Uncatalysed oxidation of cyclohexane in a continuous reactor

Yu Wen, Owen E Potter, Tamarapu Sridhar

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This paper examines the kinetics of the oxidation of cyclohexane. Recognising that catalytic effects of the reactor wall may impact on the kinetics of organic oxidations, especially in laboratory scale reactors, these experiments are conducted in an aluminium reactor. In addition, a novel technique is introduced which permits these oxidation reactions to be studied without the intervention of gas-liquid mass transfer and thus yields homogeneous kinetics data. A kinetic model for the reaction is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4593-4605
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997

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