Harmful chemicals in petrol

N-methylaniline (NMA) as well as chemically related derivatives such as aromatic amines and aniline derivatives are known for their octane-boosting characteristic in gasoline petrol. However, besides this positive feature, engine-damaging properties are also attributed to these kind of substances.

To gather and identify performance characteristics and material compatibility, as well as toxicity of NMA and chemically related derivatives such as antiknock agent, a literature survey was conducted by Univativ. Thereby, particular attention was paid to harmful effects on gasoline engines.

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