Rate coefficients of decomposition of azoethane and azoisopropane

G. Ács, A. Péter, P. Huhn

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The thermal decompositions of azoethane and azoisopropane were studied in a large excess of ethylene in the temperature interval of 523–623 K. It was demonstrated that under such conditions, the bulk of the alkyl radicals react with ethylene. Via measurements on the consumption of the azo compound and on the formation of gaseous nitrogen, it was possible to determine the rate coefficients of the initiation reactions: (Formula Presented.) . The resulting data were as follows: For azoethane, (Formula Presented.) . For azoisopropane, (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-999
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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