Accession Number : AD0617964

Title :   STUDY OF SUPEROXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Dec 61-31 Jan 65,

Corporate Author : OLIN MATHIESON CHEMICAL CORP NEW HAVEN CONN CHEMICALS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Csejka,D. A.

Report Date : 12 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The reactions of hydrogen atoms with gaseous ozone and with oxygen were studied to determine if hydrogen superoxide (H2O4) could be obtained in higher yields. Attempts to concentrate H2O4 by separating it from its ice matrix were made. Hydrogen superoxide was examined by X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared methods at low temperature in order to determine its structural characteristics. The heat of decomposition and formation of H2O4 were determined at -196C. The reactions of H2O4 with ammonia, chlorine and ethylene were studied. Di-t-butyl tetroxide was prepared so that the O4 species could be examined by infrared spectroscopic techniques. The reactions of ozone with hexafluoroethane, ammonia, bromine trifluoride and chlorine trifluoride were studied. Tetrafluorohydrazine was treated with ozone, oxygen atoms, oxygen and potassium superoxide in an effort to prepare new oxides such as NF2ONF2, NF2OONF2 and NF2OOH. The preparation of chlorine tetroxide was investigated. Reactions of nitrogen trifluoride with ethane, ammonia and diborane at elevated temperatures were examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OXIDIZERS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*PEROXIDES, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, HYDROGEN, DEUTERIUM, OZONE, X RAY DIFFRACTION, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, INFRARED SPECTRA, HEAT OF FORMATION, AMMONIA, CHLORINE, OXYGEN, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES

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