Accession Number : AD0681049

Title :   COMPETITIVE UNIMOLECULAR DECOMPOSITION OF ALKYL RADICALS. NEOPENTYL RADICAL RUPTURE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Rabinovitch,B. S.

Report Date : 01 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Detailed study was made of the competitive unimolecular decomposition of chemically activated 3,5,5-trimethylhexyl-2 radicals. These decompose by C-C bond ruptures to give neopentyl and methyl radicals. Disproportionation-recombination ratios of the various radicals were measured. The value of D(o) (neo-Pe-H) is determined to be 98.8 kcal/mole. The rate data are examined on a theoretical model. A summary of bond dissociation values determined by the present method is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FREE RADICALS, DECOMPOSITION), (*ALKENES, FREE RADICALS), VIBRATION, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, DISPROPORTIONATION, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, CHEMICAL BONDS, THERMOCHEMISTRY, METHANE, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE