Methylcyclohexane pyrolysis and oxidation in a jet-stirred reactor

Tony Bissoonauth, Zhandong Wang, Samah Mohamed, Jui-Yang Wang, Bingjie Chen, Anne Rodriguez, Ophélie Frottier, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Chuangchuang Cao, Juizhong Yang, Olivier Herbinet, Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Mani Sarathy

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Alkylated cycloalkanes are an important chemical class in conventional fuels. Methylcyclohexane (MCH) is a simple alkylated cycloalkane that is a potential candidate to represent the naphthenic content in transportation fuel surrogates. Detailed experimental speciation data for MCH gas-phase oxidation and pyrolysis is still lacking in the literature. This work investigates the high-temperature pyrolysis and low-temperature oxidation of MCH in a jet-stirred reactor. Under low-temperature conditions, highly oxygenated intermediate species indicative of
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 27 2018

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2016-CRG5-3022
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2016-CRG5-3022, and Saudi Aramco under the FUELCOM program. European Commission (“Clean ICE” ERC Advanced Research Grant, 2008–2013) is thanked for supporting Nancy experiments.


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