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Frontiers of Free Radical Chemistry  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125665506, 9780323152211

Frontiers of Free Radical Chemistry

1st Edition

Editor: William Pryor
eBook ISBN: 9780323152211
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 400
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Frontiers of Free Radical Chemistry covers the proceedings of the 1979 symposium on Frontiers of Free Radical Chemistry, held in Louisiana State University Chemistry Department, supported by the Exxon Education Foundation. The contributors discuss the mechanisms of hydrocarbon cracking; oxidation processes; inhibition; and the theory of organic radical reactions, halogenations, and organic peroxide chemistry. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 15 chapters. Part I deals with the understanding of molecular and free radical mechanisms in predicting thermochemical data for radicals and molecules. This part also describes the relationship between distortions of organic molecules and the reactions of pericyclic, ionic, and radical molecules. Part II presents quantitative evaluations of gas phase reactions or carbynes and hydrocarbon pyrolysis and cracking. Discussions on the reactions of free atoms and radicals in the chemistry of the stratosphere and natural troposphere, with an emphasis on the ozone layer and its potential depletion by artificial pollutants, are included in this part. Part III explores the pertinent free radical reactions related to fuel research. Petroleum chemists, researchers, and engineers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents




Theory of Radical Reactivity

The Thermochemistry and Kinetics of Gas Phase Reactions

Neutral Thermochemistry from Ionic Reactions

Thermochemistry and Kinetics of Aromatic Radicals

Molecular Distortions and Organic Reactivity: Additions, Cycloadditions, and Free Radical Reactions

Gas Phase Reactions, Pyrolysis, and Cracking

An Exercise in Computer Modeling: The High-Temperature Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons

Homogeneous Alkane Cracking: The Route to Quantitative Description to Very High Conversion

Hydrogen Transfer Catalysis in Hydrocarbon Pyrolysis

The Gas Phase Chemistry of Carbynes

The Role of Free Radicals in Atmospheric Chemistry

Fuel Chemistry, Oxidation, Peroxides, and Inhibition

Free Radical Reactions Related to Fuel Research

Twenty Years of Peroxide Chemistry

Inhibition of Hydrocarbon Autoxidation by Sulphur Containing Transition Metal Complexes (1)

Organic Processes

Aliphatic and Aromatic Free-Radical Halogenations

Structural and Mechanistic Aspects of Metal Complexes in Free Radical Chemistry

The Role of Polar Effects and Bond Dissociation Energies (BDE) on Radical Reactivities Based on a Study of Iodination of Toluenes



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