Fuel 212 (2018) 576–585 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Fuel journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel Experimental and theoretical study of oxidative stability of alkylated furans used as gasoline blend components ⁎ ⁎ a, a a, a a Earl Christensen , Gina M. Fioroni , Seonah Kim , Lisa Fouts , Erica Gjersing , b a Robert S. Paton , Robert L. McCormick National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401-3305, USA Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, 12 Mansﬁeld Road, Oxford OX1 3TA, UK GR APHICAL A BSTRACT ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Alkylated furans such as 2,5-dimethylfuran and 2-methylfuran can be produced from biomass and have very Alkyl furan attractive properties for use as spark-ignition fuel blendstocks. Their high octane numbers, relatively high energy Methylfuran density, low water solubility, and minimal eﬀect on gasoline blend volatility are potentially signiﬁcant ad- Dimethylfuran vantages over alcohol-based fuels. However, prior studies have reported poor oxidative stability for furanic Gasoline compound-gasoline blends, as well as the potential for the formation of dangerous organic peroxides. We show Oxidation stability that alkylated furans have very low oxidative stability compared to conventional gasoline. Upon oxidation they form highly polar ring-opening products that can react
Fuel – Elsevier
Published: Jan 15, 2018
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