Temperature Dependence of Chain Initiation in Pyrolysis of Propane Studied by Direct Mass-Spectrometric Detection of Methyl Radicals
Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
, E-ISSN: 1588-2837
||Mass-spectrometry, Methyl radicals, Propane, Pyrolysis
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Methyl radicals have been detected by direct mass-spectrometric detection of radicals in pyrolysis of propane under stationary conditions at 500 Pa in a flow quartz reactor. The process is shown to be homogeneously initiated, the surface of quartz not affecting the propane dissociation under the conditions employed.