Part I: The artifically stirred reactor for flow kinetics. Part II: The liquid phase rearrangement of methyl allyl xanthate
Holloway, Robert Reagan
Lewis, E. S.
Master of Arts
An artificially stirred reactor for general use in gas phase kinetics experiments was designed and built. The new reactor shows better performance than an ordinary diffusion stirred reactor, except when the stirrer is turned off. The kinetics of the rearrangement of 1-methyl-2-vinylcyclopropane to 3-methylenecyclopentene was studied at a previously inaccessible temperature. The rearrangement of methyl allyl xanthate to methyl allyl dithiolcarbonate was studied from 78 to 1060 C. The Arrhenius parameters obtained are log A = 11.1± .2, and Ea = 24.6 ± .3 kcal/mole.