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A mechanistic study of cyclic siloxane pyrolyses at low pressures

Almond, M.J., Becerra, R., Bowes, S.J., Cannady, J.P., Ogden, J.S. and Walsh, R. (2008) A mechanistic study of cyclic siloxane pyrolyses at low pressures. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10 (45). pp. 6856-6861. ISSN 1463-9076

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1039/b812535j

Abstract/Summary

Matrix isolation IR spectroscopy has been used to study the vacuum pyrolysis of hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane (D3), octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethyl cyclopentasiloxane (D5), and the results interpreted in the context of various kinetic models. In particular, it is shown that the significant pyrolysis products - which include CH3, CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H6 and SiO - may be satisfactorily accounted for by radical reactions involving dimethylsiloxane (D1), and estimates are made of the various chain lengths for the proposed reactions based on a range of ambient conditions.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:10960
Uncontrolled Keywords:GAS-PHASE, THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION, OCTAMETHYLCYCLOTETRASILOXANE, RADICALS, KINETICS, SILICON, ACETONE

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