Reaction Intermediates in Aromatic Fuel Combustion.
Final rept. 18 Jul 83-17 Jul 84,
CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The oxidation of benzene under fuel-lean conditions has been studied from 1600 to 2300 K in a shock tube using a stabilized CW CO laser to monitor CO production. The result of the kinetic modeling of the CO formation according to the global mechanism of Fujii and Asaba indicates that the rate of CO formation in the early stage of oxidation depends very sensitively on the rate-limiting unimolecular decomposition of benzene. The rate constant obtained for the initiation reaction using a scheme consisting of a set of 25 reactions is given for the pressure range of 1.9 - 2.7 atm.
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