old saplings and mature trees; heart-wood xylem accumulated alkanes up to 7.1 mg g-1 dry weight, whereas needles and other young green tissue contained oleoresin with monoterpenoid, rather than paraffinic, volatiles. These tissue-specific differences in oleoresin composition appear to be a result of tissue-specific rates of alkane and monoterpene biosynthesis; incubation of xylem tissue with [14C]sucrose resulted in accumulation of radiolabel in alkanes but not monoterpenes, whereas incubation of foliar tissue with 14CO2 resulted in the accumulation of radiolabel in monoterpenes but not alkanes. Furthermore, incubation of xylem sections with [14C]acetate resulted in incorporation of radiolabel into alkanes at rates up to 1.7 nmol h-1 g-1 fresh weight, a rate that exceeds most biosynthetic rates reported with other plant systems for the incorporation of this basic precursor into natural products. This suggests that P. jeffreyi may provide a suitable model for elucidating the enzymology and molecular biology of short-chain alkane biosynthesis. PMID:12226177

  1. Total cross section of electron scattering by fluorocarbon molecules

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    Yamada, T.; Ushiroda, S.; Kondo, Y.

    2008-12-01

    A compact linear electron transmission apparatus was used for the measurement of the total electron scattering cross section at 4-500 eV. Total cross sections of chlorofluorocarbon (CCl2F2), hydrochlorofluorocarbon (CHClF2), perfluoropropane (C3F8), perfluoro-n-pentane (C5F12), perfluoro-n-hexane (C6F14) and perfluoro-n-octane (C8F18) were obtained experimentally and compared with the values obtained from a theoretical calculation and semi-empirical model calculation.

  2. Photocurrent enhancement in nonpolar liquids by the addition of electron scavengers

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    Howell, G.A.; Lee, K.; Tweeten, D.W.; Lipsky, S.

    1988-07-14

    The photocurrent from anthracene, triphenylamine, and N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine excited above their ionization thresholds in liquid n-pentane or n-hexane is found to be enhanced by the addition of low concentrations (/approx lt/0.02 M) of the electron scavengers perfluoromethylcyclohexane or perfluorodecalin. The enhancement is not observed in solvents of higher electron mobility (e.g.,. cyclohexane, isooctane, etc.) or for scavengers of lower electron affinity (e.g., n-perfluorohexane). For the solute naphthalene, no enhancement is observed under any conditions. The effects of excitation energy and applied electric field strength are reported.

  3. Trapping of Methanol, Hydrogen Cyanide, and n-Hexane in Water Ice, above Its Transformation Temperature to the Crystalline Form

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    Notesco, G.; Bar-Nun, A.

    1997-04-01

    HCN and n-C 6H 14were found experimentally to be trapped in water ice, when codeposited with water vapor on a cold plate, at 140 K and CH 3OH even at 160 K. At these temperatures at least part of the water ice is cystalline. These three gases have relatively high sublimation temperatures, whereas the gases studied earlier, Ar, Kr, Xe, CO, CH 4, and N 2, which have lower sublimination temperatures, are trapped only in amorphous water ice, up to ˜100 K. It seems that the major factor determining the efficiency of gas trapping by water ice, during codeposition of a gas-water vapor mixture on a cold plate, is the sublimation temperatures of the gases to be trapped. Those with a high sublimation temperature remain, during codeposition, longer in the pores of the water ice which are open to the surface, until they are covered by additional ice layers. Only methanol seems to form a clathrate hydrate, in agreement with the experimental results of D. Blake et al.(1991), Science254, 548-551), which points to the importance of the interaction of the gas molecules with the water molecules in the ice. Consequently, comets and icy satellites that were formed in the Jupiter-Saturn region and their subnebulae could trap CH 3OH, HCN, and heavy hydrocarbons, whereas comets and icy satellites that were formed in the Uranus-Neptune region, at the outskirts of the Saturnian subnebulae (Titan), and beyond the planets in the Kuiper belt could trap also gases having lower sublimation temperatures.

  4. Retama monosperma n-hexane extract induces cell cycle arrest and extrinsic pathway-dependent apoptosis in Jurkat cells

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Retama monosperma L. (Boiss.) or Genista monosperma L. (Lam.), locally named as “R’tam”, is an annual and spontaneous plant belonging to the Fabaceae family. In Morocco, Retama genus is located in desert regions and across the Middle Atlas and it has been widely used in traditional medicine in many countries. In this study, we show that Retama monosperma hexane extract presents significant anti-leukemic effects against human Jurkat cells. Methods Human Jurkat cells, together with other cell lines were screened with different concentrations of Retama monosperma hexane extract at different time intervals. Growth inhibition was determined using luminescent-based viability assays. Cell cycle arrest and apoptosis were measured by flow cytometry analysis. Combined caspase 3 and 7 activities were measured using luminometric caspase assays and immunoblots were performed to analyze expression of relevant pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins. GC-MS were used to determine the chemical constituents of the active extract. Results Retama monosperma hexane extract (Rm-HE) showed significant cytotoxicity against Jurkat cells, whereas it proved to be essentially ineffective against both normal mouse fibroblasts (NIH3T3) and normal lymphocytes (TK-6). Cytometric analysis indicated that Rm-HE promoted cell cycle arrest and apoptosis induction accompanied by DNA damage induction indicated by an increase in p-H2A.X levels. Rm-HE induced apoptosis was partially JNK-dependent and characterized by an increase in Fas-L levels together with activation of caspases 8, 3, 7 and 9, whereas neither the pro-apoptotic nor anti-apoptotic mitochondrial membrane proteins analyzed were significantly altered. Chemical identification analysis indicated that α-linolenic acid, campesterol, stigmasterol and sitosterol were the major bioactive components within the extract. Conclusions Our data suggest that bioactive compounds present in Rm-HE show significant anti leukemic activity inducing cell cycle arrest and cell death that operates, at least partially, through the extrinsic apoptosis pathway. PMID:24460687

  5. Polydiacetylene-embedded microbeads for colorimetric and volumetric sensing of hydrocarbons.

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    Hong, Jaesung; Park, Dong-Hoon; Baek, Sunghoon; Song, Simon; Lee, Chan Woo; Kim, Jong-Man

    2015-04-22

    Rational design of a hydrocarbon sensor that enables visual differentiation of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons (SAHCs) is very difficult owing to the lack of useful functional groups that can interact with the sensor system. Here, we report a microbead embedded with polydiacetylene that undergoes faster swelling and faster blue-to-red color change in response to the hydrocarbons of shorter alkyl chains. Accordingly, visual differentiation among n-pentane, n-heptane, n-nonane, and n-undecane was readily achieved. By taking advantage of the collective effect, construction of a sensor system with amplified response was possible. Combination of microfluidic technology (for bead preparation), PDMS (swellable polymeric matrix), and polydiacetylene (colorimetric material) was key to enabling this unique hydrocarbon sensor. PMID:25821999

  6. High pressure combustion of liquid fuels. [alcohol and n-paraffin fuels

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    Canada, G. S.

    1974-01-01

    Measurements were made of the burning rates and liquid surface temperatures for a number of alcohol and n-paraffin fuels under natural and forced convection conditions. Porous spheres ranging in size from 0.64-1.9 cm O.D. were emloyed to simulate the fuel droplets. The natural convection cold gas tests considered the combustion in air of methanol, ethanol, propanol-1, n-pentane, n-heptane, and n-decane droplets at pressures up to 78 atmospheres. The pressure levels of the natural convection tests were high enough so that near critical combustion was observed for methanol and ethanol vaporization rates and liquid surface temperature measurements were made of droplets burning in a simulated combustion chamber environment. Ambient oxygen molar concentrations included 13%, 9.5% and pure evaporation. Fuels used in the forced convection atmospheric tests included those listed above for the natural convection tests. The ambient gas temperature ranged from 600 to 1500 K and the Reynolds number varied from 30 to 300. The high pressure forced convection tests employed ethanol and n-heptane as fuels over a pressure range of one to 40 atmospheres. The ambient gas temperature was 1145 K for the two combustion cases and 1255 K for the evaporation case.

  7. An analytical system for the measurement of stable hydrogen isotopes in ambient volatile organic compounds

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    Meisehen, T.; Bühler, F.; Koppmann, R.; Krebsbach, M.

    2015-07-01

    Stable isotope measurements in atmospheric volatile organic compounds (VOC) are an excellent tool to analyse chemical and dynamical processes in the atmosphere. While up to now isotope studies of VOC in ambient air mainly focus on carbon isotopes, we herein present a new measurement system to investigate hydrogen isotope ratios in atmospheric VOC. This system consisting of a GC-P-IRMS (Gas Chromatography Pyrolysis Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer) and a preconcentration system was thoroughly characterised using a working standard. A precision of better than 9 ‰ (in δD) is achieved for n-pentane, 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene (isoprene), n-heptane, 4-methyl-pentane-2-one (4-methyl-2-pentanone), methylbenzene (toluene), n-octane, ethylbenzene, m/p-xylene, and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene. A comparison with independent measurements via elemental analysis shows an accuracy of better than 9 ‰ for n-pentane, n-heptane, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, toluene, and n-octane. Above a compound specific minimum peak area the obtained δD values are constant within the standard deviations. In addition, a remarkable influence of the pyrolysis process on the isotope ratios is found and discussed. Reliable measurements are only possible if the ceramic tube used for the pyrolysis is sufficiently conditioned, i.e. the inner surface is covered with a carbon layer. It is essential to verify this conditioning regularly and to renew it if required. Furthermore, influences of a necessary H3+ correction and the pyrolysis temperature on the isotope ratios are discussed. Finally, the applicability to measure hydrogen isotope ratios in VOC at ambient levels is demonstrated with measurements of outside air on five different days in February and March 2015. The measured hydrogen isotope ratios range from -136 to -105 ‰ for n-pentane, from -86 to -63 ‰ for toluene, from -39 to -15 ‰ for ethylbenzene, from -99 to -68 ‰ for m/p-xylene, and from -45 to -34 ‰ for o-xylene.

  8. Kinetic inhibitor effects on methane/propane clathrate hydrate-crystal growth at the gas/water and water/ n-heptane interfaces

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    Kumar, Rajnish; Lee, Ju Dong; Song, Myungho; Englezos, Peter

    2008-03-01

    The influence of the kinetic inhibitor poly( N-vinylpyrrolidone) or PVP on hydrate methane/propane hydrate formation was studied in pre-saturated liquid water with and without the presence of heptane under different undercooling conditions. It was found that when the inhibitor concentration was 0.1 wt%, hydrate formation started as a film at the gas/water interface similar to the crystal behavior without inhibitor. When the inhibitor concentration was 0.5 wt% hydrate formation started at the wall above the gas/water interface and the hydrate film at the gas/water interface was observed as well. However, for inhibitor concentration 1.0 wt%, the hydrate started forming from water droplets attached to the wall above the gas/liquid interface and grew catastrophically. When the inhibitor concentration was 0.1 wt% and undercooling was 13.7 or 8.1 K whiskery or fiber-type hydrate crystals, respectively, were seen within the liquid pool. This morphology was not observed in the absence of PVP. When inhibitor concentration was 0.5 or 1.0 wt% or undercooling was 3.2 K, there was no crystal growth within the liquid pool. Floating crystals were also observed, but were needle-type and thus different from the equiaxed floating crystals found in the system without the inhibitor.

  9. LIQUID-LIQUID EQUILIBRIA FOR THREE- AND FOUR-COMPONENT SYSTEMS COMPRISED OF WATER + ETHANOL + TOLUENE + N-HEPTANE AT 293 K (R821114)

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  10. A kinetic study of n-heptane catalytic cracking over a commercial Y-type zeolite under supercritical and subcritical conditions

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    Dardas, Z.; Sueer, M.G.; Ma, Y.H.; Moser, W.R.

    1996-09-01

    Heptane catalytic cracking over a commercial Y-type zeolite (Promoted Octacat) was studied at 475{degrees}C under subcritical and supercritical hydrocarbon conditions. Kinetic measurements showed that the activity of the catalyst was substantially higher during supercritical cracking, suggesting stabilization of the catalyst toward rapid deactivation. A mechanism based on kinetic and in situ cylindrical internal reflectance FTIR (CIR-FTIR) results was developed to explain the performance of the catalyst under supercritical conditions. The dense supercritical reaction medium, well known for its enhanced solubilization capabilities, continuously removes the newly formed coke through solubilization from the zeolite supercages, pore mouths, and the external surface. This results in a higher number of available active sites to perform catalytic cracking and in lower pore diffusion limitations due to the avoidance of pore blockage. The significantly higher yields of the olefinic and paraffinic reaction products and the higher paraffin/olefin ratios under supercritical cracking conditions are in agreement with the above mechanism. Finally, it was shown that a partial regeneration of a moderately deactivated cracking catalyst is possible by the supercritical reaction medium. Reactivation of a severely deactivated catalyst could not be achieved. 36 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  11. Effects of light and copper ions on volatile aldehydes of milk and milk fractions

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    Jeno, W.; Bassette, R.; Crang, R.E.

    1988-09-01

    Raw, laboratory-pasteurized and plant-pasteurized homogenized milks were exposed to copper ions (5 ppm), to sunlight or fluorescent light and the effects determined on the composition of volatile aldehydes. The greatest change due to copper treatment was an increase in n-hexanal; acetaldehyde showed the least response in each of the sources of milk. The responses were similar from all three sources of milk with laboratory-pasteurized milk samples showing the greatest responses for each aldehyde analyzed. Similar milk samples exposed to sunlight also showed an increase in volatile aldehydes from all milk sources but with the greatest response being acetaldehyde and n-pentanal components. The milk fraction most susceptible to changes in the presence of light was neutralized whey, whereas resuspended cream was most susceptible to copper exposure. Overall, dialyzed whey appeared to be influenced more than other milk fractions by both light and copper ions.

  12. Combination process for high-octane gasoline production

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    Bagirov, R.A.; Dadashev, B.A.; Gasimov, B.A.; Naviev, N.I.

    1984-04-01

    This article describes the use of a combination unit for the catalytic isomerization of n-paraffins with continuous chromatography to increase the yield of high-octane gasoline. The feed, consisting of 44.6% n-pentane and n-hexane and 55.4% isoparaffins and cyclic hydrocarbons, enters the bottom of the adsorber in the vapor phase, and the adsorption of n-paraffins takes place in a fluidized bed of CaA zeolite. The recovery of n-paraffins from the pentane-hexane cut as a function of temperature was investigated in the 70-100/sup 0/C interval. It is determined that a combination of adsorption chromatography with catalytic isomerization of the straight-chain paraffins removed from the feed offers a means for increasing the octane number of the product by 18-20 units.

  13. Dynamics of CN+alkane reactions by crossed-beam dc slice imaging

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    Huang Cunshun; Li Wen; Estillore, Armando D.; Suits, Arthur G.

    2008-08-21

    The hydrogen atom abstraction reactions of CN (X {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}) with alkanes have been studied using the crossed molecular beam technique with dc slice ion imaging at collision energies of 7.5 and 10.8 kcal/mol. The product alkyl radical images were obtained via single photon ionization at 157 nm for the reactions of CN (X {sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}) with n-butane, n-pentane, n-hexane, and cyclohexane. From analysis of the images, we obtained the center-of-mass frame product angular distributions and translational energy distributions directly. The results indicate that the products are largely backscattered and that most of the available energy ({approx}80%-85%) goes to the internal energy of the products. The reaction dynamics is discussed in light of recent kinetics data, theoretical calculations, and results for related halogen and oxygen atom reactions.

  14. Photoconductivity induced by single-proton excitation of aromatic molecules in liquid hydrocarbons

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    Holroyd, R.A.; Preses, J.M.; Boettcher, E.H.; Schmidt, W.F.

    1984-02-16

    The spectral dependence of the photoconductivity of several aromatic solutes (anthracene, 1,2-benzanthracene, perylene, pyrene, azulene, ..cap alpha..-methylnaphthalene, and triphenylamine) in liquid hydrocarbon solvents (neopentane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane(2,2,4-TMP), 2,2,4,4-tetramethylpentane (2,2,4,4-TMP), and n-pentane) are reported. In liquids which exhibit high thermal electron mobilities, relative maxima or shoulders are detected in the photoconductivity spectra. The corresponding transitions are thought to involve the formation of Rydberg states as precursors of separated charges. For anthracene and azulene, the transitions occur at approximately the same energy where Rydberg lines are observed in the gas phase. Quenching of the photoconductivity by perfluoromethylcyclohexane and by perfluoro-n-hexane supports this hypothesis.

  15. Contribution of electronically excited states to the radiation chemistry of organic systems. Progress report, July 1, 1985-February 28, 1986

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    Lipsky, S.

    1986-01-01

    The attachment of thermal electrons by cyclic perfluorocarbons has been shown to enhance the photocurrent from TMPD in solvents in which the electron thermalization range is low. The effect has been studied with perfluorodecalin and perfluoromethylcyclohexane in n-pentane and n-hexane as a function of scavenger concentration, excitation energy and applied electric field strength. The mechanism of the effect suggests a technique for separating epithermal from thermal electron scavenging processes. Contact charge transfer absorption maxima have been located in six hydrocarbon-cyclic perfluorocarbon systems, and correlate well with the known gas-phase ionization potentials of the hydrocarbon. Concentration studies indicate one to one complexes when the hydrocarbon is dissolved in a perfluorocarbon solvent. Fluorescence quantum yields and fluorescence spectra have been obtained for cyclopentane, cycloheptane, cyclooctane, cyclodecane and a number of their alkyl derivatives.

  16. Application of multispectral techniques to the precise identification of aldehydes in the environment

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    Richardson, S.D.; Thruston, A.D.; Collette, T.W.; McGuire, J.M.

    1991-01-01

    By using gas chromatography coupled with low- and high-resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry, low- and high-resolution chemical ionization mass spectrometry, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, eight straight-chain aldehydes were identified in a water sample taken from the overflow pipe of a municipal sewer line that contained a combination of industrial and domestic sewage. This combination of infrared and mass spectral techniques yielded precise identifications of n-hexanal, n-heptanal, 2-heptenal, n-octanal, 2-octenal, n-nonanal, 2-decenal, and 2-undecenal. These findings were significant because few straight-chain aldehydes have been identified in the environment, and all those previously found were saturated.

  17. In silico prediction of medium effects on esterification equilibrium using the COSMO-RS method.

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    Fermeglia, Maurizio; Braiuca, Paolo; Gardossi, Lucia; Pricl, Sabrina; Halling, Peter J

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a new approach for predicting solvent effects on esterification reactions of industrial importance in the field of biocatalysis. The COSMO-RS method has been used to calculate the activity coefficients of the chemical species involved in various reactions, carried out in different solvents. For comparison we also used the traditional UNIFAC method. Three lipase-catalyzed esterifications were considered: (1) 1-dodecanoic acid with menthol in n-hexane, n-heptane, cyclohexane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane, toluene, acetonitrile, and 2-methyl-2-butanol; (2) 1-dodecanoic acid and 1-dodecanol in n-hexane, n-heptane, cyclohexane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane, and toluene; and (3) glycerol and n-octanoic acid in acetonitrile, benzene, and toluene and in the neat reaction mixture (without any solvent). Predicted activities were used to calculate the thermodynamic equilibrium ratio. This should be independent of medium, and the variation in COSMO-RS values is at most 9-fold (corresponding to a DeltaG degrees of about 5.5 kJ/mol, which would still be a very useful prediction) and often only 2-fold (corresponding to less than 2 kJ/mol or 0.5 kcal/mol, therefore comparable with experimental error). UNIFAC is weaker, especially when important roles are played by conformational freedom, intramolecular interactions, strong polar effects, and charge distribution of molecules in the mixture. The relative percent deviations from the mean of equilibrium constants in different solvents range between 17 and 49 for COSMO-RS versus 32 to 65 for UNIFAC. The COSMO-RS method opens up new perspectives for the development of theoretical models for solvent selection with general applicability. PMID:16889392

  18. An analytical system for the measurement of stable hydrogen isotopes in ambient volatile organic compounds

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    Meisehen, T.; Bühler, F.; Koppmann, R.; Krebsbach, M.

    2015-10-01

    Stable isotope measurements in atmospheric volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are an excellent tool to analyse chemical and dynamical processes in the atmosphere. While up to now isotope studies of VOCs in ambient air have mainly focussed on carbon isotopes, we herein present a new measurement system to investigate hydrogen isotope ratios in atmospheric VOCs. This system, consisting of a gas chromatography pyrolysis isotope ratio mass spectrometer (GC-P-IRMS) and a pre-concentration system, was thoroughly characterised using a VOC test mixture. A precision of better than 9 ‰ (in δ 2H) is achieved for n-pentane, 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene (isoprene), n-heptane, 4-methyl-pentane-2-one (4-methyl-2-pentanone), methylbenzene (toluene), n-octane, ethylbenzene, m/p-xylene and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene. A comparison with independent measurements via elemental analysis shows an accuracy of better than 9 ‰ for n-pentane, n-heptane, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, toluene and n-octane. Above a minimum required pre-concentrated compound mass the obtained δ 2H values are constant within the standard deviations. In addition, a remarkable influence of the pyrolysis process on the isotope ratios is found and discussed. Reliable measurements are only possible if the ceramic tube used for the pyrolysis is sufficiently conditioned, i.e. the inner surface is covered with a carbon layer. It is essential to verify this conditioning regularly and to renew it if required. Furthermore, influences of a necessary H3+ correction and the pyrolysis temperature on the isotope ratios are discussed. Finally, the applicability to measure hydrogen isotope ratios in VOCs at ambient levels is demonstrated with measurements of outside air on 5 different days in February and March 2015. The measured hydrogen isotope ratios range from -136 to -105 ‰ forn-pentane, from -86 to -63 ‰ for toluene, from -39 to -15 ‰ for ethylbenzene, from -99 to -68 ‰ for m/p-xylene and from -45 to -34 ‰ for o-xylene.

  19. Re-Os dating of maltenes and asphaltenes within single samples of crude oil

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    Georgiev, Svetoslav V.; Stein, Holly J.; Hannah, Judith L.; Galimberti, Roberto; Nali, Micaela; Yang, Gang; Zimmerman, Aaron

    2016-04-01

    Re-Os geochronology of oil may constrain the timing of oil formation and improve oil-source and oil-oil correlations. Typically, asphaltene (ASPH), the heaviest and most Re-Os rich oil fraction, from multiple oils within an oil field or a larger petroleum system are analyzed to obtain sufficient spread in Re-Os isotopic ratios, a mathematical necessity for precise Re-Os isochrons. Here we offer a new approach for Re-Os geochronology of oil based on isotopic analyses of different fractions within a single sample of crude oil. We studied three oils from the Gela oil field, southern Sicily, Italy, recovered from Triassic-Jurassic stratigraphic intervals (Streppenosa, Noto, and Sciacca Formations) within the Gela-1 well. ASPH (insoluble in n-alkane) and maltene (MALT, soluble in n-alkane) fractions of oil were separated using n-pentane, n-hexane, n-heptane and n-decane solvents. The ASPH contents of the Sciacca and Noto oils (26-33 wt%) are notably higher compared to the Streppenosa oil (7-12 wt% ASPH). We present an optimized Re-Os procedure with sample digestion in a high-pressure asher, followed by isotopic measurements using negative thermal ionization mass spectrometry. Very high metal contents of Gela oils allowed acquisition of precise Re-Os data. Systematic variations between the type of solvent used for ASPH precipitation and the ASPH content of the oil (also known from the literature) and the Re-Os contents of the ASPH and MALT fractions (first observed in this study) provide important practical applications for Re-Os analyses of oil. Most Re and Os (∼96-98%) in the Noto oil are hosted in the ASPH fraction. In contrast, a significant portion of Re and Os (∼33-34%) is stored in the MALT fraction of the lighter, but heavily biodegraded Streppenosa oil. Collectively, our new data on alkane distribution, hopane and sterane biomarkers, major and trace element contents, and Re-Os concentrations and isotopic ratios of the oils and their fractions support the presence of two oil families. Streppenosa oil, a heavily biodegraded oil generated at an early stage of thermal maturation from a shaly source rock, is clearly distinct from the Noto and Sciacca oils, both generated at peak maturation from a carbonate source rock with no subsequent biodegradation. Two Re-Os ages were obtained. Crude oil and ASPH from Noto and Sciacca oil yield a Model 1 isochron age of 27.5 ± 4.6 Ma with an initial 187Os/188Os of 3.89 ± 0.43 (MSWD = 1.6, n = 19). We interpret this Oligocene age as the time of initial oil generation, that was probably related to the onset of regional collisional tectonics in southern Sicily. ASPH and crude oil from the Streppenosa oil yield scattered data, perhaps related to effects of biodegradation. Streppenosa MALT yield a Model 1 age of 200.0 ± 5.2 Ma and initial 187Os/188Os of 1.39 ± 0.11 (MSWD = 0.52; n = 4). This age and initial Os-isotopic composition are consistent with rapid oil generation shortly after Late Triassic source-rock formation, perhaps driven by magmatic-related heating. Here we document a potentially powerful geochronological tool that can be applied to single samples of crude oil. Within each oil, the 187Os/188Os and most of the 187Re/188Os ratios in the MALT fractions are lower than in the corresponding ASPH fractions. Crude oils, being physical mixtures of ASPH and MALT, have intermediate Re-Os isotopic ratios. Hence, the needed spread in data points for a Re-Os isochron is obtained by analyzing components of a single crude oil. This approach eliminates pitfalls in interpretation of Re-Os data from multiple oils with possibly different generation, migration, or reservoir modification history.

  20. Analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in particulate and oily films on impervious surfaces.

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    Klees, Marcel; Hiester, Ernst; Schmidt, Torsten C

    2015-12-15

    During this study wipe sampling was applied to various impervious surfaces for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDFs) area concentrations. To that end, a wipe sampling method based on solvent wetted cotton wipes was evaluated and transfer efficiencies of PCBs and PCDD/PCDFs in particulate films (PFs) and oily liquid films (OFs) during sampling were investigated. For PFs sufficient transfer efficiencies of low concentrated PCB and PCDD/PCDF congeners in 1g/m(2) spiking surrogate were achieved after the first wipe using n-hexane as wetting solvent. Transfer efficiencies for OFs were the highest in the first wipe if n-hexane or n-heptane were used rather than toluene. The spiking experiments of OFs showed a log-linear correlation between the number of wiping procedures and transfer efficiency which indicates that transfer efficiencies were constant in subsequent wipes. Furthermore, it was successfully demonstrated that pressurized liquid extraction is a suitable tool for the extraction of wipe samples. Finally, the feasibility of this wipe sampling method was demonstrated on various impervious surfaces of different origin, and concentration levels of PCBs and PCDD/PCDFs in wipe samples are discussed. Hereby, remarkably high ∑CB6 concentrations of up to 1400μg/m(2) (taken at a transformer recycling site) were detected. PMID:26318221

  1. Fuel droplet burning rates at high pressures.

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    Canada, G. S.; Faeth, G. M.

    1973-01-01

    Combustion of methanol, ethanol, propanol-1, n-pentane, n-heptane, and n-decane was observed in air under natural convection conditions, at pressures up to 100 atm. The droplets were simulated by porous spheres, with diameters in the range from 0.63 to 1.90 cm. The pressure levels of the tests were high enough so that near-critical combustion was observed for methanol and ethanol. Due to the high pressures, the phase-equilibrium models of the analysis included both the conventional low-pressure approach as well as high-pressure versions, allowing for real gas effects and the solubility of combustion-product gases in the liquid phase. The burning-rate predictions of the various theories were similar, and in fair agreement with the data. The high-pressure theory gave the best prediction for the liquid-surface temperatures of ethanol and propanol-1 at high pressure. The experiments indicated the approach of critical burning conditions for methanol and ethanol at pressures on the order of 80 to 100 atm, which was in good agreement with the predictions of both the low- and high-pressure analysis.

  2. Theory of viscosity as a criterion for detection of onset of asphaltene flocculation

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    Escobedo, J.; Mansoori, G.A.

    1994-12-31

    Recently, the authors proposed a new technique for the determination of the onset of asphaltene flocculation. This method is based on viscosity measurements of a crude oil being diluted with a precipitating solvent (i.e., n-pentane, n-heptane, etc.). The onset of asphaltene flocculation is detected by a sharp increase in the relative viscosity of the suspension in which asphaltene particle aggregation occurs. The key point in this development is the changes which occur in the relative viscosity of the mixture and its relationship to the phenomenon of flocculation of asphaltene particles induced by the addition of a low-molecular-weight n-paraffin to crude oil. In this paper, they present a theoretical analysis of the proposed new technique for the onset of asphaltene flocculation and to estimate the background viscosity of the crude oil-precipitating solvent mixture. This in turn has allowed them to perform analyses of the trends of specific and relative viscosities as a function of precipitating solvent concentration, and hence particle concentration. These analyses have provided them information regarding the effect of the suspended asphaltene particles on the viscosity of the mixture. This effect becomes remarkable at a point which coincides with the previously predicted onset of asphaltene flocculation. The increase in the specific (or relative) viscosity after this point is very rapid.

  3. A predictive method for crude oil volatile organic compounds emission from soil: evaporation and diffusion behavior investigation of binary gas mixtures.

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    Wang, Haijing; Fischer, Thomas; Wieprecht, Wolfgang; Möller, Detlev

    2015-05-01

    Due to their mobility and toxicity, crude oil volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are representative components for oil pipeline contaminated sites detection. Therefore, contaminated location risk assessment, with airborne light detection and ranging (LIDAR) survey, in particular, requires ground-based determinative methods for oil VOCs, the interaction between oil VOCs and soil, and information on how they diffuse from underground into atmosphere. First, we developed a method for determination of crude oil VOC binary mixtures (take n-pentane and n-hexane as examples), taking synergistic effects of VOC mixtures on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers into consideration. Using this method, we further aim to extract VOCs from small volumes, for example, from soil pores, using a custom-made sampling device for nondestructive SPME fiber intrusion, and to study VOC transport through heterogeneous porous media. Second, specific surface Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis was conducted and used for estimation of VOC isotherm parameters in soil. Finally, two models were fitted for VOC emission prediction, and the results were compared to the experimental emission results. It was found that free diffusion mode worked well, and an empirical correction factor seems to be needed for the other model to adapt to our condition for single and binary systems. PMID:25572270

  4. Effects of dilution of poly(ethylvinylbenzene-divinylbenzene) adsorbent on the adsorption of aliphatic, alicyclic, and aromatic hydrocarbon adsorbates from effective zero to finite surface coverage

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    Djordjevic, N.M.; Laub, R.J.

    1988-01-15

    The chromatographic measurement and systematic interpretation of the solidgas partition coefficients K/sub s/ and related thermodynamic properties of a number of hydrocarbon adsorbates (n-pentane through n-octane, cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, benzene, dichloromethane, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, tetrahydrofuran, thiophene, and acetone) at effective zero surface coverage with a 1:10 admixture of the title adsorbent-inert diluent from 393 to 443 K are reported. Despite a difference of an order of magnitude in the surface areas of bulk and admixed packings, the adsorbate relative retentions were in good agreement with those found in previous work with neat Porapak Q. The heats of adsorption also coincided to within an experimental error of ca. +- 5%. The GSC technique of elution by characteristic point was then used to derive the finite-concentration adsorption isotherms and isosteric heats of adsorption on n-hexane, cyclohexane, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and acetone adsorbates with diluted Porapak Q over the temperature range 393-433 K. All exhibited BET Type IV isotherms, as well as changes in the respective isotherm temperature coefficients. The latter is said to be a consequence of the microporous substructure of this adsorbent.

  5. Long-Term Incubation Reveals Methanogenic Biodegradation of C5 and C6 iso-Alkanes in Oil Sands Tailings.

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    Siddique, Tariq; Mohamad Shahimin, Mohd Faidz; Zamir, Saima; Semple, Kathleen; Li, Carmen; Foght, Julia M

    2015-12-15

    iso-Alkanes are major components of petroleum and have been considered recalcitrant to biodegradation under methanogenic conditions. However, indigenous microbes in oil sands tailings ponds exposed to solvents rich in 2-methylbutane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, n-pentane, and n-hexane produce methane in situ. We incubated defined mixtures of iso- or n-alkanes with mature fine tailings from two tailings ponds of different ages historically exposed to different solvents: one, ~10 years old, receiving C5-C6 paraffins and the other, ~35 years old, receiving naphtha. A lengthy incubation (>6 years) revealed iso-alkane biodegradation after lag phases of 900-1800 and ~280 days, respectively, before the onset of methanogenesis, although lag phases were shorter with n-alkanes (~650-1675 and ~170 days, respectively). 2-Methylpentane and both n-alkanes were completely depleted during ~2400 days of incubation, whereas 2-methylbutane and 3-methylpentane were partially depleted only during active degradation of 2-methylpentane, suggesting co-metabolism. In both cases, pyrotag sequencing of 16S rRNA genes showed codominance of Peptococcaceae with acetoclastic (Methanosaeta) and hydrogenotrophic (Methanoregula and Methanolinea) methanogens. These observations are important for predicting long-term greenhouse-gas emissions from oil sands tailings ponds and extend the known range of hydrocarbons susceptible to methanogenic biodegradation in petroleum-impacted anaerobic environments. PMID:26571341

  6. Correlations of Henry's Law Gas-Solid Virial Coefficients and Chromatographic Retention Times for Hydrocarbons and Halocarbons Adsorbed on Carbopack C Carbon.

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    Rybolt; Logan; Milburn; Thomas; Waters

    1999-12-01

    Second gas-solid virial coefficients were determined at 403.5 +/- 0.5 K for 6 adsorbates, including butane, chloroform, trichlorofluoromethane (Freon 11), bromochloromethane, 1-chloro-2-methylpropane, and dibromodifluoromethane. For another 11 adsorbates, including dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon 12), chlorodifluoromethane (Freon 22), methyl chloride, methylene chloride, propane, n-pentane, n-hexane, carbon tetrachloride, 1,2-dichloropropane, butyl chloride, and cyclohexane, B(2s) was measured over a range of temperatures between 308 and 494 K. These values were found using gas-solid chromatography with Carbopack C (Supelco Inc.), a graphitized carbon black powder, as the adsorbent. We find that both the ln B(2s) values and the gas-solid interaction energies are effectively correlated with adsorbate-calculated molar refractivity, r(2) = 0.947 and r(2) = 0.964, respectively. Dipole moment alone provides a nearly random correlation of ln B(2s) and, if used with molar refractivity, gives r(2) = 0.970 for the 17 hydrocarbon and alkyl halide (halocarbon) adsorbates. A theoretical equation was developed that predicts a quantitative structure retention relationship (QSRR) used to correlate ln B(2s) values with molar refractivity. B(2s) values are directly proportional to the retention times of the adsorbates. Using one-surface and two-surface models, a calculation of the surface area of the Carbopack C for each of the 17 adsorbates provided a check on the consistency of the analysis as the adsorbate was varied. Copyright 1999 Academic Press. PMID:10550252

  7. Stable Carbon Isotope Ratios and Mixing Ratios of Several VOC Including n-Hexane, Benzene, Toluene, p-Xylene, n-Octane, and n-Decane Measured During the Border Air Quality Study Campaign (June-July, 2007)

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    Kornilova, A.; Moukhtar, S.; Huang, L.; Rudolph, J.

    2008-12-01

    Many important secondary pollutants are formed during the oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in the atmosphere. These organic compounds can contribute significant mass to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) and therefore impact physical properties and composition of aerosols. Despite numerous studies, the formation processes for atmospheric PM are still not well understood. While there have been very extensive laboratory investigations of PM formation, nearly all of these studies have been conducted at VOC concentrations which exceed ambient atmospheric levels by several orders of magnitude. Consequently there is substantial uncertainty in the extrapolation of laboratory results to the atmosphere. Recently it has been demonstrated that stable carbon isotopic composition measurements can be very valuable in providing increased insight into the chemical and transport processes of VOC in the troposphere. Studies showed that isotope ratio measurements could aid in the determination of photochemical processing of individual VOC. It is expected that applying isotope measurements to studies of VOC oxidation products in the atmosphere will allow to establish quantitative relationship between the amount of precursor oxidized and the concentration of secondary pollutants formed during this process. Thus, the yield of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from this reaction can be calculated. A cartridge technique was developed for field sampling of VOC and subsequent laboratory analysis by gas chromatography coupled with isotope ratio mass spectrometry. It was first implemented during the BAQS field study (June-July, 2007) parallel to PM sampling. Stable carbon isotopic composition and concentrations of several VOC were determined and compared to those of PM. The results of these measurements will be presented and discussed.

  8. Extraction mechanism of Sc(III) and separation from Th(IV), Fe(III) and Lu(III) with bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid in n-hexane from sulphuric acid solutions

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    Wang, Chun; Li, Deqian )

    1994-06-01

    The extraction equilibrium data of sulphuric acid and scandium(III) with bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid (H[BTMPP]) from sulphuric acid solutions have been obtained. There are two extraction mechanisms of scandium(III) with H[BTMPP] at different ranges of aqueous acidity. The extraction of Sc(III) proceeds according to a cation exchange reaction at lower aqueous acidity and to a solvating reaction at higher acidity. The practicability of separating Sc(III) from Th(IV),Fe(III) and Lu(III) by controlling the aqueous acidity was discussed. The effect of temperature on extraction of Sc(III) was observed and thermodynamic functions were calculated. IR and NMR spectra were made for organic extracts. The extraction characteristics of H[BTMPP] and di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphinic acid (H[DEHP]) were contrasted to obtain more information about extraction with H[BTMPP]. 12 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Acid-catalyzed cracking of paraffinic hydrocarbons. 3. Evidence for the protonated cyclopropane mechanism from hydrocracking/hydroisomerization experiments

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    Tiong Sie, S. )

    1993-03-01

    The mechanism for acid-catalyzed cracking proposed in the first paper of this series, which assumes a protonated dialkylcyclopropane carbonium ion as intermediate instead of a classical carbenium ion, has been applied to rationalize experimental results obtained in the hydrocracking/hydroisomerization of normal paraffins. The new mechanism is shown to be capable of explaining many characteristics of the hydrocracking process which cannot be understood via the classical theory, such as the virtual absence of methane and ethane as cracked products, the relatively low production of propane as compared to the higher hydrocarbons, and characteristic patterns in the branching of the cracked fragments. The new mechanism also makes it clear why crackability increases so rapidly with increasing number of carbon atoms above n-heptane and why n-hexane and lower hydrocarbons are so difficult to crack. An explanation is also offered for the ease with which high selectivities can be achieved in the isomerization of C[sub 5]/C[sub 6], as contrasted with the difficulty of isomerizing C[sub 7+] without significant cracking.

  10. Separation and aquatic toxicity of enantiomers of the organophosphorus insecticide trichloronate.

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    Liu, Weiping; Lin, Kunde; Gan, Jianying

    2006-09-01

    Many of the organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) currently used are chiral and therefore consist of mixture of enantiomers. Despite the fact that the biological processes of chiral pesticides are enantioselective, the acute aquatic toxicity of chiral OPs with respect to enantioselectivity has so far received limited research. In this study, the enantiomeric separation and acute aquatic toxicity of trichloronate were investigated. Baseline enantioseparation of trichloronate was successfully achieved using high-performance liquid chromatography on a Chiralcel OJ column, with a mobile phase of n-hexane/n-heptane/ethanol (90/5/5, v/v/v) at the flow rate of 1.0 ml min(-1) and room temperature. The resolved enantiomers were characterized for their optical rotation and by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Significant differences were found between the enantiomers in acute aquatic toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna. The (-)-trichloronate was 8-11 times more toxic to the test organisms than its (+)-form, while the racemate showed intermediate toxicity. These results suggest that assessment of the environmental safety of chiral OPs should take stereospecificity into consideration. PMID:16845672

  11. High pressure droplet burning experiments in reduced gravity

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    Chauveau, Christian; Goekalp, Iskender

    1995-01-01

    A parametric investigation of single droplet gasification regimes is helpful in providing the necessary physical ideas for sub-grid models used in spray combustion numerical prediction codes. A research program has been initiated at the LCSR to explore the vaporization regimes of single and interacting hydrocarbon and liquid oxygen droplets under high pressure conditions. This paper summarizes the status of the LCSR program on the high pressure burning of single fuel droplets; recent results obtained under normal and reduced gravity conditions with suspended droplets are presented. In the work described here, parabolic flights of the CNES Caravelle is used to create a reduced gravity environment of the order of 10(exp -2) g(sub O). For all the droplet burning experiments reported here, the suspended droplet initial diameters are scattered around 1.5 mm; and the ambient air temperature is 300 K. The ambient pressure is varied between 0.1 MPa and 12 MPa. Four fuels are investigated: methanol (Pc = 7.9 MPa), n-heptane (Pc = 2.74 MPa), n-hexane (Pc = 3.01 MPa) and n-octane (Pc = 2.48 MPa).

  12. Phase equilibria and modeling of pyridinium-based ionic liquid solutions.

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    Domańska, Urszula; Królikowski, Marek; Ramjugernath, Deresh; Letcher, Trevor M; Tumba, Kaniki

    2010-11-25

    The phase diagrams of the ionic liquid (IL) N-butyl-4-methylpyridinium bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide ([BM(4)Py][NTf(2)]) with water, an alcohol (1-butanol, 1-hexanol, 1-octanol, 1-decanol), an aromatic hydrocarbon (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, n-propylbenzene), an alkane (n-hexane, n-heptane, n-octane), or cyclohexane have been measured at atmospheric pressure using a dynamic method. This work includes the characterization of the synthesized compound by water content and also by differential scanning calorimetry. Phase diagrams for the binary systems of [BM(4)Py][NTf(2)] with all solvents reveal eutectic systems with regards to (solid-liquid) phase equilibria and show immiscibility in the liquid phase region with an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) in most of the mixtures. The phase equilibria (solid, or liquid-liquid) for the binary systems containing aliphatic hydrocarbons reported here exhibit the lowest solubility and the highest immiscibility gap, a trend which has been observed for all ILs. The reduction of experimental data has been carried out using the nonrandom two-liquid (NRTL) correlation equation. The phase diagrams reported here have been compared with analogous phase diagrams reported previously for systems containing the IL N-butyl-4-methylpyridinium tosylate and other pyridinium-based ILs. The influence of the anion of the IL on the phase behavior has been discussed. PMID:20964426

  13. Infrared band intensities of saturated hydrocarbons

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    Pinkley, L. W.; Sethna, P. P.; Williams, D.

    1978-01-01

    Kramers-Kronig analysis is applied to measured values of spectral reflectance at near-normal incidence to determine the real and the imaginary parts of the complex index of refraction for methane, ethane, propane, n-butane, n-hexane, n-heptane, and n-decane in the liquid state. The results indicate that the strengths of the characteristic bands as measured by the integral of the imaginary part are roughly constant for all the liquid alkanes except for methane. The intensity of the CH valence vibration bands in the spectra of the alkanes except methane is directly proportional to the number of CH groups per unit volume. The relations for the intensity of the bands due to CH2 and CH3 deformations are examined. Characteristic band intensities of the type established for NH4(+) and SO4(2-) groups in solutions and crystals cannot be extended to the more closely coupled CH2 and CH3 groups in alkane molecules.

  14. Observed trends in ambient concentrations of C 2-C 8 hydrocarbons in the United Kingdom over the period from 1993 to 2004

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    Dollard, G. J.; Dumitrean, P.; Telling, S.; Dixon, J.; Derwent, R. G.

    Hourly measurements of up to 26 C 2-C 8 hydrocarbons have been made at eight urban background sites, three urban-industrial sites, a kerbside and a rural site in the UK from 1993 onwards up until the end of December 2004. Average annual mean benzene and 1,3-butadiene concentrations at urban background locations have declined at about -20% per year and the observed declines have exactly mimicked the inferred declines in benzene and 1,3-butadiene emissions over the same period. Ninety-day rolling mean concentrations of ethylene, propylene, n- and i-butane, n- and i-pentane, isoprene and propane at urban and rural sites have also declined steadily by between -10% and -30% per year. Rolling mean concentrations of acetylene, 2- and 3-methylpentane, n-hexane, n-heptane, cis- and trans-but-2-ene, cis- and trans-pent-2-ene, toluene, ethylbenzene and o-, m- and p-xylene at a roadside location in London have all declined at between -14% and -21% per year. These declines demonstrate that motor vehicle exhaust catalysts and evaporative canisters have effectively and efficiently controlled vehicular emissions of hydrocarbons in the UK. Urban ethane concentrations arising largely from natural gas leakage have remained largely unchanged over this same period.

  15. High-performance liquid chromatographic enantioseparation of naphthol-substituted tetrahydroisoquinolines on polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases.

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    Ilisz, István; Gecse, Zsanett; Szatmári, István; Fülöp, Ferenc; Péter, Antal

    2014-01-01

    The stereoisomers of 15 naphthol-substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline analogs were separated on chiral stationary phases containing the chiral selectors cellulose tris-(3,5-dimethylphenyl carbamate) (Cellulose 1), cellulose tris-(3-chloro-4-methylphenyl carbamate) (Cellulose 2), cellulose tris-(4-methylbenzoate) (Cellulose 3) and cellulose tris-(4-chloro-3-methylphenyl carbamate) (Cellulose 4). Experiments were performed in normal-phase mode with n-heptane(n-hexane)-alcohol-diethylamine mobile phases in the temperature range 5-40 °C. Thermodynamic parameters were calculated from plots of lnk or lnα vs 1/T. On the Cellulose 1 column, Δ(ΔH°) ranged from -6.8 to 5.9 kJ/mol, Δ(ΔS°) from -16.7 to 21.0 J/mol/K and the Gibbs energy, -Δ(ΔG°) from 0.2 to 1.5 kJ/mol; on the Cellulose 2 column, Δ(ΔH°) ranged from -7.8 to 2.5 kJ/mol, Δ(ΔS°) from -16.1 to 13.2 J/mol/K and - Δ(ΔG°) from 0.7 to 3.0 kJ/mol. Both enthalpy- and entropy-controlled enantioseparations were observed. The latter was advantageous with regard to the shorter retention and greater selectivity at high temperature. PMID:23897777

  16. Biodiesel production using waste frying oil

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    Charpe, Trupti W.; Rathod, Virendra K.

    2011-01-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Waste sunflower frying oil is successfully converted to biodiesel using lipase as catalyst. {yields} Various process parameters that affects the conversion of transesterification reaction such as temperature, enzyme concentration, methanol: oil ratio and solvent are optimized. {yields} Inhibitory effect of methanol on lipase is reduced by adding methanol in three stages. {yields} Polar solvents like n-hexane and n-heptane increases the conversion of tranesterification reaction. - Abstract: Waste sunflower frying oil is used in biodiesel production by transesterification using an enzyme as a catalyst in a batch reactor. Various microbial lipases have been used in transesterification reaction to select an optimum lipase. The effects of various parameters such as temperature, methanol:oil ratio, enzyme concentration and solvent on the conversion of methyl ester have been studied. The Pseudomonas fluorescens enzyme yielded the highest conversion. Using the P. fluorescens enzyme, the optimum conditions included a temperature of 45 deg. C, an enzyme concentration of 5% and a methanol:oil molar ratio 3:1. To avoid an inhibitory effect, the addition of methanol was performed in three stages. The conversion obtained after 24 h of reaction increased from 55.8% to 63.84% because of the stage-wise addition of methanol. The addition of a non-polar solvent result in a higher conversion compared to polar solvents. Transesterification of waste sunflower frying oil under the optimum conditions and single-stage methanol addition was compared to the refined sunflower oil.

  17. [The study of vapor-liquid equilibria for polymer/solvents by using gas-liquid chromatography].

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    Xie, J

    1999-05-01

    The infinite dilution weight fraction activity coefficient, omega 1 infinity, and Flory-Huggins interaction parameter, chi, have been determined for systems of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/solvents and polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA)/solvents by using gas chromatography from 58 degrees C to 180 degrees C. The solvents include styrene, acetone, ethyl ether, methanol, ethanol, acetic acid, trichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran and ethyl acetate in PDMS/solvent systems and n-hexane, n-heptane, cyclohexane, benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, styrene, acetone, ethyl ether, methanol, ethanol, methyl methacrylate(MMA), trichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran and ethyl acetate in the PMMA/solvent systems. The results showed that omega 1 infinity and chi were decreased with the increase of temperature in the range from 58 degrees C to 180 degrees C. The study showed that UNIFAC and UNIFAC-FV models could not all be used to estimate omega 1 infinity of the solvents in PMMA/solvent systems. Therefore, UNIFAC and UNIFAC-FV models must be corrected or other models must be used. PMID:12549114

  18. n-Aldehydes (C6-C10) in snow samples collected at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch during CLACE 5

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    Sieg, K.; Starokozhev, E.; Fries, E.; Sala, S.; Püttmann, W.

    2009-03-01

    Samples of freshly fallen snow were collected at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, during the Cloud and Aerosol Characterization Experiments (CLACE) 5 in February and March 2006. Sampling was carried out on the Sphinx platform. Headspace-solid-phase-dynamic extraction (HS-SPDE) combined with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to quantify C6-C10 n-aldehydes in the snow samples. The most abundant n-aldehyde was n-hexanal (median concentration 1.324 μg L-1) followed by n-nonanal, n-decanal, n-octanal and n-heptanal (median concentrations 1.239, 0.863, 0.460, and 0.304 μg L-1, respectively). A wide range of concentrations was found among individual snow samples, even for samples taken at the same time. Higher median concentrations of all n-aldehydes were observed when air masses reached Jungfraujoch from the north-northwest in comparison to air masses arriving from the southeast-southwest. Results suggest that the n-aldehydes detected most likely are of direct and indirect biogenic origin, and that they entered the snow through the particle phase.

  19. Monitoring of selected skin-borne volatile markers of entrapped humans by selective reagent ionization time of flight mass spectrometry in NO+ mode.

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    Mochalski, Paweł; Unterkofler, Karl; Hinterhuber, Hartmann; Amann, Anton

    2014-04-15

    Selective reagent ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry with NO(+) as the reagent ion (SRI-TOF-MS (NO(+))) was applied for near real-time monitoring of selected skin-borne constituents which are potential markers of human presence. The experimental protocol involved a group of 10 healthy volunteers enclosed in a body plethysmography chamber mimicking the entrapment environment. A total of 12 preselected omnipresent in human scent volatiles were quantitatively monitored. Among them there were six aldehydes (n-propanal, n-hexanal, n-heptanal, n-octanal, n-nonanal, and 2 methyl 2-propenal), four ketones (acetone, 2-butanone, 3-buten-2-one, and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one), one hydrocarbon (2-methyl 2-pentene), and one terpene (DL-limonene). The observed median emission rates ranged from 0.28 to 44.8 nmol × person(-1) × min(-1) (16-1530 fmol × cm(-2) × min(-1)). Within the compounds under study, ketones in general and acetone in particular exhibited the highest abundances. The findings of this study provide invaluable information about formation and evolution of a human-specific chemical fingerprint, which could be used for the early location of entrapped victims during urban search and rescue operations (USaR). PMID:24611620

  20. A fishy odor episode in a north China reservoir: occurrence, origin, and possible odor causing compounds.

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    Zhao, Yunyun; Yu, Jianwei; Su, Ming; An, Wei; Yang, Min

    2013-12-01

    A significant outbreak of fishy odor occurred in a reservoir located in Inner Mongolia, China, in the winter of 2011, and the odor rating, algal density and concentrations of some potential odorous compounds were monitored over a period of two months. The peak odor rating of the fishy odor was 7 according to flavor profile analysis. Among the dominant algal species (two diatom and one chrysophyte species) observed during the survey, the chrysophyte Dinobryon sp. was the most abundant species, with the peak density recorded at 88,520 cells/mL. Seven potential algal metabolites including heptanal, 2,4-heptadienal, 2,4-decadienal, nonanal, 2-octenal, 2,6-nonadienal and hexanal were detected. The principal component analysis result showed that n-hexanal, n-heptanal and 2,4-decadienal, possibly the metabolites of diatoms, and 2,4-heptadienal, possibly the metabolite of Dinobryon sp., might have contributed to the fishy odor episode. This study demonstrated that the fishy odor episode in this reservoir might be caused by the abnormal growth of chrysophytes and diatoms under the ice-cover. PMID:24649665

  1. Comparative study of free and immobilized lipase from Bacillus aerius and its application in synthesis of ethyl ferulate.

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    Saun, Nitin Kumar; Narwal, Sunil Kumar; Dogra, Priyanka; Chauhan, Ghanshyam Singh; Gupta, Reena

    2014-01-01

    In the present study, a purified lipase from Bacillus aerius immobilized on celite matrix was used for synthesis of ethyl ferulate. The celite-bound lipase exposed to glutaraldehyde showed 90.02% binding efficiency. It took two hours to bind maximally onto the support. The pH and temperature optima of the immobilized lipase were same as those of free enzyme i.e 9.5 and 55°C. Among different substrates both free and immobilized lipase showed maximum affinity towards p-nitrophenyl palmitate (p-NPP). The lipase activity was found to be stimulated in the presence of Mg(2+) in case of free enzyme while Zn(2+) and Fe(3+) showed stimulatory effect on immobilized lipase whereas salt ions as well as chelating agents inhibited activity of both free and immobilized lipase. Maximum enzyme activity was observed in n-hexane as organic solvent followed by n-heptane for both free and immobilized lipase, however CCl4, acetone and benzene inhibited the enzyme activity. Moreover, all the selected detergents (SDS, Triton X-100, Tween 80 and Tween 20) had an inhibitory effect on both free and immobilized enzyme activity. The celite bound lipase (1.5%) efficiently performed maximum esterification (2.51 moles/l) of ethanol and ferulic acid (100 mM each, at a molar ratio of 1:3) when incubated at 55°C for 48 h resulting in the formation of ester ethyl ferulate. PMID:25099909

  2. Volatile organic compounds in the air of Izmir, Turkey

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    Muezzinoglu, Aysen; Odabasi, Mustafa; Onat, Levent

    A sampling program was conducted to determine the ambient VOC levels in the city of Izmir, Turkey during daytime and overnight periods between mid-August and mid-September 1998. Sampling sites were selected at high-density traffic roads and junctions far from stationary VOC sources. Samples were analyzed for benzene, toluene, m, p-xylene and o-xylene (BTX), alkylbenzenes (ethylbenzene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene), n-hexane and, n-heptane. Results were compared with similar data from other cities around the world and for probable health dangers and sources of the compounds. Results of this study indicated that Izmir has rather high ambient BTX concentrations compared to many polluted cities in the world. Toluene was the most abundant VOC in Izmir air and was followed by xylenes, benzene and alkylbenzenes, respectively. All were strongly dependent on the expected daily variations of traffic flow in the city. The concentrations of other VOCs correlated well with benzene concentration at most sampling sites, excluding Gumuldur station indicating that ambient VOC levels were mainly affected by motor vehicle emissions. The toluene-to-benzene ratios for urban and non-urban sites were in good agreement with previously reported values, indicating a good relationship between the motor vehicle emissions and ambient VOC levels.

  3. CRADA Final Report: Optimized Catalysts for the Cracking of Heavier Petroleum Feedstocks

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    Somorjai, Gabor A.

    2003-01-02

    Catalysts lower the activation energy required for chemical reactions to proceed and are widely used in petroleum refining and chemical manufacturing. The useful lifetime and, thus, the value of an industrial catalyst are limited by a process known as deactivation in which the efficiency of the catalyst declines over time. Understanding this deactivation process is essential for developing new catalysts with longer useful lifetimes. In this project a new surface science tool, ultraviolet (UV) Raman spectroscopy, was used to identify chemical species on the surfaces of catalysts in-situ under actual reaction conditions. In collaboration with Catalytica this tool was applied to study deactivation in a series of important industrial catalysts. In the specific case of "reforming" catalysts are used to dehydrogenate and cyclize n-hexane and n-heptane to form benzene and toluene for the production of high octane gasoline, the buildup and polymerization of carbonaceous reaction byproducts on the surface of the catalyst was studied in-situ by this new method. The information on catalyst reaction and deactivation mechanisms has been found to be useful to the industrial partner in improving their catalysts. These improvements could have a major impact on the efficiency of petroleum refining and gasoline production. In addition, the new surface science tools developed by this project will have general applicability to the study of catalysis and to the field of surface science in general.

  4. Monitoring of Selected Skin-Borne Volatile Markers of Entrapped Humans by Selective Reagent Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry in NO+ Mode

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    2014-01-01

    Selective reagent ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry with NO+ as the reagent ion (SRI-TOF-MS (NO+)) was applied for near real-time monitoring of selected skin-borne constituents which are potential markers of human presence. The experimental protocol involved a group of 10 healthy volunteers enclosed in a body plethysmography chamber mimicking the entrapment environment. A total of 12 preselected omnipresent in human scent volatiles were quantitatively monitored. Among them there were six aldehydes (n-propanal, n-hexanal, n-heptanal, n-octanal, n-nonanal, and 2 methyl 2-propenal), four ketones (acetone, 2-butanone, 3-buten-2-one, and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one), one hydrocarbon (2-methyl 2-pentene), and one terpene (DL-limonene). The observed median emission rates ranged from 0.28 to 44.8 nmol × person–1 × min–1 (16–1530 fmol × cm–2 × min–1). Within the compounds under study, ketones in general and acetone in particular exhibited the highest abundances. The findings of this study provide invaluable information about formation and evolution of a human-specific chemical fingerprint, which could be used for the early location of entrapped victims during urban search and rescue operations (USaR). PMID:24611620

  5. Interpolation between State Points in the Simulated Perturbation Contributions of Polymer Solutions

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    Vahid, Amir; Gray, Neil H.; Elliott, J. Richard

    2009-03-01

    Polymeric mixtures of hydrocarbons, alcohols have been simulated with discontinuous potential models to characterize the Helmholtz energy of the repulsive reference fluids (A0) along with the first and second order perturbation contributions (A1, A2) as functions of density and composition. Taken together, these terms generate a complete equation of state for the mixture, including temperature effects as well as density and composition. The specific hydrocarbons studied were methane, ethane, propane, n-butane, n-hexane, n-heptane, n-decane, and benzene. The specific alcohols were water, methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, and n-octanol. Unfortunately, a slight inconsistency was encountered when the trend observed for these small molecules was extrapolated to the long chain limit. Therefore, we extend the analysis to mixtures of n-alkanes, branched hydrocarbons, and aromatics with polymeric molecules of: n-alkanes, ethyl-styrenes, ethyl-propylenes, and isoprenes. The perturbation contributions can be accurately characterized by van der Waals mixing rules and compared with the MCSL SAFT and Guggenheim-Staverman theories.

  6. The speciation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from motorcycle engine exhaust at different driving modes

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    Tsai, Jiun-Horng; Chiang, Hung-Lung; Hsu, Yi-Chun; Weng, Hung-Cheng; Yang, Chang-Yu

    This study investigated the emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) from motorcycle engine exhaust at different driving modes on a dynamometer. The speciations and the ozone formation potential of VOC samples also had been investigated by GC/MS and maximum increment reactivity (MIR), respectively. Both brand new and in-use motorcycles were tested in this study. The tested motorcycles include 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. There are totally 48 VOC compounds identified in this study. Only the VOC species with C 3-C 9 were identified successfully. Experimental results indicated that isopentane, toluene, m, p-xylene, n-pentane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, benzene, n-heptane and methylheptane were the major VOC speciations in the motorcycle engine exhaust. The amount of VOC emissions of the in-use 2-stroke motorcycles was 5 times that of the new 2-stroke motorcycles and the in-use 4-stroke motorcycles was 15 times that of the new 4-stroke motorcycles during the whole cycle. The amount of VOC speciation concentration during idle and deceleration stages was higher than those during the acceleration and cruising modes. However, the emission rate of VOCs at various driving modes tested on a dynamometer had not been precised enough due to the inconsistent variation of volume efficiency of motorcycle engine. These data shows a clear distinct emission rate of VOC at various driving modes. Besides, alkanes and aromatics were the major VOC speciation groups in the motorcycle engine exhaust. The amount of VOCs contributed from 23% to 76% THC for the four types motorcycle. Great variation of VOC/THC were found among new and in-use motorcycle. The ozone formation potential of a 2-strokes engine was higher than that of a 4-stroke engine. The ozone formation potential of in-use motorcycles were also clear higher than those of new motorcycles.

  7. D/H Isotope Ratio Measurements of Atmospheric Volatile Organic Compounds

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    Meisehen, Thomas; Bühler, Fred; Koppmann, Ralf; Krebsbach, Marc

    2015-04-01

    Analysis of isotope ratios in atmospheric volatile organic compounds (VOC) is a reliable method to allocate their sources, to estimate atmospheric residence times and investigate physical and chemical processes on various temporal and spatial scales. Most investigations yet focus on carbon isotope ratios. Certainly more detailed information can be gained by the ratio of deuterium (D) to hydrogen (H) in VOC, especially due to the high mass ratio. Combining measurements of carbon and hydrogen isotopes could lead to considerable improvement in our understanding of atmospheric processes. For this purpose we set up and thoroughly characterised a gas chromatograph pyrolysis isotope ratio mass spectrometer to measure the D/H ratio in atmospheric VOC. From a custom-made gas standard mixture VOC were adsorbed on Tenax®TA which has the advantage that CO2 is not preconcentrated when measuring ambient air samples. Our results show that the pyrolysis method has significant impact on the D/H ratios. A pyrolysis temperature of at least 1723 K and conditioning of the ceramic tube on a regular basis is essential to obtain reproducible D/H isotope ratios. For an independent comparison D/H ratios of the pure VOC used in the gas standard were determined using elemental analysis by Agroisolab (Jülich, Germany). Comparisons of 10 VOC show perfect agreement within the standard deviations of our measurements and the errors given by Agroisolab, e.g. for n-pentane, toluene, 4-methyl-2-pentanone and n-octane. A slight mean difference of 5.1 o was obtained for n-heptane while significant mean differences of 15.5 o and 20.3 o arose for 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene and isoprene, respectively. We further demonstrate the stability of our system and show that the sample preparation does not affect the isotope ratios. Moreover the applicability of our system to ambient air samples is demonstrated.

  8. KEY COMPARISON: International Comparison CCQM-K16: Composition of natural gas types IV and V

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    van der Veen, Adriaan M. H.; Heine, Hans-Joachim; Brinkmann, Freek N. C.; Ziel, Paul R.; de Leer, Ed W. B.; Zhen, Wang Lin; Kato, Kenji; Konopelko, Leonid A.; Popova, Tatjana A.; Alexandrov, Yuri I.; Kortchagina, Elena N.; Kustikov, Yuri A.; Musil, Stanislav; Milton, Martin J. T.; Guenther, Franklin; Rhoderick, George

    2005-01-01

    Natural gas is an important energy vector. The determination of its composition is often used as the basis for the calculation of the calorific value. The calorific value in turn is one of the two key parameters used in natural gas trade. In the first series of key comparisons (CCQM-K1e-g), natural gas was already included with three different compositions. These mixtures contained carbon dioxide, nitrogen, ethane, propane and n-butane in methane (matrix) and were only to a limited extent representative of real natural gas. In the past years, national metrology institutes have broadened the range of components by including, e.g., i-butane, neo-pentane, n-pentane, i-pentane and n-hexane. Based on this extended components list, two new mixtures have been defined, one characteristic for a low calorific mixture (type IV) and the other for a high calorific mixture (type V). In the low calorific mixture, helium was also present. Due to presence of the butane and pentane isomers, the mixtures of type IV and V are more demanding with respect to the separation technique than the mixtures used in CCQM-K1e-g. The measurements in this key comparison took place in 2001. There were eight participants and two coordinating laboratories. The key comparison reference value (KCRV) was based on the gravimetric preparation for all components. Even for the heavier hydrocarbons (pentanes and n-hexane) the effects of, e.g., adsorption can be controlled to such an extent that this approach is still valid. The uncertainty evaluation of the KCRVs reflected also the extent to which the preparation data could be demonstrated to be valid. The validity of the preparation data was demonstrated by comparing the composition of the mixtures prepared for this comparison with measurement standards maintained by the coordinating laboratories. The key comparisons demonstrated that the results of the laboratories agreed within 1% relative to the reference value for most components. Even better agreement was obtained for nitrogen in the low calorific mixture (0.5%), carbon dioxide (0.5%), ethane (0,5%), propane (0.5%) and methane (0.1%). In some cases, larger differences were observed, which then also exceeded the associated expanded 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 the CCQM, according to the provisions of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

  9. n-Aldehydes (C6-C10) in snow samples collected at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch during CLACE 5

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    Sieg, K.; Starokozhev, E.; Fries, E.; Sala, S.; Püttmann, W.

    2009-04-01

    C6-C10 n-aldehydes were analyzed in samples of freshly fallen snow collected at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, during the Cloud and Aerosol Characterization Experiments (CLACE) 5 in February and March 2006. Sampling was carried out on the Sphinx platform. Headspace - solid phase dynamic extraction (HS-SPDE) combined with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to quantify n-aldehydes in melted snow samples. n-Hexanal was identified as the most abundant n-aldehyde (median concentration 1.324 µg L-1) followed by n-nonanal, n-decanal, n-octanal and n-heptanal (median concentrations 1.239, 0.863, 0.460 and 0.304 µg L-1, respectively). A wide range of concentrations of n-aldehydes was found in snow samples from Jungfraujoch, even for samples collected at the same time during the same snowfall event. According to their physical and chemical characteristics, n-aldehydes are expected to be primarily linked to aerosol particles in the atmosphere suggesting the uptake of n-aldehydes into snow via the particle phase. Particle scavenging can occur during snow formation in clouds. The high concentration variations of the n-aldehydes among the snow samples can be explained assuming that aerosol particles, which are loaded with n-aldehydes, are heterogeneously distributed throughout the snow samples. Higher median concentrations of all n-aldehydes were observed when air masses reached Jungfraujoch from the north-northwest in comparison to air masses arriving from the southeast-southwest. The sources of atmospheric n-aldehydes present at Jungfraujoch are most likely to be related to direct and indirect biogenic emissions. The presence of n-aldehydes as semivolatile constituents of direct biogenic emissions from vegetation has been reported previously in studies of Ciccioli et al. [1], Yokouchi et al. [2] and Kesselmeier and Staudt [3]. The distribution pattern of the n-aldehydes in emissions from vegetation largely matches with the n-aldehyde pattern found in snow collected at Jungfraujoch. One exception is the significantly higher proportion of n-hexanal in the Jungfraujoch samples compared to vegetation emission. Additionally, indirect biogenic emissions can contribute to the atmospheric concentrations of n-aldehydes through oxidation of precursor compounds of biogenic origin. In this context, Moise and Rudich [4] and Thornberry and Abbatt [5] proposed the preferential formation of n-nonanal and n-hexanal from the cleavage by ozonolysis of double bonds in unsaturated fatty acids (namely oleic acid and linoleic acids). The predominance of n-hexanal and n-nonanal among the C6-C10 n-aldehydes in the snow samples collected at Jungfraujoch during CLACE 5 is therefore an argument for the formation of the aldehydes through oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in the atmosphere. Anthropogenic emissions of n-aldehydes i.e. from fossil fuel burning are thought to be negligible in the air masses reaching Jungfraujoch. References: [1] P. Ciccioli, E. Brancaleoni, M. Frattoni, A. Cecinato, A. Brachetti, Atmos. Environ., Part A 27 (1993) 1891. [2] Y. Yokouchi, H. Mukai, K. Nakajima, Y. Ambe, Atmos. Environ., Part A 24 (1990) 439. [3] J. Kesselmeier, M. Staudt, J. Atmos. Chem. 33 (1999) 23. [4] T. Moise, Y. Rudich, J. Phys. Chem. 106 (2002) 6469. [5] T. Thornberry, J.P.D. Abbatt, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6 (2004) 84.

  10. Molecular dynamics averaging of Xe chemical shifts in liquids

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    Jameson, Cynthia J.; Sears, Devin N.; Murad, Sohail

    2004-11-01

    The Xe nuclear magnetic resonance chemical shift differences that afford the discrimination between various biological environments are of current interest for biosensor applications and medical diagnostic purposes. In many such environments the Xe signal appears close to that in water. We calculate average Xe chemical shifts (relative to the free Xe atom) in solution in eleven liquids: water, isobutane, perfluoro-isobutane, n-butane, n-pentane, neopentane, perfluoroneopentane, n-hexane, n-octane, n-perfluorooctane, and perfluorooctyl bromide. The latter is a liquid used for intravenous Xe delivery. We calculate quantum mechanically the Xe shielding response in Xe-molecule van der Waals complexes, from which calculations we develop Xe (atomic site) interpolating functions that reproduce the ab initio Xe shielding response in the complex. By assuming additivity, these Xe-site shielding functions can be used to calculate the shielding for any configuration of such molecules around Xe. The averaging over configurations is done via molecular dynamics (MD). The simulations were carried out using a MD technique that one of us had developed previously for the simulation of Henry's constants of gases dissolved in liquids. It is based on separating a gaseous compartment in the MD system from the solvent using a semipermeable membrane that is permeable only to the gas molecules. We reproduce the experimental trends in the Xe chemical shifts in n-alkanes with increasing number of carbons and the large chemical shift difference between Xe in water and in perfluorooctyl bromide. We also reproduce the trend for a given solvent of decreasing Xe chemical shift with increasing temperature. We predict chemical shift differences between Xe in alkanes vs their perfluoro counterparts.

  11. Investigating the validity of the Knudsen prescription for diffusivities in a mesoporous covalent organic framework

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    Krishna, Rajamani; van Baten, Jasper M.

    2011-04-27

    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to determine the self-diffusivity (Di,self) and the Maxwell–Stefan diffusivity (ÐI) of hydrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, propane, n-butane, n-pentane, and n-hexane in BTP-COF, which is a covalent organic framework (COF) that has one-dimensional 3.4-nm-sized channels. The MD simulations show that the zero-loading diffusivity (ÐI(0)) is consistently lower, by up to a factor of 10, than the Knudsen diffusivity (Di,Kn) values. The ratio ÐI(0)/Di,Kn is found to correlate with the isosteric heat of adsorption, which, in turn, is a reflection of the binding energy for adsorption on the pore walls: the stronger the binding energy, the lower the ratio ÐI(0)/Di,Kn. The diffusion selectivity, which is defined by the ratio D1,self/D2,self for binary mixtures, was determined to be significantly different from the Knudsen selectivity (M2/M1)1/2, where MI is the molar mass of species i. For mixtures in which component 2 is more strongly adsorbed than component 1, the expression (D1,self/D2,self)/(M2/M1)1/2 has values in the range of 1–10; the departures from the Knudsen selectivity increased with increasing differences in adsorption strengths of the constituent species. The results of this study have implications in the modeling of diffusion within mesoporous structures, such as MCM-41 and SBA-15.

  12. 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.

  13. Investigation of the impact of organic solvent type and solution pH on the extraction efficiency of naphthenic acids from oil sands process-affected water.

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    Huang, Rongfu; McPhedran, Kerry N; Sun, Nian; Chelme-Ayala, Pamela; Gamal El-Din, Mohamed

    2016-03-01

    Naphthenic acids (NAs) from oil sand process-affected water (OSPW) were liquid-liquid extracted using six organic solvents (n-pentane, n-hexane, cyclohexane, dichloromethane, ethyl ether, and ethyl acetate) at three pHs (2.0, 8.5, and 12.0). The NAs exist in ionic (ions) and non-ionic (molecules) forms in the water phase depending on their dissociation constants and the solution pH. Results showed the extractability of NA molecules depends on the solvent polarity and the extractability of NA ions on the water solubility in solvent. The organic solvent type and solution pH were found to not only impact the extracted amounts of each NA species, but also the NAs distribution in terms of molecule carbon number and hydrogen deficiency. Overall, it is concluded that ethyl ether can be used as an alternative to dichloromethane (DCM) given their similar extraction efficiencies and extracted NA profiles. This is important since DCM is known to have metabolic toxicity and transitioning to the safer ethyl ether would eliminate laboratory DCM exposures and risk to human health. Despite the higher extraction efficiency of NAs at pH 2.0, extraction at pH 12.0 could be useful for targeted extraction of low-concentration nonpolar organic compounds in OSPW. This knowledge may assist in the determination of the specific NAs species that are known to have chronic, sub-chronic and acute toxicity to various organisms, and the potential targeting of treatment to these NAs species. PMID:26741553

  14. CARIBIC Observations of Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHCs) in the UT/LS: Biomass Burning in the Tropics and Anthropogenic Pollution in the Extra-Tropics

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    Brenninkmeijer, C. A.; Rhee, T. S.; Slemr, F.; Mfühle, J.; Fischer, H.; Zahn, A.; van Velthoven, P. F.

    2003-12-01

    CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrumented Container) used a Boeing 767 on intercontinental flights to measure trace gases and aerosols between November 1997 and April 2002. From April 2004 onwards, a new Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 with a new inlet system and measurement container with 16 experiments will become operational. Here we discuss the results for NMHCs for a flight from the Maldives to Germany, June 2000. Twelve air samples of 350 L were collected and analyzed in the laboratory for NMHCs, halocarbons, CH4, CO, N2O, SF6, and isotopic compositions in CO and CO2. In the upper troposphere (UT) of the tropics, the concentrations of saturated NMHCs (C2 - C6) were significantly lower and less variable than in the extra-tropics, likely due to enhanced photo-oxidation in summer. A good correlation between long-lived NMHCs and CO, and their emission ratios imply that the air masses come from biomass burning regions. By contrast, the concentrations of all saturated NMHCs in the extra-tropics were greatly augmented. In particular, very high concentrations of several short-lived NMHCs, i.e., n-pentane, i-pentane, n-hexane, were observed near or even in the lowermost stratosphere (LS). Tight anti-correlations between CO and O3, the enhancement of ultra-fine particles, and the calculated backward trajectories indicate the occurrence of deep convection of highly polluted air from southern Europe into the lowermost stratosphere. The CARIBIC findings show a direct (fast) injection of polluted air to be a significant source of NMHCs observed in the lowermost stratosphere in the extra-tropics.

  15. Compared activities of platinum and high specific surface area Mo[sub 2]C and WC catalysts for reforming reactions

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    Ledoux, M.J.; Cuong Pham Huu ); Guille, J. ); Dunlop, H. )

    1992-04-01

    The catalytic properties of high specific surface area (> 150 m[sup 2]/g) molybdenum and tungsten carbides are studied in hydrocarbon-reforming reactions and compared to conventional platinum supported on alumina. The isomerization of n-hexane is used as a test reaction. TPR and XPS analyses show that the raw materials are contaminated by oxygen and need an activation process to become reactive. These analyses also show that Mo[sub 2]C is decomposed by pure hydrogen at 800 C to form methane and metallic molybdenum. Different methods of reductive activation are tested: high-temperature reduction (800 C) by hydrogen leads to metallic Mo and W on the surface (catalytically unreactive for reforming); coreduction by a mixture of pentane and hydrogen (700 C) gives active catalysts but less so than conventional platinum, probably because of the presence of carboneous residues formed by decomposition of the n-pentane. Trace amounts of different group VIII transition metals ([le] 500 ppm) can catalyze the activation process, probably by preventing the formation of the carboneous residues. Mo[sub 2]C activated by 500 ppm of Pt, Ir, or Ru can reach total specific activities 6 to 7 times higher than the conventional Pt catalyst. However in terms of yield, the best carbide, activated by Ir, only doubles the performance of conventional platinum, with a high amount of cracked molecules formed in parallel. Clean surfaces of Mo[sub 2]C or WC can be much more reactive than conventional Pt catalysts in terms of specific activity, isomerization, plus cracking; however, the best selectivity in isomers never exceeds 30% while selectivity on Pt is usually in the range 75 to 85%.

  16. Anthropogenic emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbons in the northeastern United States: Measured seasonal variations from 1992-1996 and 1999-2001

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    Lee, Ben H.; Munger, J. William; Wofsy, Steven C.; Goldstein, Allen H.

    2006-10-01

    Harvard Forest, a rural site located in central Massachusetts downwind of major urban-industrial centers, provides an excellent location to observe a typical regional mixture of anthropogenic trace gases. Air that arrives at Harvard Forest from the southwest is affected by emissions from the U.S. east coast urban corridor and may have residual influence from emissions in the upper Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region farther to the west. Because of its relatively long distance from large individual emission sources, pollution plumes reaching the site are a homogenized mixture of regional anthropogenic emissions. Concentrations of C2-C6 hydrocarbons along with CO and NOy were measured nearly continuously from August 1992 through July 1996 and from June 1999 through November 2001. By correlating observed concentrations to acetylene, which is almost solely produced during combustion, we are able to detect seasonal trends in relative emissions for this series of trace gases. Seasonal changes in n-butane and i-butane emissions may largely be influenced by different gasoline formulations in late spring and summer. Shifts in evaporation rates due to the annual temperature cycle could induce a seasonal pattern for n-pentane, i-pentane and n-hexane emissions. Emissions of ethane and propane lack clear seasonality relative to acetylene emissions and also correlate less with acetylene than other gases, indicating that emissions of these two gases are strongly influenced by sources not associated with fuel combustion. Changes in the observed correlations of CO2 and CO relative to acetylene are consistent with published changes in the estimated emissions of CO2 and CO over the past decade, though variability in the observations makes it difficult to precisely quantify these changes.

  17. Selective hydroxylation of alkanes by an extracellular fungal peroxygenase.

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    Peter, Sebastian; Kinne, Matthias; Wang, Xiaoshi; Ullrich, René; Kayser, Gernot; Groves, John T; Hofrichter, Martin

    2011-10-01

    Fungal peroxygenases are novel extracellular heme-thiolate biocatalysts that are capable of catalyzing the selective monooxygenation of diverse organic compounds, using only H(2)O(2) as a cosubstrate. Little is known about the physiological role or the catalytic mechanism of these enzymes. We have found that the peroxygenase secreted by Agrocybe aegerita catalyzes the H(2)O(2)-dependent hydroxylation of linear alkanes at the 2-position and 3-position with high efficiency, as well as the regioselective monooxygenation of branched and cyclic alkanes. Experiments with n-heptane and n-octane showed that the hydroxylation proceeded with complete stereoselectivity for the (R)-enantiomer of the corresponding 3-alcohol. Investigations with a number of model substrates provided information about the route of alkane hydroxylation: (a) the hydroxylation of cyclohexane mediated by H(2)(18)(2) resulted in complete incorporation of (18)O into the hydroxyl group of the product cyclohexanol; (b) the hydroxylation of n-hexane-1,1,1,2,2,3,3-D(7) showed a large intramolecular deuterium isotope effect [(k(H)/k(D))(obs)] of 16.0 ± 1.0 for 2-hexanol and 8.9 ± 0.9 for 3-hexanol; and (c) the hydroxylation of the radical clock norcarane led to an estimated radical lifetime of 9.4 ps and an oxygen rebound rate of 1.06 × 10(11) s(-1). These results point to a hydrogen abstraction and oxygen rebound mechanism for alkane hydroxylation. The peroxygenase appeared to lack activity on long-chain alkanes (> C(16)) and highly branched alkanes (e.g. tetramethylpentane), but otherwise exhibited a broad substrate range. It may accordingly have a role in the bioconversion of natural and anthropogenic alkane-containing structures (including alkyl chains of complex biomaterials) in soils, plant litter, and wood. PMID:21812933

  18. Growth of Rhodococcus sp. strain BCP1 on gaseous n-alkanes: new metabolic insights and transcriptional analysis of two soluble di-iron monooxygenase genes

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    Cappelletti, Martina; Presentato, Alessandro; Milazzo, Giorgio; Turner, Raymond J.; Fedi, Stefano; Frascari, Dario; Zannoni, Davide

    2015-01-01

    Rhodococcus sp. strain BCP1 was initially isolated for its ability to grow on gaseous n-alkanes, which act as inducers for the co-metabolic degradation of low-chlorinated compounds. Here, both molecular and metabolic features of BCP1 cells grown on gaseous and short-chain n-alkanes (up to n-heptane) were examined in detail. We show that propane metabolism generated terminal and sub-terminal oxidation products such as 1- and 2-propanol, whereas 1-butanol was the only terminal oxidation product detected from n-butane metabolism. Two gene clusters, prmABCD and smoABCD—coding for Soluble Di-Iron Monooxgenases (SDIMOs) involved in gaseous n-alkanes oxidation—were detected in the BCP1 genome. By means of Reverse Transcriptase-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) analysis, a set of substrates inducing the expression of the sdimo genes in BCP1 were assessed as well as their transcriptional repression in the presence of sugars, organic acids, or during the cell growth on rich medium (Luria–Bertani broth). The transcriptional start sites of both the sdimo gene clusters were identified by means of primer extension experiments. Finally, proteomic studies revealed changes in the protein pattern induced by growth on gaseous- (n-butane) and/or liquid (n-hexane) short-chain n-alkanes as compared to growth on succinate. Among the differently expressed protein spots, two chaperonins and an isocytrate lyase were identified along with oxidoreductases involved in oxidation reactions downstream of the initial monooxygenase reaction step. PMID:26029173

  19. Application of high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet diode array detection and refractive index detection to the determination of class composition and to the analysis of gasoline.

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    Kamiński, Marian; Kartanowicz, Rafał; Przyjazny, Andrzej

    2004-03-12

    A method of effective application of normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (NP-HPLC) with ultraviolet diode array detection (DAD) and refractive index detection (RID) for the determination of class composition of gasoline and its components, i.e. for the determination of content of alkenes, aromatic and saturated hydrocarbons in gasoline meeting modern quality standards, has been developed. An aminopropyl-bonded silica stationary phase was used along with n-hexane or n-heptane as the mobile phase. A DAD signal integrated over the 207-240 nm range was used to determine alkenes. This eliminates the necessity of separating alkenes from saturates, because the latter do not absorb UV radiation above 200 nm. The content of aromatic hydrocarbons is determined by means of a refractive index detector. Calibration was based on hydrocarbon type composition determined by the fluorescent indicator adsorption method, ASTM D1319. The results obtained by the developed method were found to be consistent with those obtained by fluorescent indicator adsorption or by a multidimensional GC method (PIONA) (ASTM D5443). The method can be applied to gasoline meeting recent quality standards, irrespective of refining technology used in the production of gasoline components, including gasoline with various contents of oxygenates. The developed method cannot be used to determine the hydrocarbon type composition of gasoline that contains as a component the so-called pyrocondensate, i.e. the fraction with a boiling point up to 220 degrees C, obtained through thermal pyrolysis of distillation residues of crude oil or coal and, consequently, does not meet the quality standards. The paper includes the procedure for identification of this type of gasoline. PMID:15032352

  20. Switching from photochemical to photothermal mechanism in laser ablation of benzene solutions

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    Hatanaka, Koji; Kawao, Mitsushi; Tsuboi, Yasuyuki; Fukumura, Hiroshi; Masuhara, Hiroshi

    1997-12-01

    Nanosecond KrF excimer laser ablation of benzyl chloride, benzyl alcohol, toluene, ethylbenzene, and n-propylbenzene diluted in n-hexane, n-heptane, dichloromethane, and 1,2-dichloroethane was investigated by time-resolved photographic, photoacoustic, and absorbance measurements. Ablation threshold values, Fth, for high concentration solutions (α=250 cm-1, 0.6-1 M) were confirmed to be correlated to photochemical reactivity (β-bond cleavage) of the solute molecules, whereas no distinct relation between Fth and boiling point of solvents was observed. Time-resolved absorbance at the laser wavelength was almost constant during the excitation pulse, which means that the main light-absorbing molecules were fixed to the ground-state solutes. It is considered that this type of ablation is initiated by the photochemical fragmentation. On the contrary, Fth observed in relatively low concentration solutions (α=25 cm-1, 0.06-0.1 M) were about twice higher than those for the high concentration solutions, and had no direct correlation with the photochemical reactivity of the solute molecules. The time-resolved absorbance increased during the excitation pulse, and was ascribed to the fact that benzyl radicals produced by the photodissociation of solute molecules absorbed the excitation photons and converted them into heat through "a cyclic multiphotonic absorption process." Furthermore, morphological aspects observed in nanosecond photography exhibited appreciable differences by varying the solute concentrations. These results clearly mean a concentration-dependent ablation mechanism; the ablation mechanism of the benzene derivative solutions switches from photochemical to photothermal as the solute concentration decreases.

  1. 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

  2. Ultrafast molecular dynamics of biofuel extraction for microalgae and bacteria milking: blocking membrane folding pathways to damaged lipid-bilayer conformations with nanomicelles.

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    Gillet, Jean-Numa

    2015-01-01

    Cell milking is a 100% renewable green energy for CO2 by extraction of biofuels inside the cytosol of photosynthetic micro-organisms as microalgae and bacteria. The cells are exposed to a hydrophobic solvent forming holes and cracks through their membranes from which the biofuels can leak out. In protein folding, the goal would be to find pathways to the unique functional protein conformer. However, in the lipid-bilayer interaction with the solvent for milking, the objective is to block the pathways for damaged membrane conformations of low free energy with undesired nanostructures, using the solvent properties, as shown with an ab initio structural bioinformatic model. Statistical thermodynamics is used to compute the free energy (including entropy) from the molecular dynamics trajectory of the biomolecular system with many conformational changes. This model can be extended to the general problem of biomolecules folding as for proteins and nucleic acids. Using an adaptation of the Einstein diffusion law, the conformational change dynamics of the lipid bilayer depends on the two diffusion coefficients of the solvent: D1 before the irreversible folding transition time and the much smaller D2 thereafter. In contrast to the n-hexane and n-heptane hydrocarbons of smaller size, the residual D2=4.7 × 10(-7)cm(2)/s of the n-decane solvent, with the highest partition coefficient among the three extractors, is the only to present a D2 value that is significantly below the critical threshold of 10(-6)cm(2)/s. Therefore, the membrane would resist to long hydrocarbons and the exposed cells would remain viable for milking. PMID:24735062

  3. Isolation and identification of some unknown substances in disposable nitrile-butadiene rubber gloves used for food handling.

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    Mutsuga, M; Wakui, C; Kawamura, Y; Maitani, T

    2002-11-01

    In Japan, disposable gloves made from nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) are frequently used in contact with foods. In a previous paper, we investigated substances migrating from various gloves made of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, natural rubber and NBR. Zinc di-n-butyldithiocarbamate (ZDBC), diethyldithiocarbamate (ZDEC) used as vulcanization accelerators, di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) used as a plasticizer and many unknown compounds that migrated from NBR gloves into n-heptane were detected by GC/MS. In this paper, six unknown compounds were obtained from one kind of NBR glove by n-hexane extraction and each was isolated by silica gel chromatography. From the results of NMR and mass spectral analysis of the six unknown compounds, their structures are proposed as 1,4-dione-2,5-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)cyclohexadiene (1), 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetra methylbutyl)phenol (2), 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol (3), 2,4-bis(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol (4), 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)4,6-bis(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol (5) and 2,4,6-tris(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol (6). Compound 1 was observed in five of the seven kinds of NBR gloves, and compounds 2-4 and 6, which are not listed in Chemical Abstract (CA), were present in four kinds of gloves. PMID:12456282

  4. Volatile organic compound concentrations, emission rates, and source apportionment in newly-built apartments at pre-occupancy stage.

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    Shin, Seung H; Jo, Wan K

    2012-10-01

    The present study investigated the indoor concentrations of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde and their indoor emission characteristics in newly-built apartments at the pre-occupancy stage. In total, 107 apartments were surveyed for indoor and outdoor VOC concentrations in two metropolitan cities and one rural area in Korea. A mass balanced model was used to estimate surface area-specific emission rates of individual VOCs and formaldehyde. Seven (benzene, ethyl benzene, toluene, m,p-xylene, o-xylene, n-hexane, and n-heptane) of 40 target compounds were detectable in all indoor air samples, whereas the first five were detected in all outdoor air samples. Formaldehyde was also predominant in the indoor air samples, with a high detection frequency of 96%. The indoor concentrations were significantly higher than the outdoor concentrations for aromatics, alcohols, terpenes, and ketones. However, six halogenated VOCs exhibited similar concentrations for indoor and outdoor air samples, suggesting that they are not major components emitted from building materials. It was also suggested that a certain portion of the apartments surveyed were constructed by not following the Korean Ministry of Environment guidelines for formaldehyde emissions. Toluene exhibited the highest emission rate with a median value of 138 μg m(-2) h(-1). The target compounds with median emission rates greater than 20 μg m(-2) h(-1) were toluene, 1-propanol, formaldehyde, and 2-butanone. The wood panels/vinyl floor coverings were the largest indoor pollutant source, followed by floorings, wall coverings, adhesives, and paints. The wood panels/vinyl floor coverings contributed nearly three times more to indoor VOC concentrations than paints. PMID:22698369

  5. Thermochemistry of C7H16 to C10H22 alkane isomers: primary, secondary, and tertiary C-H bond dissociation energies and effects of branching.

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    Hudzik, Jason M; Bozzelli, Joseph W; Simmie, John M

    2014-10-01

    Standard enthalpies of formation (ΔH°f 298) of methyl, ethyl, primary and secondary propyl, and n-butyl radicals are evaluated and used in work reactions to determine internal consistency. They are then used to calculate the enthalpy of formation for the tert-butyl radical. Other thermochemical properties including standard entropies (S°(T)), heat capacities (Cp(T)), and carbon-hydrogen bond dissociation energies (C-H BDEs) are reported for n-pentane, n-heptane, 2-methylhexane, 2,3-dimethylpentane, and several branched higher carbon number alkanes and their radicals. ΔH°f 298 and C-H BDEs are calculated using isodesmic work reactions at the B3LYP (6-31G(d,p) and 6-311G(2d,2p) basis sets), CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, and G3MP2B3 levels of theory. Structures, moments of inertia, vibrational frequencies, and internal rotor potentials are calculated at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level for contributions to entropy and heat capacities. Enthalpy calculations for these hydrocarbon radical species are shown to have consistency with the CBS-QB3 and CBS-APNO methods using all work reactions. Our recommended ideal gas phase ΔH°f 298 values are from the average of all CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, and for G3MP2B3, only where the reference and target radical are identical types, and are compared with literature values. Calculated values show agreement between the composite calculation methods and the different work reactions. Secondary and tertiary C-H bonds in the more highly branched alkanes are shown to have bond energies that are several kcal mol(-1) lower than the BDEs in corresponding smaller molecules often used as reference species. Entropies and heat capacities are calculated and compared to literature values (when available) when all internal rotors are considered. PMID:25180943

  6. 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.

  7. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in supercritical reaction media. [Quarterly] progress report, July 1, 1993--September 30, 1993

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    Subramaniam, B.

    1993-10-01

    Figure 1 shows the physical appearance of the reactor and analytical units. The feed preparation section consists of a mass flow controller for syngas introduction, the BPLC pump for n-hexane introduction, preheaters, check valves, static mixer, and safety head has been completed. The stainless steel reactor was fabricated and was alonized to passivate the stainless steel surface. The fluidized sand bath surrounding the reactor was fabricated in house. Aluminum oxide (120 mesh) will be used as the fluidized medium. Stepping-motor-driven micrometering (Autoclave{reg_sign}) valves have been installed for pressure control of the reactor and of the syngas feed stream. The sample transfer lines connected to the gas sampling valves in the GC will be routed inside the valve oven and out through the front top of the GC, where they will be connected with the heated sample transfer lines from the reactor. The sample outlet line will be routed through a cold trap operated at 20{degrees}C or lower and the gases from the cold trap will be exhausted to the roof vent. The reactor unit is versatile and permits us to investigate the effect(s) of any of the following variables on syngas conversion, selectivity and reaction rate maintenance: (1) pressure (25--70) bars, (2) syngas flowrate (30--150) cc/min/g{center_dot}cat, (3) syngas ratio (H{sub 2}/CO of 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0) (4) ratio of syngas to reaction media (0.2--5.0), (5) catalyst type (Fe or Co), (6) direction of cocurrent flow (upflow or downflow), (7) cosolvent effects (such as n-pentane), and (8) sulfur content (1--50 mg{center_dot}/g{center_dot}Fe). Based on a literature review (Pennline et al., 1987; Baltrus et al., 1989; Bukur et al., 1990), the pretreatment of Fe catalysts will be performed with flowing CO at low pressure ({approximately}1 atm) and high temperatures ({approximately}280{degrees}C).

  8. Recovery of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) from Ralstonia eutropha cultures with non-halogenated solvents.

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    Riedel, Sebastian L; Brigham, Christopher J; Budde, Charles F; Bader, Johannes; Rha, Chokyun; Stahl, Ulf; Sinskey, Anthony J

    2013-02-01

    Reduced downstream costs, together with high purity recovery of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), will accelerate the commercialization of high quality PHA-based products. In this work, a process was designed for effective recovery of the copolymer poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyhexanoate) (P(HB-co-HHx)) containing high levels of HHx (>15 mol%) from Ralstonia eutropha biomass using non-halogenated solvents. Several non-halogenated solvents (methyl isobutyl ketone, methyl ethyl ketone, and butyl acetate and ethyl acetate) were found to effectively dissolve the polymer. Isoamyl alcohol was found to be not suitable for extraction of polymer. All PHA extractions were performed from both dry and wet cells at volumes ranging from 2 mL to 3 L using a PHA to solvent ratio of 2% (w/v). Ethyl acetate showed both high recovery levels and high product purities (up to 99%) when using dry cells as starting material. Recovery from wet cells, however, eliminates a biomass drying step during the downstream process, potentially saving time and cost. When wet cells were used, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) was shown to be the most favorable solvent for PHA recovery. Purities of up to 99% and total recovery yields of up to 84% from wet cells were reached. During polymer recovery with either MIBK or butyl acetate, fractionation of the extracted PHA occurred, based on the HHx content of the polymer. PHA with higher HHx content (17-30 mol%) remained completely in solution, while polymer with a lower HHx content (11-16 mol%) formed a gel-like phase. All PHA in solution could be precipitated by addition of threefold volumes of n-hexane or n-heptane to unfiltered PHA solutions. Effective recycling of the solvents in this system is predicted due to the large differences in the boiling points between solvent and precipitant. Our findings show that two non-halogenated solvents are good candidates to replace halogenated solvents like chloroform for recovery of high quality PHA. PMID:22903730

  9. Enhancing chemical identification efficiency by SAW sensor transients through a data enrichment and information fusion strategy—a simulation study

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    Singh, Prashant; Yadava, R. D. S.

    2013-05-01

    The paper proposes a new approach for improving the odor recognition efficiency of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) transient sensor system based on a single polymer coating. The vapor identity information is hidden in transient response shapes through dependences on specific vapor solvation and diffusion parameters in the polymer coating. The variations in the vapor exposure and purge durations and the sensor operating frequency have been used to create diversity in transient shapes via termination of the vapor-polymer equilibration process up to different stages. The transient signals were analyzed by the discrete wavelet transform using Daubechies-4 mother wavelet basis. The wavelet approximation coefficients were then processed by principal component analysis for creating feature space. The set of principal components define the vapor identity information. In an attempt to enhance vapor class separability we analyze two types of information fusion methods. In one, the sensor operation frequency is fixed and the sensing and purge durations are varied, and in the second, the sensing and purge durations are fixed and the sensor operating frequency is varied. The fusion is achieved by concatenation of discrete wavelet coefficients corresponding to various transients prior to the principal component analysis. The simulation experiments with polyisobutylene SAW sensor coating for operation frequencies over [55-160] MHz and sensing durations over [5-60] s were analyzed. The target vapors are seven volatile organics: chloroform, chlorobenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, n-heptane, toluene, n-hexane and n-octane whose concentrations were varied over [10-100] ppm. The simulation data were generated using a SAW sensor transient response model that incorporates the viscoelastic effects due to polymer coating and an additive noise source in the output. The analysis reveals that: (i) in single transient analysis the class separability increases with sensing duration for a given frequency of operation, and also with frequency for a given sensing duration, and (ii) the information fusion based on both the multiple sensing cycles and the multiple sensing frequencies enhances the class separability by nearly an order of magnitude.

  10. Immiscible Systems

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    Eckelmann, Jens; Luning, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    layers of liquids. The setup of both demonstrations is such that one homogeneous layer in a multiphasic mixture separates into two new layers upon shaking. The solvents used are methanol, toluene, petroleum ether or "n"-pentane, silicone oil, perfluoroheptanes,

  11. C-H\\ctdot O hydrogen bonding in a 4-fluorobenzoate multilayer induced by silver nanoparticles

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    Perry, Donald A.; Schiefer, Elizabeth M.; Cordova, James S.; Bonde, Ashley M.; Razer, Taylor M.; Primm, Katherine M.; Chen, Tsung Yen; Biris, Alexandru S.

    2011-08-01

    SERS, SEIRA, and DFT calculations showed silver nanoparticles can stimulate C-H⋯O hydrogen bonding in 4-fluorobenzoate ion/ n-heptane multilayers. SERS/DFT demonstrated that 4-fluorobenzoic acid (4FBA) adsorbed as a 4-fluorobenzoate (4FBT) monolayer on nanosilver. Ionization of 4FBA to 4FBT occurred in the multilayer when 4FBA was deposited in n-heptane onto nanosilver. Frequency shifts in SEIRA bands of 4FBT COO stretch and n-heptane CH bend modes illustrated a change in the degree of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonding as more 4FBT/ n-heptane was adsorbed to the multilayer. This work will influence many research areas such as sensors formed from thin organic layers on metal nanoparticles.

  12. Thermal Ignition

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    Boettcher, Philipp Andreas

    Accidental ignition of flammable gases is a critical safety concern in many industrial applications. Particularly in the aviation industry, the main areas of concern on an aircraft are the fuel tank and adjoining regions, where spilled fuel has a high likelihood of creating a flammable mixture. To this end, a fundamental understanding of the ignition phenomenon is necessary in order to develop more accurate test methods and standards as a means of designing safer air vehicles. The focus of this work is thermal ignition, particularly auto-ignition with emphasis on the effect of heating rate, hot surface ignition and flame propagation, and puffing flames. Combustion of hydrocarbon fuels is traditionally separated into slow reaction, cool flame, and ignition regimes based on pressure and temperature. Standard tests, such as the ASTM E659, are used to determine the lowest temperature required to ignite a specific fuel mixed with air at atmospheric pressure. It is expected that the initial pressure and the rate at which the mixture is heated also influences the limiting temperature and the type of combustion. This study investigates the effect of heating rate, between 4 and 15 K/min, and initial pressure, in the range of 25 to 100 kPa, on ignition of n-hexane air mixtures. Mixtures with equivalence ratio ranging from 0.6 to 1.2 were investigated. The problem is also modeled computationally using an extension of Semenov's classical auto-ignition theory with a detailed chemical mechanism. Experiments and simulations both show that in the same reactor either a slow reaction or an ignition event can take place depending on the heating rate. Analysis of the detailed chemistry demonstrates that a mixture which approaches the ignition region slowly undergoes a significant modification of its composition. This change in composition induces a progressive shift of the explosion limit until the mixture is no longer flammable. A mixture that approaches the ignition region sufficiently rapidly undergoes only a moderate amount of thermal decomposition and explodes quite violently. This behavior can also be captured and analyzed using a one-step reaction model, where the heat release is in competition with the depletion of reactants. Hot surface ignition is examined using a glow plug or heated nickel element in a series of premixed n-hexane air mixtures. High-speed schlieren photography, a thermocouple, and a fast response pressure transducer are used to record flame characteristics such as ignition temperature, flame speed, pressure rises, and combustion mode. The ignition event is captured by considering the dominant balance of diffusion and chemical reaction that occurs near a hot surface. Experiments and models show a dependence of ignition temperature on mixture composition, initial pressure, and hot surface size. The mixtures exhibit the known lower flammability limit where the maximum temperature of the hot surface was insufficient at igniting the mixture. Away from the lower flammability limit, the ignition temperature drops to an almost constant value over a wide range of equivalence ratios (0.7 to 2.8) with large variations as the upper flammability limit is approached. Variations in the initial pressure and equivalence ratio also give rise to different modes of combustion: single flame, re-ignition, and puffing flames. These results are successfully compared to computational results obtained using a flamelet model and a detailed chemical mechanism for n-heptane. These different regimes can be delineated by considering the competition between inertia, i.e., flame propagation, and buoyancy, which can be expressed in the Richardson number. In experiments of hot surface ignition and subsequent flame propagation a 10 Hz puffing flame instability is visible in mixtures that are stagnant and premixed prior to the ignition sequence. By varying the size of the hot surface, power input, and combustion vessel volume, we determined that the instability is a function of the interaction of the flame with the fluid flow induced by the combustion products rather than the initial plume established by the hot surface. The phenomenon is accurately reproduced in numerical simulations and a detailed flow field analysis revealed a competition between the inflow velocity at the base of the flame and the flame propagation speed. The increasing inflow velocity, which exceeds the flame propagation speed, is ultimately responsible for creating a puff. The puff is then accelerated upward, allowing for the creation of the subsequent instabilities. The frequency of the puffing is proportional to the gravitational acceleration and inversely proportional to the flame speed. We propose a relation describing the dependence of the frequency on gravitational acceleration, hot surface diameter, and flame speed. This relation shows good agreement for lean and rich n-hexane-air as well as lean hydrogen-air flames.

  13. Research on Volatile Organic Compounds in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) in two campaigns collected in the Winter-2011 and Spring-2012

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    Magaña, M.; González-Vargas, S.; Blanco, S.; Watanabe, T.; Maeda, T.; Cardenas, B.

    2013-05-01

    Because of the importance of information on the concentration and speciation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in the atmosphere for the development of regulatory programs or emission control, is necessary to determine the type and the concentrations of reactive and toxic VOC in atmospheric air. The aim of this study is to determine the speciation and quantification of VOC in the atmospheric air of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), from samples obtained in November-December 2011 (cold-dry) and March-April (warm-dry). This study presents the results of characterization of VOC in ambient air in the MCMA conducted during 2011-2012. Sampling of VOC was done in two sampling campaigns: from November 17th to December 11th, 2011, and March 1st to April 6th, 2012 through collection of ambient air each six days in six liters stainless steel SUMMA canisters of 24 hours integrated samples, in three sites (Merced: commercial area with vehicular sources, Pedregal: residential area with vehicular sources and San Agustin: industrial sources with heavy traffic), in the MCMA. The analysis of samples was carried out with two chromatographic systems: 1) method equivalent to the EPA's Method TO-14, and 2) GC/MSD coupled to a preconcentrator ENTECH, for the analysis of the compounds listed in EPA method TO15. It was investigated the concentration of 111 volatile organic compounds, (ozone precursors and toxic compounds). It was found that concentrations of 23 species, constitute 80% of the total VOC concentration tested: ethane, propane, isobutane, n-butane, n-pentane, n-hexane, isopentane, methylcyclopentane, ethylene, propylene, acetylene, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m/p-xylene, o-xylene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, ethyl and isopropyl alcohols, acetone, 2-butanone, MTBE and ethyl acetate. Both in 2011 and 2012, the highest concentrations measured in the three sites were for compounds associated with the combustion of LPG gas: propane, n-butane. The highest concentrations of 25.2±14.5 ppbV and 16.6±9 ppbV for butane and propane respectively, was achieved in Merced in 2011 and 14.7±3.5 ppbV and 28.4±6.7 ppbV for the same compounds, in San Agustin in 2012). In the case of vehicular emissions, in both campaigns, 2011 and 2012, Merced showed the highest levels: 12.3±4.8 ppbV, 2.7±1.1 ppbV and 4.3±3.3 ppbV for toluene, benzene and MTBE respectively in 2011 and 9.48±6.5 ppbV, 1.5±0.9 ppbV and 2.4±1.0 ppbV for the same compounds in 2012. The compounds which comes from industrial emissions, have the lowest average concentrations in all stations. The VOCs measurement in atmospheric air, allowed determinate that the main source of VOC in the three studied sites of the MCMA are emissions of LPG gas and vehicular emissions. The highest concentrations were found during the cold-dry period in 2011. These data are consistent with continuous measurements determined in the southeastern MCMA during 2000-2007.

  14. Gas-adsorption chromatography in technological control of preparation of supported catalysts for ethylene and propylene polymerization

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    Zheivot, V.I.; Afans'eva, S.I.; Malakhov, V.V.; Sidel'nikov, V.N.; Shkarin, A.V.

    1986-10-10

    Graphitized carbon black modified with 0.01% Apiezon L has been used successfully for gas-chromatographic control of production of titanium- and vanadium-magnesium catalysts for ethylene and propylene polymerization. Elution of butyl chloride and then carbon tetrachloride before n-hexane allows reliable trace analysis of these products in presence of large amounts of n-hexane as solvent.

  15. Electron transport in Paracoccus halodenitrificans and the role of Ubiquinone

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    Hochstein, L. I.; Cronin, S. E.

    1984-01-01

    The membrane-bound NADH oxidase of Paracoccus halodenitrificans was inhibited by dicoumarol, 2-n-heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline-N-oxide (HQNO), and exposure to ultraviolet light (at 366 nm). When the membranes were extracted with n-pentane, NADH oxidase activity was lost. Partial restoration was achieved by adding the ubiquinone fraction extracted from the membranes. Succinate oxidation was not inhibited by dicoumarol or HQNO but was affected by ultraviolet irradiation or n-pentane extraction. However, the addition of the ubiquinone fraction to the n-pentane-extracted membranes did not restore enzyme activity. These observations suggested the reducing equivalents from succinate entered the respiratory chain on the oxygen side of the HQNO-sensitive site and probably did not proceed through a quinone.

  16. Electron Transport in Paracoccus Halodenitrificans and the Role of Ubiquinone

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    Hochstein, L. I.; Cronin, S. E.

    1983-01-01

    The membrane-bound NADH oxidase of Paracoccus halodenitrificans was inhibited by dicoumarol, 2-n-heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline-N-oxide (HQNO), and exposure to ultraviolet light (at 366 nm). When the membranes were extracted with n-pentane, NADH oxidase activity was lost. Partial restoration was achieved by adding the ubiquinone fraction extracted from the membranes. Succinate oxidation was not inhibited by dicoumarol or HQNO but was affected by ultraviolet irradiation or n-pentane extraction. However, the addition of the ubiquinone fraction to the n-pentane-extracted membranes did not restore enzyme activity. These observations suggested the reducing equivalents from succinate entered the respiratory chain on the oxygen side of the HQNO-sensitive site and probably did not proceed through a quinone.

  17. Solvent effect in β-phosphorylated nitroxides. Part 4: detection of traces of water by electron paramagnetic resonance.

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    Audran, Gérard; Bosco, Lionel; Brémond, Paul; Butscher, Teddy; Marque, Sylvain R A

    2016-01-28

    For decades, the nitrogene hyperfine coupling constant aN of nitroxides has been applied to probe their environment using EPR. However, the small changes observed (≈2 G from n-pentane to water) with the solvent polarity allow only a qualitative discussion. A stable β-phosphorylated nitroxide exhibiting a small change in aN (≈3 G from n-pentane to water) and a striking change (≈25 G from n-pentane to water) in phosphorus hyperfine coupling constant aP with the polarity of solvent was prepared and used to develop the first procedure for the titration of water in THF by EPR, down to 0.1% v/v. PMID:26647997

  18. Modeling the Auto-Ignition of Biodiesel Blends with a Multi-Step Model

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    Toulson, Dr. Elisa; Allen, Casey M; Miller, Dennis J; McFarlane, Joanna; Schock, Harold; Lee, Tonghun

    2011-01-01

    There is growing interest in using biodiesel in place of or in blends with petrodiesel in diesel engines; however, biodiesel oxidation chemistry is complicated to directly model and existing surrogate kinetic models are very large, making them computationally expensive. The present study describes a method for predicting the ignition behavior of blends of n-heptane and methyl butanoate, fuels whose blends have been used in the past as a surrogate for biodiesel. The autoignition is predicted using a multistep (8-step) model in order to reduce computational time and make this a viable tool for implementation into engine simulation codes. A detailed reaction mechanism for n-heptane-methyl butanoate blends was used as a basis for validating the multistep model results. The ignition delay trends predicted by the multistep model for the n-heptane-methyl butanoate blends matched well with that of the detailed CHEMKIN model for the majority of conditions tested.

  19. Understanding nanofluid stability through molecular simulation

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    Dang, Liem X.; Annapureddy, Harsha V.; Sun, Xiuquan; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter

    2012-11-01

    We performed molecular dynamics simulations to study solvation of a nanoparticle and nanoparticle-nanoparticle interactions in an n-hexane solution. Structural signatures are barely observed between the nanoparticle and n-hexane molecules because of weak binding and steric effects. The dynamic properties of the n-hexane molecule, on the other hand, are significantly influenced by the solvated nanoparticle. The diffusion of n-hexane molecules inside the nanoparticle is significantly decreased mainly because of the loss of dimensions of translation. Because one translational degree of freedom is lost by colliding with the wall of nanoparticle, the n-hexane molecules outside the nanoparticle diffuse 30% slower than the molecules in pure solution. The computed free energy profiles illustrate that the arrangement of the nanoparticles in bulk n-hexane solution are dependent on the orientation and functional group. We found that the n-hexane solvent exerts some effects on the interactions between the solvated nanoparticles. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences and by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory operated for DOE by Battelle.

  20. Droplet flame extinction in reactive environments

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    Gore, J.P.; Meng, W.H.; Jang, J.H.

    1989-01-01

    The structure and extinction of envelope flames around a porous sphere burning either methanol or n-heptane in a forced flow of air containing premixed methane, acetylene, or hydrogen is studied. Measurements of extinction velocities and flame temperatures are reported. The results indicate that the stability of the envelope flames is enhanced by fuel gases in the ambient. The largest increase in stretch rates at extinction is observed for acetylene/air mixtures, followed by hydrogen/air and methane/air mixtures. Effects of ambient fuel gases on flames with methanol are somewhat stronger than those with n-heptane. 27 references.

  1. Conservative and dissipative force field for simulation of coarse-grained alkane molecules: A bottom-up approach

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    Trément, Sébastien; Rousseau, Bernard; Schnell, Benoît; Petitjean, Laurent; Couty, Marc

    2014-04-07

    We apply operational procedures available in the literature to the construction of coarse-grained conservative and friction forces for use in dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. The full procedure rely on a bottom-up approach: large molecular dynamics trajectories of n-pentane and n-decane modeled with an anisotropic united atom model serve as input for the force field generation. As a consequence, the coarse-grained model is expected to reproduce at least semi-quantitatively structural and dynamical properties of the underlying atomistic model. Two different coarse-graining levels are studied, corresponding to five and ten carbon atoms per DPD bead. The influence of the coarse-graining level on the generated force fields contributions, namely, the conservative and the friction part, is discussed. It is shown that the coarse-grained model of n-pentane correctly reproduces self-diffusion and viscosity coefficients of real n-pentane, while the fully coarse-grained model for n-decane at ambient temperature over-predicts diffusion by a factor of 2. However, when the n-pentane coarse-grained model is used as a building block for larger molecule (e.g., n-decane as a two blobs model), a much better agreement with experimental data is obtained, suggesting that the force field constructed is transferable to large macro-molecular systems.

  2. Mineralization of methyl tert-butyl ether and other gasoline oxygenates by Pseudomonads using short n-alkanes as growth source.

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    Morales, Marcia; Nava, Verónica; Velásquez, Elia; Razo-Flores, Elías; Revah, Sergio

    2009-04-01

    Biodegradation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) by cometabolism has shown to produce recalcitrant metabolic intermediates that often accumulate. In this work, a consortium containing Pseudomonads was studied for its ability to fully degrade oxygenates by cometabolism. This consortium mineralized MTBE and TBA with C3-C7 n-alkanes. The highest degradation rates for MTBE (75 +/- 5 mg g(protein) (-1) h(-1)) and TBA (86.9 +/- 7.3 mg g(protein) (-1) h(-1)) were obtained with n-pentane and n-propane, respectively. When incubated with radiolabeled MTBE and n-pentane, it converted more than 96% of the added MTBE to (14)C-CO(2). Furthermore, the consortium degraded tert-amyl methyl ether, tert-butyl alcohol (TBA), tert-amyl alcohol, ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) when n-pentane was used as growth source. Three Pseudomonads were isolated but only two showed independent MTBE degradation activity. The maximum degradation rates were 101 and 182 mg g(protein) (-1) h(-1) for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas citronellolis, respectively. The highest specific affinity (a degrees (MTBE)) value of 4.39 l g(protein) (-1) h(-1) was obtained for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and complete mineralization was attained with a MTBE: n-pentane ratio (w/w) of 0.7. This is the first time that Pseudomonads have been reported to fully mineralize MTBE by cometabolic degradation. PMID:18814038

  3. Adsorption and reaction kinetics of small organic molecules on WS 2 nanotubes: An ultra-high vacuum study

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    Komarneni, M.; Sand, A.; Nevin, P.; Zak, A.; Burghaus, U.

    2009-09-01

    The adsorption kinetics of n-pentane, thiophene, and benzene on WS 2 nanotubes have been studied by thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). First evidence is obtained that these probe molecules adsorb on internal, external, and groove sites of the nanotubes. Reactive TDS experiments reveal some catalytic activity towards hydrodesulfurization of thiophene.

  4. 15 CFR Supplement No. 1 to Part 712 - Schedule 1 Chemicals

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    2012-01-01

    ...-Pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate (96-64-0) (2) O-Alkyl (≤C10, incl. cycloalkyl) N,N-dialkyl (Me, Et, n-Pr...-diisopropylaminoethyl methyl phosphonothiolate (50782-69-9) (4) Sulfur mustards: 2-Chloroethylchloromethylsulfide (2625...,4-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-butane (142868-93-7) 1,5-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-pentane...

  5. 15 CFR Supplement No. 1 to Part 712 - Schedule 1 Chemicals

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    2014-01-01

    ...-Pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate (96-64-0) (2) O-Alkyl (≤C10, incl. cycloalkyl) N,N-dialkyl (Me, Et, n-Pr...-diisopropylaminoethyl methyl phosphonothiolate (50782-69-9) (4) Sulfur mustards: 2-Chloroethylchloromethylsulfide (2625...,4-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-butane (142868-93-7) 1,5-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-pentane...

  6. 15 CFR Supplement No. 1 to Part 712 - Schedule 1 Chemicals

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    2013-01-01

    ...-Pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate (96-64-0) (2) O-Alkyl (≤C10, incl. cycloalkyl) N,N-dialkyl (Me, Et, n-Pr...-diisopropylaminoethyl methyl phosphonothiolate (50782-69-9) (4) Sulfur mustards: 2-Chloroethylchloromethylsulfide (2625...,4-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-butane (142868-93-7) 1,5-Bis(2-chloroethylthio)-n-pentane...

  7. A predictive method for volatile organic compounds emission from soil: Evaporation and diffusion behavior investigation of a representative component of crude oil.

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    Wang, Haijing; Fischer, Thomas; Wieprecht, Wolfgang; Möller, Detlev

    2015-10-15

    Pipelines are convenient, economical and widely used mode of transportation of crude oil. However, the inevitable or otherwise accidents during such transport of crude oil lead to large scale oil spills, which consequently result in both soil and air pollution. When such pollution occurs, crude oil VOC concentrations in air, soil pollution evaluation and VOC propagation in soil provide important evidence for airborne detection of oils spills. Therefore, several issues, including determination method for VOC, isotherm parameters of VOC sorption on soil surfaces, and VOC diffusion flux simulation, are significant. In our previous study, n-butane and n-pentane were proved to be the maximum VOCs in studied crude oils. Therefore, a predictive method using n-pentane as a representative component is proposed in this paper. Firstly, a headspace solid phase microextraction (SPME) method was developed for determination of n-pentane in non-equilibrium mass transfer conditions. Secondly, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis with liquid nitrogen was carried out to predict isotherm parameters for n-pentane. Finally, two models were used to predict the emission process. Probably influenced by gas vapor density below and above the soil layer, the experimental data amounted to 74% of the deduced value from the simplified analytical model. However, the free diffusion model fitted well with the experimental results. PMID:26026407

  8. Immiscible Systems

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    Eckelmann, Jens; Luning, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    layers of liquids. The setup of both demonstrations is such that one homogeneous layer in a multiphasic mixture separates into two new layers upon shaking. The solvents used are methanol, toluene, petroleum ether or "n"-pentane, silicone oil, perfluoroheptanes,…

  9. Conservative and dissipative force field for simulation of coarse-grained alkane molecules: A bottom-up approach

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    Trément, Sébastien; Schnell, Benoît.; Petitjean, Laurent; Couty, Marc; Rousseau, Bernard

    2014-04-01

    We apply operational procedures available in the literature to the construction of coarse-grained conservative and friction forces for use in dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. The full procedure rely on a bottom-up approach: large molecular dynamics trajectories of n-pentane and n-decane modeled with an anisotropic united atom model serve as input for the force field generation. As a consequence, the coarse-grained model is expected to reproduce at least semi-quantitatively structural and dynamical properties of the underlying atomistic model. Two different coarse-graining levels are studied, corresponding to five and ten carbon atoms per DPD bead. The influence of the coarse-graining level on the generated force fields contributions, namely, the conservative and the friction part, is discussed. It is shown that the coarse-grained model of n-pentane correctly reproduces self-diffusion and viscosity coefficients of real n-pentane, while the fully coarse-grained model for n-decane at ambient temperature over-predicts diffusion by a factor of 2. However, when the n-pentane coarse-grained model is used as a building block for larger molecule (e.g., n-decane as a two blobs model), a much better agreement with experimental data is obtained, suggesting that the force field constructed is transferable to large macro-molecular systems.

  10. 21 CFR 177.1620 - Polyethylene, oxidized.

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    2012-04-01

    ... resin produced by the mild air oxidation of polyethylene conforming to the density, maximum n-hexane... table in § 177.1520(c). Such oxidized polyethylene has a minimum number average molecular weight of...

  11. 21 CFR 177.1620 - Polyethylene, oxidized.

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    2013-04-01

    ... resin produced by the mild air oxidation of polyethylene conforming to the density, maximum n-hexane... table in § 177.1520(c). Such oxidized polyethylene has a minimum number average molecular weight of...

  12. 40 CFR Table 7 to Subpart Hhhhh of... - Partially Soluble Hazardous Air Pollutants

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    2014-07-01

    .... Methyl methacrylate 80626 42. Methyl-t-butyl ether 1634044 43. Methylene chloride 75092 44. N-hexane 110543 45. N,N-dimethylaniline 121697 46. Naphthalene 91203 47. Phosgene 75445 48. Propionaldehyde...

  13. Molecular mechanism of hydrocarbons binding to the metal-organic framework

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    Sun, Xiuquan; Wick, Collin D.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2011-01-01

    The adsorption and diffusivity of methane, ethane, n-butane, n-hexane and cyclohexane in a metal organic framework (MOF) with the organic linker tetrakis[4-(carboxyphenyl)oxamethyl]methane, the metal salt, Zn2+, and an organic pillar, 4,4‧-bipyridin was studied using molecular dynamics simulations. For the n-alkanes, the longer the chain, the lower the free energy of adsorption, which was attributed to a greater number of contacts between the alkane and MOF. Cyclohexane had a slightly higher adsorption free energy than n-hexane. Furthermore, for cyclo- and n-hexane, there were no significant differences in adsorption free energies between systems with low to moderate loadings. The diffusivity of the n-alkanes was found to strongly depend on chain length with slower diffusion for longer chains. Cyclohexane had no effective diffusion, suggesting the selectivity the MOF towards n-hexane over cyclohexane results from kinetics instead of thermodynamics.

  14. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Ggg of... - Partially Soluble HAP

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    2013-07-01

    ...,4-) Chlorobenzene Trichloroethylene Chloroethane (ethyl chloride) Trimethylpentane Vinyl acetate Xylene (p) Vinyl chloride N-hexane Xylene (m) Xylene (o) ...-Tetrachloroethane Chloromethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chloroprene 1,1-Dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride)...

  15. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Ggg of... - Partially Soluble HAP

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    2014-07-01

    ...,4-) Chlorobenzene Trichloroethylene Chloroethane (ethyl chloride) Trimethylpentane Vinyl acetate Xylene (p) Vinyl chloride N-hexane Xylene (m) Xylene (o) ...-Tetrachloroethane Chloromethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chloroprene 1,1-Dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride)...

  16. 40 CFR Table 7 to Subpart Vvvvvv... - Partially Soluble HAP

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    2010-07-01

    .... Methylene chloride 75092 43. N-hexane 110543 44. N,N-dimethylaniline 121697 45. Naphthalene 91203 46.... Vinyl acetate 108054 57. Vinyl chloride 75014 58. Xylene (m) 108383 59. Xylene (o) 95476 60. Xylene...

  17. Rate constants for the reaction of muonium with aromatic compounds

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    Louwrier, P. W. F.; Brinkman, G. A.; Roduner, E.

    1986-12-01

    Rate constants for the reaction of muonium with benzene in water, methanol and n-hexane and for the reaction of muonium with p-difluorobenzene, anilin, hexafluorobenzene and styrene are reported. All rate constants are below the calculated diffusion controlled limit. The activation energy for the reaction of muonium with benzene in n-hexane is very small, indicating the possibility of tunnelling by muonium.

  18. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Measuring Ternary Phase Diagrams

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    Woodworth, Jennifer K.; Terrance, Jacob C.; Hoffmann, Markus M.

    2006-01-01

    A laboratory experiment is presented for the upper-level undergraduate physical chemistry curriculum in which the ternary phase diagram of water, 1-propanol and n-heptane is measured using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The experiment builds upon basic concepts of NMR spectral analysis, typically taught in the undergraduate…

  19. Numerical investigation of spontaneous flame propagation under Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) conditions

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    Bhagatwala, Ankit; Sankaran, Ramanan; Kokjohn, Sage; Chen, Jacqueline

    2014-11-01

    Results from one and two-dimensional direct numerical simulations under dual-fuel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) conditions will be presented. These simulations employ an improved model of compression heating through mass source/sink terms developed in a previous work, which incorporates feedback from the flow to follow a predetermined experimental pressure trace. One-dimensional simulations explored the effect of temperature and fuel concentration gradients on the combustion mode. Two-dimensional simulations explored parametric variation in temperature stratification, pressure profiles and n-heptane concentration. Statistics derived from analysis of local diffusion/reaction balances were used to elucidate combustion characteristics for the different cases. Both deflagration and spontaneous ignition modes were observed to co-exist. Higher n-heptane concentration and higher level of thermal stratification resulted in a greater degree of flame propagation, whereas lower n-heptane concentration (higher fraction of iso-octane) and higher pressure resulted in more prevalent autoignition. Starting with a uniform initial temperature and a stratified n-heptane concentration also resulted in a large fraction of combustion occurring through flame propagation.

  20. Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column

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    Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.

    2011-01-01

    The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch

  1. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Measuring Ternary Phase Diagrams

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    Woodworth, Jennifer K.; Terrance, Jacob C.; Hoffmann, Markus M.

    2006-01-01

    A laboratory experiment is presented for the upper-level undergraduate physical chemistry curriculum in which the ternary phase diagram of water, 1-propanol and n-heptane is measured using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The experiment builds upon basic concepts of NMR spectral analysis, typically taught in the undergraduate

  2. 21 CFR 177.1556 - Polyaryletherketone resins.

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    2012-04-01

    ...-contact surface, when extracted at reflux temperature for 2 hours with the following solvents: Distilled water, 50 percent (by volume) ethyl alcohol in distilled water, 3 percent acetic acid (by weight) in distilled water, and n-heptane. (d) In testing the finished food-contact article made of...

  3. LOW OZONE-DEPLETING HALOCARBONS AS TOTAL-FLOOD AGENTS: VOLUME 2. LABORATORY-SCALE FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EXPLOSION PREVENTION TESTING

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    The report gives results from (1) flame suppression testing of potential Halon-1301 (CF3Br) replacement chemicals in a laboratory cup burner using n-heptane fuel and (2) explosion prevention (inertion) testing in a small-scale explosion sphere using propane and methane as fuels. ...

  4. Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column

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    Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.

    2011-01-01

    The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch…

  5. 21 CFR 177.1040 - Acrylonitrile/styrene copoly-mer.

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    2014-04-01

    ... deionized water or reagent grade n-heptane at reflux temperature for 2 h.1 Minimum 10 pct solution viscosity... viscosity, titled: “Determination of Residual Acrylonitrile and Styrene Monomers-Gas Chromatographic... Copolymers,” and “Analytical Method for 10% Solution Viscosity of Tyril,” which are incorproated by...

  6. Temperature effects in positronium formation and lifetime in solutions of nonpolar organic solvents

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    Diehl, D.A.; Schrader, D.M. )

    1991-06-15

    The temperature dependence of the positron annihilation lifetime (PAL) spectra of several solutions are examined. Four solvents are investigated: {ital n}-hexane, cyclohexane, squalane, and an equivolume mixture of {ital n}-hexane and squalane. Solutes in the study are nitrobenzene, nitrocyclohexane, and hexafluorobenzene. Arrhenius plots of lifetimes are made from 10 {degree}C to 50 {degree}C. The temperature dependence of the PAL spectra of nitrobenzene solutions in a magnetic field varying up to 15 kG are also presented. Anomalous behavior is observed for the solvents {ital n}-hexane and squalane, both neat and with nitrobenzene as a solute. In addition, it is found that the behavior of neat and nitrobenzene solutions of the {ital n}-hexane--squalane mixture is not intermediate between those involving {ital n}-hexane and squalane separately. We conclude that there is a change in the mechanism for positronium formation from {ital n}-hexane to squalane which is not accounted for by changes in free volume. Nitrocyclohexane is found to enhance positronium formation in squalane. This is the first example of antiinhibition by an aliphatic solute known to the authors.

  7. HCCI experiments with toluene reference fuels modeled by a semidetailed chemical kinetic model

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    Andrae, J.C.G.; Brinck, T.; Kalghatgi, G.T.

    2008-12-15

    A semidetailed mechanism (137 species and 633 reactions) and new experiments in a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine on the autoignition of toluene reference fuels are presented. Skeletal mechanisms for isooctane and n-heptane were added to a detailed toluene submechanism. The model shows generally good agreement with ignition delay times measured in a shock tube and a rapid compression machine and is sensitive to changes in temperature, pressure, and mixture strength. The addition of reactions involving the formation and destruction of benzylperoxide radical was crucial to modeling toluene shock tube data. Laminar burning velocities for benzene and toluene were well predicted by the model after some revision of the high-temperature chemistry. Moreover, laminar burning velocities of a real gasoline at 353 and 500 K could be predicted by the model using a toluene reference fuel as a surrogate. The model also captures the experimentally observed differences in combustion phasing of toluene/n-heptane mixtures, compared to a primary reference fuel of the same research octane number, in HCCI engines as the intake pressure and temperature are changed. For high intake pressures and low intake temperatures, a sensitivity analysis at the moment of maximum heat release rate shows that the consumption of phenoxy radicals is rate-limiting when a toluene/n-heptane fuel is used, which makes this fuel more resistant to autoignition than the primary reference fuel. Typical CPU times encountered in zero-dimensional calculations were on the order of seconds and minutes in laminar flame speed calculations. Cross reactions between benzylperoxy radicals and n-heptane improved the model predictions of shock tube experiments for {phi}=1.0 and temperatures lower than 800 K for an n-heptane/toluene fuel mixture, but cross reactions had no influence on HCCI simulations. (author)

  8. Numerical investigation of spontaneous flame propagation under RCCI conditions

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    Bhagatwala, Ankit V; Sankaran, Ramanan; Kokjohn, Sage; Chen, Jacqueline H

    2015-06-30

    This paper presents results from one and two-dimensional direct numerical simulations under Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) conditions of a primary reference fuel (PRF) mixture consisting of n-heptane and iso-octane. RCCI uses in-cylinder blending of two fuels with different autoignition characteristics to control combustion phasing and the rate of heat release. These simulations employ an improved model of compression heating through mass source/sink terms developed in a previous work by Bhagatwala et al. (2014), which incorporates feedback from the flow to follow a predetermined experimental pressure trace. Two-dimensional simulations explored parametric variations with respect to temperature stratification, pressure profiles andmore » n-heptane concentration. Furthermore, statistics derived from analysis of diffusion/reaction balances locally normal to the flame surface were used to elucidate combustion characteristics for the different cases. Both deflagration and spontaneous ignition fronts were observed to co-exist, however it was found that higher n-heptane concentration provided a greater degree of flame propagation, whereas lower n-heptane concentration (higher fraction of iso-octane) resulted in more spontaneous ignition fronts. A significant finding was that simulations initialized with a uniform initial temperature and a stratified n-heptane concentration field, resulted in a large fraction of combustion occurring through flame propagation. The proportion of spontaneous ignition fronts increased at higher pressures due to shorter ignition delay when other factors were held constant. For the same pressure and fuel concentration, the contribution of flame propagation to the overall combustion was found to depend on the level of thermal stratification, with higher initial temperature gradients resulting in more deflagration and lower gradients generating more ignition fronts. Statistics of ignition delay are computed to assess the Zel’dovich (1980) theory for the mode of combustion propagation based on ignition delay gradients.« less

  9. Numerical investigation of spontaneous flame propagation under RCCI conditions

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    Bhagatwala, Ankit V; Sankaran, Ramanan; Kokjohn, Sage; Chen, Jacqueline H

    2015-06-30

    This paper presents results from one and two-dimensional direct numerical simulations under Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) conditions of a primary reference fuel (PRF) mixture consisting of n-heptane and iso-octane. RCCI uses in-cylinder blending of two fuels with different autoignition characteristics to control combustion phasing and the rate of heat release. These simulations employ an improved model of compression heating through mass source/sink terms developed in a previous work by Bhagatwala et al. (2014), which incorporates feedback from the flow to follow a predetermined experimental pressure trace. Two-dimensional simulations explored parametric variations with respect to temperature stratification, pressure profiles and n-heptane concentration. Furthermore, statistics derived from analysis of diffusion/reaction balances locally normal to the flame surface were used to elucidate combustion characteristics for the different cases. Both deflagration and spontaneous ignition fronts were observed to co-exist, however it was found that higher n-heptane concentration provided a greater degree of flame propagation, whereas lower n-heptane concentration (higher fraction of iso-octane) resulted in more spontaneous ignition fronts. A significant finding was that simulations initialized with a uniform initial temperature and a stratified n-heptane concentration field, resulted in a large fraction of combustion occurring through flame propagation. The proportion of spontaneous ignition fronts increased at higher pressures due to shorter ignition delay when other factors were held constant. For the same pressure and fuel concentration, the contribution of flame propagation to the overall combustion was found to depend on the level of thermal stratification, with higher initial temperature gradients resulting in more deflagration and lower gradients generating more ignition fronts. Statistics of ignition delay are computed to assess the Zel’dovich (1980) theory for the mode of combustion propagation based on ignition delay gradients.

  10. Investigation of coal structure. Quarterly report, October 1, 1992--December 31, 1992

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    The method was applied to standard polymers under the same condition above. The particle size distribution with volume diameters of polyvinylpyrrolidone (average molecular mass; 10,000) was measured at sample/solvent = 0.50 g/100 ml. This polymer readily dissolve in methanol and water, while the polymer does not dissolve in n-hexane and toluene, and toluene is a slightly better solvent than n-hexane. Figure 3 shows the particle size distributions in n-hexane (a) and toluene (b-1 and -2). The distribution in toluene changed time to time, and two representative distributions are shown. The mean volume diameters-were 14 {mu}m in n-hexane and 18 and 31 {mu}m in toluene. The particle size distribution of cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone was further examined in methanol and n-hexane. Figure 4 compares these distributions with scanned counts at sample/solvent = 0.50 g/100 ml. As a significant portion of particles was over 250 {mu}m with volume diameters, the distributions are presented with scanned counts. Figure 4 compared the specific swelling ratio (Q`) versus sample/solvent (w/w %) in the same solvents for this sample. It is seen that methanol is a good solvent than n-hexane and swells the sample. It is also seen that the swelling is dependent on the sample concentration. Therefore, the particle size in good solvent methanol is expected to be larger due to swelling. However, the particle size was smaller in methanol than in n-hexane (Figure 4). The dependence of sample concentration on solvent swelling in methanol (Figure 5) is interpreted as follows: Polymer particles disaggregated at low sample concentration and the interparticle voidage of the swollen polymer after centrifugation changed depending upon disaggregation.

  11. Investigation of coal structure

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    The method was applied to standard polymers under the same condition above. The particle size distribution with volume diameters of polyvinylpyrrolidone (average molecular mass; 10,000) was measured at sample/solvent = 0.50 g/100 ml. This polymer readily dissolve in methanol and water, while the polymer does not dissolve in n-hexane and toluene, and toluene is a slightly better solvent than n-hexane. Figure 3 shows the particle size distributions in n-hexane (a) and toluene (b-1 and -2). The distribution in toluene changed time to time, and two representative distributions are shown. The mean volume diameters-were 14 [mu]m in n-hexane and 18 and 31 [mu]m in toluene. The particle size distribution of cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone was further examined in methanol and n-hexane. Figure 4 compares these distributions with scanned counts at sample/solvent = 0.50 g/100 ml. As a significant portion of particles was over 250 [mu]m with volume diameters, the distributions are presented with scanned counts. Figure 4 compared the specific swelling ratio (Q') versus sample/solvent (w/w %) in the same solvents for this sample. It is seen that methanol is a good solvent than n-hexane and swells the sample. It is also seen that the swelling is dependent on the sample concentration. Therefore, the particle size in good solvent methanol is expected to be larger due to swelling. However, the particle size was smaller in methanol than in n-hexane (Figure 4). The dependence of sample concentration on solvent swelling in methanol (Figure 5) is interpreted as follows: Polymer particles disaggregated at low sample concentration and the interparticle voidage of the swollen polymer after centrifugation changed depending upon disaggregation.

  12. The effect of Artemisia annua on broiler performance, on intestinal microbiota and on the course of a Clostridium perfringens infection applying a necrotic enteritis disease model.

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    Engberg, Ricarda Margarete; Grevsen, Kai; Ivarsen, Elise; Fretté, Xavier; Christensen, Lars Porskjær; Højberg, Ole; Jensen, Bent Borg; Canibe, Nuria

    2012-01-01

    The aerial parts of the plant Artemisia annua contain essential oils having antimicrobial properties against Clostridium perfringens Type A, the causal agent for necrotic enteritis in broilers. In two experiments, the influence of increasing dietary concentrations of dried A. annua leaves (0, 5, 10 and 20 g/kg) and n-hexane extract from fresh A. annua leaves (0, 125, 250 and 500 mg/kg) on broiler performance was investigated. Dried plant material decreased feed intake and body weight in a dose-dependent manner, and 10 and 20 g/kg diet tended to improve the feed conversion ratio. The n-hexane extract also reduced feed intake, but broiler weight tended to decrease only at the highest dietary concentration. The feed conversion ratio tended to improve when birds received 250 and 500 mg/kg n-hexane extract. In a third experiment, a necrotic enteritis disease model was applied to investigate the effect of the dietary addition of dried A. annua leaves (10 g/kg on top) or n-hexane extract of A. annua (250 mg/kg) on the severity of the disease in broilers. The addition of n-hexane extract reduced the intestinal C. perfringens numbers and the severity of the disease-related small intestinal lesions. Over the infection period from day 17 to day 27, birds supplemented with the n-hexane extract gained more weight than both the challenged control birds and birds receiving dried plant material. The results indicate that n-hexane extracts derived from A. annua can modulate the course of necrotic enteritis and compensate to a certain extent for the disease-associated weight losses. PMID:22834551

  13. [Oxidation behavior and kinetics of representative VOCs emitted from petrochemical industry over CuCeOx composite oxides].

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    Chen, Chang-Wei; Yu, Yan-Ke; Chen, Jin-Sheng; He, Chi

    2013-12-01

    CuCeOx composite catalysts were synthesized via coprecipitation (COP-CuCeO,) and incipient impregnation (IMP-CuCeOx) methods, respectively. The physicochemical properties of the samples were characterized by XRD, low-temperature N2 sorption, H2-TPR and O2-TPD. The influences of reactant composition and concentration, reaction space velocity, O2 content, H2O concentration, and catalyst type on the oxidation behaviors of benzene, toluene, and n-hexane emitted from petrochemical industry were systematically investigated. In addition, the related kinetic parameters were model fitted. Compared with IMP-CuCeOx, COP-CuCeOx had well-dispersed active phase, better low-temperature reducibility, and more active surface oxygen species. The increase of reactant concentration was unfavorable for toluene oxidation, while the opposite phenomenon could be observed in n-hexane oxidation. The inlet concentration of benzene was irrelevant to its conversion under high oxidation rate. The introduction of benzene obviously inhibited the oxidation of toluene and n-hexane, while the presence of toluene had a positive effect on beuzene conversion. The presence of n-hexane could promote the oxidation of toluene, while toluene had a negative influence on e-hexane oxidation. Both low space velocity and high oxygen concentration were beneficial for the oxidation process, and the variation of oxygen content had negligible effect on n-hexane and henzene oxidation. The presence of H2O noticeably inhibited the oxidation of toluene, while significantly accelerated the oxidation procedure of henzene and n-hexane. COP-CuCeOx had superior catalytic performance for toluene and benzene oxidation, while IMP-CuCeOx showed higher n-hexane oxidation activity under dry condition. The oxidation behaviors under different conditions could be well fitted and predicted by the pseudo first-order kinetic model. PMID:24640915

  14. Multicomponent vapor-liquid equilibria measurements for the development of an extractive distillation process for the processing of gas issuing from a CO/sub 2/ enhanced oil recovery project

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    Hong, J.H.; Kobayashi, R.

    1987-02-01

    This paper provides vapor-liquid equilibria data for the design of the upper section of the all-important column treating the stabilized feed gas from CO/sub 2/ enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects. Again, the extractive agent is represented by n-pentane. The simulated feed gas containing the methane, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) components, and H/sub 2/S is added to n-pentane to form quasi-binary mixtures. A comparison of the K values obtained by the addition of methane to an otherwise similar methane-free gas shows that the effect of methane on the K values of the other constituents becomes increasingly pronounced as the pressure increases.

  15. A coupled implicit method for chemical non-equilibrium flows at all speeds

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    Shuen, Jian-Shun; Chen, Kuo-Huey; Choi, Yunho

    1993-01-01

    The present time-accurate coupled-solution procedure addresses the chemical nonequilibrium Navier-Stokes equations over a wide Mach-number range uses, in conjunction with the strong conservation form of the governing equations, five unknown primitive variables. The numerical tests undertaken address steady convergent-divergent nozzle flows with air dissociation/recombination, dump combustor flows with n-pentane/air chemistry, and unsteady nonreacting cavity flows.

  16. High-pressure soot formation and diffusion flame extinction characteristics of gaseous and liquid fuels

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    Karatas, Ahmet Emre

    High-pressure soot formation and flame stability characteristics were studied experimentally in laminar diffusion flames. For the former, radially resolved soot volume fraction and temperature profiles were measured in axisymmetric co-flow laminar diffusion flames of pre-vaporized n-heptane-air, undiluted ethylene-air, and nitrogen and carbon dioxide diluted ethylene-air at elevated pressures. Abel inversion was used to re-construct radially resolved data from the line-of-sight spectral soot emission measurements. For the latter, flame extinction strain rate was measured in counterflow laminar diffusion flames of C1-4 alcohols and hydrocarbon fuels of n-heptane, n-octane, iso-octane, toluene, Jet-A, and biodiesel. The luminous flame height, as marked by visible soot radiation, of the nitrogen- and helium-diluted n-heptane and nitrogen- and carbon dioxide-diluted ethylene flames stayed constant at all pressures. In pure ethylene flames, flame heights initially increased with pressure, but changed little above 5 atm. The maximum soot yield as a function of pressure in nitrogen-diluted n-heptane diffusion flames indicate that n-heptane flames are slightly more sensitive to pressure than gaseous alkane hydrocarbon flames at least up to 7 atm. Ethylene's maximum soot volume fractions were much higher than those of ethane and n-heptane diluted with nitrogen (fuel to nitrogen mass flow ratio is about 0.5). Pressure dependence of the peak carbon conversion to soot, defined as the percentage of fuel's carbon content converted to soot, was assessed and compared to previous measurements with other gaseous fuels. Maximum soot volume fractions were consistently lower in carbon dioxide-diluted flames between 5 and 15 atm but approached similar values to those in nitrogen-diluted flames at 20 atm. This observation implies that the chemical soot suppression effect of carbon dioxide, previously demonstrated at atmospheric pressure, is also present at elevated pressures up to 15 atm, but fades off beyond 15 atm. In flame stability experiments, the extinction strain rates increased with decreasing dilution. In general, the fuels with higher carbon number and fuels with more compact structures were found to be more prone to extinction. Counterflow laminar diffusion flames established at the impingement of reactants with a top-hat (axially uniform) velocity profile were found to be more resistant to extinction than those with a parabolic exit velocity profile. Multiple solutions to the flame stability were observed for certain hydrocarbons.

  17. Solidification and loss of hydrostaticity in liquid media used for pressure measurements

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    Torikachvili, M. S.; Kim, S. K.; Colombier, E.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.

    2015-12-01

    We carried out a study of the pressure dependence of the solidification temperature in nine pressure transmitting media that are liquid at ambient temperature, under pressures up to 2.3 GPa. These fluids are 1:1 isopentane/n-pentane, 4:6 light mineral oil/n-pentane, 1:1 isoamyl alcohol/n-pentane, 4:1 methanol/ethanol, 1:1 FC72/FC84 (Fluorinert), Daphne 7373, isopentane, and Dow Corning PMX silicone oils 200 and 60 000 cS. We relied on the high sensitivity of the electrical resistivity of Ba(Fe1-xRux)2As2 single crystals to the freezing of the pressure media and cross-checked with corresponding anomalies observed in the resistance of the manganin coil that served as the ambient temperature resistive manometer. In addition to establishing the temperature-pressure line separating the liquid (hydrostatic) and frozen (non-hydrostatic) phases, these data permit rough estimates of the freezing pressure of these media at ambient temperature. This pressure establishes the extreme limit for the medium to be considered hydrostatic. For higher applied pressures, the medium has to be treated as non-hydrostatic.

  18. Solidification and loss of hydrostaticity in liquid media used for pressure measurements.

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    Torikachvili, M S; Kim, S K; Colombier, E; Bud'ko, S L; Canfield, P C

    2015-12-01

    We carried out a study of the pressure dependence of the solidification temperature in nine pressure transmitting media that are liquid at ambient temperature, under pressures up to 2.3 GPa. These fluids are 1:1 isopentane/n-pentane, 4:6 light mineral oil/n-pentane, 1:1 isoamyl alcohol/n-pentane, 4:1 methanol/ethanol, 1:1 FC72/FC84 (Fluorinert), Daphne 7373, isopentane, and Dow Corning PMX silicone oils 200 and 60?000 cS. We relied on the high sensitivity of the electrical resistivity of Ba(Fe1-xRux)2As2 single crystals to the freezing of the pressure media and cross-checked with corresponding anomalies observed in the resistance of the manganin coil that served as the ambient temperature resistive manometer. In addition to establishing the temperature-pressure line separating the liquid (hydrostatic) and frozen (non-hydrostatic) phases, these data permit rough estimates of the freezing pressure of these media at ambient temperature. This pressure establishes the extreme limit for the medium to be considered hydrostatic. For higher applied pressures, the medium has to be treated as non-hydrostatic. PMID:26724044

  19. Solidification and loss of hydrostaticity in liquid media used for pressure measurements

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    Torikachvili, M. S.; Kim, S. K.; Colombier, E.; Bud’ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.

    2015-12-16

    We carried out a study of the pressure dependence of the solidification temperature in nine pressure transmitting media that are liquid at ambient temperature, under pressures up to 2.3 GPa. These fluids are 1:1 isopentane/n-pentane, 4:6 light mineral oil/n-pentane, 1:1 isoamyl alcohol/n-pentane, 4:1 methanol/ethanol, 1:1 FC72/FC84 (Fluorinert), Daphne 7373, isopentane, and Dow Corning PMX silicone oils 200 and 60,000 cS. We relied on the high sensitivity of the electrical resistivity of Ba(Fe1–xRux)2As2 single crystals to the freezing of the pressure media and cross-checked with corresponding anomalies observed in the resistance of the manganin coil that served as the ambient temperature resistive manometer. In addition to establishing the temperature-pressure line separating the liquid (hydrostatic) and frozen (non-hydrostatic) phases, these data permit rough estimates of the freezing pressure of these media at ambient temperature. As a result, this pressure establishes the extreme limit for the medium to be considered hydrostatic. For higher applied pressures, the medium has to be treated as non-hydrostatic.

  20. Solidification and loss of hydrostaticity in liquid media used for pressure measurements

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    Torikachvili, M. S.; Kim, S. K.; Colombier, E.; Bud’ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.

    2015-12-16

    We carried out a study of the pressure dependence of the solidification temperature in nine pressure transmitting media that are liquid at ambient temperature, under pressures up to 2.3 GPa. These fluids are 1:1 isopentane/n-pentane, 4:6 light mineral oil/n-pentane, 1:1 isoamyl alcohol/n-pentane, 4:1 methanol/ethanol, 1:1 FC72/FC84 (Fluorinert), Daphne 7373, isopentane, and Dow Corning PMX silicone oils 200 and 60,000 cS. We relied on the high sensitivity of the electrical resistivity of Ba(Fe1–xRux)2As2 single crystals to the freezing of the pressure media and cross-checked with corresponding anomalies observed in the resistance of the manganin coil that served as the ambient temperaturemore » resistive manometer. In addition to establishing the temperature-pressure line separating the liquid (hydrostatic) and frozen (non-hydrostatic) phases, these data permit rough estimates of the freezing pressure of these media at ambient temperature. As a result, this pressure establishes the extreme limit for the medium to be considered hydrostatic. For higher applied pressures, the medium has to be treated as non-hydrostatic.« less

  1. Effects of direct exposure of green odour components on dopamine release from rat brain striatal slices and PC12 cells.

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    Kako, Hironari; Fukumoto, Syuichi; Kobayashi, Yoko; Yokogoshi, Hidehiko

    2008-03-28

    The effects of odour components on dopamine release from rat brain striatal slices and rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells were examined. The striatal slices were directly stimulated with 0.5% odour-including Krebs buffer using a superfusion method. In this experiment, (Z)-3-hexenol, (E)-2-hexenal, n-hexanal, 1,8-cineole or Eucalyptus globulus essential oil was used as an odour component. The concentrations of monoamines released in perfusate were measured by HPLC-ECD. Dopamine release from brain slices was significantly enhanced by perfusion of each odour-including solution. In particular, administration of n-hexanal caused a 9-fold increase in dopamine release. The dopamine release by n-hexanal increased linearly with the concentration of n-hexanal up to 0.5% and was maximal at 0.5%. Since PC12 cells have the ability to release dopamine, the effects of four green odour compounds, (Z)-3-hexenol, (E)-2-hexenal, n-hexanal and n-hexanol, on dopamine release were examined. These odour compounds dose dependently increased dopamine release from PC12 cells, and different patterns of dopamine release were observed with aldehyde or alcohol. Odour compounds thus appear to increase dopamine release from dopamine-releasing cells, with differences between aldehydes and alcohols in pattern of release. Dopamine regulates brain functions such as reward, mood, and attention. Green odours may in turn regulate such brain functions through the stimulation of dopamine release. PMID:18355650

  2. Computational study of hydrocarbon adsorption in metal-organic framework Ni2(dhtp).

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    Sun, Xiuquan; Wick, Collin D; Thallapally, Praveen K; McGrail, B Peter; Dang, Liem X

    2011-03-31

    Enhancing the efficiency of the Rankine cycle, which is utilized for multiple renewable energy sources, requires the use of a working fluid with a high latent heat of vaporization. To further enhance its latent heat, a working fluid can be placed in a metal organic heat carrier (MOHC) with a high heat of adsorption. One such material is Ni\\DOBDC, in which linear alkanes have a higher heat of adsorption than cyclic alkanes. We carried out molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the structural, diffusive, and adsorption properties of n-hexane and cyclohexane in Ni\\DOBDC. The strong binding for both n-hexane and cyclohexane with Ni\\DOBDC is attributed to the increase of the heat of adsorption observed in experiments. Our structural results indicate the organic linkers in Ni\\DOBDC are the primary binding sites for both n-hexane and cyclohexane molecules. However, at all temperatures and loadings examined in present work, n-hexane clearly showed stronger binding with Ni\\DOBDC than cyclohexane. This was found to be the result of the ability of n-hexane to reconfigure its structure to a greater degree than cyclohexane to gain more contacts between adsorbates and adsorbents. The geometry and flexibility of guest molecules were also related to their diffusivity in Ni\\DOBDC, with higher diffusion for flexible molecules. Because of the large pore sizes in Ni\\DOBDC, energetic effects were the dominant force for alkane adsorption and selectivity. PMID:21384829

  3. Cytotoxicity and Antiproliferative Activity Assay of Clove Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra (L.) Miq.) Leaves Extracts

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    Elsyana, Vida; Bintang, Maria; Priosoeryanto, Bambang Pontjo

    2016-01-01

    Clove mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra (L.) Miq.) is a semiparasitic plant that belongs to Loranthaceae family. Clove mistletoe was traditionally used for cancer treatment in Indonesia. In the present study, we examined cytotoxicity of clove mistletoe leaves extracts against brine shrimps and conducted their antiproliferative activity on K562 (human chronic myelogenous leukemia) and MCM-B2 (canine benign mixed mammary) cancer cell lines in vitro. The tested samples were water extract, ethanol extract, ethanol fraction, ethyl acetate fraction, and n-hexane fraction. Cytotoxicity was screened using Brine Shrimp Lethality Test (BSLT). Antiproliferative activity was conducted using Trypan Blue Dye Method and cells were counted using haemocytometer. The results showed that n-hexane fraction exhibited significant cytotoxicity with LC50 value of 55.31 μg/mL. The n-hexane fraction was then considered for further examination. The n-hexane fraction of clove mistletoe could inhibit growth of K562 and MCM-B2 cancer cell lines in vitro. The inhibition activity of clove mistletoe n-hexane fraction at concentration of 125 μg/mL on K562 cancer cell lines was 38.69%, while on MCM-B2 it was 41.5%. Therefore, it was suggested that clove mistletoe had potential natural anticancer activity. PMID:27099614

  4. Cytotoxicity and Antiproliferative Activity Assay of Clove Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra (L.) Miq.) Leaves Extracts.

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    Elsyana, Vida; Bintang, Maria; Priosoeryanto, Bambang Pontjo

    2016-01-01

    Clove mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra (L.) Miq.) is a semiparasitic plant that belongs to Loranthaceae family. Clove mistletoe was traditionally used for cancer treatment in Indonesia. In the present study, we examined cytotoxicity of clove mistletoe leaves extracts against brine shrimps and conducted their antiproliferative activity on K562 (human chronic myelogenous leukemia) and MCM-B2 (canine benign mixed mammary) cancer cell lines in vitro. The tested samples were water extract, ethanol extract, ethanol fraction, ethyl acetate fraction, and n-hexane fraction. Cytotoxicity was screened using Brine Shrimp Lethality Test (BSLT). Antiproliferative activity was conducted using Trypan Blue Dye Method and cells were counted using haemocytometer. The results showed that n-hexane fraction exhibited significant cytotoxicity with LC50 value of 55.31 μg/mL. The n-hexane fraction was then considered for further examination. The n-hexane fraction of clove mistletoe could inhibit growth of K562 and MCM-B2 cancer cell lines in vitro. The inhibition activity of clove mistletoe n-hexane fraction at concentration of 125 μg/mL on K562 cancer cell lines was 38.69%, while on MCM-B2 it was 41.5%. Therefore, it was suggested that clove mistletoe had potential natural anticancer activity. PMID:27099614

  5. Phase partition of gaseous hexane and surface hydrophobicity of Fusarium solani when grown in liquid and solid media with hexanol and hexane.

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    Vergara-Fernández, Alberto; Van Haaren, Brice; Revah, Sergio

    2006-12-01

    The filamentous fungus, Fusarium solani, was grown in liquid and solid culture with glucose, glycerol, 1-hexanol and n-hexane. The partition coefficient with gaseous hexane (HPC) in the biomass was lower when grown in liquid medium with 1-hexanol (0.4) than with glycerol (0.8) or glucose (1) The HPC for surface growth were 0.2 for 1-hexanol, 0.5 for glycerol, 0.6 for glucose, and 0.2 for F. solani biomass obtained from a biofilter fed with gaseous n-hexane. These values show a 200-fold increase in n-hexane solubility when compared to water (HPC = 42). Lower HPC values can be partially explained by increased lipid accumulation with 1-hexanol, 10.5% (w/w) than with glycerol (8.5% w/w) or glucose (7.1% w/w). The diameter of the hyphae diminished from 3 microm to 2 microm when F. solani was grown on solid media with gaseous n-hexane thereby doubling the surface area for gaseous substrate exchange. The surface hydrophobicity of the mycelia increased consistently with more hydrophobic substrates and the contact angle of a drop of water on the mycelial mat was 113 degrees when grown on n-hexane as compared to 75 degrees with glucose. The fungus thus adapts to hydrophobic conditions and these changes may explain the higher uptake of gaseous hydrophobic substances by fungi in biofilters. PMID:17021662

  6. Quasi-dynamic leaching characteristics of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans from raw and solidified waste incineration residues.

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    Hsi, Hsing-Cheng; Wang, Lin-Chi; Yu, Tsung-Hsien; Chang-Chien, Guo-Ping

    2008-03-01

    Quasi-dynamic leaching characteristics of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) from raw and solidified air pollution control (APC) residues were examined via a nine-time multiple leaching test. The effect of injected activated carbon in the APC residues on the PCDD/F leachability was also evaluated. When humic acid solution was used as a leachant, the leaching concentrations of PCDD/Fs fluctuated between the first and the fifth leaching, followed by a gradual increase and then suddenly reached maximum values at the leaching sequences around seventh and eighth. This significant enhancement in PCDD/F leachability was mainly due to an increase in the release of highly chlorinated PCDD/Fs. Leaching of PCDD/Fs with n-hexane was, in contrast, primarily caused by the partitioning of hydrophobic PCDD/Fs between the APC residue surface and the liquid phase of n-hexane. Consequently, the largest leaching concentrations for n-hexane tests achieved at the first leaching, followed by a decrease and reached plateaus. Solidification/stabilization (S/S) decreased the PCDD/F leachability up to the fifth leaching by the use of humic acid solution. However, S/S increased the PCDD/F leaching concentrations and rates with n-hexane. The activated carbon in APC residues significantly inhibited the release of PCDD/F with n-hexane. The inhibiting effect provided by activated carbon was, however, less significant by the use of humic acid solution. PMID:18028984

  7. Combined small-angle x-ray scattering/extended x-ray absorption fine structure study of coated Co nanoclusters in bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate

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    Longo, A.; Giordano, F.; Giannici, F.; Martorana, A.; Portale, G.; Ruggirello, A.; Turco Liveri, V.

    2009-06-01

    Chemically stable cobalt nanostructures have been prepared with Co(II) reduction in the confined space of cobalt bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate, Co(AOT)2, reverse micelles dispersed in n-heptane. The reaction was carried out by adding a solution of sodium borohydride in ethanol (1% weight) to a 0.2M micellar solution of Co(AOT)2 in n-heptane at a reductant to Co(II) molar ratio of 4. This procedure involves the rapid formation of surfactant-coated Co nanoparticles followed by their slow separation as nanostructures embedded in a sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate matrix. The resulting composites, characterized by extended x-ray absorption fine structure and small-angle x-ray scattering, showed the presence of subnanometer sized cobalt nanoparticles aggregated together to form elongated structures coated by the surfactant molecules.

  8. Molecular structure and component blending effects on knock related chemistry

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    Brezinsky, K.; Dryer, F.L.

    1987-01-01

    Atmospheric pressure flow reactor experiments were conducted on the oxidation and pyrolysis of n-octane and iso-octane and the oxidation of blends of iso-octane and n-heptane have led to the conclusions that a) the difference in knocking tendency of fuels may result primarily from the comparative oxidation rates of the intermediates rather than the rate of attack on the initial fuel molecule, b) certain small unsaturated hydrocarbons interfere with the oxidation of other intermediates and serve as model compounds for the development of octane number enhancers, c) high temperature homogeneous oxidation chemistry of n-heptane/iso-octane mixtures and single component paraffin fuels can be correlated with the global phenomena of octane number measurement in a test engine, d) the contribution of thermal and oxidative processes to the rapid decay of the initial fuel can be evaluated from rate parameters from pyrolysis studies of pure hydrocarbon fuels.

  9. Utilization of Anting-Anting (Acalypha indica) Leaves as Antibacterial

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    Batubara, Irmanida; Wahyuni, Wulan Tri; Firdaus, Imam

    2016-01-01

    Anting-anting (Acalypha indica) plants is a species of plant having catkin type of inflorescence. This research aims to utilize anting-anting as antibacterial toward Streptococcus mutans and degradation of biofilm on teeth. Anting-anting leaves were extracted by maceration technique using methanol, chloroform, and n-hexane. Antibacterial and biofilm degradation assays were performed using microdilution technique with 96 well. n-Hexane extracts of anting-anting leaves gave the best antibacterial potency with minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration value of 500 μg/mL and exhibited good biofilm degradation activity. Fraction of F3 obtained from fractionation of n-hexane's extract with column chromatography was a potential for degradation of biofilm with IC50 value of 56.82 μg/mL. Alkaloid was suggested as antibacterial and degradation of biofilm in the active fraction.

  10. Isolation of aurantiamides from gomphrena celosioides C. Mart.

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    Olutola Dosumu, Omotayo; Onocha, Patricia; Ekundayo, Olusegun; Ali, Muhammad

    2014-01-01

    In West Africa and Nigeria in particular, many virgin plants are still waiting to be evaluated for their medicinal importance. Claims of plants with folk medicinal applications need to be evaluated and verified. Gomphrena celosioides (family - Amaranthaceae) is a weed grown in lawns and the biological activity of the extract had earlier been established. In the present study, the plant was collected, air dried, ground and soxhlet extracted with n-hexane and two compounds were isolated from the flakes that were recovered from the n-hexane extract on cooling. Column chromatography using 5% chloroform in n-hexane effected the separation. The structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis using IR, NMR ((1)H and (13)C) and EI-MS. The compounds were found to be aurantiamide and aurantiamide acetate. This is the first report of isolation of these compounds in Gomphrena celosioides. PMID:24734065

  11. Hydrophobic response of the fungus Rhinocladiella similis in the biofiltration with volatile organic compounds with different polarity.

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    Vigueras, Gabriel; Arriaga, Sonia; Shirai, Keiko; Morales, Marcia; Revah, Sergio

    2009-08-01

    Rhinocladiella similis biodegraded volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of different polarity in gas-phase biofilters. Elimination capacities, (EC) of 74 g(hexane) m(-3) h(-1), 230 g(ethanol) m(-3) h(-1), 85 g(toluene) m(-3) h(-1) and 30 g(phenol) m(-3) h(-1) were obtained. EC values correlated with the solubility of the VOCs. R. similis grown with n-hexane or ethanol in biofilters packed with Perlite showed that the surface hydrophobicity was higher with n-hexane than ethanol. The hydrophobin-like proteins extracted from the mycelium produced with n-hexane (15 kDa) were different from those in the ethanol biofilter (8.5 kDa and 7 kDa). PMID:19343504

  12. Efficient High-Pressure State Equations

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    Harstad, Kenneth G.; Miller, Richard S.; Bellan, Josette

    1997-01-01

    A method is presented for a relatively accurate, noniterative, computationally efficient calculation of high-pressure fluid-mixture equations of state, especially targeted to gas turbines and rocket engines. Pressures above I bar and temperatures above 100 K are addressed The method is based on curve fitting an effective reference state relative to departure functions formed using the Peng-Robinson cubic state equation Fit parameters for H2, O2, N2, propane, methane, n-heptane, and methanol are given.

  13. Study of absorption spectra of gasolines and other hydrocarbon mixtures in the second overtone region of the CH3, CH2, CH groups

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    Muradov, V. G.; Sannikov, D. G.

    2007-03-01

    We have obtained experimental and model absorption spectra for individual hydrocarbons (toluene, benzene, n-heptane, and iso-octane) and their mixtures in the near IR range (λ = 1080 1220 nm). We model the spectra of nonsynthetic gasolines obtained under the same conditions by combining the spectra of three pure hydrocarbons. We show that the octane number of the studied gasoline is linearly related to the toluene (or benzene) concentrations in the model mixture.

  14. Ignition Delays of Alkyl Thiophosphites with White and Red Fuming Nitric Acids Within Temperature Range 80 to -105 F

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    Miller, Riley O; Ladanyi, Dezso J

    1953-01-01

    Ignition delays of alkyl thiophosphites were obtained in a modified open-cup apparatus and a small-scale rocket engine apparatus. At -40 F, mixed alkyl thiophosphites gave short delays with white fuming nitric acid containing 2 percent water and red fuming nitric acids of widely varying compositions. At -40 F and higher, triethyl trithiophosphite blended with as much as 40 percent n-heptane gave satisfactory self-igniting properties at temperatures as low as -76 F.

  15. Combustion characteristics in the transition region of liquid fuel sprays

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    Cernansky, N. P.; Namer, I.; Tidona, R. J.; Sarv, H.

    1984-01-01

    A monodisperse aerosol generator was modified to study ignition requirements, flammability limits, and flame speeds in the transition region. An ignition system was developed and tested. The fabrication of an optical drop sizing system is nearly complete. Preliminary measurements of droplet size effects on the minimum ignition energy for n-heptane sprays performed. Parameteric studies of droplet size effects on minimum ignition energies of various fuels including alcohols are in progress.

  16. Experiments And Model Development For The Investigation Of Sooting And Radiation Effects In Microgravity Droplet Combustion

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    Yozgatligil, Ahmet; Choi, Mun Young; Dryer, Frederick L.; Kazakov, Andrei; Dobashi, Ritsu

    2003-01-01

    This study involves flight experiments (for droplets between 1.5 to 5 mm) and supportive ground-based experiments, with concurrent numerical model development and validation. The experiments involve two fuels: n-heptane, and ethanol. The diagnostic measurements include light extinction for soot volume fraction, two-wavelength pyrometry and thin-filament pyrometry for temperature, spectral detection for OH chemiluminescence, broadband radiometry for flame emission, and thermophoretic sampling with subsequent transmission electron microscopy for soot aerosol property calculations.

  17. A convenient method for preparation of pure standards of peroxyacetyl nitrate for atmospheric analyses

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    Nielsen, Torben; Hansen, Anne Maria; Thomsen, Erling Lund

    Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) is synthesized by nitration of peracetic acid (1.2 M), extracted by n- heptane, and purified with normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The purified PAN solution is free of acetyl nitrate. The content of PAN is determined by means of hydrolysis of PAN into nitrite, and determination by ion chromatography of nitrite and nitrate (formed by oxidation of nitrite). The purified PAN solution is used for the calibration of the gas Chromatograph with electron capture detection.

  18. Contrasting nonaqueous against aqueous solvation on the basis of scaled-particle theory.

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    Ashbaugh, Henry S; Pratt, Lawrence R

    2007-08-01

    Normal hexane is adopted as a typical organic solvent for comparison with liquid water in modern theories of hydrophobic hydration, and detailed results are worked-out here for the C-atom density in contact with a hard-sphere solute, rhoCG(R), for the full range of solute radii. The intramolecular structure of an n-hexane molecule introduces qualitative changes in G(R) compared to scaled-particle models for liquid water. Also worked-out is a revised scaled-particle model implemented with molecular simulation results for liquid n-hexane. The classic scaled-particle model, acknowledging the intramolecular structure of an n-hexane molecule, is in qualitative agreement with the revised scaled-particle model results, and is consistent in sizing the methyl/methylene sites which compose n-hexane in the simulation model. The classic and revised scaled-particle models disagree for length scales greater than the radius of a methyl group, however. The liquid-vapor surface tension of n-hexane predicted by the classic scaled-particle model is too large, though the temperature variation is reasonable; this contrasts with the classic scaled-particle theory for water which predicts a reasonable magnitude of the water liquid-vapor surface tension, but an incorrect sign for the temperature derivative at moderate temperatures. Judging on the basis of the arbitrary condition that drying is indicated when G(R)<1, hard spheres dry at smaller sizes in n-hexane than in liquid water. PMID:17636979

  19. Laboratory Evaluations of the Fractions Efficacy of Annona senegalensis (Annonaceae) Leaf Extract on Immature Stage Development of Malarial and Filarial Mosquito Vectors

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    Lame, Younoussa; Nukenine, Elias Nchiwan; Pierre, Danga Yinyang Simon; Elijah, Ajaegbu Eze; Esimone, Charles Okechukwu

    2015-01-01

    Background: Within the framework to control mosquitoes, ovicidal, larvicidal and pupicidal activity of Annona senegalensis leaf extract and its 4 fractions against Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus were evaluated in the laboratory conditions. Methods: Ovicidal test was performed by submitting at least 100 eggs of mosquitoes to 125, 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 ppm concentrations, while larvicidal and pupicidal effects were assessed by submitting 25 larvae or pupae to the concentrations of 2500, 1250, 625 and 312.5 ppm of plant extract or fractions of A. senegalensis. Results: The eggs of An. gambiae were most affected by N-hexane (0.00% hatchability) and chloroform (03.67% hatchability) fractions compared to Cx. quinquefasciatus where at least 25 % hatchability were recorded at 2000 ppm. For larvicidal test, N-hexane (LC50= 298.8 ppm) and chloroform (LC50= 418.3 ppm) fractions were more effective than other fractions on An. gambiae larvae while, a moderate effectiveness was also observed with N-hexane (LC50= 2087.6 ppm), chloroform (LC50= 9010.1 ppm) fractions on Cx. quinquefasciatus larvae. The highest mortality percent of the pupae were also recorded with N-hexane and chloroform fractions on An. gambiae at 2500 ppm. As for Cx. quinquefasciatus only 50 % and 36 % mortality were recorded with N-hexane and chloroform fractions respectively. Conclusion: The extract of A. senegalensis was toxic on immature stage of mosquito species tested. By splitting methanolic crude extract, only N-hexane and chloroform fractions were revealed to possess a mosquitocidal effects and could be considered and utilized for future immature mosquito vectors control. PMID:26623434

  20. Transition metal catalysis in the generation of petroleum: A genetic anomaly in Ordovician oils

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    Mango, F.D. )

    1992-10-01

    The transition metals, captured from sedimentary waters by chlorophyll, have been proposed as the catalytic agents that convert n-alkane biolipids into the rearranged light hydrocarbons in petroleum. Certain ancient oils (Ordovician) display a depletion in chlorophyll, suggesting that they may have been derived from sedimentary rocks also depleted in transition metals. These oils show anomalously high concentrations of n-heptane relative to their respective rearranged isoalkane and cycloalkane products. This extraordinary enrichment in light n-alkanes appears unique to the chlorophyll-deficient Ordovician oils. The high concentrations of n-heptane may have resulted from the thermal cracking of higher n-alkanes, which are known to be dominant components of the kerogenous precursors to the Ordovician oils. However, the methylhexanes, which have no thermolytic precursors enriched in the kerogenous source, show a proportionate increase in concentration. The contention, therefore, that thermal cracking might explain the n-heptane anomaly is untenable since a kerogenous starting material enriched in n-alkanes and depleted in isoalkanes cannot reasonably crack to a light hydrocarbon product enriched in both n-alkanes and isoalkanes. According to a postulated catalytic cycle, n-alkane and isoalkane concentrations are controlled by the relative rates of two divergent pathways. If the various transition metals that may catalyze these reactions differ in activity, then a unique distribution of metals created by a chlorophyll deficiency could explain the Ordovician anomaly.

  1. Fuel-Specific Effect of Exhaust Gas Residuals on HCCI Combustion: A Modeling Study

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    Szybist, James P

    2008-01-01

    A modeling study was performed to investigate fuel-specific effects of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) components on homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion at conditions relevant to the negative valve overlap (NVO) strategy using CHEMKIN-PRO. Four single-component fuels with well-established kinetic models were chosen: n-heptane, iso-octane, ethanol, and toluene. These fuels were chosen because they span a wide range of fuel chemistries, and produce a wide compositions range of complete stoichiometric products (CSP). The simulated engine conditions combined a typical spark ignition engine compression ratio (11.34) and high intake charge temperatures (500-550 K) that are relevant to NVO HCCI. It was found that over the conditions investigated, all the fuels had overlapping start of combustion (SOC) phasing, despite the wide range in octane number (RON = 0 to 120). The effect of the EGR components CO2 and H2O was to suppress the compression temperature because of their higher heat capacities, which retarded SOC. For a concentration of O2 higher than the stoichiometric amount, or excess O2, there was an effect of advancing SOC for n-heptane, iso-octane, and toluene, but SOC for ethanol was not advanced. Low temperature heat release (LTHR) for n-heptane was also found to be highly dependent on excess O2, and mild endothermic reaction was observed for cases when excess O2 was not present.

  2. Femtosecond IR spectroscopy of peroxycarbonate photodecomposition: S1-lifetime determines decarboxylation rate.

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    Reichardt, Christian; Schroeder, Jörg; Schwarzer, Dirk

    2007-10-11

    The ultrafast photofragmentation of arylperoxycarbonates R-O-C(O)O-O-tert-butyl (R = naphthyl, phenyl) is studied using femtosecond UV excitation at 266 nm and mid-infrared broadband probe pulses to elucidate the dissociation mechanism. Our experiments show that the rate of fragmentation is determined by the S1-lifetime of the peroxide, i.e., the time constants of S1 decay and of CO2 and R-O* formation are identical. The fragmentation times are solvent dependent and for tert-butyl-2-naphthylperoxycarbonate (TBNC) vary from 25 ps in CH2Cl2 to 52 ps in n-heptane. In the case of the tert-butylphenylperoxycarbonate (TBPC) the decomposition takes 5.5 ps in CD2Cl2 and 12 ps in n-heptane. The CO2 fragment is formed vibrationally hot with an excess energy of about 5000 cm(-1). The hot CO2 spectra at high energy can be modeled assuming Boltzmann distributions with initial vibrational temperatures of ca. 2500 K which relax to ambient temperature with time constants of 280 ps in CCl4 and 130 ps in n-heptane. In CCl4 the relaxed spectra at 1.5 ns show 3.5% residual excitation in the n = 1 level of the asymmetric stretch vibration. PMID:17867659

  3. Study on Turbulent Premixed Flame Regimes with Ignition Using a Reactor Assisted Turbulent Slot Burner

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    Won, Sang Hee; Reuter, Christopher; Windom, Bret; Ju, Yiguang

    2015-11-01

    Turbulent premixed flames of n-heptane/air and toluene/air mixtures affected by ignition have been experimentally investigated by using a reactor-assisted turbulent slot (RATS) burner at two burner temperatures, 450 K and 700 K. Turbulent burning velocities (ST) and flame structures have been measured by the simultaneous OH and CH2O planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging at various equivalence ratios and turbulent Reynolds numbers. Three distinct turbulent premixed flame regimes are identified for n-heptane/air mixture; chemical frozen (CF) regime at low temperature, low temperature ignition (LTI) regime, and high temperature ignition (HTI) regime for respectively lean and rich conditions at 700 K. For CF regime, the measured turbulent burning velocities of n-heptane and toluene at 450 K follow a conventional correlation of turbulent intensity (defined as u'/SL). In LTI regime, substantial changes in chemical composition alter the laminar flame speed and transport property, leading to rapid increase of turbulent burning velocity. In HTI regime, it is found that the turbulent premixed flame structure is significantly modified by the appearance of volumetric ignition kernel structures associated with the transition from LTI to HTI. The turbulent premixed flame regime in HTI is no longer represented by the thin reaction zone regime. The measured turbulent burning velocities in HTI regime increase substantially as increasing ignition Damkőhler number over those in LTI regime.

  4. Purification of antibiotics from the biocontrol agent Streptomyces anulatus S37 by centrifugal partition chromatography.

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    Couillerot, Olivier; Loqman, Souad; Toribio, Alix; Hubert, Jane; Gandner, Léa; Nuzillard, Jean-Marc; Ouhdouch, Yedir; Clément, Christophe; Barka, Essaid Ait; Renault, Jean-Hugues

    2014-01-01

    A novel actinomycete strain, Streptomyces anulatus S37, has been isolated from the rhizosphere of healthy Moroccan Vitis vinifera on the basis on its ability to promote grapevine growth and to induce natural defences against various phytopathogens. In the present work, the main bioactive metabolites produced by S. anulatus S37 were isolated. A crude n-BuOH extract of the S37 fermentation broth was firstly partitioned in a biphasic solvent system composed of n-heptane, methanol, and water (5:1.5:3.5, v/v). The most active organic fraction (1.1g) as revealed by TLC-bioautography was subsequently separated by a two-step centrifugal partition chromatography procedure. The first separation was performed in the ascending mode at 6mL/min with the biphasic solvent system n-heptane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water (2:1:2:1, v/v), to finally recover 40mg of a pure compound identified as streptochlorin by NMR spectroscopy. In a second separation, the solvent system n-heptane, acetonitrile, and water (5:5:4, v/v) was used in the ascending mode at 3mL/min to purify 135mg of nigericin and 53mg of piericidin A1. Assays performed with the three compounds have confirmed their inhibitory impact on the growth of Botryris cinerea in dual confrontation and also on V. vinifera L. plantlets. PMID:24291716

  5. Characterization of infrared and near-infrared absorptions of free alcoholic OH groups in hydrocarbon.

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    Iwamoto, Reikichi; Matsuda, Toshihiko

    2004-08-01

    We have demonstrated that the near-infrared and infrared absorptions in the 8000-3200 cm(-1) region of an OH group of 2-nonanol, 1-nonanol, etc., in n-heptane are excellently separated by subtraction without any serious interference down to very low concentrations at which OH groups are completely free. The separated sharp absorptions are assigned to the fundamental, combination, and overtone bands that are concerned with the OH stretching of free OH. Two components of a sharp overtone band around 7100 cm(-1), which are observed for primary and secondary alcohols, are assigned to coexisting internal rotational isomers of an OH group around the O-C bond. The frequencies of the OH stretching fundamental and overtone bands that are assigned to internal rotational positions are consistent for all the investigated alcohols, including methanol and tertiary butanol. Comparison of the separated spectrum of 2-nonanol in n-heptane with that in 1-chlorooctane or in carbon tetrachloride makes it clear that hydrocarbon is an inert solvent that does not disturb the intrinsic nature of an alcohol OH group. There actually exists a constant anharmonicity shift of 169-175 cm(-1) between the double frequency (2nu(OH)o) of the observed fundamental and the observed overtone frequency ([2nu(OH)]o) for free OH of various alcohols in n-heptane. PMID:18070393

  6. A reduced chemical kinetic model for IC engine combustion simulations with primary reference fuels

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    Ra, Youngchul; Reitz, Rolf D.

    2008-12-15

    A reduced chemical kinetic mechanism for the oxidation of primary reference fuel (PRF) has been developed and applied to model internal combustion engines. Starting from an existing reduced reaction mechanism for n-heptane oxidation, a new reduced n-heptane mechanism was generated by including an additional five species and their relevant reactions, by updating the reaction rate constants of several reactions pertaining to oxidation of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and by optimizing reaction rate constants of selected reactions. Using a similar approach, a reduced mechanism for iso-octane oxidation was built and combined with the n-heptane mechanism to form a PRF mechanism. The final version of the PRF mechanism consists of 41 species and 130 reactions. Validation of the present PRF mechanism was performed with measurements from shock tube tests, and HCCI and direct injection engine experiments available in the literature. The results show that the present PRF mechanism gives reliable performance for combustion predictions, as well as computational efficiency improvements for multidimensional CFD simulations. (author)

  7. Separation of the four pairs of enantiomers of vincamine alkaloids by enantioselective high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Caccamese, S; Principato, G

    2000-09-29

    The four enantiomeric pairs of vincamine group alkaloids were separated by HPLC using Chiralpak AD as chiral stationary phase (CSP) and various n-hexane-2-propanol and n-hexane-ethanol mobile phases. (+)-cis-Vincamine, which is used in pharmaceutical preparations, is eluted much faster than its optical isomer, with separation factors of 2.4 and 3.5, respectively in these mobile phases. Other CSPs gave negative results. A chiral recognition mechanism is proposed and circular dichroism spectra of the individual enantiomers are presented. PMID:11043586

  8. Hydration of ammonia, methylamine, and methanol in amorphous solid water

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    Souda, Ryutaro

    2016-02-01

    Interactions of polar protic molecules with amorphous solid water (ASW) have been investigated using temperature-programmed desorption and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. The ammonia and methylamine are incorporated into the interior of porous ASW films. They are caged by water molecules and are released during water crystallization. In contrast, the methanol-water interaction is not influenced by pores of ASW. The methanol additives tend to survive water crystallization and are released during ASW film evaporation. The hydration of n-hexane in ASW is influenced significantly by methanol additives because n-hexane is accommodated in a methanol-induced hydration shell.

  9. Charge-transfer photodissociation of adsorbed molecules via electron image states

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    Jensen, E. T.

    2008-01-28

    The 248 and 193 nm photodissociations of submonolayer quantities of CH{sub 3}Br and CH{sub 3}I adsorbed on thin layers of n-hexane indicate that the dissociation is caused by dissociative electron attachment from subvacuum level photoelectrons created in the copper substrate. The characteristics of this photodissociation-translation energy distributions and coverage dependences show that the dissociation is mediated by an image potential state which temporarily traps the photoelectrons near the n-hexane-vacuum interface, and then the charge transfers from this image state to the affinity level of a coadsorbed halomethane which then dissociates.

  10. Understanding nanofluid stability through molecular simulation

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    Dang, Liem X.; Annapureddy, Harsha V. R.; Sun, Xiuquan; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Peter McGrail, B.

    2012-11-01

    Molecular dynamics simulations were carried out to systematically study solvation and nanoparticle-particle interactions in n-hexane, water and methanol solvents. The dynamics of the n-hexane molecules was significantly influenced by the solvated nanoparticles. Water and methanol show significant structural signatures binding to the metal coordination sites of the nanoparticles while liquid hexane does not. The computed free energy profiles illustrate that the associations between nanoparticles in solution are stable and depend on the relative orientation of them. Also, these profiles indicate a low interaction potential between nanoparticles in methanol, confirming experimental observations of inherent nanofluid stability without need for added surfactant.

  11. Rotational Isomers, Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond, and IR Spectra of o-Vinylphenol

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    Glazunov, V. P.; Berdyshev, D. V.; Balaneva, N. N.; Radchenko, O. S.; Novikov, V. L.

    2014-03-01

    Absorption bands of OH stretching vibrations in IR spectra of o-vinylphenol ( o-VP) in the weakly polar solvents CCl4 and n-hexane were studied. Several rotamers of the free OH group were observed for o-VP in n-hexane. The fraction of o-VP rotamers with an O-H…π intramolecular hydrogen bond (IHB) was less than 20% according to experimental estimates for CCl4 solutions and calculations in the gas phase and cyclohexane. The theoretical effective enthalpy of the o-VP IHB was estimated for rotamer A (-ΔH = 0.20 kcal/mol).

  12. Checking the statistical theory of liquids by ultraacoustic measurements

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    Dima, V. N.

    1974-01-01

    The manner of theoretically obtaining radial distribution functions 9(r) for n-hexane as a function of temperature is described. With the aid of function g(r) the coefficient of dynamic viscosity and the coefficient of volumetric viscosity for temperatures ranging from 213 K to 273 K were calculated. With the aid of the two coefficients of viscosity the coefficient of absorption of ultrasounds in n-hexane referred to the square of the frequency was determined. The same values were measured experimentally. Comparison of theory with experiments resulted in satisfactory agreement.

  13. Isolation and identification of fatty acid amides from Shengli coal

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    Ming-Jie Ding; Zhi-Min Zong; Ying Zong; Xiao-Dong Ou-Yang; Yao-Guo Huang; Lei Zhou; Feng Wang; Jiang-Pei Cao; Xian-Yong Wei

    2008-07-15

    Shengli coal, a Chinese brown coal, was extracted with carbon disulfide and the extract was gradiently eluted with n-hexane and ethyl acetate (EA)/n-hexane mixed solvents with different concentrations of EA in a silica gel-filled column. A series of fatty acid amides, including fourteen alkanamides (C{sub 15}-C{sub 28}) and three alkenamides (C{sub 18} and C{sub 22}), were isolated from the coal by this method and analyzed with a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. 26 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. The oxidation of a gasoline surrogate in the negative temperature coefficient region

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    Lenhert, David B.; Miller, David L.; Cernansky, Nicholas P.; Owens, Kevin G.

    2009-03-15

    This experimental study investigated the preignition reactivity behavior of a gasoline surrogate in a pressurized flow reactor over the low and intermediate temperature regime (600-800 K) at elevated pressure (8 atm). The surrogate mixture, a volumetric blend of 4.6% 1-pentene, 31.8% toluene, 14.0% n-heptane, and 49.6% 2,2,4-trimethyl-pentane (iso-octane), was shown to reproduce the low and intermediate temperature reactivity of full boiling range fuels in a previous study. Each of the surrogate components were examined individually to identify the major intermediate species in order to improve existing kinetic models, where appropriate, and to provide a basis for examining constituent interactions in the surrogate mixture. n-Heptane and 1-pentene started reacting at 630 K and 640 K, respectively, and both fuels exhibited a strong negative temperature coefficient (NTC) behavior starting at 700 and 710 K, respectively. Iso-octane showed a small level of reactivity at 630 K and a weak NTC behavior starting at 665 K. Neat toluene was unreactive at these temperatures. The surrogate started reacting at 630 K and exhibited a strong NTC behavior starting at 693 K. The extent of fuel consumption varied for each of the surrogate constituents and was related to their general autoignition behavior. Most of the intermediates identified during the surrogate oxidation were species observed during the oxidation of the neat constituents; however, the surrogate mixture did exhibit a significant increase in intermediates associated with iso-octane oxidation, but not from n-heptane. While neat toluene was unreactive at these temperatures, in the mixture it reacted with the radical pool generated by the other surrogate components, forming benzaldehyde, benzene, phenol, and ethyl-benzene. The observed n-heptane, iso-octane, and surrogate oxidation behavior was compared to predictions using existing kinetic models. The n-heptane model reasonably predicted the disappearance of the fuel, but overpredicted the formation of several of the smaller intermediates. The iso-octane model significantly overpredicted the reaction of the fuel and formation of the intermediates. The 1-pentene model reasonably predicted the fuel consumption, but underestimated the importance of radical addition to the double bond. The results of this study provide a critical experimental foundation for the investigation of surrogate mixtures and for validation of kinetic models. (author)

  15. More evidence on the control of reverse micelles sizes. Combination of different techniques as a powerful tool to monitor AOT reversed micelles properties.

    PubMed

    Durantini, Andrés M; Falcone, R Darío; Silber, Juana J; Correa, N Mariano

    2013-04-11

    In this work, we have investigated the behavior of 4-aminophthalimide (4-AP) in solvent mixtures of ethyl lactate (EL)- water and EL-n-heptane and in reversed micelles (RMs) media made of EL-water/sodium 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate (AOT)/n-heptane. We have used dynamics light scattering (DLS) and absorption, steady-state and time-resolved emission (TRES) techniques. 4-AP is a very interesting and unique molecule used to study preferential solvation in water mixtures since its emission profile changes dramatically when its sphere shell is solvated by water molecules. Thus, in homogeneous media 4-AP is strongly solvated by water in the EL-water mixture and by EL in the EL-n-heptane mixture, results that show the importance of the hydrogen bonding in the 4-AP solvation. We were motivated by this feature of 4-AP and have used it to monitor properties in AOT RMs. Thus, we use 4-AP spectroscopic behavior in conjunction with DLS technique to reveal the location of each polar solvent of the mixture encapsulated within the RMs media. We found that in the EL-water/AOT/n-heptane RMs the results strongly depend on the amount of water dissolved. Below W0 = [water]/[AOT] = 5, there are no reversed micelles and EL, water, AOT and n-heptane forms a nonstructured mixture. For W0 values between 5 and 10, the droplet sizes are independent of the EL content because of its strong intermolecular interactions forms an EL polar core and only water is found at the interface. For W0 values higher than 10, the droplets size increase with the EL content and EL molecules are detected at the AOT RMs interface. We inferred that the RMs sizes will change only if the polar solvent encapsulated interacts with the interface changing the surfactant packing parameter. Then, we can assume that it is possible to create RMs with solvents that do not interact with the interface but can be encapsulated in the polar core. These results, give evidence that expand the knowledge about which are the factors that determine when RMs droplet sizes changes with the polar solvent content, giving insights that will help to control the sizes of the AOT RMs. This will open diverse avenues since RMs are interesting nanoreactors for heterogeneous chemistry, templates for nanoparticles and models for electron transfer reaction that happens in membranes. PMID:23477431

  16. 21 CFR 172.260 - Oxidized polyethylene.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... polyethylene is the basic resin produced by the mild air oxidation of polyethylene. The polyethylene used in the oxidation process conforms to the density, maximum n-hexane extractable fraction, and maximum... chapter. The oxidized polyethylene has a minimum number average molecular weight of 1,200, as...

  17. 21 CFR 172.260 - Oxidized polyethylene.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... polyethylene is the basic resin produced by the mild air oxidation of polyethylene. The polyethylene used in the oxidation process conforms to the density, maximum n-hexane extractable fraction, and maximum... chapter. The oxidized polyethylene has a minimum number average molecular weight of 1,200, as...

  18. VANADIUM PHOSPHORUS OXIDE AS AN EFFICIENT CATALYST FOR HYDROCARBON OXIDATIONS USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Calcined vanadium phosphorus oxide (VPO) prepared by an organic route is found to be an efficient catalyst for the oxidation of various alkanes such as cyclopentane, cyclohexane, n-hexane, cycloheptane, cyclooctane, cyclodecane and adamantane in acetonitrile solvent using the env...

  19. In vitro antioxidant activity and inhibitory effect, on oleic acid-induced hepatic steatosis, of fractions and subfractions from oat (Avena sativa L.) ethanol extract

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Oats (Avena sativa L.) were extracted with 80% aqueous ethanol and the extract was successively isolated by liquid-liquid partition to yield n-hexane, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and water layers. Among these extractions the ethyl acetate (EA) layer exhibited the highest total phenolic content (TPC), t...

  20. RATE CONSTANTS FOR THE REACTION OF OH RADICALS WITH A SERIES OF ALKENES AND DIALKENES AT 295 + OR - 1 K

    EPA Science Inventory

    Using a relative rate technique, rate constants for the gas phase reactions of the OH radical with n-butane, n-hexane and a series of alkenes and dialkenes, relative to that for propene, have been determined in one atmosphere of air at 295 + or - 1K. The resulting rate constant d...

  1. COMPATIBILITY OF ORGANIC SOLVENTS WITH THE MICROSCREEN PROPHAGE-INDUCTION ASSAY: SOLVENT-MUTAGEN INTERACTIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The following solvents did not induce prophage lambda in the Escherichia coli WP2 s (Microscreen assay: cetone, benzene, chloroform, ethanol, n-hexane, isopropanol methanol, toluene, and a mixture of the three isomers of xylene. imethyl sulfoxide was genotoxic in the presence and...

  2. MODEL FOR DEEP CATALYTIC OXIDATION OF HYDROCARBON MIXTURES IN THE STRONG PORE DIFFUSION REGION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper describes a model for deep catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbon mixtures in the strong pore diffusion region. A laboratory-scale tubular catalytic reactor, used for low-temperature (160-360 C) deep catalytic oxidation of n-hexane and benzene as single components and in a ...

  3. SPECTROFLUOROMETRIC AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF a-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE IN OLIVE OIL

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed for the quantitative determination of '-acetate tocopherol in olive oil. After extracts in n-hexane, acetate '- tocopherol were quantitatively analyzed by HPLC with fluorimetric detector. The presence of acetate '- tocopherol in...

  4. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Ggg of... - Partially Soluble HAP

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Trichloroethylene Chloroethane (ethyl chloride) Trimethylpentane Vinyl acetate Xylene (p) Vinyl chloride N-hexane... Chloromethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chloroprene 1,1-Dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride) Cumene 1,2... Methylene chloride Allyl chloride N,N-dimethylaniline Benzene Propionaldehyde Benzyl chloride...

  5. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Ggg of... - Partially Soluble HAP

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Trichloroethylene Chloroethane (ethyl chloride) Trimethylpentane Vinyl acetate Xylene (p) Vinyl chloride N-hexane... Chloromethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chloroprene 1,1-Dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride) Cumene 1,2... Methylene chloride Allyl chloride N,N-dimethylaniline Benzene Propionaldehyde Benzyl chloride...

  6. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Ggg of... - Partially Soluble HAP

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Trichloroethylene Chloroethane (ethyl chloride) Trimethylpentane Vinyl acetate Xylene (p) Vinyl chloride N-hexane... Chloromethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chloroprene 1,1-Dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride) Cumene 1,2... Methylene chloride Allyl chloride N,N-dimethylaniline Benzene Propionaldehyde Benzyl chloride...

  7. Solid phase metallurgy strategy to sub-5 nm Au-Pd and Ni-Pd bimetallic nanoparticles with controlled redox properties.

    PubMed

    Tang, Yu; Xu, Shaodan; Dai, Yihu; Yan, Xiaoqing; Li, Renhong; Xiao, Liping; Fan, Jie

    2014-01-01

    A solid phase metallurgy strategy is applied to synthesize Au-Pd and Ni-Pd bimetallic nanoparticles (BMNPs) with a tight sub-5 nm particle size distribution. The near-surface elemental composition and redox properties of Au-Pd BMNPs can be well tailored, which leads to an optimized catalytic performance in n-hexane combustion. PMID:24223424

  8. 40 CFR 795.232 - Inhalation and dermal pharmacokinetics of commercial hexane.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Director of the Office of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. This... reporting requirements as specified in 40 CFR part 792, the following information shall be reported. (i.... 14C-n-hexane shall be the only radiolabeled component of one, and 14C-MCP shall be the...

  9. A new ester coumarin from Ferula Persica wild, indigenous to Iran.

    PubMed

    Razavi, Seyed Mehdi; Janani, Mehrnoush

    2015-01-01

    Ferula persica wild (Apiaceae) is a perennial herb indigenous to Iran. It has been used in folk medicine for treatment of diabetes, lowering of blood pressure and for antispasmodic, carminative, laxative and expectorant effects in central Iran. Dried ground roots of F. persica (150 g) were extracted sequentially with n-hexane, dichloromethane and methanol (MeOH), 500 ml each, using a Soxhlet apparatus. The n-hexane extract of the roots (3 g) was subjected to vacuum liquid chromatography on silica gel, eluting with solvent mixtures of increasing polarity: 100% n-hexane-ethyl acetate (EtOAc), to yield a number of fractions, Fraction 4 (80% EtOAc in n-hexane) was further analysed by preparative TLC (mobile phase was 12% acetone in chloroform) to yield a coumarin ester (10.1 mg, Rf = 0.31, blue florescent). The structure of the isolated compound was elucidated by spectroscopic means. The compound is 7-O-(4,8,12 -trihydroxy-4,8,12-trimethyl-tridecanoyl)-coumarin, named, ferulone C as a new natural product. PMID:25427054

  10. Ethyl acetate-n-butanol gradient solvent system for high-speed countercurrent chromatography to screen bioactive substances in okra.

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    Ying, Hao; Jiang, Heyuan; Liu, Huan; Chen, Fangjuan; Du, Qizhen

    2014-09-12

    High-speed countercurrent chromatographic separation (HSCCC) possesses the property of zero-loss of sample, which is very useful for the screening of bioactive components. In the present study, the ethyl acetate-n-butanol gradient HSCCC solvent system composed of n-hexane-ethyl acetate-n-butanol-water was investigated for the screening of bioactive substances. To screen the antiproliferative compounds in okra extract, we used the stationary phase ethyl acetate-n-butanol-water (1:1:10) as the stationary phase, and eluted the antiproliferative components by 6-steps of gradient using mobile phases n-hexane-ethyl acetate (1:2), n-hexane-ethyl acetate (1:4), n-hexane-ethyl acetate (0:4), n-butanol-ethyl acetate (1:4) n-butanol-ethyl acetate (1:2), n-butanol-ethyl acetate (2:2), and n-butanol-ethyl acetate (2:1). The fractions collected from HSCCC separation with the gradient solvent system were assayed for antiproliferative activity against cancer cells. Bioactive components were identified: a major anti-cancer compound, 4'-hydroxy phenethyl trans-ferulate, with middle activity, and a minor anti-cancer compound, carolignan, with strong activity. The result shows that the gradient solvent system is potential for the screening of bioactive compounds from natural products. PMID:25069743

  11. Cytotoxicity and modulation of cancer-related signaling by (Z)- and (E)- 3,4,3´,5´ tetramethoxystilbene isolated from Eugenia rigida

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The leaves of E. rigida DC (Myrtaceae) were collected from Puerto Rico in March, 2006. The sample was identified by Mr. F. Axelrod and a voucher specimen (3008783) was deposited at the Herbarium of Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO. Air-dried powdered leaves (107 g) were soaked in n-hexane an...

  12. Molecular mechanism of hydrocarbons binding to the metal–organic framework

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    Sun, Xiuquan; Wick, Collin D.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2011-01-07

    The adsorption and diffusivity of methane, ethane, n-butane, n-hexane and cyclohexane in a metal organic framework (MOF) with the organic linker tetrakis[4-(carboxyphenyl)oxamethyl]methane, the metal salt, Zn2+, and organic pillar, 4,4’-bipyridin was studied using molecular dynamics simulations. For the n-alkanes, the longer the chain, the lower the free energy of adsorption, which was attributed to a greater number of contacts between the alkane and MOF. Cyclohexane had a slightly higher adsorption free energy than n-hexane. Furthermore, for cyclo- and n-hexane, there were no significant differences in adsorption free energies between systems with low to moderate loadings. The diffusivity of the n-alkanes was found to strongly depend on chain length with slower diffusion for longer chains. Cyclohexane had no effective diffusion, suggesting that the selectivity the MOF has towards n-hexane over cyclohexane is the result of kinetics instead of energetics. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences program. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for DOE.

  13. Effect of Polarity of Activated Carbon Surface, Solvent and Adsorbate on Adsorption of Aromatic Compounds from Liquid Phase.

    PubMed

    Goto, Tatsuru; Amano, Yoshimasa; Machida, Motoi; Imazeki, Fumio

    2015-01-01

    In this study, introduction of acidic functional groups onto a carbon surface and their removal were carried out through two oxidation methods and outgassing to investigate the adsorption mechanism of aromatic compounds which have different polarity (benzene and nitrobenzene). Adsorption experiments for these aromatics in aqueous solution and n-hexane solution were conducted in order to obtain the adsorption isotherms for commercial activated carbon (BAC) as a starting material, its two types of oxidized BAC samples (OXs), and their outgassed samples at 900 °C (OGs). Adsorption and desorption kinetics of nitrobenzene for the BAC, OXs and OGs in aqueous solution were also examined. The results showed that the adsorption of benzene molecules was significantly hindered by abundant acidic functional groups in aqueous solution, whereas the adsorbed amount of nitrobenzene on OXs gradually increased as the solution concentration increased, indicating that nitrobenzene can adsorb favourably on a hydrophilic surface due to its high dipole moment, in contrast to benzene. In n-hexane solution, it was difficult for benzene to adsorb on any sample owing to the high affinity between benzene and n-hexane solvent. On the other hand, adsorbed amounts of nitrobenzene on OXs were larger than those of OGs in n-hexane solution, implying that nitrobenzene can adsorb two adsorption sites, graphene layers and surface acidic functional groups. The observed adsorption and desorption rate constants of nitrobenzene on the OXs were lower than those on the BAC due to disturbance of diffusion by the acidic functional groups. PMID:26329866

  14. Combining solvent engineering and thermodynamic modeling to enhance selectivity during monoglyceride synthesis by lipase-catalyzed esterification.

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    Bellot, J C.; Choisnard, L; Castillo, E; Marty, A

    2001-03-01

    Monoglyceride synthesis by Rhyzomucor miehei lipase was investigated via direct esterification between glycerol (adsorbed onto silica gel) and oleic acid in organic solvents. The main difficulty is to avoid the unwanted production of di- and tri-glycerides. It was demonstrated that an increase in solvent polarity, using mixtures of n-hexane and 2-methyl-2-butanol (2M2B), improves drastically the selectivity toward monoglyceride formation. In pure n-hexane, the monoglyceride represents only 6 molar % of the total products at the thermodynamic equilibrium (34 and 60% for di- and tri-glyceride respectively). Use of an equivolume mixture of n-hexane/2M2B enables a product mixture to be obtained containing 94% of monoglyceride at equilibrium (2.4 and 0% for di- and tri-glyceride respectively). This positive effect is counterbalanced by a decrease both in initial velocities and in substrate conversion at thermodynamic equilibrium.A modeling, able to predict the three thermodynamic equilibria governing the 3 consecutive reactions, based on activity coefficient calculations using the UNIFAC model, is proposed. It takes into account both the partition of water between solvent and immobilized catalyst, and the partition of glycerol between solvent and silica gel. A good correlation with experimental data obtained in n-hexane/2M2B mixtures was observed. PMID:11240192

  15. Protective effect of Emilia sonchifolia (L.) against high protein diet induced oxidative stress in pancreas of Wistar rats

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    Sophia, Dominic; Ragavendran, Paramasivam; Raj, Chinthamony Arul; Gopalakrishnan, Velliyur Kanniappan

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: The present study was undertaken to investigate the oxidative damage, the biochemical and histopathological changes in the pancreas of the Wistar rats which was fed high protein diet and the recovery after the oral administration of the n-hexane extract of the herb, Emilia sonchifolia. Materials and Methods: The rats fed with high protein diet for a period of 30 days and treated with n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia (250 mg/kg body weight). Body weight, pancreatic weight, serum amylase, lipase, aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, urea, uric acid, creatinine, DNA and RNA content of the pancreas, pancreatic enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, reduced glutathione, and vitamin C were evaluated. Results and Discussion: At the end of the study the rats gained less body weight and showed a significant (P < 0.05) increase in serum levels of amylase, lipase, aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, urea, uric acid, creatinine, tissue DNA, and RNA content and showed a significant (P < 0.05) decrease in the pancreatic antioxidants. Treatment with the n-hexane extract ameliorated the damage caused by high protein diet. This was also evidenced by histopathological studies. Conclusion: From the results, it was suggested that the n-hexane extract of Emilia sonchifolia has an effective medicinal property and can act as a pancreato-protective herb. PMID:22368400

  16. KINETICS AND SELECTIVITY OF DEEP CATALYTIC OXIDATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND MIXTURES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper gives results of a fundamental study of low-temperature deep (complete) oxidation of n-hexane, benzene, and ethyl-acetate over a 0.1% Pt, 3% Ni/gamma-AL203 catalyst. (NOTE: Deep catalytic combustion of volatile organic compounds--VOCs--is emerging as an important emissi...

  17. 40 CFR 439.16 - Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... § 439.16 Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES). (a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7 and...-Heptane 3.0 0.7 n-Hexane 3.0 0.7 Methylene chloride 3.0 0.7 Chloroform 0.1 0.03 1,2-dichloroethane 20.7...

  18. 40 CFR 439.16 - Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... § 439.16 Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES). (a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7 and...-Heptane 3.0 0.7 n-Hexane 3.0 0.7 Methylene chloride 3.0 0.7 Chloroform 0.1 0.03 1,2-dichloroethane 20.7...

  19. Adsorption capacity study of carbon nanopowder produced by laser pyrolisis

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    Sonu, Marcel; Savu, Ion; Pastean, Laurentiu; Voicu, Ion N.; Soare, Iuliana; Morjan, Ion G.; Grigoriu, Constantin

    2004-10-01

    The paper presents the experimental results on adsorption properties of carbon nanopowders which have been obtained by laser pyrolysis of hydrocarbon-based mixtures. We have investigated the adsorption of benzene, n-hexane and ciclohexane. The influence of the nanocarbon morphology (which depends on gaseous precursors and synthesis conditions) on adsorption characteristics is reported.

  20. IR spectroscopic study of hydroxyl groups of molecular sieves in the fundamental and combination tone regions

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    Löffler, E.; Zscherpel, U.; Peuker, Ch.; Staudte, B.

    1993-03-01

    The fundamental and combination vibrations of hydroxyl groups in zeolites (Y, ZSM-5) and silicoaluminophosphates (SAPO-5, -17, -34) are investigated. The influence of adsorbed molecules (C 6F 6, n-hexane) on the combination vibrations is also studied. Finally, remarks on quantitative evaluation of DRIFT spectra of NaHZSM-5 containing different amounts of bridging OH groups are given.

  1. [Chromatographic separation of aminoglutethimide enantiomers on cellulose tris(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) chiral stationary phase].

    PubMed

    Lin, Xiaoiian; Gong, Rujin; Li, Ping; Yu, Jianguo

    2014-08-01

    Aminoglutethimide (AG) has been used clinically as a drug in the treatment of hormone-dependent metastatic breast cancer. It was reported that S-(-)-AG enantiomer had small activity and sometimes might cause side effects. Therefore, it was of great significance to obtain the high-purity R-(+)-AG by enantioseparation. In this work, aminoglutethimide enantiomers were separated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using an analytical column which was packed with cellulose tris(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) stationary phase (Chiralcel OD-H). The solubilities of racemic AG in two different solvent compositions, n-hexane/ethanol and n-hexane/isopropanol, were measured, separately. The effects of alcohol content and monoethanolamine additive on the separation performance of racemic AG by HPLC were investigated. According to the experiments, n-hexane-ethanol (30:70, v/v) with 0.1% monoethanolamine additive was selected as the mobile phase. The separation factor, resolution, asymmetry factor, number of theoretical plates and maximum column capacity were measured and analyzed for the chromatographic separation of racemic AG at a flow-rate of 0. 6 mL/min and column temperature of 25-40 °C, with Chiralcel OD-H as stationary phase and n-hexane-ethanol (30:70, v/v) with 0. 1% monoethanolamine as mobile phase. This work provides the basic information of chromatographic separation for the batch and continuous production of aminoglutethimide enantiomers. PMID:25434126

  2. 40 CFR Table 8 to Subpart Ffff of... - Partially Soluble Hazardous Air Pollutants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...-Trichlorophenol 95954 10. 1,4-Dichlorobenzene 106467 11. 2-Nitropropane 79469 12. 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK... 40 Protection of Environment 12 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Partially Soluble Hazardous Air.... Methyl-t-butyl ether 1634044 42. Methylene chloride 75092 43. N-hexane 110543 44....

  3. Solvothermal Synthesis and Supported Catalysis of Polyanion-derived Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

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    Soultanidis, Nikolaos

    Supported metal oxides (SMOs) are important catalytic materials that find numerous applications in important industrial processes. Improving the structural properties of SMOs is a challenging objective due to material synthesis and characterization limitations. Recent developments in the characterization of SMOs, specifically tungstated zirconia (WOx/ZrO2), have revealed structural information that renewed scientific interest in developing more sophisticated synthetic protocols for SMOs. The current work aims to provide a robust characterization of WO x/ZrO2 by using different characterization techniques and probe reactions. Conventional and non-conventional synthetic methods are investigated to cover the whole spectrum of published methods in order to understand the properties and limitations of these techniques. In the second part of this work, a new synthetic approach is presented that successfully produces ultrasmall (smaller than 2 nm) tungsten oxide nanoparticles (WOx NPs). By using conventional tungsten precursors and oleylamine, WOx NPs are synthesized, characterized, and finally supported to test their propene metathesis activity. Conventional WOx/ZrO2 catalysts were prepared and extensively studied by probing their n-pentane isomerization activity and methanol dehydration activity. WOx/ZrO2 prepared via incipient wetness impregnation shows maximum n-pentane isomerization turnover rates (TOR) at intermediate surface densities (rhosurf). This method delivers the most active n-pentane isomerization WOx/ZrO 2 catalysts since it maximizes the number density of the active sub-nm slightly distorted Zr-WOx sites at rhosurf between 5.2-6.2 W/nm2. By comparing the n-pentane isomerization activity with the methanol dehydration activity of WOx /ZrO2, n-pentane isomerization is shown to be an excellent probe reaction for qualitatively identifying the relative (to the other species) population density of Zr-WOx clusters. Bimolecular n-pentane isomerization is the prevailing mechanism and requires a higher population density of Zr-WOx clusters than methanol dehydration. In the second part of this work, a new solvothermal synthesis route for the preparation of ultrasmall tungsten oxide nanoparticles (WOx NPs) is introduced. By using ammonium polyanionic salts and oleylamine, high yields (92+/-5%) of oleylaminecoated WOx NPs were consistently synthesized. The co-addition of an organic oxidant during the synthesis led to smaller WOx NPs thereby providing insight into the NP synthesis mechanism. Deposition and activation of the NPs on SiO2 support by removal of oleylamine allows better control over the WOx domain size than conventional methods. Oleylamine suppresses WOx NP sintering during calcination and prevents the formation of larger polytungstates present in conventional catalysts. The supported WOx NPs were found to be up to 3 times more selective for metathesis products than conventionally prepared tungstated silica likely due to their controlled structure.

  4. Novel modified zeolites for energy-efficient hydrocarbon separations.

    SciTech Connect

    Arruebo, Manuel; Dong, Junhang; Anderson, Thomas (Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, MO); Gu, Xuehong; Gray, Gary (Goodyear Chemical Company, Akron, OH); Bennett, Ron (Goodyear Chemical Company, Akron, OH); Nenoff, Tina Maria; Kartin, Mutlu; Johnson, Kaylynn (Goodyear Chemical Company, Akron, OH); Falconer, John; Noble, Richard

    2006-11-01

    We present synthesis, characterization and testing results of our applied research project, which focuses on the effects of surface and skeletal modification of zeolites for significant enhancements in current hydrocarbon (HC) separations. Zeolites are commonly used by the chemical and petroleum industries as catalysts and ion-exchangers. They have high potential for separations owing to their unique pore structures and adsorption properties and their thermal, mechanical and chemical properties. Because of zeolites separation properties, low cost, and robustness in industrial process, they are natural choice for use as industrial adsorbents. This is a multidisciplinary effort to research, design, develop, engineer, and test new and improved materials for the separation of branched vs. linear organic molecules found in commercially important HC streams via adsorption based separations. The focus of this project was the surface and framework modification of the commercially available zeolites, while tuning the adsorption properties and the selectivities of the bulk and membrane separations. In particular, we are interested with our partners at Goodyear Chemical, on how to apply the modified zeolites to feedstock isoprene purification. For the characterization and the property measurements of the new and improved materials powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Residual Gas Analyzer-Mass Spectroscopy (RGA-MS), Electron Microscopy (SEM/EDAX), temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and surface area techniques were utilized. In-situ carbonization of MFI zeolite membranes allowed for the maximum separation of isoprene from n-pentane, with a 4.1% enrichment of the binary stream with n-pentane. In four component streams, a modified MFI membrane had high selectivities for n-pentane and 1-3-pentadiene over isoprene but virtually no separation for the 2-methyl-2-butene/isoprene pair.

  5. Effect of OH radical scavengers on secondary organic aerosol formation from reactions of isoprene with ozone

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    Sato, Kei; Inomata, Satoshi; Xing, Jia-Hua; Imamura, Takashi; Uchida, Risa; Fukuda, Sayaka; Nakagawa, Kazumichi; Hirokawa, Jun; Okumura, Motonori; Tohno, Susumu

    2013-11-01

    In order to understand the effect of OH radical scavengers on secondary organic aerosol formation, aerosol yields from the isoprene ozonolysis were measured in the presence of sufficient amounts of OH radical scavengers. Cyclohexane, CO, n-hexane, and diethyl ether were used as the OH radical scavengers. The aerosol yield was determined to be 0.002-0.023 for experiments without OH radical scavengers in the aerosol mass range 2-120 μg m-3. Similar aerosol yields were observed in experiments using cyclohexane. The aerosol yield observed with n-hexane was close to that observed without scavengers at 120 μg m-3, but this aerosol yield was slightly lower than those observed in reactions without scavengers in the range 3-83 μg m-3. The offline aerosol samples obtained in experiments with cyclohexane or n-hexane contained oxygenated hydrocarbons with six or more carbon atoms. Aerosol formation in experiments that used cyclohexane or n-hexane as the scavenger was enhanced. This was caused by the oxidation products of the OH radical scavengers, although the increase in the yield could not be quantified. The aerosol yields were 0.002-0.014 for experiments with CO and diethyl ether in the aerosol mass range 4-120 μg m-3. The reaction of CO with OH radicals forms HO2 radicals, whereas the reactions of cyclohexane, n-hexane, and diethyl ether, respectively, with OH radicals form organic peroxy (RO2) radicals. Present results show that the aerosol yield is independent of the HO2/RO2 ratio or that it decreases with increasing HO2/RO2 ratio. Since the HO2 concentration is much higher than the RO2 concentration in the atmosphere, the results obtained using CO in this study will be a good approximation of the aerosol yield from the ozonolysis of isoprene in the atmosphere.

  6. Comparative study of choleretic agents in anesthetized rats as well as in restrained and and unrestrained rats, with or without compensation for biliary loss

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    Labrid, C.; Dureng, G.; Tachon, J.; Duchene-Marullaz, P.

    1980-01-01

    Tests were conducted on Wistar rats by using 3 control choleretic agents: 1-phenyl-1-hydroxy n-pentane, dehydrocholic acid, and phenyl-dimethylacetic acid. The effects of these agents were compared in different experimental conditions. The comparative study of choleretic agents in anesthetized rats, in restrained and unrestrained rats, with or without compensation for biliary loss by the biliary secretion of restrained or unrestrained rats does not show, in systematic pharmecodynamic investigations, an obvious superiority over the methods based on the simple technique.

  7. Anti-inflammatory, Anti-estrogenic, and Anti-implantation Activity of Bergia suffruticosa (Delile) Fenzl

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    Bind, Sandeep Kumar; Jivrajani, Mehul; Anandjiwala, Sheetal; Nivsarkar, Manish

    2015-01-01

    Background: Bergia suffruticosa (Delile) Fenzl (Syn. Bergia odorata Edgew) (Elatinaceae family) is used traditionally to repair bones and is applied as a poultice on sores. It is also used for stomach troubles and as an antidote to scorpion stings. So far, very little scientific work has been reported to validate its ethnomedical uses in the alleviation of pain, bone repair, etc., Objective: This study was designed to explore the anti-inflammatory and anti-implantation potential of n-hexane extract of B. suffruticosa whole plant in mice along with identification of its chemical constituents. Materials and Methods: n-Hexane extract of B. suffruticosa whole plant was screened for acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activity followed by an anti-estrogenic activity. Eventually, n-hexane extract was tested for anti-implantation activity by exploiting markers of uterine receptivity, lipid peroxidation, and superoxide enzyme activity. The extract was administered orally at a dose of 100 mg/kg body weight in each study. Results: Thin layer chromatography fingerprint profile of n-hexane extract revealed the presence of lupeol and β-sitosterol. The n-hexane extract reduced the edema by 80% in acute inflammation, whereas it reduced edema to 75% on the 5th day in chronic inflammation. The n-hexane extract reduced elevated malonaldehyde level from 6 to 2.5 nmol/g × 10−5 and increased superoxide dismutase enzyme activity from 0 to 350 units/g in treated animals on the 5th day of pregnancy. Moreover, extract decreased uterine weight from 0.33 to 0.2 g in estradiol treated animals. Conclusion: These results indicate that n-hexane extract of B. suffruticosa is having potent anti-inflammatory, anti-estrogenic, and anti-implantation activity. This is the first report of all the pharmacological activities of B. suffruticosa mentioned above. SUMMARY TLC fingerprint profile of n-hexane extract of Bergia suffruticosa whole plant revealed the presence of lupeol and β-sitosteroln-Hexane extract showed in vivo anti-inflammatory activity in both acute and chronic model of inflammation in ratsn-Hexane extract possess significant anti-estrogenic activityn-Hexane extract altered the levels superoxide anion radical and superoxide dismutase enzyme activity during the blastocyst implantationAnti-implantation activity of n-hexane extract is attributed to its anti-inflammatory and anti-estrogenic potential. Abbreviations used: TLC: Thin layer chromatography; LPO: Lipid peroxidation; SOD: Superoxide dismutase; B. suffruticosa: Bergia suffruticosa; TNF-α: Tumor necrosis factor-α; NO: Nitric oxide; IL-1: Interleukin-1; LIF: Leukemia inhibitory factor; CSF-1: Colony-stimulating factor; COX: Cyclooxygenase; SDS: Sodium dodecyl sulfate; IAEC: Animal House Ethics Committee; CPCSEA: Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals; HBSS: Hank's balanced salt solution; MDA: Malonaldehyde; and TBA: Thiobarbituric acid. PMID:26929574

  8. Theoretical study of binding and permeation of ether-based polymers through interfaces.

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    Samanta, Susruta; Hezaveh, Samira; Roccatano, Danilo

    2013-11-27

    We present a molecular dynamics simulation study on the interactions of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), poly(propylene oxide) (PPO), and their ABA-type block copolymer, poloxamers, at water/n-heptane and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospatidycholine (DMPC) lipid bilayer/water interfaces. The partition coefficients in water/1-octanol of the linear polyethers up to three monomers were calculated. The partition coefficients evidenced a higher hydrophobicity of the PPO in comparison to PEO. At the water/n-heptane interface, the polymers tend to adopt elongated conformations in agreement with similar experimental ellipsometry studies of different poloxamers. In the case of the poloxamers at the n-heptane/water interface, the stronger preference of the PPO block for the hydrophobic phase resulted in bottle-brush-type polymer conformations. At lipid bilayer/water interface, the PEO polymers, as expected from their hydrophilic nature, are weakly adsorbed on the surface of the lipid bilayer and locate in the water phase close to the headgroups. The free energy barriers of permeation calculated for short polymer chains suggest a thermodynamics propensity for the water phase that increase with the chain length. The lower affinity of PEO for the hydrophobic interior of the lipid bilayer resulted in the spontaneous expulsion within the simulation time. On the contrary, PPO chains and poloxamers have a longer residence time inside the bilayer, and they tend to concentrate in the tail region of the bilayer near the polar headgroups. In addition, polymers with PPO unit length comparable to the thickness of the hydrophobic region of the bilayer tend to span across the bilayer. PMID:24219592

  9. Autoignition of toluene reference fuels at high pressures modeled with detailed chemical kinetics

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    Andrae, J.C.G.; Bjoernbom, P.; Cracknell, R.F.; Kalghatgi, G.T.

    2007-04-15

    A detailed chemical kinetic model for the autoignition of toluene reference fuels (TRF) is presented. The toluene submechanism added to the Lawrence Livermore Primary Reference Fuel (PRF) mechanism was developed using recent shock tube autoignition delay time data under conditions relevant to HCCI combustion. For two-component fuels the model was validated against recent high-pressure shock tube autoignition delay time data for a mixture consisting of 35% n-heptane and 65% toluene by liquid volume. Important features of the autoignition of the mixture proved to be cross-acceleration effects, where hydroperoxy radicals produced during n-heptane oxidation dramatically increased the oxidation rate of toluene compared to the case when toluene alone was oxidized. Rate constants for the reaction of benzyl and hydroperoxyl radicals previously used in the modeling of the oxidation of toluene alone were untenably high for modeling of the mixture. To model both systems it was found necessary to use a lower rate and introduce an additional branching route in the reaction between benzyl radicals and O{sub 2}. Good agreement between experiments and predictions was found when the model was validated against shock tube autoignition delay data for gasoline surrogate fuels consisting of mixtures of 63-69% isooctane, 14-20% toluene, and 17% n-heptane by liquid volume. Cross reactions such as hydrogen abstractions between toluene and alkyl and alkylperoxy radicals and between the PRF were introduced for completion of chemical description. They were only of small importance for modeling autoignition delays from shock tube experiments, even at low temperatures. A single-zone engine model was used to evaluate how well the validated mechanism could capture autoignition behavior of toluene reference fuels in a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine. The model could qualitatively predict the experiments, except in the case with boosted intake pressure, where the initial temperature had to be increased significantly in order to predict the point of autoignition. (author)

  10. Recent Advances In Science Support For Isolated Droplet Combustion Experiments

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    Dryer, F. L.; Kazakov, A.; Urban, B. D.; Kroenlein, K.

    2003-01-01

    In a joint program involving Prof. F.A. Williams of the University of California, San Diego and Dr. V. Nayagam of the National Center for Microgravity Research, the combustion characteristics of isolated liquid fuel droplets of n-heptane, n-decane, methanol, methanol-water, ethanol and ethanol-water having initial diameters between about 1 mm and 6 mm continues to be investigated. The objectives of the work are to improve fundamental knowledge of droplet combustion dynamics for pure fuels and fuel-water mixtures through microgravity experiments and theoretical analyses. The Princeton contributions support the engineering design, data analysis, and data interpretation requirements for the study of initially single component, spherically symmetric, isolated droplet combustion studies through experiments and numerical modeling. UCSD contributions are described in a companion communication in this conference. The Princeton effort also addresses the analyses of Fiber Supported Droplet Combustion (FSDC) experiments conducted with the above fuels and collaborative work with others who are investigating droplet combustion in the presence of steady convection. A thorough interpretation of droplet burning behavior for n-heptane and n-decane over a relatively wide range of conditions also involves the influences of sooting on the combustion behavior, and this particular aspect on isolated burning of droplets is under consideration in a collaborative program underway with Drexel University. This collaboration is addressed in another communication at this conference. The one-dimensional, time-dependent, numerical modeling approach that we have continued to evolve for analyzing isolated, quiescent droplet combustion data has been further applied to investigate several facets of isolated droplet burning of simple alcohols, n-heptane, and n-decane. Some of the new results are described below.

  11. Molecular dynamics simulation study of solvent effects on conformation and dynamics of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide chains in water and in common organic solvents

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    Hezaveh, Samira; Samanta, Susruta; Milano, Giuseppe; Roccatano, Danilo

    2012-03-01

    In this paper, the conformation and dynamics properties of polyethylene oxide (PEO) and polypropylene oxide (PPO) polymer chains at 298 K have been studied in the melt and at infinite dilution condition in water, methanol, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, and n-heptane using molecular dynamics simulations. The calculated density of PEO melt with chain lengths of n = 2, 3, 4, 5 and, for PPO, n = 7 are in good agreement with the available experimental data. The conformational properties of PEO and PPO show an increasing gauche preference for the O-C-C-O dihedral in the following order water>methanol>chloroform>carbon tetrachloride = n-heptane. On the contrary, the preference for trans conformation has a maximum in carbon tetrachloride and n-heptane followed in the order by chloroform, methanol, and water. The PEO conformational preferences are in qualitative agreement with results of NMR studies. PEO chains formed different types of hydrogen bonds with polar solvent molecules. In particular, the occurrence of bifurcated hydrogen bonding in chloroform was also observed. Radii of gyration of PEO chains of length larger than n = 9 monomers showed a good agreement with light scattering data in water and in methanol. For the shorter chains the observed deviations are probably due to the enhanced hydrophobic effects caused by the terminal methyl groups. For PEO the fitting of end-to-end distance distributions with the semi-flexible chain model at 298 K provided persistence lengths of 0.375 and 0.387 nm in water and methanol, respectively. Finally, the radius of gyration of Pluronic P85 turned out to be 2.25 ± 0.4 nm at 293 K in water in agreement with experimental data.

  12. A comprehensive detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism for combustion of n-alkane hydrocarbons from n-octane to n-hexadecane

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    Westbrook, Charles K.; Pitz, William J.; Herbinet, Olivier; Silke, Emma J.; Curran, Henry J.

    2009-01-15

    Detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms have been developed to describe the pyrolysis and oxidation of nine n-alkanes larger than n-heptane, including n-octane (n-C{sub 8}H{sub 18}), n-nonane (n-C{sub 9}H{sub 20}), n-decane (n-C{sub 10}H{sub 22}), n-undecane (n-C{sub 11}H{sub 24}), n-dodecane (n-C{sub 12}H{sub 26}), n-tridecane (n-C{sub 13}H{sub 28}), n-tetradecane (n-C{sub 14}H{sub 30}), n-pentadecane (n-C{sub 15}H{sub 32}), and n-hexadecane (n-C{sub 16}H{sub 34}). These mechanisms include both high temperature and low temperature reaction pathways. The mechanisms are based on previous mechanisms for the primary reference fuels n-heptane and iso-octane, using the reaction classes first developed for n-heptane. Individual reaction class rules are as simple as possible in order to focus on the parallelism between all of the n-alkane fuels included in the mechanisms. These mechanisms are validated through extensive comparisons between computed and experimental data from a wide variety of different sources. In addition, numerical experiments are carried out to examine features of n-alkane combustion in which the detailed mechanisms can be used to compare reactivities of different n-alkane fuels. The mechanisms for these n-alkanes are presented as a single detailed mechanism, which can be edited to produce efficient mechanisms for any of the n-alkanes included, and the entire mechanism, with supporting thermochemical and transport data, together with an explanatory glossary explaining notations and structural details, is available for download from our web page. (author)

  13. Microwave assisted methodology for the determination of organic pollutants in organic municipal wastes and soils: extraction of polychlorinated biphenyls using heat transformer disks.

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    Dring, R A; Gth, S

    2000-12-01

    Known benefits of microwave assisted extraction (MAE) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from solid matrices could be proven by the described approach using n-heptane as solely applied extraction solvent. Heat transfer within the extraction vessels was achieved by heat transformer disks which absorb microwave energy and transform it into heat rapidly and independently of the temperature present in the sample-solvent system. Disadvantageous co-extraction of polar substances could be ruled out and thus clean-up of the samples was simplified and sufficient for subsequent GC-MS analysis. Comparison with other extraction techniques confirmed the efficiency of this method also for aged samples. PMID:11227548

  14. Velocity profiles in laminar diffusion flames

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    Lyons, Valerie J.; Margle, Janice M.

    1986-01-01

    Velocity profiles in vertical laminar diffusion flames were measured by using laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV). Four fuels were used: n-heptane, iso-octane, cyclohexane, and ethyl alcohol. The velocity profiles were similar for all the fuels, although there were some differences in the peak velocities. The data compared favorably with the theoretical velocity predictions. The differences could be attributed to errors in experimental positioning and in the prediction of temperature profiles. Error in the predicted temperature profiles are probably due to the difficulty in predicting the radiative heat losses from the flame.

  15. The effect of initial diameter in sperically symmetric droplet combustion of sooting fuels

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    Jackson, G. S.; Avedisian, C. T.

    1994-01-01

    The effect of initial droplet diameter on the burning rate of sooting fuels - n-heptane and 1-chloro-octane - was examined experimentally at low gravity. A 1.2s drop tower provided a low gravity environment to minimize buoyancy and achieve spherically symmetric flames for stationary droplets. Free-floating and fiber-supported droplets were burned, and both techniques gave matching results for droplets of similar initial diameter. Burning rate constants for both fuels were measured for a large number of droplets ranging from 0.4 to 1.1mm in initial diameter.

  16. Testing of high-octane fuels in the single-cylinder airplane engine

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    Seeber, Fritz

    1940-01-01

    One of the most important properties of aviation fuels for spark-ignition engines is their knock rating. The CFR engine tests of fuels of 87 octane and above does not always correspond entirely to the actual behavior of these fuels in the airplane engine. A method is therefore developed which, in contrast to the octane number determination, permits a testing of the fuel under various temperatures and fuel mixture conditions. The following reference fuels were employed: 1) Primary fuels; isooctane and n-heptane; 2) Secondary fuels; pure benzene and synthetic benzine.

  17. Chemical kinetic mechanism for the oxidation of paraffinic hydrocarbons needed for primary reference fuels

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    Westbrook, C.K.; Pitz, W.J.

    1993-03-01

    A detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism is described which simulates the oxidation of the primary reference fuels n-heptane and iso-octane. The high temperature subset of these mechanisms is identified, and the extensions to deal with low temperature conditions are also explained. The algorithms used to assign reaction rates to elementary steps in the reaction mechanism are described, and the means of identifying the different chemical species and the relevant reactions are outlined. Finally, we show how interested kinetic modeling researchers can obtain copies of this reaction mechanism.

  18. The impact of asphaltenes removal on the kinetics of residuum hydrotreating

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    Abbas, A.A.; Ahmed, A.B.-A. . Coll. of Engineering); Mohammed, A.-H.A.-K.; Abbas, K. )

    1990-01-01

    Reduced crude (above 350{degrees} C) prepared in a laboratory distillation unit containing 15 trays was solvent deasphaltened at specified conditions using n-heptane as the precipitant. Both the original and deasphaltened reduced crude was hydrotreated on a commercial Ni-Mo- alumina catalyst in a laboratory trickle bed reactor. This investigation was undertaken to understand the role of asphaltenes removal in the kinetics of the desulphurization, demetallization and deasphaltening processes. Kinetic analysis shows that the hydrotreating reactions of the deasphaltened reduced crude followed a first order kinetics. Rate constants calculated for the above reactions are higher than those obtained in the HDS process for the original full residuum.

  19. The role of water in the formation of reversed micelles: An antimicellization agent

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    Yu, Z.-J.; Zhou, N.-F.; Neuman, R.D.

    1992-01-01

    Micellization of sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate in n-heptane has been studied under controlled environmental conditions by dynamic and static light scattering. The results clearly show that a trace amount of water has a very dramatic effect on reversed micellization. In contrast with results in the literature, water can function as an antimicellization agent. The generality of and the evidence for supporting the current view that water is a prerequisite for the formation of reversed micelles are discussed and criticized. ?? 1992 American Chemical Society.

  20. Fatty and resinic acids extractions from crude tall oil

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    Nogueira, J.M.F.

    1996-11-01

    The separation of fatty and resinic acidic fractions from crude tall-oil soap solutions with n-heptane by the technique of dissociation extraction is discussed. The theory of the overall process is supported by a systematic study developed to cover the high selectivity demonstrated in the differential solubility and the aptness between fatty and diterpenic acids to both liquids phases. To study the main factors affecting those liquid-liquid extraction systems and the amphiphilic behavior of such molecules involved, sodium salts aqueous solutions of crude tall oil and synthetic mixtures as molecular acidic models were used.

  1. Low and intermediate temperature oxidation of ethanol and ethanol-PRF blends: An experimental and modeling study

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    Haas, Francis M.; Chaos, Marcos; Dryer, Frederick L.

    2009-12-15

    In this brief communication, we present new experimental species profile measurements for the low and intermediate temperature oxidation of ethanol under knock-prone conditions. These experiments show that ethanol exhibits no global low temperature reactivity at these conditions, although we note the heterogeneous decomposition of ethanol to ethylene and water. Similar behavior is reported for an E85 blend in n-heptane. Kinetic modeling results are presented to complement these experiments and elucidate the interaction of ethanol and primary reference fuels undergoing cooxidation. (author)

  2. Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) low-temperature Heat Pipe Experiment Package (HEPP)

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    Mcintosh, Roy; Brennan, Patrick J.

    1991-01-01

    The flight test results are discussed obtained with the Heat Pipe Experiment Package (HEPP). The HEPP was designed to demonstrate the performance of an ethane constant conductance heat pipe (CCHP) and an ethane heat pipe diode in microgravity. These heat pipes have a nominal operating temperature range of 140 to 250 K. Also, included in the HEPP is a Phase Change Material (PCM) canister which provides temperature stability through melting and freezing of the n-heptane PCM. A comparison of pre-flight, flight, and post-flight thermal performance is also presented.

  3. Frequency response of a vaporization process to distorted acoustic disturbances

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    Heidmann, M. F.

    1972-01-01

    The open-loop response properties expressed as the mass vaporized in phase and out of phase with the pressure oscillations were numerically evaluated for a vaporizing n-heptane droplet. The evaluation includes the frequency dependence introduced by periodic oscillation in droplet mass and temperature. A given response was achieved over a much broader range of frequency with harmonically distorted disturbances than with sinusoidal disturbances. The results infer that distortion increases the probability of incurring spontaneous and triggered instability in any rocket engine combustor by broadening the frequency range over which the vaporization process can support an instability.

  4. Simple solvothermal synthesis of hydrophobic magnetic monodispersed Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles

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    Liu, Jing; Wang, Lu; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Lantong

    2013-02-15

    Graphical abstract: A facile method to produce monodispersed magnetite nanoparticles is based on the solvothermal reaction of iron acetylacetonate (Fe(acac)3) decomposition. The sizes ranged from 7 to 12 nm, which could be controlled by adjusting the volume ratio of oleylamine to n-hexane. Display Omitted Highlights: ► The solvethermal reaction of Fe(acac){sub 3} decomposition was carried out at mild temperature in the presence of oleylamine and n-hexane. ► The size of nanocrystals is controlled by adjusting the volume ratio of oleylamine to n-hexane. ► The low-boiling-point solvent n-hexane offered autogenous pressure parameter after gasified in the reaction temperature. ► The as prepared hydrophobic monodisperse Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} NPs can be used to prepare the magnetic micelles for future biomedical applications. -- Abstract: A new solvothermal method is proposed for the preparation of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles (NPs) from iron acetylacetonate in the presence of oleylamine and n-hexane. The products are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetry/differential thermogravimetry (TG/DTG) analysis, and vibrating sample magnetometery. The new procedure yields superparamagnetic monodispersed Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} particles with sizes ranging from 7 nm to 12 nm. The nanocrystal sizes are controlled by adjusting the volume ratio of oleylamine to n-hexane. IR and TG/DTG analyses indicate that the oleylamine molecules, as stabilizers, are adsorbed on the surface of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} NPs as bilayer adsorption models. The surface adsorption quantities of oleylamine on 7.5 and 10.4 nm-diameter Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} NPs are 18% and 11%, respectively. The hydrophobic surface of the obtained nanocrystals is passivated by adsorbed organic solvent molecules. These molecules provide stability against agglomeration, enable solubility in nonpolar solvents, and allow the formation of magnetic polymer micelles.

  5. Seasonal behavior of non-methane hydrocarbons in the firn air at Summit, Greenland

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    Helmig, D.; Stephens, C. R.; Caramore, J.; Hueber, J.

    2014-03-01

    Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) were measured in the ambient air and in the snowpack interstitial firn air at ˜1 m depth continuously for nearly two years at Summit, Greenland, from fall 2008 through summer 2010. Additionally, five firn air depth profiles were conducted to a depth of 3 m spanning winter, spring, and summer seasons. Here we report measurements of ethane, ethene, ethyne, propane, propene, i-butane, n-butane, i-pentane, n-pentane, and benzene and discuss the seasonal behavior of these species in the ambient and firn air. The alkanes, ethyne, and benzene in the firn air closely reflect the ambient air concentrations during all the seasons of the year. In spring and summer seasons, ethene and propene were enhanced in the near-surface firn over that in the ambient air, indicating a photochemical production mechanism for these species within the snowpack interstitial air. Evaluation of the NMHC ratios of i-butane/n-butane, i-pentane/n-pentane, and benzene/ethyne in both ambient and firn air does not provide evidence for chlorine or bromine radical chemistry significantly affecting these gases, except in a few summer samples, where individual data points may suggest bromine oxidation influence.

  6. Evaluation of a locally homogeneous flow model of spray combustion

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    Mao, C. P.; Szekely, G. A., Jr.; Faeth, G. M.

    1980-01-01

    A model of spray combustion which employs a second-order turbulence model was developed. The assumption of locally homogeneous flow is made, implying infinitely fast transport rates between the phase. Measurements to test the model were completed for a gaseous n-propane flame and an air atomized n-pentane spray flame, burning in stagnant air at atmospheric pressure. Profiles of mean velocity and temperature, as well as velocity fluctuations and Reynolds stress, were measured in the flames. The predictions for the gas flame were in excellent agreement with the measurements. The predictions for the spray were qualitatively correct, but effects of finite rate interphase transport were evident, resulting in a overstimation of the rate development of the flow. Predictions of spray penetration length at high pressures, including supercritical combustion conditions, were also completed for comparison with earlier measurements. Test conditions involved a pressure atomized n-pentane spray, burning in stagnant air at pressures of 3, 5, and 9 MPa. The comparison between predictions and measurements was fair. This is not a very sensitive test of the model, however, and further high pressure experimental and theoretical results are needed before a satisfactory assessment of the locally homogeneous flow approximation can be made.

  7. Supercritical fluid chromatography/supersonic jet spectroscopy. Progress report, February 1-April 30, 1986

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    Lee, M.L.; Goates S.R.

    1986-01-01

    Some minor modifications to the supercritical fluid fractionation apparatus were made during this quarter to optimize the performance of the unit. It was decided that a thorough study of the potential of CO/sub 2/ for the fraction of high-molecular-weight and polar polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) be undertaken before construction of the high temperature apparatus should begin. Two main factors were considered when making this decision. First, theoretical solubility parameter data suggested that CO/sub 2/ might be a better solvent than n-pentane for high-molecular-weight PAC. Second, there were some indications that coal extracts and high-molecular-weight coal-derived fluids could undergo structural changes when heated. Aromatization, condensation, rearrangements, and other types of chemical reactions are expected to occur in coal mixtures at temperatures above 60/sup 0/C. Therefore, a low temperature fractionation procedure would be much more desirable than a high temperature one. Also, over the past several months, we have been making detailed spectroscopic investigations of supercritical fluid/supersonic expansions for several supercritical fluid solvents, including n-pentane, CO/sub 2/, SF/sub 6/, and N/sub 2/O, using as test sample compounds, naphthalene and perylene. During the past quarter, we have concentrated especially on obtaining spectra of perylene which provides a more rigorous test of our system did our earlier work with naphthalene. 3 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Antimicrobial and toxicological studies of Ochthochloa compressa plant.

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    Ahmad, Saeed; Bashir, Muhammad Tayyab; Khaliq, Farhan Hameed; Mannan, Abdul; Mukhtar, Muhammad Fahad

    2014-09-01

    The present study demonstrates the biological activity of Ochthochloa compressa, since extensive literature survey has shown no documented biological activity of this plant. Ethanolic extract of whole plant was prepared and evaporated under reduced pressure by rota vapor. The crude extract was further fractionated into n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol soluble fractions. These fractions were screened for antifungal, phytotoxic, cytotoxic and antibacterial activities. Dichloromethane soluble fraction showed significant phytotoxicity whereas n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol soluble fractions showed non-significant phytotoxicity. Similarly, ethyl acetate soluble fraction was the only fraction, which showed significant cytotoxic activity. There was no antibacterial but moderate antifungal activity was shown by these fractions against selected strains of bacteria and fungi. This is the first report on the biological activity of O. compressa. PMID:25176377

  9. Assessment of pregnancy in Kiang mares (Equus hemionus holdereri ) using estrogen determination in feces.

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    Kuckelkorn, B

    1994-01-01

    Analysis of fecal estrogens was used to diagnose pregnancy in 6 Kiang mares (Equus hemionus holdereri ) that were kept at Tierpark Berlin. Three extraction methods were compared and were followed by an established RIA for total estrogen. Extraction of desiccated feces with chloroform/n-hexane and KOH, with and without enzyme hydrolysis showed better results than extraction with diethylether without hydrolysis. Pregnancy was confirmed by observation of foaling in 2 mares that showed estrogen concentrations between 800 and 1800 ng/g and in 1 mare that showed widely fluctuating values between 500 and 1300 ng/g of feces. Two mares with estrogen concentrations below 500 ng/g were not seen to foal. The method using chloroform/n-hexane and KOH without enzyme hydrolysis seems practical for non-invasive evaluation of the endocrine status in this endangered Equidae species. PMID:16727510

  10. Vitiquinolone--a quinolone alkaloid from Hibiscus vitifolius Linn.

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    Ramasamy, D; Saraswathy, A

    2014-02-15

    Phytochemical investigations of the powdered root of Hibiscus vitifolius Linn. (Malvaceae) was extracted successively with n-hexane and chloroform. Analysis of the n-hexane extract by GC-MS led to the identification of twenty-six components by comparison of their mass spectra with GC-MS library data. A novel quinolone alkaloid, vitiquinolone (5) together with eight known compounds viz. β-Amyrin acetate (1), n-octacosanol (2), β-Amyrin (3), stigmasterol (4), xanthyletin (6), alloxanthoxyletin (7), xanthoxyletin (8) and betulinic acid (9) were isolated from chloroform extract by column chromatography over silica gel. The structure of vitiquinolone was established on the basis of spectroscopic methods including UV, IR, 1D, 2D NMR and ESI-MS. The known compounds were identified on the basis of their physical and spectroscopic data as reported in the literature. PMID:24128571

  11. The extraction-flocculation re-refining lubricating oil process using ternary organic solvents

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    Martins, J.P.

    1997-09-01

    The disposal of waste lubricating oils in landfills and/or city sewers can be disastrous due to the possible contamination of soils and waterways. Waste lubricating oils may be re-refined with organic solvents that dissolve base oil and segregate the additives and solid particles. The present paper emphasizes the composition effect on the efficiency of a ternary solvent composed by n-hexane/20propanol/1-butanol. Using the ternary diagram of waste oil/basic organic component/polar compound containing 3 g/L KOH where the phase envelope and the curves of constant sludge removal are plotted, it is proposed the composition of 0.25 waste oil/0.35 n-hexane/0.40 polar compound (80% 2-propanol + 20% 1-butanol, with 3 g/L KOH) for the process. A contribution for the understanding of polymethacrylate flocculation supported on infrared spectra is given.

  12. Synthesis and fluorescence properties of new ester derivatives of isothiazolo [4,5-b] pyridine.

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    Krzyżak, Edward; Śliwińska, Małgorzata; Malinka, Wiesław

    2015-03-01

    A two new compounds with potential biologically active were synthesized: ethyl 4-(2H-4,6-dimethyl-3-oxo-2,3-dihydroisothiazolo [5,4-b] pyridin-2-yl) butanoate and ethyl 4-(2H-4,6-dimethyl-2,3-dihydroisothiazolo [5,4-b] pyridin-3-yloxy) butanoate. The structures of all of the newly formed compounds were identified by elemental analysis, FTIR and (1)H NMR. Their optical properties were studied in ethanol and n-hexane by UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. The ground-state and excited-state properties were investigated using the density functional theory (DFT) and the time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) methods. The results showed differences between emission spectra in ethanol and n-hexane solution (solvatochromism) for both new compounds. PMID:25612854

  13. Green procedure with a green solvent for fats and oils' determination. Microwave-integrated Soxhlet using limonene followed by microwave Clevenger distillation.

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    Virot, Matthieu; Tomao, Valérie; Ginies, Christian; Visinoni, Franco; Chemat, Farid

    2008-07-01

    Here is described a green and original alternative procedure for fats and oils' determination in oleaginous seeds. Extractions were carried out using a by-product of the citrus industry as extraction solvent, namely d-limonene, instead of hazardous petroleum solvents such as n-hexane. The described method is achieved in two steps using microwave energy: at first, extractions are attained using microwave-integrated Soxhlet, followed by the elimination of the solvent from the medium using a microwave Clevenger distillation in the second step. Oils extracted from olive seeds were compared with both conventional Soxhlet and microwave-integrated Soxhlet extraction procedures performed with n-hexane in terms of qualitative and quantitative determination. No significant difference was obtained between each extract allowing us to conclude that the proposed method is effective and valuable. PMID:18471820

  14. Cobalt and nickel supported on HY zeolite: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties

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    Garrido Pedrosa, Anne M. . E-mail: annemgp@yahoo.com; Souza, Marcelo J.B.; Melo, Dulce M.A.; Araujo, Antonio S.

    2006-06-15

    Bifunctional catalysts consisting of cobalt and nickel supported on HY zeolite were synthesized by solvent excess impregnation and characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and nitrogen adsorption. The profiles of metal reduction on zeolite were obtained by temperature-programmed reduction. The catalytic properties of the bifunctional catalysts were verified by n-hexane hydroconversion. X-ray diffraction and microstructural analyses showed the presence of crystalline phases in HY zeolite and in samples after impregnation. A decrease in the micropore surface area was observed by nitrogen adsorption experiments and attributed to a reduction in the accessibility to micropores. The catalysts showed catalytic activity in the hydroconversion of n-hexane with selectivity to branched hydrocarbons. Such catalytic activity was related to the acid and metallic properties of the bifunctional catalysts used.

  15. Insect growth regulatory activity of Blechnum chilense.

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    Hincapié, Carlos A; Monsalve, Zulma; Parada, Katherine; Lamilla, Claudio; Alarcón, Julio; Céspedes, Carlos L; Seigler, David

    2011-08-01

    The genus Blechnum has 13 species that are common plants, well-distributed in Chile. Here, we report a phytochemical analysis of B. chilense (Kaulf.) Mett., as well as the insecticidal effects of extracts of this plant. From the n-hexane fraction four phytoecdysones were isolated: ecdysone, ponasterone, shidasterone and 2-deoxycrustecdysone. A bioassay with Drosophila melanogaster larvae was used to evaluate insecticidal activity. The EtOAc and n-hexane fractions at 800 ppm caused 66.7 and 50.0% larval mortality, respectively. Treatments with both extracts at 800 ppm caused the greatest larval mortality, whereas treatments with 500 and 200 ppm induced premature pupation compared with the control and the highest adult mortality, probably due to interference with ecdysteroid metabolism and inhibition of ecdysis triggering hormone (ETH). The dead adult flies exhibited malformations. PMID:21922904

  16. Determination of the chromatic dispersion of liquids based on the liquid-prism SPR configuration in angular and spectral interrogations

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    Lan, Guoqiang; Liu, Shugang; Wang, Yuxiao; Zhang, Xueru; Song, Yinglin

    2015-10-01

    In this work, we use the liquid-prism SPR sensing configuration to determine the chromatic dispersion of different liquids, since the condition of SPR is sensitive to the refractive index of the liquid prism. We use the glass slide coated with 50 nm Au film as the sensing chip, and use AvaLight - HAL (360 nm - 2500 nm) light source as the broaden band light source in our experiments. We adopt the deionized water as the standard sample to determine the chromatic dispersion of different liquid samples (ethanol and n-hexane), and we implement the experiment through the SPR sensing configuration in angular and spectral interrogations. According to the experimental data, the chromatic dispersions of ethanol and n-hexane are obtained. The proposed technique provides a new high sensitive method for the determination of chromatic dispersion of liquids.

  17. Herpes virus inhibitory substances from Hypericum connatum Lam., a plant used in southern Brazil to treat oral lesions.

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    Fritz, Daniela; Venturi, Caroline Rita; Cargnin, Simone; Schripsema, Jan; Roehe, Paulo Michel; Montanha, Jarbas Alves; von Poser, Gilsane Lino

    2007-09-25

    Hypericum connatum (Guttiferae) is used in southern Brazil in the treatment of lesions in the mouth, often related to acute herpetic gingivo-stomatitis. The chemical investigation of the plant revealed the presence of phloroglucinol derivatives and flavonoids. From the n-hexane extract of the aerial parts a phloroglucinol derivative, hyperbrasilol B, was isolated, while the methanolic extract afforded four flavonoids: amentoflavone, hyperoside, guaijaverine and luteoforol. The crude methanolic extract and fractions (n-hexane, dichloromethane and methanol) as well as the isolated compounds were tested for antiviral activity against herpes simplex viruses (HSV). Among the tested samples, luteoforol was the most active inhibiting the cytopathic effect (CPE) and reducing the viral titer of HSV-1 DNA viral strains KOS and VR733 (ATCC). PMID:17719731

  18. Antifungal activity of Syzygium cumini against Ascochyta rabiei-the cause of chickpea blight.

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    Jabeen, Khajista; Javaid, Arshad

    2010-07-01

    Aqueous, ethanol and n-hexane extracts from leaves, fruit, root-bark and stem-bark of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels were tested for their antifungal activity against Ascochyta rabiei (Pass.) Lab., the cause of blight disease of the chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Different concentrations, namely 1, 2, ..., 5% of both aqueous and the two organic solvent extracts were used in this study. Aqueous extracts of all the four test plant parts, namely leaves, fruit, stem-bark and root-bark, showed significant antifungal activity resulting in 7-30%, 22-59%, 23-39% and 21-64% reduction in fungal growth, respectively. Similarly, n-hexane stem-bark extract, and ethanol root- and stem-bark extracts also significantly suppressed the growth of target fungal species, resulting in 17-39%, 24-30% and 12-32% suppression in fungal growth. PMID:19588279

  19. PTP1B inhibitory effect of alkyl p-coumarates from Calystegia soldanella.

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    Lee, Jung Im; Kim, In-Hye; Choi, Youn Hee; Kim, Eun-Young; Nam, Taek-Jeong

    2014-11-01

    In this report, the PTP1B inhibitory effect of Calystegia soldanella was investigated. Bioassay-guided fractionation of the crude extracts revealed that the n-hexane fraction had the strongest PTP1B inhibitory effect. Nine known alkyl p-coumarates were isolated from the n-hexane fraction, and each compound was evaluated for its effect on PTP1B. All compounds effectively inhibited PTP1B activity. The IC50 values of the compounds were 3 (10.8 μg/mL) > 2 (15.5 μg/mL) > 7 (26.6 μg/mL) > 1 (37.0 μg/mL) > 8 (41.2 μg/mL) > 9 (43.4 μg/mL) > 5 (44.7 μg/mL) > 4 (> 50 μg/mL) > 6 (> 50 μg/mL). PMID:25532287

  20. Release of volatile mercury from vascular plants

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    Siegel, S. M.; Puerner, N. J.; Speitel, T. W.

    1974-01-01

    Volatile, organic solvent soluble mercury has been found in leaves and seeds of several angiosperms. Leaves of garlic vine, avocado, and haole-koa release mercury in volatile form rapidly at room temperature. In garlic vine, the most active release is temperature dependent, but does not parallel the vapor-pressure temperature relationship for mercury. Mercury can be trapped in nitric-perchloric acid digestion fluid, or n-hexane, but is lost from the hexane unless the acid mixture is present. Seeds of haole-koa also contain extractable mercury but volatility declines in the series n-hexane (90%), methanol (50%), water (10%). This suggests that reduced volatility may accompany solvolysis in the more polar media.

  1. Effects of Malva sylvestris and Its Isolated Polysaccharide on Experimental Ulcerative Colitis in Rats.

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    Hamedi, Azadeh; Rezaei, Hossein; Azarpira, Negar; Jafarpour, Mehrnaz; Ahmadi, Fatemeh

    2016-01-01

    Malva sylvestris is an edible plant that is consumed as a herbal supplement for its antiulcer and colon cleansing properties in traditional Persian medicine. This study was designed to evaluate its effects on ulcerative colitis, which is a chronic gastrointestinal inflammation. Colitis was induced by rectal instillation of acetic acid solution. Rats in different groups received aqueous, n-hexane, or ethanolic fractions of the plant before induction of colitis. Isolated polysaccharide of plant was also tested in 2 groups before and after induction of colitis. Macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of colitis showed that the aqueous fraction was very effective in preventing the inflammation and efficacy was lower for ethanolic and n-hexane fractions. Polysaccharide was effective in reducing signs of inflammation, especially as pretreatment. These beneficial effects provide evidences that this plant can be suggested for patients with this disease to improve their health condition or to reduce adverse effects of their medication. PMID:26045553

  2. 40 CFR 60.485a - Test methods and procedures.

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    2014-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks... standards in §§ 60.482-1a through 60.482-11a, 60.483a, and 60.484a as follows: (1) Method 21 shall be used... methane or n-hexane and air at a concentration no more than 2,000 ppm greater than the leak...

  3. 40 CFR 60.485a - Test methods and procedures.

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    2012-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks... standards in §§ 60.482-1a through 60.482-11a, 60.483a, and 60.484a as follows: (1) Method 21 shall be used... methane or n-hexane and air at a concentration no more than 2,000 ppm greater than the leak...

  4. Excited-state Raman spectroscopy with and without actinic excitation: S1 Raman spectra of trans-azobenzene

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    Dobryakov, A. L.; Quick, M.; Ioffe, I. N.; Granovsky, A. A.; Ernsting, N. P.; Kovalenko, S. A.

    2014-05-01

    We show that femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy can record excited-state spectra in the absence of actinic excitation, if the Raman pump is in resonance with an electronic transition. The approach is illustrated by recording S1 and S0 spectra of trans-azobenzene in n-hexane. The S1 spectra were also measured conventionally, upon nπ* (S0 → S1) actinic excitation. The results are discussed and compared to earlier reports.

  5. Pyrene-POSS nanohybrid as a dispersant for carbon nanotubes in solvents of various polarities: its synthesis and application in the preparation of a composite membrane

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    2012-01-01

    In this study we report the preparation of nanohybrid dispersant molecules based on pyrene and polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes for non-covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The prepared dispersant improves the dispersion of MWCNTs in organic solvents with very different polarities such as tetrahydrofuran, toluene, and n-hexane. The functionalized MWCNTs were used to introduce conductivity into polydimethylsiloxane membranes which can be used for electrostatic discharge applications. PMID:22676373

  6. Peripheral neuropathy following intentional inhalation of naphtha fumes.

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    Tenenbein, M; deGroot, W; Rajani, K R

    1984-01-01

    Two adolescent native Canadians who presented with peripheral neuropathy secondary to the abuse of volatile hydrocarbons are described. They were initially thought to have been sniffing leaded gasoline fumes, but public health investigation revealed that they had been sniffing naphtha fumes. Naphtha contains a significant amount of n-hexane, a known inducer of neuropathy. Nerve conduction studies and nerve biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of naphtha abuse. These cases emphasize the need to specifically identify the formulation of hydrocarbons being abused. PMID:6093978

  7. 6-Pentadecylsalicylic acid: an antithrombin component isolated from the stem of Rhus semialata var. roxburghii.

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    Kuo, S C; Teng, C M; Lee, L G; Chiu, T H; Wu, T S; Huang, S C; Wu, J B; Shieh, T Y; Chang, R J; Chou, T C

    1991-06-01

    Bioassay-directed fractionation of the n-hexane extract of the stem of Rhus semialata Murr. var. roxburghii DC (Anacardiaceae) has led to the isolation of 6-pentadecylsalicylic acid. It showed antithrombin activity at 50 micrograms/ml in the amidolytic method. It also prolonged the clotting time in a dose-dependent manner in the clotting assay of thrombin-fibrinogen interaction. PMID:1896523

  8. Liquid-Liquid Extraction for Recovery of Paclitaxel from Plant Cell Culture: Solvent Evaluation and Use of Extractants for Partitioning and Selectivity

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    McPartland, Timothy J.; Patil, Rohan A.; Malone, Michael F.; Roberts, Susan C.

    2012-01-01

    A major challenge in the production of metabolites by plant cells is the separation and purification of a desired product from a number of impurities. An important application of plant cell culture is the biosynthesis of the anti-cancer agent paclitaxel. Liquid-liquid extraction plays a critical role in the recovery of paclitaxel and other valuable plant-derived products from culture broth. In this study, the extraction of paclitaxel and a major unwanted by-product, cephalomannine, from plant cell culture broth into organic solvents is quantified. Potential solvent mixtures show varying affinity and selectivity for paclitaxel over cephalomannine. The partition coefficient of paclitaxel is highest in ethyl acetate and dichloromethane, with measured values of 28 and 25, respectively; however selectivity coefficients are less than 1 for paclitaxel over cephalomannine for both solvents. Selectivity coefficient increases to 1.7 with extraction in n-hexane but the partition coefficient decreases to 1.9. Altering the pH of the aqueous phase results in an increase in both recovery and selectivity using n-hexane, but does not change the results for other solvents significantly. The addition of extractants trioctyl amine (TOA) or tributyl phosphate (TBP) to n-hexane gives significantly higher partition coefficients for paclitaxel (8.6 and 23.7, respectively), but no selectivity. Interestingly, when 20% hexafluorobenzene (HFB) is added to n-hexane, the partition coefficient remains approximately constant but the selectivity coefficient for paclitaxel over cephalomannine improves to 4.5. This significant increase in selectivity early in the purification process has the potential to simplify downstream processing steps and significantly reduce overall purification costs. PMID:22581674

  9. Characterization and evolution of exposure to volatile organic compounds in the Spanish shoemaking industry over a 5-year period.

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    Estevan, Carmen; Ferri, Francisca; Sogorb, Miguel Angel; Vilanova, Eugenio

    2012-01-01

    This study measured inhalation exposure to 13 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) among workers in the leatherwear industry in Spain, examined the changes in those exposures over a 5-year period, and documented local exhaust ventilation practices that affected exposure. In collaboration with an occupational risk prevention company, air samples were collected from 849 workers' personal breathing zones using personal air pumps with activated charcoal tubes. VOCs were analyzed using a GC/MS-optimized method modified in our laboratory from that proposed by Spanish authorities (INSHT). Airborne concentrations were compared with occupational exposure limit (OEL) values from the European authorities. The most frequently detected VOCs were acetone (98.1%), toluene (94.8%), n-hexane (71.2%) and other C6-C7 branched alkyl hydrocarbons (97.5%). Other frequently detected VOCs were MEK (64.9%), ethylacetate (60.7%), and cyclohexane (29.3%). Benzene was detected in 24.6% of samples. Although all the samples were taken while workers performed tasks judged to have the highest VOC exposure potential, only 14% of samples showed excessive aggregate exposure, and chemical-specific OELs were exceeded in a relatively small number of cases: 7.2% for n-hexane, 2.8% for toluene, 0.6% for acetone, and 0.4% for hexane isomers. Over the study period, a diminished use of n-hexane in solvent formulations and an increased use of branched hexane and heptane isomers were observed. Six factors relating to work location conditions and types were evaluated. Most high-exposure cases were associated with three task types. The presence of local exhaust ventilation was an important exposure control, but significant exposures despite the use of local exhaust were observed. Although n-hexane exposures significantly decreased over the study period, the overall level of VOC exposure did not decrease. More effective exposure prevention measures need to be implemented. PMID:23016600

  10. Enthalpies of dissolution of n-alkanes in a mixture of methanol-formamide

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    Batov, D. V.; Kustov, A. V.; Antonova, O. A.; Smirnova, N. L.

    2015-06-01

    The enthalpies of dissolution of n-hexane, n-octane, and n-decane are determined thermochemically under standard conditions to describe nonspecific solvation in a mixed solvent of methanol-formamide. Experimental data are matched with the values obtained using model calculations. It is found that the differences between the experimental and calculated enthalpies of dissolution in the region with a high content of formamide could be due to the preferable solvation of n-alkanes by methanol.

  11. Constitutional Dynamic Chemistry-based New Concept of Molecular Beacons for High Efficient Development of Fluorescent Probes.

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    Chang, Xingmao; Yu, Chunmeng; Wang, Gang; Fan, Jiayun; Zhang, Jianyun; Qi, Yanyu; Liu, Kaiqiang; Fang, Yu

    2015-06-01

    Inspired by the concept of constitutional dynamic chemistry, we propose a new and well-adaptable strategy for developing molecular beacon (MB)-like fluorescent probes. To demonstrate the strategy, we synthesized and used an amino group containing pyrenyl derivative of cholesterol (CP) for the construction of new fluorescent probes with EDTA and sulfuric acid. The probes as created were successfully used for n-hexane purity checking and Ba(2+)and Pb(2+)sensing, respectively. PMID:25985384

  12. Anti-inflammatory activity of Euphorbia acaulis Roxb.

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    Singh, G B; Kaur, S; Satti, N K; Atal, C K; Maheshweri, J K

    1984-04-01

    From various extracts of Euphorbia acaulis , the n-hexane fraction showed marked anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan induced oedema in rats and mice as compared to phenylbutazone and was equipotent in adrenal- ectomised rats. In chronic models of formaldehyde and adjuvant arthritis, its anti-arthritic activity was found to be superior to that of phenylbutazone. It had a diuretic effect but did not show any analgesic or antipyretic activity. PMID:6727400

  13. Influence of Crystal Expansion/Contraction on Zeolite Membrane Permeation

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    Sorenson, Stephanie G; Payzant, E Andrew; Noble, Richard D; Falconer, John L.

    2010-01-01

    X-ray diffraction was used to measure the unit cell parameters of B-ZSM-5, SAPO-34, and NaA zeolite powders as a function of adsorbate loading at 303 K, and in one case, at elevated temperatures. Most adsorbates expanded the zeolite crystals below saturation loading at 303 K: n-hexane and SF6 in B-ZSM-5, methanol and CO2 in SAPO-34, and methanol in NaA zeolite. As the loadings increased, the crystals expanded more. Changes in the unit cell volumes of B-ZSM-5 and SAPO-34 zeolite powders correlated with changes in permeation through zeolite membranes defects. When the zeolite crystals expanded or contracted upon adsorption, the defect sizes decreased or increased. In B-ZSM-5 membranes, the fluxes through defects decreased dramatically when n-hexane or SF6 adsorbed. In contrast, i-butane adsorption at 303 K contracted B-ZSM-5 crystals at low loadings and expanded them at higher loadings. Correspondingly, the flux through B-ZSM-5 membrane defects increased at low i-butane loadings and decreased at high loading because the defects increased in size at low loading and decreased at high loadings. At 398 K and 473 K, n-hexane expanded the B-ZSM-5 unit cell more as the temperature increased from 303 to 473 K. The silicalite-1 and B-ZSM-5 unit cell volumes expanded similarly upon n-hexane adsorption at 303 K; boron substitution had little effect on volume expansion.

  14. A chemical extraction method for mimicking bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to wheat grown in soils containing various amounts of organic matter

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    Shu Tao; Fuliu Xu; Wenxin Liu; Yanhong Cui; Raymond M. Coveney, Jr.

    2006-04-01

    Severe contamination of agricultural soils by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) occurs in many places in China mainly as a result of coal and biomass combustion. Because ingestion is the main source of human exposure to PAHs and vegetables are basic ingredients for the Chinese diet, it is important to know how and to what extent PAHs are accumulated in vegetables produced in contaminated soils. This study, evaluated the extent to which organic matter contents in soils influence the accumulation of PAHs by the roots of wheat plants and have developed a rapid chemical method for determining the bioavailability of PAH. Four PAHs, naphthalene, acenaphthylene, fluorene, and phenanthrene, were added to natural soil samples with different amounts of organic matter for pot experiments to evaluate apparent bioavailability of PAHs to wheat roots (Triticum aestivum L.). The extractabilities of PAHs in the soil were tested by a sequential extraction scheme using accelerated solvent extraction with water, n-hexane, and a mixture of dichloromethane and acetone as solvents. The water or n-hexane-extractable PAHs were positively correlated to dissolved organic matter (DOM) and negatively correlated to total organic matter (TOM), indicating mobilization and immobilization effects of DOM and TOM on soil PAHs, respectively. The apparent accumulation of PAHs by wheat roots was also positively and negatively correlated to DOM and TOM, respectively. As a result, there are positive correlations between the amounts of PAHs extracted by water or n-hexane and the quantities accumulated in plant roots, suggesting the feasibility of using water- or n-hexanes-extractable fractions as indicators of PAH availability to plants. 19 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Determination of antimicrobial activity and resistance to oxidation of moringa peregrina seed oil.

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    Lalas, Stavros; Gortzi, Olga; Athanasiadis, Vasilios; Tsaknis, John; Chinou, Ioanna

    2012-01-01

    The antimicrobial activity of the oil extracted with n-hexane from the seeds of Moringa peregrina was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, C. tropicalis and C. glabrata. The oil proved effective against all of the tested microorganisms. Standard antibiotics (netilmycin, 5-flucytocine, intraconazole and 7-amino-4-methylcoumarin-3-acetic acid) were used for comparison. The resistance to oxidation of the extracted seed oil was also determined. PMID:22367027

  16. Fiber-Supported Droplet Combustion Experiment on STS-94

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    2003-01-01

    A fuel droplet burns in the Fiber-Supported Droplet Combustion (FSDC) Experiment on STS-94, July 4 1997, MET:02/19:20 (approximate). This experiment, performed in the Middeck Glovebox, allows us to study the burning of fuels such as n-heptane, n-decane, methanol, ethanol, methanol/water mixtures, and heptane/hexadecane mixtures in droplets as large as 6 mm (nearly 1/4 inch). In this sequence, you see the burn of a 5mm droplet of n-heptane, in a 30% O2/He environment at 1 atmosphere pressure. The droplet (looking bright pink because of reflected light) hangs suspended from the supporting fiber. FSDC-2 studied fundamental phenomena related to liquid fuel droplet combustion in air. Pure fuels and mixtures of fuels were burned as isolated single and dual droplets with and without forced air convection. The FSDC guest investigator was Forman Williams, University of California, San Diego. The experiment was part of the space research investigations conducted during the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1R mission (STS-94, July 1-17 1997). Advanced combustion experiments will be a part of investigations plarned for the International Space Station.(467KB, 18-second MPEG, screen 160 x 120 pixels; downlinked video, higher quality not available) A still JPG composite of this movie is available at http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/MSFC-0300174.html.

  17. A reduced thermokinetic model for the autoignition of fuels with variable octane ratings

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    Schreiber, M.; Sakak, A.S.; Lingens, A.; Griffiths, J.F.

    1994-12-31

    The autoignition characteristics of the reference fuels i-octane, n-heptane, and their mixtures at temperatures 600--1,500 K and pressures ranging 0.3--4.2 MPa are studied by means of a reduced kinetic mechanism comprising five species in six reactions altogether. The scheme is readily adaptable to mixtures of the primary reference fuels via input of an octane number between 0 (= n-heptane) and 100 (= i-octane). Emphasis is placed on the dependence of ignition delay on gas temperature, on the evolution of reaction as portrayed in the temperature-time records, and on the multitude of dynamic features, e.g., two-stage (or multistage) ignition and negative temperature coefficient characteristics inherent to alkane combustion. The reduced model was fitted to numerical results derived from quantitative kinetic modelling and validated against currently available data from experimental systems. It was originally designed for application in a computational fluid dynamics code based on a transport equation for the joint probability density function (PDF) of the reacting species. Flame propagation and engine ``knock`` may thus be described by one consistent model.

  18. Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions from the Combustion of Monodisperse Liquid Fuel Sprays. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Sarv, H.

    1985-01-01

    A study of NO sub x formation in a one dimensional monodisperse spray combustion system, which allowed independent droplet size variation, was conducted. Temperature, NO and NO sub x concentrations were measured in the transition region, encompassing a 26 to 74 micron droplet size range. Emission measurements of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen were also made. The equivalence ratio was varied between 0.8 and 1.2 for the fuels used, including methanol, isopropanaol, n-heptane and n-octane. Pyridine and pyrrole were added to n-heptane as nitrogen-containing additives in order to simulate synthetic fuels. Results obtained from the postflame regions using the pure fuels indicate an optimum droplet size in the range of 43 to 58 microns for minimizing NO sub x production. For the fuels examined, the maximum NO sub x reductions relative to the small droplet size limit were about 10 to 20% for lean and 20 to 30% for stoichiometric and rich mixtures. This behavior is attributed to droplet interactions and the transition from diffusive to premixed type of burning. Preflame vaporization controls the gas phase stoichiometry which has a significant effect on the volume of the hot gases surrounding a fuel droplet, where NO sub x is formed.

  19. Soot Formation at High Pressures in Laminar Liquid and Gaseous Fuel Flames

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    Daca, Adriana Elizabeth

    Laminar co-flow diffusion flames were studied in 1) nitrogen-diluted ethylene flames at 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4 mass ratios (C2H4: N2) at 10 atm (compared to previous results at a 1:3 ratio), and 2) liquid-doped methane flames with 7.4% of carbon from liquid fuel using ethanol and n-heptane up to 8 atm and toluene up to 6 atm. Soot spectral emission measurements were deconvoluted using Abel inversion to provide radially resolved soot volume fraction and temperature profiles. In the former, soot production was proportional to fuel concentration, and flame temperatures increased at higher dilution ratios. In the latter, toluene-doped flames produced the most soot, followed by n-heptane- and ethanol-doped flames. Soot production in ethanol-doped flames was higher than expected, and possible mechanisms for this are discussed including synergistic effects. Flame temperatures were inversely proportional to soot concentration, and the pressure dependence of soot formation is compared to previous measurements.

  20. Interaction forces between asphaltene surfaces in organic solvents.

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    Wang, Shengqun; Liu, Jianjun; Zhang, Liyan; Masliyah, Jacob; Xu, Zhenghe

    2010-01-01

    The colloidal interactions between asphaltene surfaces in heptol, a mixture of n-heptane and toluene, were studied for the first time by colloidal force measurements using an atomic force microscope (AFM). Asphaltenes were deposited on silica wafers and silica spheres using the Langmuir-Blodgett upstroke technique. The results showed that the ratio of toluene to heptane can significantly change solvent quality in terms of the ability to solubilize asphaltenes and hence the nature and the magnitude of the interaction forces between asphaltene surfaces. In pure toluene, there is a steric long-range repulsion which can be well fitted by the scaling theory of polymer brushes. As toluene volume fraction in heptol (Phi(T)) is gradually decreased from Phi(T) = 1 (pure toluene) to Phi(T) = 0 (pure n-heptane), the steric repulsion reduced and changed to weak attraction when Phi(T) < 0.2. The attraction in heptane can be fitted by van der Waals forces alone which are thus believed to promote asphaltene aggregation, leading to asphaltene precipitation. The results obtained in this study provide an insight into interactions that determine asphaltene behavior in an organic medium and hence in crude oils. PMID:19645456

  1. Enzymatic synthesis of isopropyl myristate using immobilized lipase from Bacillus cereus MTCC 8372.

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    Verma, M L; Chauhan, G S; Kanwar, S S

    2008-09-01

    A purified alkaline thermo-tolerant bacterial lipase from Bacillus cereus MTCC 8372 was immobilized on a Poly (MAc-co-DMA-cl-MBAm) hydrogel. The hydrogel showed approximately 94% binding capacity for lipase. The immobilized lipase (2.36 IU) was used to achieve esterification ofmyristic acid and isopropanol in n-heptane at 65 degrees C under continuous shaking. The myristic acid and isopropanol when used at a concentration of 100 mM each in n-heptane resulted in formation of isopropyl myristate (66.0 +/- 0.3 mM) in 15 h. The reaction temperature below or higher than 65 degrees C markedly reduced the formation of isopropyl myristate. Addition of a molecular sieve (3 A x 1.5 mm) to the reaction mixture drastically reduced the ester formation. The hydrogel bound lipase when repetitively used to perform esterification under optimized conditions resulted in 38.0 +/- 0.2 mM isopropyl myristate after the 3rd cycle of esterification. PMID:18800597

  2. Influence of equivalence ratio on the mechanism of pressure wave generation during knocking combustion

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    Terashima, Hiroshi; Koshi, Mitsuo

    2015-11-01

    Knocking in spark-assisted engines is known as a severe pressure oscillation mainly caused by hot-spot autoignition in end-gas regions. In this study, knocking combustion of n-heptane/air mixtures modeled in a one-dimensional constant volume reactor is simulated with particular emphasis on the effects of equivalence ratio (0.6 to 2.0) on the mechanism of pressure wave generation. An efficient compressible flow solver with detailed chemical kinetics of n-heptane (373 species and 1071 reactions) is applied. The results demonstrate that the presence of negative temperature coefficient region significantly influence the knocking timing and knocking intensity, i.e., pressure wave amplitude in end-gas regions. The condition with equivalence ratios lower than 1.0 mostly leads to the reduction of the knocking intensity because of slower heat release rates of end-gas autoignition. On the other hand, the results with higher equivalence ratios of 1.2 to 2.0 indicate that a significant peak in the knocking intensity is produced at an equivalence ratio, which varies with initial temperature conditions. The final presentation will address the relationship between the knocking intensity and equivalence ratio with the discussion on detailed physics of pressure wave generation.

  3. Perinaphthenone phototransformation in a model of leaf epicuticular waxes.

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    Trivella, Aurélien S; Monadjemi, Shirin; Worrall, David R; Kirkpatrick, Iain; Arzoumanian, Emmanuel; Richard, Claire

    2014-01-01

    Perinaphthenone (1H-phenalen-1-one, PN) is a reference photosensitizer producing singlet oxygen with a quantum yield close to one in a large variety of solvents. It is also the basic structure of a class of phototoxic phytoalexins. In this work, the PN photoreactivity was studied for the first time in a paraffinic wax, used as model of leaf epicuticular waxes. The PN photodegradation was monitored by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The triplet excited state, singlet oxygen and the hydroxyperinaphthenyl radical were detected by diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis, near infrared phosphorescence and by EPR spectroscopy, respectively. The PN phototransformation was found to be fivefold faster in the wax than in n-heptane under steady-state irradiation. The hydroxyperinaphthenyl radical formation was observed in aerated irradiated paraffin wax while in n-heptane solution the radical was observed only in the absence of oxygen. These results show that under continuous irradiation, PN is much more easily phototransformed in a solid environment than in solution. Several photoproducts were identified, in particular phenalanone, PN dimers, and oxidized PN-alkanes adducts. Finally, when pyrethrum extract is added into the wax along with PN, the hydroxyperinaphthenyl radical concentration was increased by a factor of 2.4. Such photochemical reactions may occur when systemic pesticides enter the plant cuticle. PMID:24300996

  4. Pervaporation separation of thiophene-heptane mixtures with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane for desulfurization.

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    Chen, Jian; Li, Jiding; Qi, Rongbin; Ye, Hong; Chen, Cuixian

    2010-01-01

    Cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-polyetherimide (PEI) composite membranes were prepared, in which asymmetric microporous PEI membrane prepared with phase inversion method was acted as the microporous supporting layer in the flat-plate composite membrane. Membrane characterization was conducted by Fourier transform infrared and scanning electronic microscopy analysis. The composite membranes were employed in pervaporation separation of n-heptane-thiophene mixtures. Effect of amount of PDMS, cross-linking temperature, amount of cross-linking agent, and cross-linking time on the separation efficiency of n-heptane-thiophene mixtures was investigated experimentally. Experiment results demonstrated that 80-100 degrees degrees C of cross-linking temperature was more preferable for practical application, as the amount of cross-linking agent was up to 20 wt.%, and 25 wt.% of PDMS amount was more optimal as far as flux and sulfur enrichment factor were concerned. In addition, the swelling degree of and stableness of composite membrane during long-time operation were studied, which should be significant for practical application. PMID:18830823

  5. A Rapid Compression Machine Modelling Study of the Heptane Isomers

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    Silke, E J; Curran, H J; Simmie, J M; Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K

    2005-05-10

    Previously we have reported on the combustion behavior of all nine isomers of heptane in a rapid compression machine (RCM) with stoichiometric fuel and ''air'' mixtures at a compressed gas pressure of 15 atm. The dependence of autoignition delay times on molecular structure was illustrated. Here, we report some additional experimental work that was performed in order to address unusual results regarding significant differences in the ignition delay times recorded at the same fuel and oxygen composition, but with different fractions of nitrogen and argon diluent gases. Moreover, we have begun to simulate these experiments with detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms. These mechanisms are based on previous studies of other alkane molecules, in particular, n-heptane and iso-octane. We have focused our attention on n-heptane in order to systematically redevelop the chemistry and thermochemistry for this C{sub 7} isomer with the intention of extending our greater knowledge gained to the other eight isomers. The addition of new reaction types, that were not included previously, has had a significant impact on the simulations, particularly at low temperatures.

  6. Group type analysis of asphalt by column liquid chromatography

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    Zhang, C.; Yang, J.; Xue, Y.; Li, Y.

    2008-07-01

    An improved analysis method for characterization of asphalt was established. The method is based on column chromatography technique. The asphalts were separated into four groups: saturates, aromatics, resins, and asphaltenes, quantitatively. About 0.1 g of sample was required in each analysis. About 20 mL of n-heptanes was used to separate out saturates first. Then about 35 mL of n-heptanes/dichloromethane (.5, v/v) mixture was used to separate out aromatics. About 30 mL of dichloromethane/tetrahydrofuran (1/3, v/v) mixture was used to separate out resin. The quality of the separation was confirmed by infrared spectra (IR) and {sup 1}H NMR analysis. The model compounds, tetracosan for saturates, dibenz(o)anthracen for aromatics, and acetanilide for resins were used for verification. The IR and {sup 1}H NMR analysis of the prepared fractions from the column liquid chromatography were in good agreement that of pure reagents.

  7. Contaminant breakthrough: A theoretical study of charcoal sampling tubes

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    Yoon, Y.H.; Nelson, J.H. )

    1990-06-01

    A previously developed theoretical model was applied to investigate contaminant breakthrough on charcoal sampling tubes. Associated with the model are two important theoretical parameters. These parameters are k' (a rate constant) and tau (the time required for 50% contaminant breakthrough). In this study, values of K' and tau were determined for n-heptane at five different concentration levels in air: 98, 117, 234, 330, and 988 ppm. These values were used along with pertinent theoretical considerations to calculate the entire (0-100%) breakthrough curve (plot of percent breakthrough versus time) regarding the adsorbance of n-heptane on charcoal sampling tubes. In addition, available experimental data for perchloroethylene, isobutyl acetate, ethyl acetate, and dichloromethane were used in conjunction with the theory to generate theoretical breakthrough curves over the entire range of 0 to 100%. In each case, calculated theoretical breakthrough curves are in remarkable agreement with corresponding experimental data. With the use of an additional theoretical parameter, a, the theory was extended to calculate the weight of contaminant collected on a single element (section) of a charcoal sampling tube at 10% breakthrough and at each of several different contaminant assault concentrations.

  8. Nano-scale materials

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    Barrera, J.; Smith, D.C.; Devlin, D.J.

    1998-12-31

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Highly selective, alumina-supported molybdenum carbonitrides were prepared by solution impregnation using the metal amide Mo{sub 2}(N(CH{sub 3}){sub 2}){sub 6} as a molecular precursor. On the basis of relative weight percents, these materials demonstrate a 5- to 8-fold increase in catalytic activity over similar materials prepared by traditional solid-state approaches. The catalytic activities of these materials are very dependent upon the type of alumina support used. Impregnation of Mo{sub m}C{sub x}N{sub y} into preformed alumina pellets resulted in a material that specifically isomerized n-heptane into equal amounts of 2- and 3-methylhexanes, as well as iso-butane. No evidence of aromatic products was observed at operating temperatures below 420{degrees}C. The product selectivity of the isomers was 56% at a n-heptane conversion efficiency of 57%. Impregnating Mo{sub m}C{sub x}N{sub y} into an alumina powder resulted in an extremely selective aromatized and dehydrogenated material. The products from this material consist only of aromatics and n-heptenes with less than 2% isomerization or cracking products.

  9. Droplet Burns in the Fiber-Supported Droplet Combustion Experiment

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    2003-01-01

    A fuel droplet burns in the Fiber-Supported Droplet Combustion (FSDC) Experiment on STS-94, July 4 1997, MET:02/19:20 (approximate). This experiment, performed in the Middeck Glovebox, allows us to study the burning of fuels such as n-heptane, n-decane, methanol, ethanol, methanol/water mixtures, and heptane/hexadecane mixtures in droplets as large as 6 mm (nearly 1/4 inch). In this sequence, you see the burn of a 5mm droplet of n-heptane, in a 30% O2/He environment at 1 atmosphere pressure. The droplet (looking bright pink because of reflected light) hangs suspended from the supporting fiber. FSDC-2 studied fundamental phenomena related to liquid fuel droplet combustion in air. Pure fuels and mixtures of fuels were burned as isolated single and dual droplets with and without forced air convection. The FSDC guest investigator was Forman Williams, University of California, San Diego. The experiment was part of the space research investigations conducted during the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1R mission (STS-94, July 1-17 1997). Advanced combustion experiments will be a part of investigations plarned for the International Space Station. (279KB JPEG, 1350 x 2026 pixels; downlinked video, higher quality not available) The MPG from which this composite was made is available at http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/MSFC-0300175.html.

  10. Mechanisms of strong pressure wave generations during knocking combustion: compressible reactive flow simulations with detailed chemical kinetics

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    Terashima, Hiroshi; Koshi, Mitsuo

    2014-11-01

    Knocking is a very severe pressure oscillation caused by interactions between flame propagation and end-gas autoignition in spark-assisted engines. In this study, knocking combustion modeled in one-dimensional space is simulated using a highly efficient compressible flow solver with detailed chemical kinetics for clarifying the process of knocking occurrence. Especially, mechanisms of strong pressure wave generation are addressed. A robust and fast explicit integration method is used to efficiently handle stiff chemistry, and species bundling for effectively estimating the diffusion coefficients. The detailed mechanisms such as n-butane of 113 species and n-heptane of 373 species are directly applied. Results demonstrate that the negative temperature coefficient (NTC) region of n-heptane significantly influence the knocking timing and intensity. In the NTC region, stronger pressure wave is generated due to rapid heat release of a very small portion in the end-gas, which is attributed to low temperature oxidation and inhomogeneous temperature distributions in the end-gas. The knocking intensity is thus amplified in the NTC region, taking a maximum value. In the case of n-butane with no NTC region, relatively weak knocking intensity is observed in all conditions with no clear peak.

  11. [Identification of migrants from nitrile-butadiene rubber gloves].

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    Mutsuga, Motoh; Kawamura, Yoko; Wakui, Chiseko; Maitani, Tamio

    2003-04-01

    Polyvinyl chloride gloves containing di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate are restricted for food contact use. In their place, disposable gloves made from nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) are used in contact with foodstuffs. Some unknown substances were found to migrate into n-heptane from NBR gloves. By GC/MS, HR-MS and NMR, their chemical structures were confirmed to be 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol diisobutyrate (used as a plasticizer), 4,4'-butylidenedi(6-tert-butyl-m-cresol), a mixture of styrenated phenols consisting of 2-(alpha-methylbenzyl)phenol, 4-(alpha-methylbenzyl)phenol, 2,6-di(alpha-methylbenzyl)phenol, 2,4-di(alpha-methylbenzyl)phenol and 2,4,6-tri(alpha-methylbenzyl)phenol (used as antioxidants), and 2,4-di-tert-butylphenol, which seems to a degradation product of antioxidant. Migration levels of these compounds were 1.68 micrograms/cm2 of 2,4-di-tert-butylphenol, 2.80 micrograms/cm2 of 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol diisobutyrate, 46.08 micrograms/cm2 of styrenated phenols and 4.22 micrograms/cm2 of 4,4'-butylidenedi(6-tert-butyl-m-cresol) into n-heptane, respectively. The content of total styrenated phenols was 6,900 micrograms/g in NBR gloves. PMID:12846157

  12. [Migrants from disposable gloves and residual acrylonitrile].

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    Wakui, C; Kawamura, Y; Maitani, T

    2001-10-01

    Disposable gloves made from polyvinyl chloride with and without di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (PVC-DEHP, PVC-NP), polyethylene (PE), natural rubber (NR) and nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) were investigated with respect to evaporation residue, migrated metals, migrants and residual acrylonitrile. The evaporation residue found in n-heptane was 870-1,300 ppm from PVC-DEHP and PVC-NP, which was due to the plasticizers. Most of the PE gloves had low evaporation residue levels and migrants, except for the glove designated as antibacterial, which released copper and zinc into 4% acetic acid. For the NR and NBR gloves, the evaporation residue found in 4% acetic acid was 29-180 ppm. They also released over 10 ppm of calcium and 6 ppm of zinc into 4% acetic acid, and 1.68-8.37 ppm of zinc di-ethyldithiocarbamate and zinc di-n-butyldithiocarbamate used as vulcanization accelerators into n-heptane. The acrylonitrile content was 0.40-0.94 ppm in NBR gloves. PMID:11775358

  13. Microgravity Droplet Combustion in CO2 Enriched Environments at Elevated Pressures

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    Hicks, Michael C.; Nayagam, V.; Williams, F. A.

    2007-01-01

    Microgravity droplet combustion experiments were performed in elevated concentrations of CO2 at pressures of 1.0 atm, 3.0 atm, and 5.0 atm to examine the effects of a radiatively participating suppression agent in space applications. Methanol and n-heptane droplets, with an initial diameter of 2.0 mm supported on a quartz fiber, were used in these experiments. The ambient O2 concentration was held constant at 21% and the CO2 concentrations ranged from 0% to a maximum of 70%, by volume with the balance consisting of N2 . Results from the methanol tests showed slight decreases in burning rates with increased CO2 concentrations at all ambient pressures. The n-heptane tests show slight increases in burning rates with increasing CO2 concentrations at each pressure level. Instantaneous radiative heat flux was also measured using both a broadband radiometer (i.e., wavelengths from 0.6 microns to 40.0 microns) and a narrowband radiometer (i.e., centered at 5.6 microns with a filter width at half maximum of 1.5 microns). Radiative exchanges between the droplet and surrounding gases as well as the soot field produce departures from the classical quasisteady theory which would predict a decrease in burning rates with increasing CO2 concentrations in microgravity.

  14. Isolation and purification of series bioactive components from Hypericum Perforatum L. by high-speed counter-current chromatography

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    Cao, Xueli; Wang, Qiaoe; Li, Yan; Bai, Ge; Ren, Hong; Ito, Yiochiro

    2011-01-01

    High-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) combined with pre-separation by ultrasonic solvent extraction was successively used for the separation of series bioactive compounds from the crude extract of Hypericum perforatum L. The petroleum ether extract was separated by the solvent system of n-heptane-methanol-acetonitrile (1.5:0.5:0.5, v/v) and n-heptane-methanol (1.5:1, v/v) in gradient elution, yielding a phloroglucinol compound, hyperforin with HPLC purity over 98%. The ethyl acetate extract was separated by using the solvent system composed of hexane-ethyl acetate-methanol-water (1:1:1:1 and 1:3:1:3, v/v) in gradient through both reverse phase and normal phase elution mode, yielding a naphthodianthrone compound, hypericin with HPLC purity about 95%. The n-butanol extract was separated with the solvent system composed of n-butanol-ethyl acetate–water (1:4:5 and 1.5:3.5:5, v/v) in elution and back-extrusion mode, yielding two of flavones, rutin and hyperoside, with HPLC purity over 95%. HPLC-MS, reference sample and UV spectrum were selectively used in separation to search for target compounds from HPLC-DAD profiles of different sub-extracts. The structures of isolated compounds were further identified by ESI-MS, 1HNMR and 13CNMR. PMID:21306961

  15. Photoreduction of chlorothalonil fungicide on plant leaf models.

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    Monadjemi S; El Roz M; Richard C; Ter Halle A

    2011-11-15

    Photodegradation is seldom considered at the surface of vegetation after crop spraying. Chlorothalonil, a broad-spectrum foliar fungicide with a very widespread use worldwide, was considered. To represent the waxy upper layer of leaves, tests were performed within thin paraffin wax films or in n-heptane. Laser flash photolysis together with steady-state irradiation in n-heptane allowed the determination of the photodegradation mechanisms Chlorothalonil ability to produce singlet oxygen was measured; noteworthy its efficiency is close to 100%. Additionally, chlorothalonil photodegradation mainly proceeds through reductive dechlorination. In these hydrophobic media, a radical mechanism was evidenced. Photochemical tests on wax films under simulated solar light show that formulated chlorothalonil is more reactive than pure chlorothalonil. The field-extrapolated half-life of photolysis on vegetation was estimated to 5.3 days. This value was compared to the half-lives of penetration and volatilization available in the literature. It appears that chlorothalonil dissipation from crops is ruled by both photodegradation and penetration. The relative importance of the two paths probably depends on meteorological factors and on physicochemical characteristics of the crop leaf cuticle.

  16. Para rubber seed oil: new promising unconventional oil for cosmetics.

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    Lourith, Nattaya; Kanlayavattanakul, Mayuree; Sucontphunt, Apirada; Ondee, Thunnicha

    2014-01-01

    Para rubber seed was macerated in petroleum ether and n-hexane, individually, for 30 min. The extraction was additionally performed by reflux and soxhlet for 6 h with the same solvent and proportion. Soxhlet extraction by petroleum ether afforded the greatest extractive yield (22.90 ± 0.92%). Although antioxidant activity by means of 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay was insignificantly differed in soxhleted (8.90 ± 1.15%) and refluxed (9.02 ± 0.71%) by n-hexane, soxhlet extraction by n-hexane was significantly (p < 0.05) potent scavenged 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothaiazoline)-6-sulfonic acid) or ABTS radical with trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) of 66.54 ± 6.88 mg/100 g oil. This extract was non cytotoxic towards normal human fibroblast cells. In addition, oleic acid and palmitic acid were determined at a greater content than in the seed of para rubber cultivated in Malaysia, although linoleic and stearic acid contents were not differed. This bright yellow extract was further evaluated on other physicochemical characters. The determined specific gravity, refractive index, iodine value, peroxide value and saponification value were in the range of commercialized vegetable oils used as cosmetic raw material. Therefore, Para rubber seed oil is highlighted as the promising ecological ingredient appraisal for cosmetics. Transforming of the seed that is by-product of the important industrial crop of Thailand into cosmetics is encouraged accordingly. PMID:24976614

  17. Acute toxicity study and antipyretic effect of the brown alga Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh) Kuetz.

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    Kumar, S Sadish; Kumar, Y; Khan, M S Y; Anbu, J; Sam, K G

    2009-01-01

    The active principles of brown alga, Turbinaria conoides (J.Agardh) Kuetz. (Sargassaceae) was extracted with n-hexane, cyclohexane, methanol and ethanol-water (1:1) and investigated for acute toxicity and antipyretic activity. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts revealed the presence of steroids, flavonoids and reducing sugars. Acute toxicity study was performed in Wistar rats after administration of extracts orally. No mortality was observed up to the dose of 5 g/kg for methanol and ethanol-water (1:1) extracts whereas n-hexane and cyclohexane extracts were found to be toxic at the dose levels of 1 g/kg and 2 g/kg respectively. In biochemical analysis, n-hexane, cyclohexane and ethanol-water (1:1) extracts caused a significant (P<0.01) increase in serum cholesterol, protein and alkaline phosphatase levels. In haematological studies, a significant difference was observed for cyclohexane and ethanol-water (1:1) extracts in polymorphs, lymphocytes and eosinophils when compared to the control. Antipyretic activity of extracts (100-400 mg/kg doses) was carried out on yeast-induced pyrexia in rats. Cyclohexane extract exhibited more significant antipyretic activity (P<0.01) than the other extracts at a dose of 200 mg/kg (54.43%), which was comparable to that of paracetamol at a dose of 33 mg/kg. The findings validated the use of this brown alga in traditional cure of children's fever. PMID:20448848

  18. Antimicrobial Activity and Brine Shrimp Lethality Bioassay of the Leaves Extract of Dillenia indica Linn

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    Apu, AS; Muhit, MA; Tareq, SM; Pathan, AH; Jamaluddin, ATM; Ahmed, M

    2010-01-01

    The crude methanolic extract of Dillenia indica Linn. (Dilleniaceae) leaves has been investigated for the evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. Organic solvent (n-hexane, carbon tetrachloride and chloroform) fractions of methanolic extract and methanolic fraction (aqueous) were screened for their antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion method. Besides, the fractions were screened for cytotoxic activity using brine shrimp (Artemia salina) lethality bioassay. Among the four fractions tested, n-hexane, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform fractions showed moderate antibacterial and antifungal activity compared to standard antibiotic, kanamycin. The average zone of inhibition was ranged from 6 to 8 mm at a concentration of 400 µg/disc. But the aqueous fraction was found to be insensitive to microbial growth. Compared to vincristine sulfate (with LC50 of 0.52 µg/ ml), n-hexane and chloroform fractions demonstrated a significant cytotoxic activity (having LC50 of 1.94 µg/ml and 2.13 µg/ml, respectively). The LC50 values of the carbon tetrachloride and aqueous fraction were 4.46 µg/ml and 5.13 µg/ ml, respectively. The study confirms the moderate antimicrobial and potent cytotoxic activities of Dillenia indica leaves extract and therefore demands the isolation of active principles and thorough bioassay. PMID:21331191

  19. A novel method for promoting antioxidant exopolysaccharidess production of Bacillus licheniformis.

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    Fang, Yaowei; Liu, Shu; Lu, Mingsheng; Jiao, Yuliang; Wang, Shujun

    2013-02-15

    A novel method was described for improving the production of antioxidant extracellular polysaccharides from Bacillus licheniformis. Firstly, the tolerances of the strains to the organic solvents were investigated. Wild type strain of B. licheniformis OSTK95 and mutant strain UD061 can grow in a liquid medium in the presence of organic solvents with the logP value equal to or higher than 3.5 and 3.1, respectively. Secondly, the effects of different concentrations of n-hexane and xylene treatment on the extracellular polysaccharides excretion of both strains were studied. The maximum yield of the extracellular polysaccharides of B. licheniformis OSTK95 was 68.59 mg L(-1) after treated by 10% n-hexane or 1% xylene for 3h, while the maximum yield of the extracellular polysaccharides of strain UD061 was 185.01 mg L(-1) after treated by 12.5% n-hexane or 5% xylene for 3h. Finally, the continuous passage experiment showed that the strains have high genetic stability. PMID:23399143

  20. Determination of chlorinated pesticide residues in foods. II. Simultaneous analysis of chlorinated pesticide and phthalate ester residues by using AgNO3-coated Florisil column chromatography for cleanup of various samples.

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    Suzuki, T; Ishikawa, K; Sato, N; Sakai, K I

    1979-05-01

    A simplified method suitable for simultaneous analysis of chlorinated pesticide and phthalate ester residues in various foods was developed. Chemical residues were quantitatively extracted from fatty and vegetable samples with acetonitrile as follows: Chemical standard in 0.5 mL ethanol solution was added to 10 g homogenized sample. After 3 hr, pork and beef were extracted 3 times with 20 mL portions of acetonitrile. The acetonitrile layers were diluted with water and extracted with n-hexane. Rice samples were combined with 10 mL water, 5 mL acetonitrile and 1 mL ethanol and extracted 3 times with 20 mL portions of n-hexane. The n-hexane concentrate from each sample was submitted to AgNO3-coated Florisil column chromatography. The AgNO3 coating adequately adsorbed interfering coextractives. Extracts of fish and vegetable samples were separated into 2 fractions by the above column chromatography. Supplemental cleanup procedures were also developed to accurately determine phthalate esters eluted in the second fraction. Satisfactory gas chromatograms were obtained for most samples. PMID:479097

  1. Water Density in the Electric Double Layer at the Insulator/Electrolyte Solution Interface

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    Tikhonov,A.

    2006-01-01

    I studied the spatial structure of the thick transition region between n-hexane and a colloidal solution of 7-nm silica particles by X-ray reflectivity and grazing incidence small-angle scattering. The interfacial structure is discussed in terms of a semiquantitative interface model wherein the potential gradient at the n-hexane/sol interface reflects the difference in the potentials of 'image forces' between the cationic Na{sup +} and anions (nanoparticles) and the specific adsorption of surface charge at the interface between the adsorbed layer and the solution, as well as at the interface between the adsorbed layer and n-hexane. The X-ray scattering data revealed that the average density of water in the field {approx}10{sup 9}-10{sup 10} V/m of the electrical double layer at the hexane/silica sol interface is the same as, or only few percent higher (1-7%) than, its density under normal conditions.

  2. Large-scale solvent-swelling-based amplification of microstructured sharkskin

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    Pan, Junfeng; Chen, Huawei; Zhang, Deyuan; Zhang, Xin; Yuan, Liming; Aobo, Li

    2013-07-01

    Sophisticated biomimetic microstructures/nanostructures have attracted attention worldwide, but their fabrication technique significantly restricts their application. This study uses natural sharkskin to investigate amplification (i.e., the bioscaling forming process) and thus acquire a complex microstructure that cannot be fabricated by traditional micromachining techniques. The bioscaling forming process adjusts the optimal function region of natural surfaces by utilizing the solvent-swelling effect of polydimethylsiloxane. To accurately replicate amplified sharkskin, the swelling ratio and rate in gaseous and liquid n-hexane were investigated. Epoxy resin was used to produce a positive sharkskin mold. A comparison between the microstructure of the original and amplified sharkskin shows that the swelling ratio can reach a maximum of 34% with gaseous n-hexane and 39% with liquid n-hexane. The accuracy of bioscaling forming was higher than 95%. The drag-reducing effect was also tested. When the sharkskin was amplified 1.34 times, the optimal velocity range of the drag reduction moved from 5.0 to 3.5 m s-1.

  3. Cytotoxic evaluation of different fractions of Salvia chorassanica Bunge on MCF-7 and DU 145 cell lines

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    Golshan, Alireza; Amini, Elaheh; Emami, Seyed Ahmad; Asili, Javad; Jalali, Zahra; Sabouri-Rad, Sarvenaz; Sanjar-Mousavi, Naghmeh; Tayarani-Najaran, Zahra

    2016-01-01

    Because of antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer potential, Salvia chorassanica Bunge (Lamiaceae) has been considered as a popular herb in Iranian traditional medicine. Previous studies have shown remarkable cytotoxic properties of the methanol, n-hexane and dichloromethane extract of S. chorassanica on human cervical cancer cells. To seek the therapeutic potentials of S. chorassanica, this study was undertaken to evaluate the cytotoxic activities of various extracts of this plant on human breast MCF-7 and prostate cancer DU 145 cells. The DU 145 cells were exposed to different concentrations of plant extracts (1-200 μg/ml). Cytotoxic activities were examined using alamarBlue® assay and apoptosis was assessed by acridine orange/propodium iodide double staining and evaluation of DNA fragmentation by flow cytometry. Our findings indicated that n-hexane and dichloromethane extracts had more cytotoxic activities against DU 145 and MCF-7 cell lines compared with other extracts (P<0.05). The acridine orange/propodium iodide staining showed apoptogenic properties of n-hexane and dichloromethane extracts which was consequently confirmed by flow cytometric histogram that exhibited an increase in sub-G1 peak in treated cells as compared with untreated cancer cell lines. Taken together, these observations demonstrated cytotoxic effects of S. chorassanica extracts on MCF-7 and DU 145 cell lines which is most likely exerted via apoptosis cell death. Therefore, further investigations on S. chorassanica extracts as potential chemotherapeutic agents are warranted. PMID:27051435

  4. Excess molar volumes of ternary mixtures of [x{sub 1}CH{sub 3}CH{sub 2}COOCH{sub 2}CH{sub 3} + x{sub 2}CH{sub 3}(CH{sub 2}){sub 4}CH{sub 3} + (1 {minus} x{sub 1} {minus} x{sub 2})CH{sub 3}(CH{sub 2}){sub 6}OH or CH{sub 3}(CH{sub 2}){sub 7}OH] at the temperature of 298.15 K

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    Jimenez, E.; Franjo, C.; Segade, L.; Legido, J.L.; Paz Andrade, M.I.

    1997-03-01

    Excess molar volumes at the temperature 298.15 K were measured for the ternary systems [x{sub 1}ethyl propanoate + x{sub 2}hexane + (1 {minus} x{sub 1} {minus} x{sub 2})heptan-1-ol or (1 {minus} x{sub 1} {minus} x{sub 2})octan-1-ol] and for binary mixtures [x{sub 1}ethyl propanoate + (1 {minus} x{sub 1})n-hexane], [x{sub 1}ethyl propanoate + (1 {minus} x{sub 1})heptan-1-ol], [x{sub 1}n-hexane + (1 {minus} x{sub 1})heptan-1-ol], [x{sub 1}ethyl propanoate + (1 {minus} x{sub 1})octan-1-ol], and [x{sub 1}n-hexane + (1 {minus} x{sub 1})octan-1-ol]. Excess molar volumes were determined using a densimeter Anton Paar DMA 60/602. The experimental values were compared with the results obtained with some empirical methods for the estimation of ternary properties from binary results.

  5. Adsorption of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans on activated carbon from hexane.

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    Zhou, Xu-Jian; Buekens, Alfons; Li, Xiao-Dong; Ni, Ming-Jiang; Cen, Ke-Fa

    2016-02-01

    Activated carbon is widely used to abate dioxins and dioxin-like compounds from flue gas. Comparing commercial samples regarding their potential to adsorb dioxins may proceed by using test columns, yet it takes many measurements to characterise the retention and breakthrough of dioxins. In this study, commercial activated carbon samples are evaluated during tests to remove trace amounts of dioxins dissolved in n-hexane. The solution was prepared from fly ash collected from a municipal solid waste incinerator. The key variables selected were the concentration of dioxins in n-hexane and the dosage of activated carbon. Both polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) showed very high removal efficiencies (94.7%-98.0% for PCDDs and 99.7%-99.8% for PCDFs). The presence of a large excess of n-hexane solvent had little effect on the removal efficiency of PCDD/Fs. The adsorbed PCDD/Fs showed a linear correlation (R(2) > 0.98) with the initial concentrations. Comparative analysis of adsorption isotherms showed that a linear Henry isotherm fitted better the experimental data (R(2) = 0.99 both for PCDDs and PCDFs) than the more usual Freundlich isotherm (R(2) = 0.88 for PCDDs and 0.77 for PCDFs). Finally, the results of fingerprint analysis indicated that dioxin fingerprint (weight proportion of different congeners) on activated carbon after adsorption did not change from that in hexane. PMID:26476048

  6. Detergentless microemulsions as media for enzymatic reactions. Cholesterol oxidation catalyzed by cholesterol oxidase.

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    Khmelnitsky, Y L; Hilhorst, R; Veeger, C

    1988-09-15

    Catalytic activity and stability of cholesterol oxidase dissolved in ternary systems composed of n-hexane, isopropanol, and water were studied. The dependence of catalytic activity on the composition of the system revealed two maxima, in contrast to the behaviour of previously studied enzymes where a single maximum has been observed. The stability profile of cholesterol oxidase showed a single sharp maximum coinciding with the microemulsion region of the phase diagram. Both catalytic activity and the first-order inactivation rate constant of cholesterol oxidase dissolved in n-hexane/isopropanol/water ternary systems were found to decrease with decreasing temperature. This decrease was more rapid for the inactivation rate constant than for catalytic activity, the activation energies being 200 and 60 kJ.mol-1, respectively. Preparative conversion of cholesterol to cholestenone catalyzed by cholesterol oxidase in n-hexane/isopropanol/water ternary systems was carried out with 100% yield. Decreased temperature and the presence of catalase were required to achieve high degrees of cholesterol conversion. A simple procedure suitable for rapid separation of the reaction product and recovery of the enzyme was developed. PMID:3166425

  7. Antimicrobial Activity and Brine Shrimp Lethality Bioassay of the Leaves Extract of Dillenia indica Linn.

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    Apu, As; Muhit, Ma; Tareq, Sm; Pathan, Ah; Jamaluddin, Atm; Ahmed, M

    2010-01-01

    The crude methanolic extract of Dillenia indica Linn. (Dilleniaceae) leaves has been investigated for the evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. Organic solvent (n-hexane, carbon tetrachloride and chloroform) fractions of methanolic extract and methanolic fraction (aqueous) were screened for their antimicrobial activity by disc diffusion method. Besides, the fractions were screened for cytotoxic activity using brine shrimp (Artemia salina) lethality bioassay. Among the four fractions tested, n-hexane, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform fractions showed moderate antibacterial and antifungal activity compared to standard antibiotic, kanamycin. The average zone of inhibition was ranged from 6 to 8 mm at a concentration of 400 µg/disc. But the aqueous fraction was found to be insensitive to microbial growth. Compared to vincristine sulfate (with LC(50) of 0.52 µg/ ml), n-hexane and chloroform fractions demonstrated a significant cytotoxic activity (having LC(50) of 1.94 µg/ml and 2.13 µg/ml, respectively). The LC(50) values of the carbon tetrachloride and aqueous fraction were 4.46 µg/ml and 5.13 µg/ ml, respectively. The study confirms the moderate antimicrobial and potent cytotoxic activities of Dillenia indica leaves extract and therefore demands the isolation of active principles and thorough bioassay. PMID:21331191

  8. Total polyphenols, antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of different extracts in mungbean seeds and sprouts.

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    Kim, Dong-Kwan; Jeong, Seok Cheol; Gorinstein, Shela; Chon, Sang-Uk

    2012-03-01

    The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the biological, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and antiproliferative activities of different extracts of mungbean seeds and sprouts. All extracts from the sprouts showed higher contents of total phenolics (TP), total flavonoids (TF), and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity than from seeds. The highest DPPH and tyrosinase inhibition activities were registered in ethyl acetate (EtOAc) extract. ADH activity of methanol (MeOH), n-hexane (n-hexane) and n-butanol (n-BuOH) extracts from sprouts was significantly higher (P < 0.05) than from seeds. However, the highest ADH activity was found in water extract of seeds. According to 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol -2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) (MTT) assay, extracts from sprouts were more effective against Calu-6 (human pulmonary carcinoma) and SNU-601 (human gastric carcinoma) cells than from seeds. EtOAc extract showed the highest antiproliferative activity in both sprouts and seeds, followed by n-hexane extraction. During sprouting of mungbean, all the studied components significantly increased. In conclusion, the extracts of sprouts are more effective than from seeds and could be a potential source of antioxidants linked with health benefits. PMID:22350499

  9. The investigation of inhibiting quorum sensing and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation from Liriodendron hybrid.

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    Tan, Xiaojuan; Yang, Dongting; Yang, Guoxu; Chen, Jinhui; Dong, Wei; Shi, Jisen; Jia, Aiqun

    2015-05-01

    The quorum sensing (QS) of pathogens has been found to affect their biofilm forming ability, making it a potential target for anti-microbial therapy. The present research aimed to evaluate the anti-QS activities of different extracts and isolated phytochemicals from Liriodendron hybrid barks and their roles in the inhibition of the growth and biofilm formation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The assays on the inhibition of QS by the five extracts (n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol) and eight isolated compounds were carried out by using both the indicator strains Chromobacrerium violaceum CV026 and C. violaceum ATCC12472. The in vitro effects of the five extracts and eight isolated compounds on MRSA biofilm were also preliminarily evaluated using crystal violet micro titer plate assays. The results suggested that the dichloromethane extract showed anti-QS and MRSA biofilm inhibitory activities and the n-hexane extract possessed only MRSA biofilm inhibitory effect. The dichloromethane extract could serve as a source for developing bacterial intervention strategies targeting microbial QS system. All eight isolated compounds showed no anti-QS and biofilm formation inhibiting activities. So further researches are still being required to purify and identify the compounds possessing anti-QS and biofilm inhibitory effects from the dichloromethane and n-hexane extracts. PMID:26004723

  10. Evaluation of the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of in vitro cultured Drosera intermedia extracts.

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    Grevenstuk, Tomás; Gonçalves, Sandra; Almeida, Sara; Coelho, Natacha; Quintas, Célia; Gaspar, Maria Nelma; Romano, Anabela

    2009-08-01

    Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of the methanol, water and n-hexane extracts of Drosera intermedia, determined by the Folin-Ciocalteau (F-C), trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and oxygen radical antioxidant capacity (ORAC) assays showed that the methanol extract had the highest antioxidant activity (F-C: 378.6 +/- 31.5 micromol(GAE)/mg(extract); TEAC: 332.2 +/- 29.1 micromol(TE)/mg(extract); ORAC: 64.7 +/- 7.8 micromol(TE)/mg(extract). Antimicrobial activity was tested against seven bacterial and eight yeast strains using the agar diffusion assay, followed by the determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC). All tested D. intermedia extracts demonstrated strong antimicrobial properties with a broad spectrum of activity. However, the n-hexane extract exhibited much greater activity than water and methanol extracts. The most susceptible microorganisms to the n-hexane extract were Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 12228 and Candida albicans YP0175, for which a MIC value of 13.0 microg/mL was scored. PMID:19768984

  11. Asparagopsis armata and Sphaerococcus coronopifolius as a natural source of antimicrobial compounds.

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    Pinteus, Susete; Alves, Celso; Monteiro, Hugo; Araújo, Ernesto; Horta, André; Pedrosa, Rui

    2015-03-01

    Methanol, n-hexane and dichloromethane extracts of twelve marine macro-algae (Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta and Heterokontophyta divisions) from Peniche coast (Portugal) were evaluated for their antibacterial and antifungal activity. The antibacterial activity was evaluated by disc diffusion method against Bacillus subtilis (gram positive bacteria) and Escherichia coli (gram negative bacteria). Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used as a model for the antifungal activity by evaluating the growth inhibitory activity of the extracts. The high antibacterial activity was obtained by the Asparagopsis armata methanolic extract (10 mm-0.1 mg/disc), followed by the Sphaerococcus coronopifolius n-hexane extract (8 mm-0.1 mg/disc), and the Asparagopsis armata dichloromethane extract (12 mm-0.3 mg/disc) against Bacillus subtilis. There were no positive results against Escherichia coli. Sphaerococcus coronopifolius revealed high antifungal potential for n-hexane (IC50 = 40.2 µg/ml), dichloromethane (IC50 = 78.9 µg/ml) and methanolic (IC50 = 55.18 µg/ml) extracts against Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth. The antifungal potency of the Sphaerococcus coronopifolius extracts was similar with the standard amphotericin B. Asparagopsis armata and Sphaerococcus coronopifolius reveal to be interesting sources of natural compounds with antimicrobial properties. PMID:25588525

  12. Phospholipase A1-catalyzed hydrolysis of soy phosphatidylcholine to prepare l-α-glycerylphosphorylcholine in organic-aqueous media.

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    Bang, Hyo-Jeong; Kim, In-Hwan; Kim, Byung Hee

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to optimize the preparation of L-α-glycerylphosphorylcholine (l-α-GPC) via phospholipase A1 (Lecitase Ultra)-catalyzed hydrolysis of soy phosphatidylcholine (PC). The reaction was performed in n-hexane-water biphasic media in a stirred batch reactor, and modeling and optimization were conducted using response surface methodology. Optimal conditions to completely hydrolyze PC to L-α-GPC were: temperature, 50 °C; reaction time, 30 h; water content, 69 g/100 g of PC weight; and enzyme loading, 13 g/100 g of PC weight. The optimal n-hexane-to-water ratio in the medium was 5.8:1 (v/v), and 21.3g of PC was treated as the substrate in 100 mL of the medium. L-α-GPC with purity 99.3 g/100 g was obtained from the reaction products after diethyl ether extraction and silica column chromatography. These findings suggest that the use of n-hexane-water media increases the productivity of l-α-GPC compared to the aqueous media used in enzymatic reaction systems in other published studies. PMID:26212962

  13. Analysis of Benzo[a]pyrene in Vegetable Oils Using Molecularly Imprinted Solid Phase Extraction (MISPE) Coupled with Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

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    Pschenitza, Michael; Hackenberg, Rudolf; Niessner, Reinhard; Knopp, Dietmar

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the development of a molecularly imprinted polymer-based solid phase extraction (MISPE) method coupled with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for determination of the PAH benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) in vegetable oils. Different molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were prepared using non-covalent 4-vinylpyridine/divinylbenzene co-polymerization at different ratios and dichloromethane as porogen. Imprinting was done with a template mixture of phenanthrene and pyrene yielding a broad-specific polymer for PAHs with a maximum binding capacity (Q) of ∼32 μg B[a]P per 50 mg of polymer. The vegetable oil/n-hexane mixture (1:1, (v/v)) was pre-extracted with acetonitrile, the solvent evaporated, the residue reconstituted in n-hexane and subjected to MISPE. The successive washing with n-hexane and isopropanol revealed most suitable to remove lipid matrix constituents. After elution of bound PAHs from MISPE column with dichloromethane, the solvent was evaporated, the residue reconstituted with dimethyl sulfoxide and diluted 100-fold with methanol/water (10:90, (v/v)) for analysis of B[a]P equivalents with an ELISA. The B[a]P recovery rates in spiked vegetable oil samples of different fatty acid composition were determined between 63% and 114%. The presence of multiple PAHs in the oil sample, because of MIP selectivity and cross-reactivity of the ELISA, could yield overestimated B[a]P values. PMID:24887045

  14. Profile of volatile components of hydrodistilled and extracted leaves of Jacaranda acutifolia and their antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogens.

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    Singab, Abdel Nasser B; Mostafa, Nada M; Eldahshan, Omayma A; Ashour, Mohamed L; Wink, Michael

    2014-07-01

    Volatile constituents of the essential oil and n-hexane extract of Jacaranda acutifolia Humb. and Bonpl. (Bignoniaceae) leaves were determined, and their antimicrobial activities were investigated using an agar diffusion method. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were determined and compared with those of standard antibiotics (penicillin, gentamicin and nystatin). The chemical composition of the oils was analyzed by capillary gas chromatography (GLC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GLC-MS). Thirty-four components, comprising almost 93.8% of the total peak area, were identified in the leaf essential oil. The main components were methyl linolenate (26.7%), 1-octen-3-ol (10.8%), methyl phenyl acetate (9.9%), beta-linalool (5.5%) and palmitic acid (4.7%). The n-hexane extract revealed similar oil constituents, but also p-benzoquinone, phenyl acetic acid, resorcinol and homogentisic acid. The oil showed some activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli with MIC values of 2.2 and 2.9 mg/mL, respectively, and moderate activity against Candida albicans, Salmonella typhimurium and Shigella flexneri. The n-hexane extract showed moderate activities against all tested microorganisms, with MIC values ranging from 3.5 to 10.2 mg/mL. The antimicrobial activities of the hydrodistilled and extracted leaves make their local traditional uses rational. PMID:25230515

  15. Bioactivity and chemical characterisation of Lophostemon suaveolens - an endemic Australian Aboriginal traditional medicinal plant.

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    Naz, Tarannum; Packer, Joanne; Yin, Ping; Brophy, Joseph J; Wohlmuth, Hans; Renshaw, Dane E; Smith, Joshua; Elders, Yaegl Community; Vemulpad, Subramanyam R; Jamie, Joanne F

    2016-03-01

    Lophostemon suaveolens is a relatively unexplored endemic medicinal plant of Australia. Extracts of fresh leaves of L. suaveolens obtained from sequential extraction with n-hexane and dichloromethane exhibited antibacterial activity in the disc diffusion and MTT microdilution assays against Streptococcus pyogenes and methicillin sensitive and resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (minimum bactericidal concentration < 63 μg/mL). The dichloromethane extract and chromatographic fractions therein inhibited nitric oxide in RAW264.7 murine macrophages (IC50 3.7-11.6 μg/mL) and also PGE2 in 3T3 murine fibroblasts (IC50 2.8-19.7 μg/mL). The crude n-hexane, dichloromethane and water extracts of the leaves and chromatographic fractions from the dichloromethane extract also showed modest antioxidant activity in the ORAC assay. GC-MS analysis of the n-hexane fraction showed the presence of the antibacterial compounds aromadendrene, spathulenol, β-caryophyllene, α-humulene and α-pinene and the anti-inflammatory compounds β-caryophyllene and spathulenol. Fractionation of the dichloromethane extract led to the isolation of eucalyptin and the known anti-inflammatory compound betulinic acid. PMID:25942679

  16. Computational study of hydrocarbon adsorption in metal-organic framework Ni2(dhtp)

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    Sun, Xiuquan; Wick, Collin D.; Thallapally, Praveen K.; McGrail, B. Peter; Dang, Liem X.

    2011-03-31

    Molecular dynamic simulations were carried out to study the sorption, structural properties, and diffusivities of n-hexane and cyclohexane adsorbed in Ni2(dhtp). The results indicated strong interactions between the alkanes and the host material. The free energy perturbation method was employed to investigate the adsorption free energies of methane, ethane, n-butane, n-hexane and cyclohexane. For linear alkanes, the free energy lowered as the length of the carbon chain increased. Also, the adsorption of n-hexane was preferred over cyclohexane, due to its ability to rearrange its structure to maximize contacts with the host. Furthermore, due to the large pore size of Ni2(dhtp), higher loadings of alkanes did not significantly affect the alkane structure, and enhanced the free energy of adsorption for subsequent alkanes being loaded. According to our studies, Ni2(dhtp) has a very promising potential for adsorption and storage of alkanes. This work was supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences' Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  17. Dielectric constant of liquid alkanes and hydrocarbon mixtures

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    Sen, A. D.; Anicich, V. G.; Arakelian, T.

    1992-01-01

    The complex dielectric constants of n-alkanes with two to seven carbon atoms have been measured. The measurements were conducted using a slotted-line technique at 1.2 GHz and at atmospheric pressure. The temperature was varied from the melting point to the boiling point of the respective alkanes. The real part of the dielectric constant was found to decrease with increasing temperature and correlate with the change in the molar volume. An upper limit to all the loss tangents was established at 0.001. The complex dielectric constants of a few mixtures of liquid alkanes were also measured at room temperature. For a pentane-octane mixture the real part of the dielectric constant could be explained by the Clausius-Mosotti theory. For the mixtures of n-hexane-ethylacetate and n-hexane-acetone the real part of the dielectric constants could be explained by the Onsager theory extended to mixtures. The dielectric constant of the n-hexane-acetone mixture displayed deviations from the Onsager theory at the highest fractions of acetone. The dipole moments of ethylacetate and acetone were determined for dilute mixtures using the Onsager theory and were found to be in agreement with their accepted gas-phase values. The loss tangents of the mixtures exhibited a linear relationship with the volume fraction for low concentrations of the polar liquids.

  18. Comparative study of antioxidant properties and total phenolic content of the extracts of Humulus lupulus L. and quantification of bioactive components by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS.

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    Önder, Ferah Cömert; Ay, Mehmet; Sarker, Satyajit D

    2013-11-01

    In this research, antioxidant activities of various extracts obtained from Humulus lupulus L. were compared by DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and CUPRAC assays. The amount of total phenolic components determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent was found to be highest for 25% aqueous ethanol (9079 ± 187.83 mg Ferulic acid equivalent/100 g extract) and methanol-1 (directly) (8343 ± 158.39 mg Ferulic acid equivalent/100 g extract) extracts. The n-hexane extract of H. lupulus exhibited the greatest with DPPH (14.95 ± 0.03 μg Trolox equivalent/g sample). The highest phenolic content in the ethanolic extract could be the major contributor to its highest CUPRAC activity (3.15 ± 0.44 mmol Trolox equivalent/g sample). Methanol-2 (n-hexane, acetone, and methanol) and methanol-3 (n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethylacetate, and methanol) extracts, respectively, exhibited the most potent ABTS (7.35 ± 0.03 mM Trolox equivalent) and FRAP (1.56 ± 0.35 mmol Fe(2+)/g sample) activities. Some of the components from the crude extracts were determined by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS analyses. Comparative screening of antioxidant activities of H. lupulus extracts and quantification of some major components by LC-MS/MS, qualitatively analysis of the reported ones which were optimal under negative ion SIM mode and coinjection, are going to be valuable for food and health applications. PMID:24079371

  19. Phytochemical and pharmacological investigations of Virola oleifera leaves.

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    Kuroshima, K N; de Campos, F; de Souza, M M; Yunes, R A; Delle Monache, F; Cechinel Filho, V

    2001-01-01

    A methanolic extract and two fractions (n-hexane and ethyl acetate) from Virola oleifera leaves and some compounds (one lignan and two flavonoids) were investigated to verify the analgesic activity by using the writhing test in mice. The crude methanolic extract showed a moderate analgesic effect (about 40% of inhibition in this test at 10 mg/kg), whereas n-hexane and ethyl acetate fractions caused inhibition of 51.3 +/- 5.9% and 50.5 +/- 6.3%, respectively. Oleiferin-C (1), a lignan isolated from the n-hexane fraction, showed an interesting analgesic potential in this model when compared to two standard drugs, paracetamol (4-acetamidophenol) and aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). The ID50 calculated for this compound was 17.25 micromol/kg, with confidence interval between 13.7 and 21.3 micromol/kg, being about 8 times more potent than the standard drugs. The mixture of two glycoside-flavonoids, identified as astilbin (2) and quercitrin (3), also exhibited good analgesic activity, causing 63% of reduction of abdominal constriction in mice. These results suggest beneficial effect of this plant to treat dolorous processes. PMID:11724372

  20. In vitro antimicrobial activity on clinical microbial strains and antioxidant properties of Artemisia parviflora

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    2012-01-01

    Background Artemisia parviflora leaf extracts were evaluated for potential antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Antimicrobial susceptibility assay was performed against ten standard reference bacterial strains. Antioxidant activity was analyzed using the ferric thiocyanate and 2, 2-Diphenyl-1-Picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assays. Radical scavenging activity and total phenolic content were compared. Phytochemical analyses were performed to identify the major bioactive constitution of the plant extract. Results Hexane, methanol and ethyl acetate extracts of A. parviflora leaves exhibited good activity against the microorganisms tested. The n-hexane extract of A. parviflora showed high inhibition of the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and Shigella flexneri. Methanol extract showed strong radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, other extracts showed moderate antioxidant activity. The major derivatives present in the extracts are of terpenes, steroids, phenols, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oil. Conclusions The results obtained with n-hexane extract were particularly significant as it strongly inhibited the growth of P. aeruginosa, E. coli and S. flexneri. The major constituent of the n-hexane extract was identified as terpenes. Strong antioxidant activity could be observed with all the individual extracts. The antimicrobial and antioxidant property of the extracts were attributed to the secondary metabolites, terpenes and phenolic compounds present in A. parviflora and could be of considerable interest in the development of new drugs. PMID:23171441

  1. Influence of particle size and support on the catalytic properties of rhodium for hydrogenolysis of hexanes and methylcyclopentane

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    Del Angel, G.; Coq, B.; Dutartre, R.; Figueras, F.

    1984-05-01

    The catalytic properties of rhodium for the hydrogenolysis of C/sub 6/ hydrocarbons have been investigated. Rhodium preferentially cleaves bisecondary and primary-secondary carbon-carbon bonds. Primary-tertiary C-C bonds react much more slowly. Methylcyclopentane (MCP) is converted to methyl-2-pentane, methyl-3-pentane, and n-hexane at temperatures lower than 503 K. The selectivity to n-hexane is low (10%) but measurable on well-dispersed Rh/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalysts and decreases when the dispersion decreases. Rh/SiO/sub 2/ catalysts have a low selectivity for the formation of n-hexane whatever the dispersion. The specific activity for MCP conversion changes as a function of the dispersion of rhodium and of the support: small rhodium particles are more active than large particles when the support is silica, but the reverse is true on alumina. These changes of activity are consistent with the results reported for C/sub 2/H/sub 6/ hydrogenolysis on Rh/SiO/sub 2/ and for C/sub 5/H/sub 10/ conversion on Rh/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/. The variations of the catalytic properties for hydrogenolysis may be interpreted as due to the modification of the structure of the small rhodium particles observed on silica.

  2. Role of NSO compounds during primary cracking of a Type II kerogen and a Type III lignite

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    Behar, F.; Lorant, F.; Lewan, M.

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this work is to follow the generation of NSO compounds during the artificial maturation of an immature Type II kerogen and a Type III lignite in order to determine the different sources of the petroleum potential during primary cracking. Experiments were carried out in closed system pyrolysis in the temperature range from 225 to 350 ??C. Two types of NSOs were recovered: one is soluble in n-pentane and the second in dichloromethane. A kinetic scheme was optimised including both kerogen and NSO cracking. It was validated by complementary experiments carried out on isolated asphaltenes generated from the Type II kerogen and on the total n-pentane and DCM extracts generated from the Type III lignite. Results show that kerogen and lignite first decompose into DCM NSOs with minor generation of hydrocarbons. Then, the main source of petroleum potential originates from secondary cracking of both DCM and n-pentane NSOs through successive decomposition reactions. These results confirm the model proposed by Tissot [Tissot, B., 1969. Premie??res donne??es sur les me??canismes et la cine??tique de la formation du pe??trole dans les bassins se??dimentaires. Simulation d'un sche??ma re??actionnel sur ordinateur. Oil and Gas Science and Technology 24, 470-501] in which the main source of hydrocarbons is not the insoluble organic matter, but the NSO fraction. As secondary cracking of the NSOs largely overlaps that of the kerogen, it was demonstrated that bulk kinetics in open system is a result of both kerogen and NSO cracking. Thus, another kinetic scheme for primary cracking in open system was built as a combination of kerogen and NSO cracking. This new kinetic scheme accounts for both the rate and amounts of hydrocarbons generated in a closed pyrolysis system. Thus, the concept of successive steps for hydrocarbon generation is valid for the two types of pyrolysis system and, for the first time, a common kinetic scheme is available for extrapolating results to natural case studies. ?? 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Ultrafast intramolecular charge transfer with strongly twisted aminobenzonitriles: 4-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile and 3-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile.

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    Druzhinin, Sergey I; Dubbaka, Srinivas Reddy; Knochel, Paul; Kovalenko, Sergey A; Mayer, Peter; Senyushkina, Tamara; Zachariasse, Klaas A

    2008-04-01

    The newly synthesized aminobenzonitriles with two bulky amino substituents 4-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile (DTABN) and 3-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile (mDTABN) have strongly twisted amino groups in the ground state. From X-ray crystal analysis it is found that the amino twist angle theta of mDTABN equals 86.5 degrees , whereas a twist angle of around 75 degrees is deduced for DTABN from the extinction coefficient of its lowest-energy absorption band in n-hexane. Because of the electronic decoupling between the amino and benzonitrile groups caused by these large twist angles, the absorption of DTABN and mDTABN is relatively weak below 40000 cm-1, with extinction coefficients around 25 times smaller than those of the planar 4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN). DTABN as well as mDTABN undergo efficient intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) in the singlet excited state, in nonpolar (n-hexane) as well as in polar (acetonitrile) solvents. Their fluorescence spectra consist of an ICT emission band, without evidence for locally excited (LE) fluorescence. The occurrence of efficient ICT with mDTABN is different from the findings with all other N,N-dialkylaminobenzonitriles in the literature, for which ICT only appears with the para-derivative. From solvatochromic measurements, an ICT dipole moment of 17 D is determined for DTABN as well as for mDTABN, similar to that of DMABN. The picosecond fluorescence decays of DTABN (time resolution 3 ps) are effectively single exponential. Their decay time is equal to the ICT lifetime tau'0(ICT), which increases with solvent polarity from 0.86 ns in n-hexane to 3.48 ns in MeCN at 25 degrees C. The femtosecond excited-state absorption (ESA) spectra of DTABN in n-hexane and MeCN at 22 degrees C show a decay of the LE and a corresponding rise of the ICT absorption. The ICT reaction time is 70 fs in n-hexane and 60 fs in MeCN. DTABN and mDTABN may have a strongly twisted ICT state, similar to that of 6-cyanobenzoquinuclidine but different from that of DMABN. PMID:18331006

  4. Modifying actions of solvent extracts from fruit and vegetable residues on 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ) and 2-amino-3,4-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) induced mutagenesis in Salmonella typhimurium TA 98.

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    Edenharder, R; Leopold, C; Kries, M

    1995-02-01

    The edible parts of 13 fruits--apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, sweet cherries, red currants, white grapes, oranges, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries--and of 12 vegetables--asparagus, green beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, red and white cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, onions, green peppers, spinach, and tomatoes--were squeezed in order to separate juices and residues. The residues were washed, lyophilized, and extracted sequentially with n-hexane, dichloromethane, acetone, and 2-propanol. Solvent extracted materials were tested in Salmonella typhymurium TA 98 for antimutagenicity against IQ and MeIQx. We found antimutagenic activities in 96% of the n-hexane extracts, 64% of the dichloromethane extracts, 44% of the acetone extracts, and 36% of the 2-propanol extracts. Since no or only minor differences were seen between the mutagens IQ and MeIQx investigations were continued with IQ only. Additional antimutagenic activities were detected in a total of 29.6% of extracts tested when an enzyme preparation with glycosidase-activities (fecalase) was included in the assay. These activities were found in originally inactive or less active dichloromethane, acetone, and 2-propanol extracts, and are therefore strongly suggestive for the liberation of antimutagenic aglycones from inactive glycosides. The existence of possibly a multitude of antimutagenic factors in fruits and vegetables was further substantiated by: (1) solvent partitioning of the n-hexane extracts of cauliflower, peaches, and spinach; (2) separation of the n-hexane and dichloromethane extracts of cauliflower, peaches, and spinach into acidid, neutral, and basic compounds; (3) chromatographic analysis of the n-hexane and dichloromethane extracts of spinach. Taken together, antimutagenic activities were present in 32 of 36 subfractions, corresponding to 88.9%. In the green vegetables beans, broccoli, and spinach the known antimutagen chlorophyll was proven to contribute considerably to antimutagenic potency. Other important contributions may be caused by various fibers: (I) antimutagenicity of fruit and vegetable solvent extracts was extensively heat stable; (II) heating surprisingly caused an increase of antimutagenic potencies or generated new antimutagenic activities in several solvent fractions, especially of broccoli, white and red cabbage. Indeed, mutagenicity induced by IQ was strongly reduced by lignin, weakly by alginic acid and pectin A, while cellulose, gum arabic, gum guar, and xylan were ineffective. With respect to the mechanisms of antimutagenicity binding of IQ by various fibers and inhibition of cytochrome P-450-dependent monooxygenases might be of major importance since no solvent fraction of any fruit or vegetable was able to reduce mutagenic activity induced by N-OH-IQ in S. typhimurium TA 98NR. PMID:7531289

  5. Two-State Intramolecular Charge Transfer (ICT) with 3,5-Dimethyl-4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (MMD) and Its Meta-Isomer mMMD. Ground State Amino Twist Not Essential for ICT.

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    Druzhinin, Sergey I; Galievsky, Victor A; Demeter, Attila; Kovalenko, Sergey A; Senyushkina, Tamara; Dubbaka, Srinivas R; Knochel, Paul; Mayer, Peter; Grosse, Christian; Stalke, Dietmar; Zachariasse, Klaas A

    2015-12-10

    From X-ray structure analysis, amino twist angles of 90.0° for 2,4-dimethyl-3-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (mMMD), 82.7° for 4-(di-tert-butylamino)benzonitrile (DTABN), and 88.7° for 6-cyanobenzoquinuclidine (CBQ) are determined, all considerably larger than the 57.4° of 3,5-dimethyl-4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (MMD). This large twist leads to lengthening of the amino-phenyl bond, 143.5 pm (mMMD), 144.1 pm (DTABN), 144.6 pm (CBQ), and 141.4 pm (MMD), as compared with 136.5 pm for the planar 4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN). As a consequence, the electronic coupling between the amino and phenyl subgroups in mMMD, DTABN, CBQ, and MMD is much weaker than in DMABN, as seen from the strongly reduced molar absorption coefficients. The fluorescence spectrum of MMD in n-hexane at 25 °C consists of two emissions, from a locally excited (LE) and an intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) state, with a fluorescence quantum yield ratio Φ'(ICT)/Φ(LE) of 12.8. In MeCN, a single ICT emission is found. With mMMD in n-hexane, in contrast, only LE fluorescence is observed, whereas the spectrum in MeCN originates from the ICT state. These differences are also seen from the half-widths of the overall fluorescence bands, which in n-hexane are larger for MMD than for mMMD, decreasing with solvent polarity for MMD and increasing for mMMD, reflecting the disappearance of LE and the onset of ICT in the overall spectra, respectively. From solvatochromic measurements the dipole moments μe(ICT) of MMD (16 D) and mMMD (15 D) are obtained. Femtosecond excited state absorption (ESA) spectra at 22 °C, together with the dual (LE + ICT) fluorescence, reveal that MMD in n-hexane undergoes a reversible LE ⇄ ICT reaction, with LE as the precursor, with a forward rate constant ka = 5.6 × 10(12) s(-1) and a back-reaction kd ∼ 0.05 × 10(12) s(-1). With MMD in the strongly polar solvent MeCN, ICT is faster: ka = 10 × 10(12) s(-1). In the case of mMMD in n-hexane, the ESA spectra show that ICT does not take place, contrary to MeCN, in which ka = 2.5 × 10(12) s(-1). The ICT reactions with MMD and mMMD are much faster than that of the parent compound DMABN in MeCN, with ka = 0.24 × 10(12) s(-1). Because of the very short ICT reaction times of 180 fs (MMD, n-hexane), 100 fs (MMD, MeCN), and 400 fs (mMMD, MeCN), it is clear that the picosecond fluorescence decays of these systems appear to be single exponential, due to the insufficient time resolution of 3 ps. It is concluded that the faster LE → ICT reaction of MMD as compared with DMABN (ka = 0.24 × 10(12) s(-1) in MeCN) is caused by a smaller energy gap ΔE(S1,S2) between the lowest singlet excited states and not by the large amino twist angle. Similarly, the larger ΔE(S1,S2) of mMMD as compared with MMD is held responsible for its smaller ICT efficiency (no reaction in n-hexane). PMID:26559045

  6. Fischer Tropsch synthesis in supercritical fluids. Quarterly technical progress report, April 1, 1995--June 30, 1995

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    Akgerman, A.; Bukur, D.B.

    1996-05-01

    Our objective for this quarter was to study the effect of co-feeding a 1-olefin on the Ruhrchemie catalyst activity and selectivity, during-both conventional Fisher-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) and FTS under supercritical conditions. We used propane as the supercritical fluid and 1-dodecene (1-C{sub 12}H{sub 24}) in this test. Motivation for this study was the work of Fujimoto and co-workers who reported that suppression of methane and enhancement of high molecular weight hydrocarbons selectivities occurs with co-feeding of 1-olefins (1-heptene, 1-tetradecene, or 1-hexadecene) during FTS under supercritical conditions, but not during the conventional FTS (Co-La catalyst supported on silica in supercritical n-pentane).The diffusion coefficients of products in supercritical fluids is discussed.

  7. Hydrodésazotation de la pyridine sous pression atmosphérique catalysée par des oxynitrures de Ni, Mo, et des oxynitrures mixtes MoNi, MoPNi, AlNi et AlPNi

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    Elkamel, K.; Elidrissi, M.; Yacoubi, A.; Nadiri, A.; Abouarnadasse, S.

    1998-11-01

    Hydrodenitrogenation of pyridine has been realised, under atmospheric pressure, in the presence of oxynitride catalysts of molybdenum, nickel and their solid solutions as well as on mixed catalysts MoNi, MoPNi, AlNi and AlPNi. In all cases, the main reaction products are n-pentane and N-pentylpiperidine, at any conversion. Kinetic results suggest that the conversion of pyridine, on nickel oxynitride, proceeds through successive steps with hydrogenation as rate-limiting. Molybdenum oxynitride and Mo-Ni-N solid solutions tested in the temperature range 500 circC-450 circC, showed a good structural and catalytic stability, but a low catalytic activity. On the other hand, nickel oxynitride catalyst yielded higher activity at much lower temperatures (190 circC-250 circC). X-rays analysis indicates that the used catalyst was entirely reduced to metallic nickel, which is the active phase. Under the same experimental conditions, mixed catalysts are relatively less active but more selective than nickel oxynitride into n-pentane formation. La réaction d'hydrodésazotation de la pyridine a été réalisée, sous pression atmosphérique, en présence de catalyseurs oxynitrures de molybdène, de nickel et leurs solutions solides ainsi que sur les catalyseurs mixtes MoNi, MoPNi, AlNi et AlPNi. Dans tous les cas, les principaux produits de réaction observés sont le n-pentane et la N- pentylpipéridine, quel que soit le taux de conversion. Les résultats cinétiques obtenus en régime intégral, en présence de l'oxynitrure de nickel, suggèrent un schéma réactionnel successif où l'hydrogénation de la pyridine serait l'étape limitante. L'oxynitrure de molybdène et les solutions solides Mo-Ni-N, testés à des températures supérieures ou égales à 500 circC, ont montré une bonne stabilité catalytique et structurale mais une faible activité catalytique. En revanche, l'oxynitrure de nickel présente une activité catalytique plus importante à des températures de réaction beaucoup plus basses (190 circC 250 circC). Cependant, l'analyse aux rayons X du catalyseur usagé, indique qu'il est entièrement réduit à l'état métallique; ceci laisse supposer que le nickel métallique est la phase active. Dans les mêmes conditions expérimentales, les catalyseurs mixtes sont relativement moins actifs que l'oxynitrure de nickel, mais plus sélectifs vis-à-vis de la formation du n-pentane.

  8. Prediction of long-term aging of cellular plastics

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    Fan, Y.; Kokko, E.

    1995-09-01

    Chlorofluorocarbon(CFC)-based cellular plastics are facing the challenge of environmental protection. The cellular plastic industry has been looking for new blowing agents as alternatives for CFCs since the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. The prediction of long-term thermal performance of newly developed cellular plastics thus becomes apparent. In this paper, the model ACP aging of cellular plastic is introduced. This model was originally developed for evaluating the thermal performance of carbon dioxide, CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-22, n-Pentane, neo-Pentane and cyclo-Pentane. In comparison with short-term measurements, the ACP program now is able to predict the aging performance of cellular plastics is to combine the short-term measurements and model simulation. 21 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. The structural and dynamical variables of pentane isomers

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    Patel, Tarika K.; Vaghela, M. V.; Gajjar, P. N.

    2016-05-01

    We derived structural and dynamical properties of pentane isomers: normal pentane, iso-pentane and neo pentane for liquid and gaseous state. We use molecular dynamics simulation to calculate the dynamical properties of pentane isomers for number of particles 729 using the intermolecular potential and force due to Lenard Jones potential. The computations also include mean square displacement and self diffusion co-efficient using Einstein relation. In structural properties, structure factor and phonon frequency are obtaining from P Y Method and Hubbard and Beeby Approach respectively. The Intermolecular potential and self diffusion co-efficient depend on the branching in the structure. The pair correlation function and phonon dispersion curves revels the complex structure of neo-pentane with respect to iso-pentane and n-pentane.

  10. Crossed-beam DC slice imaging of fluorine atom reactions with linear alkanes

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    Shi, Yuanyuan; Kamasah, Alexander; Joalland, Baptiste; Suits, Arthur G.

    2015-05-14

    We report the reaction dynamics of F atom with selected alkanes studied by crossed beam scattering with DC slice ion imaging. The target alkanes are propane, n-butane, and n-pentane. The product alkyl radicals are probed by 157 nm single photon ionization following reaction at a collision energy of ∼10 kcal mol{sup −1}. The analyzed data are compared with the corresponding theoretical studies. Reduced translational energy distributions for each system show similar trends with little of the reaction exoergicity appearing in translation. However, the pentane reaction shows a somewhat smaller fraction of available energy in translation than the other two, suggesting greater energy channeled into pentyl internal degrees of freedom. The center-of-mass angular distributions all show backscattering as well as sharp forward scattering that decreases in relative intensity with the size of the molecule. Possible reasons for these trends are discussed.

  11. Vapour-liquid coexistence curves of the united-atomand anisotropic united-atom force fields for alkane mixtures

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    Delhommelle, Jerome; Boutin, Anne; Tavitian, Bernard; Mackie, Allan D.; Fuchs, Alain H.

    The performances of two categories of force field for mixtures of alkanes are compared. Configurational-bias Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble were carried out to compute the vapour-liquid coexistence curves (VLCC) for pure n-pentane and n-dodecane and for binary mixtures of these components with methane. The united-atom (UA) force field (Siepmann and coworkers) and the anisotropic united-atom (AUA) force field (Toxvaerd) were used in this study. It is shown that the use of the recently readjusted versions of these potential forms together with the Lorentz-Berthelot mixing rules yields a description of the VLCC of methane-n alkane binary mixtures that is as accurate as the description of the pure component obtained with the same UA/AUA force field.

  12. A time-accurate algorithm for chemical non-equilibrium viscous flows at all speeds

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    Shuen, J.-S.; Chen, K.-H.; Choi, Y.

    1992-01-01

    A time-accurate, coupled solution procedure is described for the chemical nonequilibrium Navier-Stokes equations over a wide range of Mach numbers. This method employs the strong conservation form of the governing equations, but uses primitive variables as unknowns. Real gas properties and equilibrium chemistry are considered. Numerical tests include steady convergent-divergent nozzle flows with air dissociation/recombination chemistry, dump combustor flows with n-pentane-air chemistry, nonreacting flow in a model double annular combustor, and nonreacting unsteady driven cavity flows. Numerical results for both the steady and unsteady flows demonstrate the efficiency and robustness of the present algorithm for Mach numbers ranging from the incompressible limit to supersonic speeds.

  13. Design and testing of a passive, feedback-controlled, variable conductance heat pipe

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    Schlitt, K. R.

    1973-01-01

    A passive feedback system, which stabilizes the heat source temperature (T sub s) of a gas loaded heat pipe, was designed and tested. The control of T sub s is accomplished by an auxiliary liquid that senses the heat source and actuates a metal bellows system due to the liquid's thermal expansion. The movement of the bellows varies the gas reservoir volume and leads to a corresponding change of the condensation area of the heat pipe. With methanol as the heat pipe working fluid and perfluoro-n-pentane as the auxiliary liquid, the control capability was found to be T sub s = 31.5 + or - 1.5 C in a power range from 3 to 30 W, compared to T sub s = 33 + or - 3 C with methanol as auxiliary liquid. The change in T sub s was 35 + or - 5.5 C with the bellows held in the closed position.

  14. Aldehydes, carboxylic acids and inorganic nitrate during NSMCS

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    Grosjean, Daniel

    This article describes the methods and results of a study involving measurements of ambient levels of carboxylic acids (formic, acetic and oxalic), aldehydes (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propanal, n- butanal, n- pentanal and benzaldehyde) and total inorganic nitrate (nitric acid + particulate nitrate) during the Nitrogen Species Methods Comparison Study (NSMCS). Results for inorganic nitrate obtained using Teflon-nylon filter packs are compared to those obtained with nylon-nylon filter units and to those obtained by other methods during NSMCS. Calculations are presented of the distribution of gas phase nitrogen among NO, NO 2, HONO 2 and PAN, and of the positive bias due to PAN and HONO 2 in NOx measurements by chemiluminescence. Data for aldehydes and carboxylic acids are discussed in terms of sampling efficiency, gas-aerosol phase distribution, possible interferents (e.g. PAN as acetate on alkaline filters), diurnal variations, and relative importance of emissions vs in-situ daytime and night-time formation and removal processes.

  15. Combustion of liquid sprays at high pressures

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    Shearer, A. J.; Faeth, G. M.

    1977-01-01

    The combustion of pressure atomized fuel sprays in high pressure stagnant air was studied. Measurements were made of flame and spray boundaries at pressures in the range 0.1-9 MPa for methanol and n-pentane. At the higher test pressure levels, critical phenomena are important. The experiments are compared with theoretical predictions based on a locally homogeneous two-phase flow model. The theory correctly predicted the trends of the data, but underestimates flame and spray boundaries by 30-50 percent, indicating that slip is still important for the present experiments (Sauter mean diameters of 30 microns at atmospheric pressure under cold flow conditions). Since the sprays are shorter at high pressures, slip effects are still important even though the density ratio of the phases approach one another as the droplets heat up. The model indicates the presence of a region where condensed water is present within the spray and provides a convenient means of treating supercritical phenomena.

  16. Volatile C 1-C 7 organic compounds in surface sediments from Walvis Bay

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    Whelan, Jean K.; Hunt, John M.; Berman, Jeffrey

    1980-11-01

    C 1-C 7 volatile organic compounds were analyzed in three gravity cores taken from Walvis Bay shelf. The compounds detected included alkanes (methane, ethane, propane, i- and n-butane, and i- and n-pentane, and heptane), alkenes (2-methyl-2-butene, dimethylcyclopentenes, cyclohexene), oxygen containing compounds (2- and 3-methylfuran, 2,5-dimethylfuran, 2- and 3-methylbutanal and 3-pentanone), sulfur compounds (dimethylsulfide, thiophene, 2- and 3-methylthiophene) and aromatic compounds (benzene and toluene). In situ biological and low temperature chemical (less than 15°C) formation processes are proposed, possibly from marine terpene precursors. Subsequent to this work, these compounds were found to be widely distributed in surface gravity cores from other areas. Many of these compounds do not survive deeper burial. Furans, ketocompounds, and alkenes are generally not found in more than trace quantities in deeper (≫10m subbottom) DSDP cores we have examined from other areas.

  17. Minutes of the tenth meeting of the centers for the analysis of thermal/mechanical energy conversion concepts

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    DiPippo, R.

    1981-03-01

    The agenda, list of participants, and minutes of the meeting are presented. Included in the appendices are figures, data, outlines, etc. from the following presentations: 500 kW Direct-Contact Heat Exchanger Pilot Plant; LBL/EPRI Heat Exchanger Field Test, Critical Temperature and Pressure Comparisons for n-Butane/n-Pentane Mixtures; Second Law Techniques in the Correlation of Cost-Optimized Binary Power Plants; Outline of Chapter on Geothermal Well Logging; Outline and Highlights from Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program Annual Progress: October 1979-September 1980; Geothermal Well Stimulation; World Update on Installed Geothermal Power Plants; Baca No. 1 Demonstration Flask Plant: Technical and Cost Data; Heber Binary Project; 45 mw Demonstration Plant; Raft River 5 mw Geothermal Dual-Boiling-Cycle Plant; Materials Considerations in the Design of Geothermal Power Plants; Raft River Brine Treatment for Tower Make-up; and Site Photographs of Raft River Valley.

  18. Hydrogenation of pyridine over Ni-W/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalyst

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    Anabtawi, J.A.; Mann, R.S.; Khulbe, K.C.

    1980-06-01

    A kinetic study of pyridine hydrogenation on a commmerical 6% nickel/19% tungsten/(GAMMA)-alumina hydrodenitrification catalyst was performed at 120/sup 0/-380/sup 0/C, 36,100-97,600 newton/sq m total pressure, and 2.09-9.45 g catalyst hr/g mole reciprocal space velocity (W/F). The results showed that the hydrogenation proceeds in three distinct steps, the conversion to piperidine by double-bond saturation, disproportionation of piperidine to n-pentylpiperidine and ammonia, and the formation of n-pentane and piperidine. The reaction was inversely proportional to the initial pyridine partial pressure, had an activation energy of 13.69 kcal/mole, and involved hydrogen adsorption as the rate-controlling step. A rate equation was derived.

  19. Crossed-beam DC slice imaging of fluorine atom reactions with linear alkanes

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    Shi, Yuanyuan; Kamasah, Alexander; Joalland, Baptiste; Suits, Arthur G.

    2015-05-01

    We report the reaction dynamics of F atom with selected alkanes studied by crossed beam scattering with DC slice ion imaging. The target alkanes are propane, n-butane, and n-pentane. The product alkyl radicals are probed by 157 nm single photon ionization following reaction at a collision energy of ˜10 kcal mol-1. The analyzed data are compared with the corresponding theoretical studies. Reduced translational energy distributions for each system show similar trends with little of the reaction exoergicity appearing in translation. However, the pentane reaction shows a somewhat smaller fraction of available energy in translation than the other two, suggesting greater energy channeled into pentyl internal degrees of freedom. The center-of-mass angular distributions all show backscattering as well as sharp forward scattering that decreases in relative intensity with the size of the molecule. Possible reasons for these trends are discussed.

  20. Small angle X-ray scattering study of the effect of pressure on the aggregation of asphaltene fractions in petroleum fluids under near-critical solvent conditions

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    Carnahan, N.F.; Quintero, L. ); Pfund, D.M.; Fulton, J.L.; Smith, R.D. ); Capel, M. ); Leontaritis, K. )

    1993-08-01

    Small angle X-ray scattering was used to determine the effect of pressure on the extent of asphaltene aggregation for a system under near-critical conditions. A mixture containing 60 vol% Crude Oil A in n-pentane was studied at 110[degree]C, at pressures ranging from 25 to 400 bar. As the pressure of the near-critical solution is isothermally decreased, these results indicate (1) an increase in the extent of asphaltene aggregation and/or; (2) increased attractive interactions among aggregates. Information derived from different regions of the X-ray scattering curve indicate increasing aggregation with decreasing pressure. From these experimental results, together with theoretical interpretation, we infer that as the pressure is reduced, increased aggregation of asphaltenes results which may contribute to formation damage in hydrocarbon reservoirs, and to fouling in hydrotreatment and cracking catalysts. 71 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. The concept of protobranching and its many paradigm shifting implications for energy evaluations.

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    Wodrich, Matthew D; Wannere, Chaitanya S; Mo, Yirong; Jarowski, Peter D; Houk, Kendall N; Schleyer, Paul von Ragu

    2007-01-01

    Branched alkanes like isobutane and neopentane are more stable than their straight chain isomers, n-butane and n-pentane (by 2 and 5 kcal mol(-1), respectively). Electron correlation is largely responsible. Branched alkanes have a greater number of net attractive 1,3-alkyl-alkyl group interactions, there are three such stabilizing 1,3 "protobranching" dispositions in isobutane, but only two in n-butane. Neopentane has six protobranches but n-pentane only three. Propane has one protobranch and is stabilized appreciably, by 2.8 kcal mol(-1), relative to methane and ethane. This value per protobranch also applies to the n-alkanes and cyclohexane. Consequently, energy evaluations employing alkane reference standards, for example, of small ring strain and stabilizations due to conjugation, hyperconjugation, and aromaticity, should be corrected for protobranching, for example, by employing Pople's isodesmic bond separation reaction method. This reduces the ring strain of cyclopropane to 19.2 from the conventional 27.7 kcal mol(-1), while the stabilization energies of alkenes and alkynes due to hyperconjugation (5.5 and 7.7 kcal mol(-1) for propene and propyne) and conjugation (14.8 and 27.1 kcal mol(-1) for butadiene and butadiyne) are considerably larger than the traditional estimates. Widely diverging literature evaluations of benzene resonance energy all give approximately 65 kcal mol(-1) after adjusting for conjugation, hyperconjugation, and protobranching "contaminations." The BLW (block localized wavefunction) method, which localizes pi bonds and precludes their interactions, largely confirms these stabilization estimates for hyperconjugation, conjugation, and aromaticity. Protobranching is seriously underestimated by theoretical computations at the HF and most DFT levels, which do not account for electron correlation satisfactorily. Such levels give bond separation energies, which can differ greatly from experimental values. PMID:17607688

  2. Signature alkane ratios and hydrocarbon emissions estimates for western Kern county oilfields

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    Bates, K. H.; Hartt, G.; Blake, D. R.

    2012-12-01

    This study reports atmospheric indicators and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions estimates of Californian fossil fuel infrastructure as observed by NASA's Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Oil and gas drilling constitute a major source of VOCs in California, including methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and larger hydrocarbons, which affect air quality and ozone formation. Whole air samples were collected at ground sites (34 samples, July 3-5) and on five SARP research flights (303 samples, June 25-27) in the Los Angeles Basin and California's Central Valley, and were analyzed at UC Irvine for 85 VOCs at part-per-trillion precision. Ground and air samples collected near western Kern county oilfields exhibited many signature VOC ratios and significantly elevated hydrocarbon concentrations. Ratios of i-pentane to n-pentane presented the strongest indicator of fossil fuel infrastructure; background i-/n-pentane ratios dropped by 65% for samples near seeps, wells, and refineries. This ratio proved a robust indicator throughout southern California for SARP whole air samples from 2009-2012 and additional ground samples collected by the Blake lab in 2012 near the western Kern county oilfields. Using this ratio to identify the geographic extent of oil infrastructure emissions, a simple box model was constructed to estimate the yearly VOC emissions of the western Kern county oilfields. Preliminary results suggest an annual non-methane hydrocarbon output from the 450 km2 oil field of 29.1±1.9 Gg and methane emissions of 103±49 Gg. The results of this simple model were consistent across three sampling periods in 2012, suggesting a robust estimate.

  3. Catalyseur d'hydrocraquage à base de sulfure de NiMo déposé sur une zéolithe HEMT modifiée

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    Baalala, M.; Becue, T.; Leglise, J.; Manoli, J. M.; van Gestel, J. N. M.; Lamotte, J.; Bensitel, M.; Goupil, J. M.; Cornet, D.

    1999-02-01

    Treating a NH4EMT zeolite with a solution of (NH4)2SiF6 at 80 °C affords a solid containing amorphous SiO2 intimately mixed with the zeolite. This acidic support EMT-Si was loaded with NiMo sulfide in order to prepare a bifunctional catalyst, which was tested for the hydrogenation of benzene and the hydrocracking of n-heptane. This NiMo/EMT-Si catalyst was found more active for hydrogenation than the analogous NiMo/HY. This is ascribed to a higher dispersion of the NiMo sulfide, which is almost equally shared between the internal mesopores in the modified EMT solid, and the fissures, which were created throughout the zeolite grains upon inserting the NiMo sulfide. The catalyst with the EMT-Si support was also found more active than the NiMo/HY for the hydrocracking of heptane, with a slightly higher selectivity into heptane isomers. Le traitement d'une zéolithe NH4EMT par une solution de (NH4)2SiF6 fournit un solide comportant une phase SiO2 amorphe intimement mélangée aux parties intactes de la zéolithe. Sur ce support acide EMT-Si, on a greffé un sulfure de NiMo afin de préparer un catalyseur bifonctionnel qui a été testé dans les réactions d'hydrogénation du benzène et d'hydrocraquage du n-heptane. Ce catalyseur NiMo/EMT-Si s'avère plus actif en hydrogénation que son analogue NiMo/HY, en raison d'une meilleure dispersion du sulfure de NiMo. Sur le solide EMT modifié, le sulfure se répartit à peu près également entre les mésopores internes et les fissures crées dans les grains de zéolithe lors de l'insertion du sulfure de NiMo. Au contraire sur le support Y, une partie du sulfure est externe aux grains de zéolithe et inactive en catalyse. Le catalyseur NiMo/EMT-Si est aussi trouvé plus actif que le NiMo/HY en hydrocraquage du n-heptane, et un peu plus sélectif en isomères.

  4. A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Reaction Mechanism for n-Alkane Hydrocarbons From n-Octane to n-Hexadecane

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    Westbrook, C K; Pitz, W J; Herbinet, O; Curran, H J; Silke, E J

    2008-02-08

    Detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms have been developed to describe the pyrolysis and oxidation of nine n-alkanes larger than n-heptane, including n-octane (n-C{sub 8}H{sub 18}), n-nonane (n-C{sub 9}H{sub 20}), n-decane (n-C{sub 10}H{sub 22}), n-undecane (n-C{sub 11}H{sub 24}), n-dodecane (n-C{sub 12}H{sub 26}), n-tridecane (n-C{sub 13}H{sub 28}), n-tetradecane (n-C{sub 14}H{sub 30}), n-pentadecane (n-C{sub 15}H{sub 32}), and n-hexadecane (n-C{sub 16}H{sub 34}). These mechanisms include both high temperature and low temperature reaction pathways. The mechanisms are based on our previous mechanisms for the primary reference fuels n-heptane and iso-octane, using the reaction class mechanism construction first developed for n-heptane. Individual reaction class rules are as simple as possible in order to focus on the parallelism between all of the n-alkane fuels included in the mechanisms, and these mechanisms will be refined further in the future to incorporate greater levels of accuracy and predictive capability. These mechanisms are validated through extensive comparisons between computed and experimental data from a wide variety of different sources. In addition, numerical experiments are carried out to examine features of n-alkane combustion in which the detailed mechanisms can be used to compare reactivities of different n-alkane fuels. The mechanisms for all of these n-alkanes are presented as a single detailed mechanism, which can be edited to produce efficient mechanisms for any of the n-alkanes included, and the entire mechanism, with supporting thermochemical and transport data, together with an explanatory glossary explaining notations and structural details, will be available for download from our web page.

  5. The Impact of Low Octane Hydrocarbon Blending Streams on Ethanol Engine Optimization

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    Szybist, James P; West, Brian H

    2013-01-01

    Ethanol is a very attractive fuel from an end-use perspective because it has a high chemical octane number and a high latent heat of vaporization. When an engine is optimized to take advantage of these fuel properties, both efficiency and power can be increased through higher compression ratio, direct fuel injection, higher levels of boost, and a reduced need for enrichment to mitigate knock or protect the engine and aftertreatment system from overheating. The ASTM D5798 specification for high level ethanol blends, commonly called E85, underwent a major revision in 2011. The minimum ethanol content was revised downward from 68 vol% to 51 vol%, which combined with the use of low octane blending streams such as natural gasoline introduces the possibility of a lower octane E85 fuel. While this fuel is suitable for current ethanol tolerant flex fuel vehicles, this study experimentally examines whether engines can still be aggressively optimized for the resultant fuel from the revised ASTM D5798 specification. The performance of six ethanol fuel blends, ranging from 51-85% ethanol, is compared to a premium-grade certification gasoline (UTG-96) in a single-cylinder direct-injection (DI) engine with a compression ratio of 12.9:1 at knock-prone engine conditions. UTG-96 (RON = 96.1), light straight run gasoline (RON = 63.6), and n-heptane (RON = 0) are used as the hydrocarbon blending streams for the ethanol-containing fuels in an effort to establish a broad range of knock resistance for high ethanol fuels. Results show that nearly all ethanol-containing fuels are more resistant to engine knock than UTG-96 (the only exception being the ethanol blend with 49% n-heptane). This knock resistance allows ethanol blends made with 33 and 49% light straight run gasoline, and 33% n-heptane to be operated at significantly more advanced combustion phasing for higher efficiency, as well as at higher engine loads. While experimental results show that the octane number of the hydrocarbon blend stock does impact engine performance, there remains a significant opportunity for engine optimization when considering even the lowest octane fuels that are in compliance with the current revision of ASTM D5798 compared to premium-grade gasoline.

  6. A numerical study of laminar flames propagating in stratified mixtures

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    Zhang, Jiacheng

    Numerical simulations are carried out to study the structure and speed of laminar flames propagating in compositionally and thermally stratified fuel-air mixtures. The study is motivated by the need to understand the physics of flame propagation in stratified-charge engines and model it. The specific question of interest in this work is: how does the structure and speed of the flame in the stratified mixture differ from that of the flame in a corresponding homogeneous mixture at the same equivalence ratio, temperature, and pressure? The studies are carried out in hydrogen-air, methane-air, and n-heptane-air mixtures. A 30-species 184-step skeletal mechanism is employed for methane oxidation, a 9-species 21-step mechanism for hydrogen oxidation, and a 37-species 56-step skeletal mechanism for n-heptane oxidation. Flame speed and structure are compared with corresponding values for homogeneous mixtures. For compositionally stratified mixtures, as shown in prior experimental work, the numerical results suggest that when the flame propagates from a richer mixture to a leaner mixture, the flame speed is faster than the corresponding speed in the homogeneous mixture. This is caused by enhanced diffusion of heat and species from the richer mixture to the leaner mixture. In fact, the effects become more pronounced in leaner mixtures. Not surprisingly, the stratification gradient influences the results with shallower gradients showing less effect. The controlling role that diffusion plays is further assessed and confirmed by studying the effect of a unity Lewis number assumption in the hydrogen/air mixtures. Furthermore, the effect of stratification becomes less important when using methane or n-heptane as fuel. The laminar flame speed in a thermally stratified mixture is similar to the laminar flame speed in homogeneous mixture at corresponding unburned temperature. Theoretical analysis is performed and the ratio of extra thermal diffusion rate to flame heat release rate (CTh) is shown to be a parameter that determines the effect of extra thermal diffusion by mixture stratification on flame propagation. Smaller values reflect less impact of stratification. For the cases considered, the values of CTh are quite small. This work suggests that employing the laminar flame speed from a homogeneous mixture to approximate the flame speed (and flame structure) in thermally and compositionally stratified mixtures is reasonable for hydrocarbon/air and hydrogen/air mixtures.

  7. Problems in Catalytic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons and Detailed Simulation of Combustion Processes

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    Xin, Yuxuan

    This dissertation research consists of two parts, with Part I on the kinetics of catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons and Part II on aspects on the detailed simulation of combustion processes. In Part I, the catalytic oxidation of C1--C3 hydrocarbons, namely methane, ethane, propane and ethylene, was investigated for lean hydrocarbon-air mixtures over an unsupported Pd-based catalyst, from 600 to 800 K and under atmospheric pressure. In Chapter 2, the experimental facility of wire microcalorimetry and simulation configuration were described in details. In Chapter 3 and 4, the oxidation rate of C1--C 3 hydrocarbons is demonstrated to be determined by the dissociative adsorption of hydrocarbons. A detailed surface kinetics model is proposed with deriving the rate coefficient of hydrocarbon dissociative adsorption from the wire microcalorimetry data. In Part II, four fundamental studies were conducted through detailed combustion simulations. In Chapter 5, self-accelerating hydrogen-air flames are studied via two-dimensional detailed numerical simulation (DNS). The increase in the global flame velocity is shown to be caused by the increase of flame surface area, and the fractal structure of the flame front is demonstrated by the box-counting method. In Chapter 6, skeletal reaction models for butane combustion are derived by using directed relation graph (DRG) and DRG-aided sensitivity analysis (DRGASA), and uncertainty minimization by polynomial chaos expansion (MUM-PCE) mothodes. The dependence of model uncertainty is subjected to the completeness of the model. In Chapter 7, a systematic strategy is proposed to reduce the cost of the multicomponent diffusion model by accurately accounting for the species whose diffusivity is important to the global responses of the combustion systems, and approximating those of less importance by the mixture-averaged model. The reduced model is validated in an n-heptane mechanism with 88 species. In Chapter 8, the influence of Soret diffusion on the n-heptane/air flames is investigated numerically. In the unstretched flames, Soret diffusion primarily affects the chemical kinetics embedded in the flame structure and the net effect is small; while in the stretched flames, its impact is mainly through those of n-heptane and the secondary fuel, H2, in modifying the flame temperature, with substantial effects.

  8. Low temperature hydrocracking of paraffinic hydrocarbons over hybrid catalysts: New concept for hydrocracking

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    Nakamura, I.; Sunada, K.; Fujimoto, K.

    1996-12-31

    A hybrid catalyst, which was prepared by physical mixing of a H-ZSM-5 and Pd/SiO{sub 2}, showed an excellent activity for the hydrocracking of n-paraffins at low reaction temperature (503 K). In the n-heptane cracking, the hybrid catalyst gave only isomerized heptane and propane and equimolar amount of i-butane whereas the products on H-ZSM-5 alone distributed from C{sub 3} to C{sub 9} and C{sub 4} products contained all kind of paraffins and olefins. The wide product distribution for H-ZSM-5 system should be attributed to the reaction path comprising oligomerization and cracking of the oligomer. The simple products for the H{sub 2}-hybrid system should be formed through no other reaction path than the primary cracking reaction on H-ZSM-5. 7 refs., 7 figs.

  9. Development and Validation of a Reduced Reaction Mechanism for Biodiesel-Fueled Engine Simulations- SAE 2008-01-1378

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    Brakora, Jessica L; Ra, Youngchul; Reitz, Rolf; McFarlane, Joanna; Daw, C Stuart

    2008-01-01

    In the present study a skeletal chemical reaction mechanism for biodiesel surrogate fuel was developed and validated for multi-dimensional engine combustion simulations. The reduced mechanism was generated from an existing detailed methyl butanoate oxidation mechanism containing 264 species and 1219 reactions. The reduction process included flux analysis, ignition sensitivity analysis, and optimization of reaction rate constants under constant volume conditions. The current reduced mechanism consists of 41 species and 150 reactions and gives predictions in excellent agreement with those of the comprehensive mechanism. In order to validate the mechanism under biodiesel-fueled engine conditions, it was combined with another skeletal mechanism for n-heptane oxidation. This combined reaction mechanism, ERC-Bio, contains 53 species and 156 reactions, which can be used for diesel/biodiesel blend engine simulations. Biodiesel-fueled engine operation was successfully simulated using the ERC-Bio mechanism.

  10. Characterization of four potential laser-induced fluorescence tracers for diesel engine applications.

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    Trost, Johannes; Zigan, Lars; Leipertz, Alfred; Sahoo, Dipankar; Miles, Paul C

    2013-11-20

    Four potential laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) tracers, 1-phenyloctane, 1-phenyldecane, 1-methylnaphthalene, and 2-methylnaphthalene, are characterized for diesel engine applications. These tracers, embedded in the diesel primary reference fuels n-C₁₆H₃₄ and iso-C₁₆H₃₄, match the relevant physical properties of commercial diesel fuel much better than the commonly used toluene/iso-octane/n-heptane tracer-fuel system does. The temperature and pressure dependencies of the fluorescence intensities and spectra were measured in a flow cell in nitrogen for each candidate tracer molecule. The results show that the signal intensities of the methylnaphthalenes are about two orders of magnitude higher than for 1-phenyloctane and 1-phenyldecane and show a strong temperature but no pressure, dependence. An analysis of the fluorescence spectrum of 1-methylnaphthalene shows that it also can be used for two-color detection LIF thermometry by choosing appropriate optical filters. PMID:24513750

  11. Adsorption and desorption behavior of asphaltene on polymer-brush-immobilized surfaces.

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    Higaki, Yuji; Hatae, Kaoru; Ishikawa, Tatsuya; Takanohashi, Toshimasa; Hayashi, Jun-ichiro; Takahara, Atsushi

    2014-11-26

    The adsorption behavior of a model compound for surface-active component of asphaltenes, N-(1-hexylheptyl)-N'-(12-carboxylicdodecyl) perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic bisimide (C5Pe), and detachment behavior of asphaltene deposit films for high-density polymer brushes were investigated. Zwitterionic poly(3-(N-2-methacryloyloxyethyl-N,N-dimethyl)ammonatopropanesulfonate (PMAPS) brushes and hydrophobic poly(n-hexyl methacrylate) (PHMA) brushes exhibit less C5Pe adsorption than poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). The asphaltene deposit films on the PHMA brush detached in a model oil (toluene/n-heptane=1/4 (v/v)), and the asphaltene films on the PMAPS brush detached in water. The antifouling character was explained by the interface free energy for the polymer-brush/asphaltenes (γSA) and polymer-brush/toluene (γSO). PMID:25370500

  12. Temperature and velocity profiles in sooting free boundary layer flames

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    Ang, J. A.; Pagni, P. J.; Mataga, T. G.; Margle, J. M.; Lyons, V. J.

    1986-01-01

    Temperature and velocity profiles are presented for cyclohexane, n-heptane, and iso-octane free, laminar, boundary layer, sooting, diffusion flames. Temperatures are measured with 3 mil Pt/Pt-13 percent Rh thermocouples. Corrected gas temperatures are derived by performing an energy balance of convection to and radiation from the thermocouple bead incorporating the variation of air conductivity and platinum emissivity with temperature. Velocities are measured using laser doppler velocimetry techniques. Profiles are compared with previously reported analytic temperature and velocity fields. Comparison of theoretical and experimental temperature profiles suggests improvement in the analytical treatment is needed, which accounts more accurately for the local soot radiation. The velocity profiles are in good agreement, with the departure of the theory from observation partially due to the small fluctuations inherent in these free flows.

  13. Isolation and characterization of a lipopeptide bioemulsifier produced by Pseudomonas nitroreducens TSB.MJ10 isolated from a mangrove ecosystem.

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    de Sousa, Trelita; Bhosle, Saroj

    2012-11-01

    Pseudomonas nitroreducens TSB.MJ10 exhibiting growth and bioemulsifier production with 0.5% sodium benzoate as the sole carbon source was isolated from a mangrove ecosystem in the vicinity of a petroleum pump. The bioemulsifier is a lipopeptide that is stable over a pH range of 5-11 and a temperature range of 20-90°C and showed emulsifying activity in the presence of relatively high NaCl concentrations (up to 25%). The bioemulsifier formed stable emulsions with aliphatic (hexadecane, n-heptane, cyclohexane), aromatic (xylene, benzene, toluene) and petroleum (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, crude oil) compounds. It exhibited a maximum emulsification activity with weathered crude oil (97%) and was capable of transforming the rheological behavior of the pseudoplastic to a Newtonian fluid. The results reveal the potential of the bioemulsifier for use in bioremediation of hydrocarbons in marine environments and in enhanced oil recovery. PMID:22940327

  14. High-Speed OH* Chemiluminescence Imaging of Shock Tube End-Wall

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    Troutman, V. A.; Miller, V. A.; Strand, C. S.; Tulgestke, A. M.; Campbell, M. F.; Davidson, D. F.; Hanson, R. K.

    2015-11-01

    We have developed a high-speed OH* chemiluminesence imaging diagnostic and a transparent end-wall for the Stanford Aerosol Shock Tube to better understand the structure and homogeneity of the combustion event behind a reflected shock wave. We use an intensified high repetition rate imaging system to acquire images of OH* chemiluminescence (near 308 nm) at 10-33 kHz from n-heptane combustion. Case studies are presented to illustrate the power of this novel imaging diagnostic: first, we infer the temperature homogeneity of the ignition event; then we image the effect of surface imperfections in the wall of the shock tube; lastly, we visualize the effect of particulates in the shock tube and verify the importance of shock tube cleaning routines.

  15. Dissolution and growth kinetics of the ?001? faces of n-hexatriacontane crystals grown from heptane

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    Rubbo, M.; Boistelle, R.

    1981-03-01

    The growth and dissolution rates of the {001} faces of hexatriacontane crystals (normal alkane C 36H 74) have been measured at different temperatures as a function of the supersaturation or undersaturation of the solution, the solvent being n-heptane (C 7H 16). The experiments have been carried out in a flow system and by means of photoelectrical measurements. The results show that the dissolution rates are larger than the growth rates and that the activation energies are nearly the same. In addition, in both cases a linear law takes the place of a parabolic one when the supersaturation or the undersaturation increases. This suggests that the mechanisms are the same. But from calculations it is not possible to decide of either only volume diffusion or a mixed process involving coupled volume and surface diffusion are taking place.

  16. Solution-phase photochemistry of a [FeFe]hydrogenase model compound: Evidence of photoinduced isomerisation

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    Kania, Rafal; Hunt, Neil T.; Frederix, Pim W. J. M.; Wright, Joseph A.; Pickett, Christopher J.; Ulijn, Rein V.

    2012-01-28

    The solution-phase photochemistry of the [FeFe] hydrogenase subsite model ({mu}-S(CH{sub 2}){sub 3}S)Fe{sub 2}(CO){sub 4}(PMe{sub 3}){sub 2} has been studied using ultrafast time-resolved infrared spectroscopy supported by density functional theory calculations. In three different solvents, n-heptane, methanol, and acetonitrile, relaxation of the tricarbonyl intermediate formed by UV photolysis of a carbonyl ligand leads to geminate recombination with a bias towards a thermodynamically less stable isomeric form, suggesting that facile interconversion of the ligand groups at the Fe center is possible in the unsaturated species. In a polar or hydrogen bonding solvent, this process competes with solvent substitution leading to the formation of stable solvent adduct species. The data provide further insight into the effect of incorporating non-carbonyl ligands on the dynamics and photochemistry of hydrogenase-derived biomimetic compounds.

  17. Preparation and characterization of polyethylene glycol diacrylate microgels using electron beam radiation

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    Hamzah, Mohd Yusof; Isa, Naurah Mat; Napia, Liyana M. Ali

    2014-02-12

    The use of microemulsion in the development of nanosized gels based on polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA) is demonstrated. PEGDA was solubilized in n-heptane with use of sodium docusate (AOT) at 0.15M concentration to form reverse micelles. These micelles were than irradiated at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 kGy using electron beam (EB) to crosslink the entrapped polymer in the micelles. Ionizing radiation was imparted to the emulsions to generate crosslinking reaction in the micelles formed. The nanosized gels were evaluated in terms of particle diameter using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and the images of the nanosized gels were studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Results show that the size and shape of the particles are influenced by concentration of PEGDA and radiation dose. This study showed that this method can be utilized to produce nanosized gels.

  18. A Study of Aircraft Fire Hazards Related to Natural Electrical Phenomena

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    Kester, Frank L.; Gerstein, Melvin; Plumer, J. A.

    1960-01-01

    The problems of natural electrical phenomena as a fire hazard to aircraft are evaluated. Assessment of the hazard is made over the range of low level electrical discharges, such as static sparks, to high level discharges, such as lightning strikes to aircraft. In addition, some fundamental work is presented on the problem of flame propagation in aircraft fuel vent systems. This study consists of a laboratory investigation in five parts: (1) a study of the ignition energies and flame propagation rates of kerosene-air and JP-6-air foams, (2) a study of the rate of flame propagation of n-heptane, n-octane, n-nonane, and n-decane in aircraft vent ducts, (3) a study of the damage to aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel aircraft skin materials by lightning strikes, (4) a study of fuel ignition by lightning strikes to aircraft skins, and (5) a study of lightning induced flame propagation in an aircraft vent system.

  19. UV-Vis spectral investigation of photophysical properties of a solvatochromic electron donor/acceptor dye within a reverse micelle domain

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    Sarkar, Amrita; Kedia, Niraja; Purkayastha, Pradipta; Bagchi, Sanjib

    2014-01-01

    The optical response of a solvatochromic dye, [(E)-3-(1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one], N1, has been studied in the AOT/n-heptane/water reverse micellar media using steady-state and time-resolved techniques. To this end variation in the photophysical properties of N1 have been systematically studied as a function of water pool size (w0). Micropolarity, microviscosity, and relative permittivity of the immediate microenvironment surrounding the probe has been estimated from the limiting values of the photophysical parameters of N1 at high w0. Information about the location of the dye in the reverse micellar media has been obtained using the observed results.

  20. Low-temperature heat pipe experiment package (HEPP) for LDEF (S1001)

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    Mcintosh, R., Jr.; Ollendorf, S.; Mccreight, C. R.

    1984-01-01

    The principal objectives of the experiment are to determine zero-g start-up performance for conventional and diode low temperature heat pipes, to evaluate heat pipe performance in zero-g for an extended period of time, to determine zero-g transport capability of each heat pipe, and to determine diode operation, including forward conductance, turndown ratio, and transient behavior. Two heat pipes, a fixed conductance transporter heat pipe and a thermal diode heat pipe, are coupled with a radiant cooler system. Both pipes are charged with ethane. Also integrated with the radiator is a phase change material (PCM) canister which provides temperature stability during transport tests. N-heptane, which has a melting/freezing point of 182 K, is used as the PCM. The high heat capacity (28 W-hr of latent heat) provided by the canister permits high power heat pipe testing at constant temperature.