Experimental and kinetic modeling studies of low-pressure premixed laminar 2-methylfuran flames

Zhanjun Cheng, Qi Niu, Zhandong Wang, Hanfeng Jin, Guanyi Chen, Mingfa Yao, Lixia Wei*

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2-Methylfuran (MF) with the same properties to those of gasoline can be used as an alternative fuel or fuel additive directly in the engines. Low-pressure laminar premixed MF/O2/Ar flames with equivalence ratios of 0.80 1.00 and 1.50 were studied to study the flame structure of MF. A revised MF mechanism was employed to analyze the reaction pathways of MF combining the formation and consumption reactions of some key species e.g. 2-furylmethyl propargyl 1-oxo-134-pentatriene 1-oxo-13-butadiene acrolein and methyl vinyl ketone. The current mechanism well predicted the H-addition products of MF but underestimated the H-abstraction products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1295-1302
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Furylmethyl
  • Ketene
  • Kinetic model
  • Methylfuran
  • Premixed flame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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