Photoionization Mass Spectrometric and Kinetic Modeling of Low-pressure Pyrolysis of Benzene (cited: 3)
- Received Date: 2013-03-07
- Benzene, Low-pressure pyrolysis, PAH formation, Synchrotron vacuum ultra-violet photoionization mass spectrometry, Kinetic model
Abstract: Pyrolysis of benzene at 30 Torr was studied from 1360 K to 1820 K in this work. Synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet photoionization mass spectrometry was employed to detect the pyroly-sis products such as radicals, isomers and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and measure their mole fraction profiles versus temperature. A low-pressure pyrolysis model of benzene was developed and validated by the experimental results. Rate of production analysis was performed to reveal the major reaction networks in both fuel decomposition and aromatic growth processes. It is concluded that benzene is mainly decomposed via H-abstraction reaction to produce phenyl and partly decomposed via unimolecular decomposition reac-tions to produce propargyl or phenyl. The decomposition process stops at the formation of acetylene and polyyne species like diacetylene and 1,3,5-hexatriyne due to their high thermal stabilities. Besides, the aromatic growth process in the low-pressure pyrolysis of benzene is concluded to initiate from benzene and phenyl, and is controlled by the even carbon growth mechanism due to the inhibited formation of C5 and C7 species which play important roles in the odd carbon growth mechanism.
|Citation:||Jiu-zhong Yang, Long Zhao, Jiang-huai Cai, Fei Qi, Yu-yang Li. Photoionization Mass Spectrometric and Kinetic Modeling of Low-pressure Pyrolysis of Benzene (cited: 3)[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2013, 26(3): 245-251. doi: 10.1063/1674-0068/26/03/245-251|