Accession Number : AD0624087

Title :   RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS WITH MONOENERGETIC IONS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 1 Oct 60-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author : MAREMONT CORP PASADENA CALIF RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Bodai,C. ; Branson,L. K. ; Chai,B. ; Farber,M. ; Kim,N. G.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A new technique for the synthesis of chemical compounds was developed. Pure nitrobenzene was synthesized by bombarding the benzene molecule with a beam of NO2(+) ions under carefully controlled conditions. Ortho, meta and para nitrotoluene were also prepared by the reaction of toluene with NO2(+) ions. The apparatus used consists of an ion source capable of providing a lowenergy (1 electron volt) high-current (1 milliampere) beam of selected ionic species; an electrostatic potential control or accelerator for extracting the current from the source and giving accurate ion energies on the order of one electron volt; a reaction vessel in which the ions interact with the target molecules to produce a chemical reaction; and a cold trap to collect the products of reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*NITROBENZENES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*ION BEAMS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), BENZENE, TOLUENES, ION BOMBARDMENT, ELECTROSTATICS, ION ACCELERATORS, NITRATION

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE