Mechanistic modeling of the pyrolysis of n-heptane

  title={Mechanistic modeling of the pyrolysis of n-heptane},
  author={D. Aribike and A. Susu},
  journal={Thermochimica Acta},
Abstract A mechanistic model of the thermal decomposition reactions of n-heptane at high conversions was proposed on the basis of observed product distributions and a complex free radical chain mechanism. The predicted product distributions showed a reasonably good agreement with the experimental results of an earlier work by the authors of this paper (Thermochim. Acta, 127 (1988) 247). The radical concentrations varied significantly with reaction time. Furthermore, the appearance of allylic… Expand
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