The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane

Shunzo Yamamoto, Mitsuru Kozasa, Yoshimi Sueishi, Norio Nishimura

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The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane was studied at 633 K, 67-40,000 Pa, and a wavelength of 307.6 nm. The major products were hydrogen, methane, ethylene, and dimethylbutane (DMB), while the minor products were propylene, isobutane, ethane, butane, and hexane. The yields of hydrogen, methane, and ethylene increased linearly with the light intensity, while that of DMB showed a second-order dependence on the light intensity. The yield of ethylene was almost equal to that of methane under all conditions studied. The dependences of product formation on the time and propane pressure in the zinc-photosensitized decomposition of propane was different from those in the cadmium-photosensitized decomposition, but was similar to those in the mercury-photosensitized decomposition at high temperature. The methane/hydrogen ratio was always smaller than unity and was independent of the propane pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3439-3443
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Volume61
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1988

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Propane
Methane
Zinc
Hydrogen
Decomposition
Butanes
Ethane
Hexanes
Mercury
Cadmium
Wavelength
ethylene
Temperature

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Yamamoto, S., Kozasa, M., Sueishi, Y., & Nishimura, N. (1988). The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 61(10), 3439-3443.

The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane. / Yamamoto, Shunzo; Kozasa, Mitsuru; Sueishi, Yoshimi; Nishimura, Norio.

In: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Vol. 61, No. 10, 01.10.1988, p. 3439-3443.

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Yamamoto, S, Kozasa, M, Sueishi, Y & Nishimura, N 1988, 'The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane', Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 3439-3443.
Yamamoto S, Kozasa M, Sueishi Y, Nishimura N. The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan. 1988 Oct 1;61(10):3439-3443.
Yamamoto, Shunzo ; Kozasa, Mitsuru ; Sueishi, Yoshimi ; Nishimura, Norio. / The zinc-photosensitized reaction of propane. In: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan. 1988 ; Vol. 61, No. 10. pp. 3439-3443.
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