Gas phase oxidation of tetrahydrofuran

  title={Gas phase oxidation of tetrahydrofuran},
  author={M. J. Molera and Andr{\'e}ia Terzariol Couto and Jos{\'e} Antonio Garc{\'i}a-Dom{\'i}nguez},
The slow gas-phase oxidation of tetrahydrofuran was studied under static conditions at 220°C. The relative amounts of each product, if extrapolated to zero reaction time, show which are the primary reaction products, and the reaction stoichiometry was thus established. Rate constants for hydroperoxides production and consumption were calculated; these hydroperoxides are responsible for chain branching. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have been shown to be formed in the early stages of the… CONTINUE READING