Accession Number : AD0423525

Title :   ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE (ESR) STUDY OF GAMMA IRRADIATED SOLID ACETONITRILE.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan-June 63,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIV BOLLING AFB D C

Personal Author(s) : Harrah,L. A. ; Rondeau,R. E. ; Zakanycz,S. ; Hale,D. ; Dunbar,D.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The solid phase Cobalt-60 radiolysis of acetonitrile was investigated. Free radicals produced during the exposure to gamma rays were studied with an electron-spin resonance spectrometer and the final products were determined by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Predominant products are hydrogen, methane, and succinonitrile. The reaction paths to these products are inferred from, and consistent with, the ESR spectra of the trapped free radicals. (uthor)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, RADIATION CHEMISTRY), (*RADIATION CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS), ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, COBALT, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, SOLIDS, GAMMA RAYS, FREE RADICALS, ELECTRONS, SPINNING(MOTION), RESONANCE, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, CALIBRATION, HYDROGEN, ALKANES, HYPERFINE STRUCTURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE