Mechanism of the Pyrolysis of 3-Bromopentane
Coauthor(s): Allan Maccoll, R. Ross.
The gas-phase dehydrobromination of 3-bromopentane has been shown to be a homogeneous first-order reaction, unaffected by the presence of cyclohexene. The rate constants follow the Arrhenius equation k1= 1013 · 51 exp(-45,440/RT). These observations are consistent with a molecular mechanism but not with the chain mechanism for bromide pryolysis proposed by Wojciechowski and Laidler.
Source: Transactions of the Faraday Society
Capon, Noel, Allan Maccoll, and R. Ross. "Mechanism of the Pyrolysis of 3-Bromopentane." Transactions of the Faraday Society 63 (1967): 1152-54.