3689. ---------------. [WIELAND, H.] [Mechanism of Oxidation Process. III. Process of Combustion.] Ber. deut. chem. Gesell., vol. 45, 1912, pp. 2606-2615; Chem. Abs., vol. 7, 1913, p. 347.
Just as in the oxidation of CO to CO2, HCOOH is an intermediate product, so, if the nonluminous Bunsen flame is allowed to burn on distilled H2O, HCOOH can be detected. HCOOH also can be detected in the CH4 flame; its formation probably is due to the decomposition of the CH4 into C and H2, and C with H2O at once gives CO, the source of the HCOOH. (See abs. 2217.)
WIEMER, H. See abs. 1966.
WIENERT, F. See abs. 2909.