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dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhandong
dc.contributor.authorHerbinet, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Nils
dc.contributor.authorBattin-Leclerc, Frédérique
dc.identifier.citationWang Z, Herbinet O, Hansen N, Battin-Leclerc F (2019) Exploring hydroperoxides in combustion: History, recent advances and perspectives. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 73: 132–181. Available:
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to review recent progress in detection and quantification of hydroperoxides, and to understand their reaction kinetics in combustion environments. Hydroperoxides, characterized by an OOH group, are ubiquitous in the atmospheric oxidation of volatile organic compounds (∼300 K), and in the liquid and gas phase oxidation of fuel components at elevated temperatures (∼400–1000 K). They are responsible for two-stage fuel ignition in internal combustion engines and they play an important role in the formation and evolution of secondary organic aerosols in the atmosphere. The introduction outlines the importance of hydroperoxide chemistry in combustion reaction processes. In addition to this main topic, the role of hydroperoxides in atmospheric and liquid phase oxidation chemistry is also introduced, for a more general perspective. The second part of this paper briefly reviews the mechanistic insights of hydroperoxide chemistry in combustion systems, including experimental detection of these reactive species before 2010. Since that time significant progress has been made by advanced diagnostic techniques like tunable synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet photoionization mass spectrometry and infrared cavity ring-down spectroscopy. The third chapter of this work summarizes progress in gas phase oxidation experiments to measure hydrogen peroxide, alkyl hydroperoxides, olefinic hydroperoxides, ketohydroperoxides, and more complex hydroperoxides that include as many as five oxygen atoms. The fourth section details recent advances in understanding the combustion chemistry of hydroperoxides, involving the formation of carboxylic acids and diones, as well as the development of oxidation models that include a third O2 addition reaction mechanism. Finally, challenges are discussed, and perspectives are offered regarding the future of accurately measuring molecule-specific hydroperoxide concentrations and understanding their respective reaction kinetics.
dc.description.sponsorshipZW acknowledges “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Combustion and Flame endstation at National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. NH acknowledges support from the U.S. DOE, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525. The authors thank Sandia artists Loren Stacks and Brent Hagelund for their help preparing some of the illustrations. We also wish to thank Michel Rossi, Charles Westbrook, Eliseo Ranzi, Christa Fittschen, Arkke Eskola, Efstathios Tingas, Tao Tao, Luc Sy Tran, Gustavo Garcia-Macias for their valuable assistance during the writing of this review. FBL and NH thank the QUADMARTS International Research Network for promoting their collaboration. FBL and OH thank Fei Qi for fruitful collaboration since 2009.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
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dc.subjectGas phase oxidation
dc.titleExploring hydroperoxides in combustion: History, recent advances and perspectives
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalProgress in Energy and Combustion Science
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dc.contributor.institutionState Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, PR China
dc.contributor.institutionNational Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230029, PR China
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés, CNRS – Université de Lorraine, ENSIC, 1 rue Grandville 54001 Nancy, France
dc.contributor.institutionCombustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94551, United States
kaust.personWang, Zhandong

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