The thermal decomposition of t-butyl ethyl ether
NJ Daly and C Wentrup
Australian Journal of Chemistry
21(6) 1535 - 1539
The rates of decomposition of t-butyl ethyl ether have been measured in the range 433-484º. The reaction products are ethanol and isobutene, and the kinetic form is first order. The Arrhenius equation k1 = 1017.18exp(-59740/RT)sec-1 is followed. The reaction behaviour is consistent with a unimolecular mechanism for the decomposition.
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9681535
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