Skip to main content

Manganese in gasoline

AppNote XRF1760: analysis of manganese in gasoline

Background

Methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (called MMT or MCMT) is an anti-knock agent added to motor gasoline and Avgas to boost octane rating, replacing tetraethyl lead (TEL) in many regions of the world. In motor gasoline the Mn content is typically between 50-500 mg/kg, and can be as high as 3000 mg/kg (approximately 3 g/L) in Avgas. Reliably characterizing the Mn content of gasoline ensure optimum engine performance based on the engine’s compression ratio and other geometrical and mechanical operating conditions. To meet the needs of the industry, Rigaku offers NEX QC+, a simple and versatile benchtop EDXRF analyzer for the analysis of manganese in gasoline.

EDXRF products from Rigaku

High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin films

New variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.

New 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software and optional standardless analysis

Low-cost EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films

Performance EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films

EDXRF spectrometer with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.

Scanning multi-element process coatings analyzers for web or coil applications

EDXRF multi-element process analyzer; analyze aluminum (Al) through uranium (U)