2017

A high temperature kinetic study for the thermal unimolecular decomposition of diethyl carbonate

A high temperature kinetic study for the thermal unimolecular decomposition of diethyl carbonate


M. Alabbad, B. Giri, M. Szori, B.Viskolcz, A. Farooq


Chemical Physics Letters, 684, 390-396, (2017)

M. Alabbad, B. Giri, M. Szori, B.Viskolcz, A. Farooq
Thermal unimolecular decomposition, Diethyl carbonate, CO2 gas
2017


Thermal unimolecular decomposition of diethyl carbonate (DEC) was investigated in a shock tube by measuring ethylene concentration with a CO2 gas laser over 900–1200 K and 1.2–2.8 bar. Rate coefficients were extracted using a simple kinetic scheme comprising of thermal decomposition of DEC as initial step followed by rapid thermal decomposition of the intermediate ethyl hydrogen carbonate. Our results were further analysed using ab initio and master equation calculations to obtain pressure- and temperature-dependence of rate coefficients. Similar to alkyl esters, unimolecular decomposition of DEC is found to undergo six-center retro-ene elimination of ethylene in a concerted manner.​​

 
DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2017.07.020