Interaction | Reaction | Process     Data Page

Gas oil and heavy distillate can be treated (selective adsorption onto zeolites, urea crystallisation, etc) to give linear alkanes. These can be thermally cracked to long chain alpha-olefins.

alpha-Olefins prepared by thermal cracking are of lower quality than preparation by Ziegler oligomerization, but they are cheaper.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

Gas Oil
Fuel oil
Reactant Page Go To Go To
Gas oil     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Fuel oil     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Linear alpha olefin     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Cracking, Thermal
Industrial Process: Organic

© Mark R. Leach 1999 –

Queries, Suggestions, Bugs, Errors, Typos...

If you have any:

Suggestions for links
Bug, typo or grammatical error reports about this page,

please contact Mark R. Leach, the author, using