Composition of gasoline and diesel

Both gasoline and diesel fuel consist of hundreds of different hydrocarbon molecules. In addition, several bio-origin components, such as ethanol in gasoline blending, are common. Gasoline contains mainly alkanes (paraffins), alkenes (olefins), and aromatics. Diesel fuel consists mainly of paraffins, aromatics and naphthenes. The hydrocarbons of gasoline contain typically 4-12 carbon atoms with boiling range between [...]