Cyclopropane structural isomerization in shock waves

Peter Jeffers, David Lewis, Michael Sarr

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The homogeneous unimolecular isomerization of cyclopropane has been studied in two independent sets of single-pulse shock tube relative rate experiments. Concentration of cyclopropane in argon ranged from 0.25 to 10%, total final pressures were 0.5-7 atm, and temperatures were 970-1265°K, with residence times of 180-900 μsec. The results, corrected by RRK theory for falloff, are in excellent agreement with conventional, lower temperature investigations and are consistent with a rate constant k = 1015.2 × exp(-65,000/RT) sec-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3037-3041
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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