# Would any alkene possibly aromatize with proper conditions?

I was reading about 2 specific reactions: polymerisation of alkene and aromatization of alkane (of a sufficient size).

I thought why can't, having a condition that favored both these reactions be created, there exist a chain reaction where an alkene starts polymerizing and when the chain becomes long enough, it aromatizes.

It's just a thought that I had but I can't figure out if it IS possible.

• In incomplete combustion things like that happen all the time, but wording of your question makes it somewhat unclear / too broad. – Mithoron Jun 29 '20 at 18:17
• @Mithoron Yes I felt too while typing it that it could be too broad. But I felt narrowing it down more could contradict this idea if I narrowed it down too far. I wanted to know if an ideal case is possible where a significant amount of an aromatic compound is generated this way? And what conditions would it require? – Vamsi Krishna Jun 29 '20 at 18:55

$$\ce{n-C26H54 -> C6H12 + C6H14 + C10H20 + C4H10}\tag1$$ $$\ce{C10H20 -> C6H12 + i-C4H8}\tag2$$ $$\ce{C6H12 + 3 i-C4H8 -> 3C4H10 + C6H6}\tag3$$
The equation $$(1)$$ (cracking reaction of paraffin) shows the formation of cyclohexane from a long-chain paraffin. The equation $$(3)$$ (hydrogen transfer reaction between cyclohexane and isobutene) shows the conversion of cyclohexane to benzene.