1969 Volume 42 Issue 10 Pages 2906-2911
The reactive species produced by the explosion of silver acetylide were found to react with hydrocarbon and to give acetylene and ethylene as the main products. The reactive species must be carbon oligomers. Since, in the reactions with higher hydrocarbons, acetylene and ethylene are also produced, their formation process may be the decomposition of the adduct of the reactive species. From the product distributions, the phase dependence of the ratio of ethylene to acetylene, and the effect of such moderator as carbon dioxide and inert gas, the reactive species are considered to be not only the monoatomic carbon (C1) but also the diatomic carbon (C2). The effect of a NO radical scavenger in the reactions of both ethane and propane is also described.
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