Chemistry ETDs

Publication Date

12-29-1952

Abstract

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.

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Chemistry

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

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

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