Deakin University
Browse

File(s) not publicly available

THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION OF ALCOHOLS .3. 1-METHYLCYCLOHEXANOL

journal contribution
posted on 2023-02-06, 22:45 authored by JL GARNETT, WD JOHNSON, John SherwoodJohn Sherwood
The thermal decomposition of 1-methylcyclohexanol has been studied over the temperature range 448-506�C. Decomposition is homogeneous and involves two competing first-order reactions, dehydration and ketone (propanone and butanone) formation. Errors are quoted as 90% confidence limits, and R = 8.31 J mol-1 K-1. Dehydration is a concerted, unimolecular elimination; calculations suggest that the four-centre transition state is 'tight'. Ketone formation involves several free-radical reactions initiated by either carbon-carbon bond fission at the tertiary carbon or hydrogen atom abstraction from the alcohol.

History

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC