By A.E. Shilov, Georgiy B. Shul'pin, Alexander E. Shilov
Hemistry is the technological know-how approximately breaking and forming of bonds among atoms. essentially the most very important procedures for natural chemistry is breaking bonds C–H, in addition to C–C in numerous compounds, and essentially, in hydrocarbons. between hydrocarbons, saturated hydrocarbons, alkanes (methane, ethane, propane, hexane and so forth. ), are specially beautiful as substrates for chemical alterations. the reason is,, at the one hand, alkanes are the most parts of oil and usual fuel, and hence are the vital feedstocks for chemical undefined. nonetheless, those components are identified to be the fewer reactive natural compounds. Saturated hydrocarbons should be referred to as the “noble gases of natural chemistry” and, if that is so, the 1st consultant in their family members – methane – should be in comparison with tremendous inert helium. As in all comparisons, this parallel among noble gases and alkanes isn't really totally exact. certainly the differences of alkanes, together with methane, were recognized for a very long time. those reactions contain the interplay with molecular oxygen from air (burning – the most resource of energy!), in addition to a few mutual interconversions of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons. even if, most of these variations take place at increased temperatures (higher than 300–500 °C) and tend to be characterised by means of an absence of selectivity. The conversion of alkanes into carbon dioxide and water in the course of burning is an exceptionally useful procedure – yet no longer from a chemist perspective.
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This intermediate is nevertheless chemically more active than the initial hydrocarbon and can form free radicals at a greater rate than that of the chain initiation process. Autoxidation of C–H compounds is of great importance for living organisms. Transformations in the Absence of Metals 47 Hydroperoxides are the intermediates in liquid phase oxidation. The comparatively low energy of the O–O bond in hydroperoxides brings about its cleavage with formation of free radicals. The study of hydroperoxides, ROOH, produced from hydrocarbons, RH, has shown the structure of R in ROOH to be the same as in the initial RH, which confirms that a hydroperoxide is formed in the interaction of radical with the molecule of the initial hydrocarbon The evidence for the chain mechanism of hydrocarbon oxidation is primarily based on the observation of the enhancing effect of light, ionizing radiation and small additions of various initiators easily decomposing into free radicals, as well as the inhibiting effect of such compounds as phenols or aromatic amines that readily react with free radicals.