We investigated the decomposition of exo-tetrahydrodicyclopentadiene (exo-THDCP, C10H16) in the absence and presence of O 2 at various temperatures. It was found that conversion of exo-THDCP was faster in the presence of O2 as compared to in its absence. The O2-induced increase in the conversion of exo-THDCP was hardly affected by variations in temperature. In addition, the O2-induced increase in the rate of C10 product formation was higher than those of <C10 and >C10. We proposed the mechanism for the oxidative decomposition of exo-THDCP, which occurs independently of its thermal decomposition and induces distinct product formation near and below its thermal decomposition starting temperature.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films