Accession Number:

AD0617231

Title:

PYROLYSIS STUDIES. XIV. THE PYROLYSIS OF T-BUTYL BENZOATES,

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UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

It was thought that a study of the thermal elimination of benzoic acids from t-butyl benzoate esters would be suitable for the determination of oO values. Four consecutive runs were made for 4 different esters, the reactor having a completely deactivated surface before the measuring of each ester. From the results obtained, it is clear that the thermal decomposition of t-butyl benzoates is not a simple intramolecular homogeneous reaction but rather the reaction is subject to occurring also on the walls which activate the reactor and cause an increasing amount of heteorogenous reaction. Since all efforts failed to avoid the heterogeneous reaction, it is apparent that pyrolysis of t-butyl benzoate is not suitable for studying linear free energy relationships. Author

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