Reaction rate constants of H-abstraction by OH from large ketones: Measurements and site-specific rate rules

Reaction rate constants of H-abstraction by OH from large ketones: Measurements and site-specific rate rules

J. Badra, A. E. Elwardany, A. Farooq*

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 12183-12193, (2014)

J. Badra, A. E. Elwardany, A. Farooq*
H-abstraction, OH, Large Ketones

Reaction rate constants of the reaction of four large ketones with hydroxyl (OH) are investigated behind reflected shock waves using OH laser absorption. The studied ketones are isomers of hexanone and include 2-hexanone, 3-hexanone, 3-methyl-2-pentanone, and 4-methl-2-pentanone. Rate constants are measured under pseudo-first-order kinetics at temperatures ranging from 866 K to 1375 K and pressures near 1.5 atm. The reported high-temperature rate constant measurements are the first direct measurements for these ketones under combustion-relevant conditions. The effects of the position of the carbonyl group (C=O) and methyl (CH3) branching on the overall rate constant with OH are examined. Using previously published data, rate constant expressions covering, low-to-high temperatures, are developed for acetone, 2-butanone, 3-pentanone, and the hexanone isomers studied here. These Arrhenius expressions are used to devise rate rules for H-abstraction from various sites. Specifically, the current scheme is applied with good success to H-abstraction by OH from a series of n-ketones. Finally, general expressions for primary and secondary site-specific H-abstraction by OH from ketones are proposed as follows (the subscript numbers indicate the number of carbon atoms bonded to the next-nearest-neighbor carbon atom, the subscript CO indicates that the abstraction is from a site next to the carbonyl group (C=O), and the prime is used to differentiate different neighboring environments of a methylene group):

P1,CO = 7.38 × 10−14 exp(−274 K/T) + 9.17 × 10−12 exp(−2499 K/T) (285–1355 K)

S10,CO = 1.20 × 10−11 exp(−2046 K/T) + 2.20 × 10−13 exp(160 K/T) (222–1464 K)

S11,CO = 4.50 × 10−11 exp(−3000 K/T) + 8.50 × 10−15 exp(1440 K/T) (248–1302 K)

S11′,CO = 3.80 × 10−11 exp(−2500 K/T) + 8.50 × 10−15 exp(1550 K/T) (263–1370 K)

S21,CO = 5.00 × 10−11 exp(−2500 K/T) + 4.00 × 10−13 exp(775 K/T) (297–1376 K)

DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01253D