Research Group Prof. Dr. G. Friedrichs

Thermal Decomposition Mechanism of Formaldehyde: Shock tube investigations of high temperature rea

The investigation of the kinetics of chemical reactions at high temperatures extends our knowledge of relevant  technical processes like the combustion of fossil fuels, flue gas cleaning technologies, or thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for generating high quality surface layers. Shock tube experiments enable studies of individual chemical elementary gas phase reactions at high temperatures. With the thermal decomposition of formaldehyde as an example, this article describes  the capability of the shock tube technique for mechanistic studies in the field of combustion chemistry. Experiments are complemented by modeling rate constants in the framework of statistical theories of unimolecular reactions.

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