Thermal decomposition of azoisopropane. II. Secondary decomposition processes

A. Péter, G. Ács, P. Huhn

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The thermal decomposition of azoisopropane (AIP) was studied in the presence of various quantities of propylene in the temperature and pressure intervals 498–553 K and 3.33–5.33 kPa. The inhibition functions relating to formation of the products were determined; these proved a good basis for interpretation of the formation of the secondary decompositon products of AIP. The experimental data support the conception that the βμ radical—radical reaction (Formula Presented.) occurs. The product of this is not stable; its decomposition is one of the sources of the secondary products. The ratio of the rate constants was determined for the following reactions: (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-792
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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