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Published February 1934 | public
Journal Article

The Hydration of Unsaturated Compounds. I. The Hydration Rate of Isobutene in Dilute Nitric Acid


The hydration of isobutene has been observed by others. Butlerow found that dilute nitric acid (10% ?) or very dilute sulfuric acid brings about the change at the ordinary temperature and Miklaschewsky found that a 5-10% solution of formic, acetic or oxalic acid brings about the hydration, not only of isobutene but also of some pentenes and hexenes. Michael and Brunei obtained tertiary butyl alcohol as well as the iodide in the reaction between isobutene and aqueous hydriodic acid.

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Publication Date: Feb. 1934

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