Accession Number : AD0475367

Title :   MECHANISTIC STUDIES OF DETONATION INITIATION: THE CHEMICAL BEHAVIOR OF SHOCKED ORGANIC HALIDES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Buchwald, Robert D. ; Smith, Jimmy F.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A single-pulse shock tube has been designed, constructed and used to study the kinetics of methyl iodide and ethyl iodide pyrolysis in the range 2700-2900 K. For methyl iodide the chief products are methane, ethylene, acetylene and iodine and for ethyl iodide they are the same plus ethane. The experimental data seem to support a mechanism in methyl iodide pyrolysis that is free-radical in nature and involves one activation step. In the ethyl iodide case there appear to be two separate free-radical activations, one involving cleavage of the carbon-carbon bond and the other that of the carbon-iodine bond. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETONATIONS, THEORY), SHOCK TUBES, REACTION KINETICS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, IODINE COMPOUNDS, PYROLYSIS, INFRARED SPECTRA, ABSORPTION SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE