The possible direct participation of the hot reactor surface in the formation of pyrolysis products was elucidated through the pyrolytic decomposition of phenyl azide. It is demonstrated that the intermediate phenyl nitrene generated reacts with elemental carbon at the filament surface, leading eventually to benzonitrile. The importance of well defined surfaces is discussed.
|Journal||Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|