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Vacuum pyrolysis of furfural: a facile synthesis of vinylketene

Grela, M. A. and Colussi, A. J. (1987) Vacuum pyrolysis of furfural: a facile synthesis of vinylketene. Anales de la Asociación Química Argentina, 75 (1). pp. 111-115. ISSN 0365-0375.

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The thermal unimolecular decomposition of 2-furaldehyde (FA) has been investigated in a low pressure flow reactor above 1050 K by product trapping followed by pressure measurements, IR identification and quantitative chemical analysis. It is shown that under these conditions FA losses CO leading to the formation of vinylketene, CH_2=CH-CH=C=O, as a primary product. Further decarbonylation to C_3-hydrocarbons takes over at higher temperatures. The extent of FA decomposition as well as the yield of vinylketene as functions of temperature are also reported.

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Colussi, A. J.0000-0002-3400-4101
Additional Information:© 1987 Asociación Química Argentina. Recibido: Junia 1986. Aceptado: Agosto 1986. Financial support by CIC and CONICET of Argentina is gratefully acknowledged. One of us (M.A.G.) undertook this project as a Research Fellow of CONICET.
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