Rate constants of the reactions of OH radicals with cyclopropane and cyclobutane

S. DóBé, T. Turányi, A. A. Iogansen, T. Bérces

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The kinetics of the reactions of hydroxy radicals with cyclopropane and cyclobutane has been investigated in the temperature range of 298–492 K with laser flash photolysis/resonance fluorescence technique. The temperature dependence of the rate constants is given by k1 = (1.17 ± 0.15) × 10−16 T3/2 exp[−(1037 ± 87) kcal mol−1/RT] cm3 molecule−1 s1 and k2 = (5.06 ± 0.57) × 10−16 T3/2 exp[−(228 ± 78) kcal mol−1/RT] cm3 molecule−1 s−1 for the reactions OH + cyclopropane → products (1) and OH + cyclobutane → products (2), respectively. Kinetic data available for OH + cycloalkane reactions were analyzed in terms of structure‐reactivity correlations involving kinetic and energetic parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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