Accession Number : AD0482666

Title :   PHOTOLYSIS OF METHYL IODIDE IN THE PRESENCE OF NITRIC OXIDE.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul 65-1 Feb 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Johnston, Timothy ; Heicklen, Julian

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Methyl iodide was photolyzed in the presence of NO at room temperature. Iodine is both a primary and secondary product. Nitrosomethane is a primary product, while (CH3NO)2, NO2, CH3ONO, N2, and N2O are secondary products, and CH3ONO2, CH2O, and HNO2 are tertiary products. The complete reaction sequence is given. Methyl iodide enters the chain step to give CH3O radicals. The important steps in removing CH3NO are: 2CH3NO yielding (CH3NO)2 and CH3NO + NO yielding CH3O + N2O. The rate constants for both reactions were obtained and are tabulated with several other rate constants. Where comparisons could be made with existing results, agreement was good. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHOTOLYSIS), *PHOTOLYSIS), (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, (*IODIDES, FREE RADICALS, REACTION KINETICS, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, IODINE, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, INFRARED SPECTRA, HEAT OF ACTIVATION.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE