noche (Newbee)
12-30-02 22:00
No 394250
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How is paraffines oxidized into theire cooresponding alcohols? Fx octane --> octanol. 

Higher alcohols can be used used to make aliquat.

I know that there is a lot of ways but I read a breef about a catalyzed liquid phase oxidation using FeCl3 and free oxygen. H2O2 was also mentioned somwhere if remembe correct.