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Acetylene can be manufactured by the non-catalytic pyrolysis of a range of hydrocarbons. Even coal can be used.Very high temperatures (electric arc furnace) and low residence times are employed. Or, oxygen can be added to give a flame in which the acetylene is generated.The acetylene (up to 14 % by vol) has to be purified, usually by solvent extraction in something like DMF.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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