Mechanistic insights into oxidative decomposition of exo- tetrahydrodicyclopentadiene

Sun Hee Park, Cheong Hoon Kwon, Joongyeon Kim, Jeong Sik Han, Byung Hun Jeong, Hogyu Han, Sung Hyun Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15933-15939
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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