Oil changes oil and gas history as new US study finds it can be manipulated
Oil changes can be used to make gas or oil more volatile or even remove some of its smell, researchers say.
They’ve found that this can occur by using a chemical that changes the chemical structure of a molecule.
This change in the structure causes a change in its chemical properties and the oil’s chemical composition.
This is what happens when oil is sprayed with a solution containing a gas or a solvent, for example.
The research team, led by Professor Jonathan J. Sperling of the University of Exeter in England, said that the process is called aldehyde oxidation.
They said that it was thought that this change in a molecule’s structure would change its ability to oxidise, which would lead to a reduction in its molecular weight, or chemical composition, which then makes the molecule more volatile.
But their new research, published in Nature Chemistry, found that in some cases, this process can be reversed.
Professor Sperled said: “In some cases we can actually use this to alter the molecule’s chemical properties.
This could make it more reactive or more poisonous.”
The chemical in question is called benzene.
It is known that it reacts with oxygen in the air to form benzene, which can be toxic.
But in some instances, this reaction is reversed, causing the molecule to become more stable and more able to oxidize, or convert to a chemical form that can be more volatile and dangerous.
The new research suggests that aldehydes are not the only things that can change chemical properties, but rather can be a key ingredient in creating a different chemical signature.
Dr J. Michael C. Sargent of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, University of California, Berkeley, said:”What’s remarkable about this is that this is a reversible change in chemical properties that can occur on a molecular level.”
We can manipulate this in a number of ways to make it less toxic or more toxic, but we don’t know what the effect will be on other molecules.
“In the future we’ll look at the implications for food safety and other environmental issues.”
The researchers added: “We have no idea if this is reversible and the mechanisms involved are completely unknown.”
But this is one example of a very important change in behaviour, which will allow us to change the chemical properties of many things.
“This will give us more control over the properties of our own products.”