The thermal stability of linear alkanes, such as tetradecane, in the pyrolytic regime is enhanced by the addition of cyclo-akanes, in particular decalin. Based on the product distribution from the thermal stressing of their mixtures, decalin was found to target primary radicals, particularly by a sharp reduction in the n-alkane products in relation to that of the 1-alkene. This thermal interaction has been further examined by GC/MS analysis, which revealed the formation of alkylated intermediates of decalin that stabilizes the paraffinic species in the pyrolytic regime.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints|
|State||Published - 1999|
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