Journal article

Atmospheric Oxidation of Piperazine Initiated by OH: A Theoretical Kinetics Investigation

Z Ren, G Da Silva

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry | American Chemical Society | Published : 2019


Piperazine (Pz) mixed with other amines is a proposed carbon capture solvent, but there is concern about the impact of Pz on air quality, including the potential to produce toxic products. Here, the •OH initiated oxidation of Pz has been studied by ab initio modeling and RRKM/master equation kinetic simulations. The Pz + •OH reaction is found to proceed at around the capture rate, consistent with experiment, with abstraction predominantly from C-H sites, forming an alkyl radical (PzC). The subsequent reaction kinetics of carbon-centered Pz radicals with O2 are also studied, so as to determine the first-generation oxidation products. We find that the PzC radical predominantly reacts with ..

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