Thermal decomposition studies of jet fuel components. n-Butylbenzene and t-butylbenzene

Y. Peng, H. H. Schobert, C. Song, P. G. Hatcher

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There are many factors controlling high temperature thermal stability of jet fuels. Fuel composition is the most important one. The major purpose of the present work is to develop a fundamental understanding of the thermal reaction processes of n-butylbenzene and tert-butylbenzene by analyzing their gaseous and liquid products. The liquid products are divided into several groups which allow distinguishing between stable and unstable components according to their degradation behavior in terms of the change of product distribution with time, and this in turn helps to identify the socalled 'precursors' to solid products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-513
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992
EventSymposium on Structure of Jet Fuels III - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 5 1992Apr 10 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology


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