Isomer-specific fuel destruction pathways in rich flames of methyl acetate and ethyl formate and consequences for the combustion chemistry of esters.

@article{Osswald2007IsomerspecificFD,
  title={Isomer-specific fuel destruction pathways in rich flames of methyl acetate and ethyl formate and consequences for the combustion chemistry of esters.},
  author={Patrick Osswald and Ulf Struckmeier and Tina Kasper and Katharina Kohse-H{\"o}inghaus and Juan Wang and Terrill A Cool and Nils Hansen and Phillip R. Westmoreland},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  year={2007},
  volume={111 19},
  pages={
          4093-101
        }
}
The influences of fuel-specific destruction pathways on flame chemistry are determined for two isomeric ester fuels, methyl acetate, CH3(CO)OCH3, and ethyl formate, H(CO)OC2H5, used as model representatives for biodiesel compounds, and their potential for forming air pollutants is addressed. Measurements are presented of major and intermediate species mole fractions in premixed, laminar flat flames using molecular-beam sampling and isomer-selective VUV-photoionization mass spectrometry. The… CONTINUE READING