Verbrennungschemie der Biokraftstoffe: Von Ethanol bis Biodiesel
Biodiesel, a mixture of esters, is produced from rapeseed; other potential biofuels are alcohols and ethers. As K. Kohse-Höinghaus et al. describe in their Review on p.3572ff, the structure of a fuel molecule has a significant influence on its combustion chemistry. The complex chemical reaction pathways of fuel decomposition and oxidation can be revealed by mass spectrometry and laser diagnostics. K. Kohse-Höinghaus, P. Oßwald, T.A. Cool, T. Kasper, N. Hansen, F. Qi, C.K. Westbrook, P.R. Westmoreland, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., vol. 49(21), 3572–3597, 2010.