volume 158, issue 4, P732-741 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.11.003
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Abstract: The oxidation of methyl formate (CH 3 OCHO), the simplest methyl ester, is studied in a series of burnerstabilized laminar flames at pressures of 22-30 Torr and equivalence ratios (U) from 1.0 to 1.8 for flame conditions of 25-35% fuel. Flame structures are determined by quantitative measurements of species mole fractions with flame-sampling molecular-beam synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry (PIMS). Methyl formate is observed to be converted to methanol, formaldehyde and methane as major intermediate…

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