Accession Number : AD0634107

Title :   SOLVENT ISOTOPE EFFECTS FOR CH3OH VS. CD3OH.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 63-May 66,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Thornton,Edward R.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A precise (hopefully approaching plus or minus 0.1%) method of determining solvent isotope effects for competitive methanolysis reactions of alkyl halides (and other compounds) in mixtures of methanol (CH3OH) and methan-d3-o1 (CD3OH) is being developed. The method utilizes gas chromatographic separation of very small amounts of reaction product followed by mass spectrometric analysis of the isotopic ratios in the product. Careful control experiments are necessary to insure accuracy and high precision. The results are expected to provide detailed information about the activation process for solvolysis reactions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), CARBINOLS, DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS, HALIDES, ISOTOPES, SOLVENTS, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, IONS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE