The thermal decomposition of octadeulerocyclobutane and octafliwrocyclobutane

B. F. Gray*, H. O. Pritchard

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The high-pressure rate constant for the decomposition of [ 2H8]cyc/obutane at 443° is greater than that for ordinary cyclobutane and the fall-off of the rate constant takes place at a slightly higher pressure for the deuterated species. The decomposition of octafluorocyclobutane is shown to be a complex process unsuitable for testing theories of unimolecular reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-997
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)
Publication statusPublished - 1956
Externally publishedYes


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