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Gasoline additives that cause wellness at mammals

about 3/100ths of gasoline is antiknock compounds, engineer some that cause mammals to live longer
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Engineer a gasoline additive that actually prevents cancer or causes greater wellness. Gasoline additives are about 3/100 of the volume of gasoline, so an antiknock chemical that makes lab mammals live longer could benefit billions.

as far as i remember a modified non-iron ferrocene might work, ferrocene has already been tested as an antiknock additive. Also there is the element Ce, which as CeO prevents neurodegeneration. TetraethylCe would be too much $ yet what about tetraethylMg or tetraethylZn or Mgocene??

Also butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is published as reducing some kinds of cancer (UV), it is possible that although this is very different chemically than MTBE that it could be gigantic enough to be an antiknock molecule. the idea of using any multialkaneish phenol could be a breathable antioxidant that reduces cancer, while causing engines to perform well.

these would at least have the potential (gotta measure it) be harmless nutrients, also of course these might be different tetraalkanish things like tripropylmagnesium or the like

beanangel, Sep 15 2016

BHT preventing various kinds of uv based and other cancers http://www.ncbi.nlm...m=BHT+reduce+cancer
pubmed search of "bht prevent cancer" [beanangel, Sep 15 2016]

Manganese! https://www.youtube...7WsHw&v=uTVtBuY9Q-0
[bungston, Sep 16 2016]


       [beanangel] very few complex substances (like nutrients) can survive combustion temperatures and pressures inside a typical gasoline engine.
Vernon, Sep 15 2016

       If you were using E100 (admittedly not gasoline) in your vehicle it should burn clean or cleaner and have healthier exhaust.
whatrock, Sep 15 2016

       Minerals could survive. You could add iodine to Mongolian gasoline and fortify the iodine deficient with exhaust.
bungston, Sep 15 2016

       [bungston], you may need to be more specific. Most iodine compounds are ionic, and therefore won't dissolve very well in gasoline.
Vernon, Sep 16 2016

       Someday I'm going to study beanish as a second language.
RayfordSteele, Sep 16 2016

       /ionic/ yes, yes, just so. Harrumph. Perhaps a metallic antiknock compound. Exhaust fortified generations of children with lead. If an antiknock compound using some vital and scarce element could be devised it would achieve beanangels goal.   

       I am thinking manganese, because of 0:01 on the linked video. When I say manganese I want to all to know I am saying it just like the Professor, with the hands too.
bungston, Sep 16 2016

       [vernon] well, conveniently imagining numbers;   

       1 billion gasoline users 100 gallons/year   

       100 billion *3/100ths = 3 billion gallons of gasoline additive   

       one one thousandth of intact organic chemical, possibly also from evaporation = 3 million gallons of inhaled BHT or Mg ferrocene   

       the "dosage" is eentsy enough to suggest that a really nifty antioxidant, better than BHT might be more optimal
beanangel, Sep 16 2016

       <25 years later> "And in news from Science, it appears that the increasing use of electric vehicles is be behind the uptick in cancer rates in the developing world. Film at 9." <\25yl>
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 16 2016


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