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ISRN Physical Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 135028, 4 pages
Research Article

The Influence of Metal Carbides on the Oxidation Processes of 1-Octene by Molecular Oxygen and tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12 S. Bandera Street, Lviv 79013, Ukraine

Received 26 August 2011; Accepted 5 October 2011

Academic Editor: J. Mavri

Copyright © 2012 Oksana Makota and Lidiya Bulgakova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The influence of metal carbides, TiC, VC, ZrC, Mo2C, TaC, and WC, on the liquid-phase oxidation processes of 1-octene by molecular oxygen and tert-butyl hydroperoxide was investigated. It was established that vanadium carbide is the most active in the oxidation process of 1-octene by molecular oxygen as well as in the tert-butyl hydroperoxide unproductive decomposition process in the hydroperoxide oxidation reaction. It was shown that there is a correlation among the activities of metal carbides in these processes.