2447.     NEWITT, D. M., AND SZEGO, P.  Slow Oxidations at High Pressures.  I.  Methane and Ethane.  II.  Methanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Acetaldehyde, and Acetic Acid.  Proc. Roy. Soc. (London), vol. 147, A, 1934, pp. 555-571; Chem. Abs., vol. 29, 1935, p. 1770.

        Large amounts of MeOH (EtOH) are formed in the early stage of the slow oxidation of CH4 (C2H6) at 50 atm.  Under similar conditions, the products obtained from EtOH, MeOH, AcH, and AcOH are such as to indicate a hydroxylation mechanism of combustion.  The oxidation of AcOH at reduced pressures (in silica) is predominantly homogeneous.  At 426-486 at 200 mm. there is no marked induction period.  The products are CO, CO2, CH4, and H2O with traces of AcOMe and acetone.