Accession Number : AD0655376

Title :   MASS SPECTROMETRIC DETECTION OF LABILE HYDRIDES FORMED BY ATOMIC HYDROGEN REACTIONS,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LABS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,B. ; Breisacher,P.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The applicability of time-of-flight mass spectrometric techniques to the study of highly labile inorganic molecules is described, with emphasis on metal hydrides. The principal techniques used in this laboratory to generate such species for mass spectrometric study are mercury photosensitization, metal evaporations in hydrogen atmospheres, and electrical wire explosions. The apparatus is described and data are given for representative chemical systems for each of these methods of generating labile species. Finally, a brief survey is given of presently unknown hydride molecules that might prove amenable to study by these techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRIDES, *MASS SPECTROSCOPY), HYDROGEN, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, VAPORS, EXPLODING WIRES

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE