A high-temperature shock tube kinetic study for the branching ratios of isobutene+ OH reaction

F. Khaled, B.R. Giri, A. Farooq
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, (2016)

A high-temperature shock tube kinetic study for the branching ratios of isobutene+ OH reaction

Keywords

Isobutene; Hydroxyl radicals; Rate coefficients; Shock tube; Branching ratio

Abstract

​Isobutene is an important intermediate formed during the oxidation of branched alkanes. It also appears as a byproduct during the combustion of methyl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE) which is used as octane enhancer in gasolines. To understand better the oxidation kinetics of isobutene, we have measured the rate coefficients for the reaction of OH radicals with isobutene (H2Cdouble bond; length as m-dashC(CH3)2) behind reflected shock waves over the temperature range of 830–1289 K and pressures near 1.5 atm. The reaction progress was followed by measuring mole fraction of OH radicals near 306.7 nm using UV laser absorption technique. Three deuterated isotopes, isobutene-1-d2 (D2Cdouble bond; length as m-dashC(CH3)2), isobutene-3-d6 (H2Cdouble bond; length as m-dashC(CD3)2) and isobutene-d8 (D2Cdouble bond; length as m-dashC(CD3)2) were employed to elucidate branching ratios of the allylic and vinylic H-abstraction from isobutene by OH radicals. H-abstraction from the allylic sites was found to be dominant and constituted about 75% of the total rate in the entire temperature range of the current work.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.107

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