Ring opening mechanisms of naphthenic jet fuels in the pyrolytic regime

James J. Strohm, Aparna Krishnamurthy, John M. Andrésen, Chunshan Song

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The thermal stability of the model compound for naphtenic jet fuels, decalin, was tested both under nitrogen purge for pyolytic studies and oxygen purge for autoxidative studies. The large extent of one ring aromatic compounds in the stressed liquids indicated that ring opening was one of the main thermal decomposition routes for decalin like compounds. Further dehydrogenation and alkyl side chain cleavage resulted in the formation of aromatic compounds that could result in formation of solid deposits. The main ring opening site was the ternary position of decalin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalACS Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Inc. Preprints
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002
EventACS National Meeting - Boston, Ma, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2002Aug 22 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology


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