Calculated Optimized Structure and Geometric Analysis of Oxygenated Fuel Additives: Alcohols and Ethers

  • S. Gurkan Aydin Opticianry Department, Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey
  • O. Polat Aircraft Mechanic-Engine Department, Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey
  • A. Ozgen Medical Laboratory Techniques Department, Istanbul Gelisim University
  • E. Turali Aircraft Mechanic-Engine Department, Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey


Oxygenated fuel additives are added to gasoline in order to reduce the gases released from vehicle engines, to increase the octane number, and to expand the use of renewable resources. In this study, molecular and geometric analysis of oxygenated fuel additives was conducted theoretically and the energy values of optimized structures were calculated. The effect of molecular energy and the bond structure between C, H and O on the chemical and physical properties of some oxygen fuel additives were investigated. The obtained results will form the basis for future studies in obtaining more environmentally friendly fuels.

Keywords: gasoline, octane booster, energy, oxygenated fuel additives, molecular analysis, geometric analysis


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