Flash pyrolysis of silicon-bound hydrocarbons

  • Hartgers W
  • Damsté J
  • de Leeuw J
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Abstract

Curie-point flash pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of n-octadecane, n-propylbenzene and n-propylcyclohexane chemically linked to silica has been performed in order to gain a better understanding of the mechanism of flash pyrolysis by which hydrocarbons are generated from kerogens. The major products result via a 6-membered ring rearrangement involving the SiOC linkage and from cleavage of CC bonds allylic to primary or secondary alkyl radicals. © 1991.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Flash pyrolysis
  • gas chromatography
  • hydrocarbons
  • kerogens
  • mass spectrometry
  • pyrolysis.

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