Accession Number : AD0609440

Title :   THE RADIATION CHEMISTRY OF ACETYLENIC COMPOUNDS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 30 Nov 62-31 Jul 64,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN OIL CO WHITING IND

Personal Author(s) : Rondeau,R. E. ; Harrah,L. A. ; Nevitt,T. D. ; Barber,H. H.,Jr. ; Schaffer,R.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The distribution of products from the radiolysis of butyne-2, propyne, pentyne-2, hexyne-3 and butyne-1 are given. Dimers, trimers and tetramers, of empirical formulae CnH2n, CnH2n-2 and CnH2n-4, are formed in the following relative concentration: (Dimers) >> (Trimers) >> (Tetramers). A general mechanism on the basis of free radical reactions is invoked to account for this distribution. In addition, aromatic products are also formed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, RADIATION CHEMISTRY), (*RADIATION CHEMISTRY, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS), DECOMPOSITION, POLYMERIZATION, FREE RADICALS, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, NITRILES, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE