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Title: Dynamics of Peroxy and Alkenyl Radicals Undergoing Competing Rearrangements in Biodiesel Combustion

Biodiesel fuel is increasingly being used worldwide. Although we have a fair understanding of the molecular details of the chemistry of peroxy radicals derived from alkanes, biodiesel fuels contain ester and olefin groups which significantly impact the thermodynamics and kinetics of biodiesel ignition. The broader goal of this research is to carry out systematic computational studies of the elementary kinetics of the chemistry of ROO•, QOOH and •OOQOOH compounds that are models for biodiesel ignition.
  1. State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY (United States)
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State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY (United States). Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; biodiesel; fatty acid methyl esters; methylbutanoate; rate constants; tunneling