Accession Number : AD0260161

Title :   THE REACTIONS OF NITROGEN ATOMS WITH ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MASS

Personal Author(s) : LICHTIN,NORMAN N.

Report Date : 07 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The reactions were tudied of atomic nitrogen with simple organic compounds labeled with 14C with the objective of elucidating chemical reaction mechanism. Relatively crude measurements were made of the intensity and rough wavelength distribution of light emitted during reactions of nitrogen atoms with a variety of organic substances. Apparatus and basic procedures for determination of the identities and molecular radioactivities of gaseous products of reaction of atomic nitrogen with 14C-labeled propylene were set up and preliminary work with unlabeled propylene begun. During this period, the intensity of light emission from the reactions of several substrates was measured photometrically with 1P21 photomultiplier tubes located at two points in the reaction zone. No attempt was made to determine the wavelength distribution of the light. Emission intensities were observed with ethylene, propylene, ethane, dimethyl ether, tetrafluoromethane and diborane. Emission intensities with ethane, propylene, diborane and ethylene were comparable in these experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, *NITROGEN, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *RADIOCHEMISTRY, ATOMS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, GASES, HYDROCARBONS, LIGHT, PHOTOMETERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE