Experimental Study of the Reactions of Limonene with OH and OD Radicals: Kinetics and Products

Abstract : The kinetics of the reactions of limonene with OH and OD radicals has been studied using a low-pressure flow tube reactor coupled with a quadrupole mass spectrometer: OH + C10H16 → products (1), OD + C10H16 → products (2). The rate constants of the title reactions were determined using four different approaches: either monitoring the kinetics of OH (OD) radicals or limonene consumption in excess of limonene or of the radicals, respectively (absolute method), and by the relative rate method using either the reaction OH (OD) + Br2 or OH (OD) + DMDS (dimethyl disulfide) as the reference one and following HOBr (DOBr) formation or DMDS and limonene consumption, respectively. As a result of the absolute and relative measurements, the overall rate coefficients, k1 = (3.0 ± 0.5) × 10–11 exp((515 ± 50)/T) and k2 = (2.5 ± 0.6) × 10–11 exp((575 ± 60)/T) cm3 molecule–1 s–1, were determined at a pressure of 1 Torr of helium over the temperature ranges 220–360 and 233–353 K, respectively. k1 was found to be pressure independent over the range 0.5–5 Torr. There are two possible pathways for the reaction between OH (OD) and limonene: addition of the radical to one of the limonene double bonds (reactions 1a and 2a) and abstraction of a hydrogen atom (reactions 1b and 2b), resulting in the formation of H2O (HOD). Measurements of the HOD yield as a function of temperature led to the following branching ratio of the H atom abstraction channel: k2b/k2 = (0.07 ± 0.03) × exp((460 ± 140)/T) for T = (253–355) K.
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Tristan Braure, Yuri Bedjanian, Manolis N. Romanias, Julien Morin, Véronique Riffault, et al.. Experimental Study of the Reactions of Limonene with OH and OD Radicals: Kinetics and Products. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, American Chemical Society, 2014, 118 (40), pp.9482-9490. ⟨10.1021/jp507180g⟩. ⟨insu-01335124⟩

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