Studies in pyrolysis

Golomb, Arnold (1963) Studies in pyrolysis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In Part I of this thesis, the thermal breakdown (vapour phase: ca. 500) of the lactides obtained from laotic and a-hydroxylsobutyric acid is critically re-examined, with the assistance of some model compounds. The pyrolysis of the lactide of 1-hydroxycyclohexane-carboxylic acid is also studied. The predominating breakdown reaction of all three is a concerted double decarbonylation (yielding carbon monoxide and an aldehyde or ketone) together with minor competing reactions. Reasons are advanced for the failure of the lactides and acyl derivatives of A-hydroxy acids to show major alkyl-oxygen scission to the corresponding unsaturated acids. Reaction mechanisms are discussed. In Part II, the thermal degradation at 220 - 260

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Polymer chemistry.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Date of Award: 1963
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1963-79458
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 13:22
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