The Combination Reaction of CH3 and C6H5O

Chin Yu Lin, Ming-Chang Lin

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The kinetics and mechanism of the CH3 + C6H5O reaction have been examined by means of the RRKM theory and kinetic modelling. Both the high temperature shock tube data for the production of cresols and the low temperature branching ratios (for production of cresols against methylcyclohexadienones, CH3C6H5O) derived from Mulcahy and Williams’s data1 on the pyrolysis of di-t-butyl peroxide and phenol mixtures could be reasonably accounted for by the mechanism: The energy barrier for the thermal isomerization of CH3C6H5O to cresols was estimated to be - 132 kJ mol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-734
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985


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