Accession Number : AD0779335

Title :   Chemiluminescence for the Determination of the Kinetics and Mechanism of Jet Fuel Oxidative Degradation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Mar 73-27 Mar 74,


Personal Author(s) : Nathan,Richard A.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Dodecane, a model hydrocarbon for jet fuels, and five other hydrocarbons, tetralin, 1-tridecene, cis- and trans-decalin, and indane were subjected to chemiluminescence analysis during their oxidation. Studies were carried out on both the pure compounds and on each as a 5% additive in dodecane. Activation energies were obtained for initiation and propagation steps of the oxidation process, which were previously unavailable and contribute toward a better understanding of the oxidation mechanism. In particular, the chemiluminescence analysis identified the importance of a unimolecular propagation process prevalent during the high temperature oxidation of dodecane, 1-tridecene, and cis-decalin. The measurements were carried out utilizing a chemiluminescence apparatus specially designed for such measurements at elevated temperatures (100-400C). Methodology for its use was developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemiluminescence, *Hydrocarbons, *Oxidation, *Jet engine fuels, Alkenes, Naphthalenes, Activation energy, Experimental design, Laboratory equipment, Alkanes, Degradation

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE