This research was undertaken to study the pyrolysis of toluene in the vapor phase.
Many pyrolytic reactions of toluene have been studied by others, but the difficulty of controlling the reactions and the complexity of the products have not allowed much successful application of the results. The present work was an endeavor to better understand the reaction mechanisms and the intermediates involved in pyrolysis.
Specifically, the problem was to study the discrepancies between the results reported by M. Szwarc and by Hein and Mesee.
Level of Degree
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
First Committee Member (Chair)
Carsten Conover Steffens
Second Committee Member
Jesse LeRoy Riebsomer
Third Committee Member
Richard LeRoy Ferm
Fourth Committee Member
John Francis Suttle
Williams, Robert E.. "A Study of the Kinetics and the Free Radicals Involved in the Low-Pressure, Vapor-Phase Pyrolysis of Toluene." (1952). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/chem_etds/141