Accession Number : AD0699668

Title :   THE RADIOLYSIS OF CYCLOHEXANE IN THE PRESENCE OF DEUTERATED OLEFINS. THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLEFINS IN HYDROGEN FORMATION,

Corporate Author : ALBERTA UNIV EDMONTON DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,M. G. ; Freeman,G. R.

Report Date : 28 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The hydrogen yields from the radiolysis of cyclohexane solutions containing low concentrations of deuterated olefins (C3-C7) have been measured. The presence of significant amounts of HD and D2 in the products confirms an earlier suggestion that the olefins participate in hydrogen formation as well as acting as inhibitors. However, it is mainly the alkyl groups of the fully deuterated olefins that are involved in HD formation. A small amount of molecular D2 elimination occurs from the olefinic carbons. The addition of ethanol to a solution of C3D6 in cyclohexane reduced the yields of HD and D2 by the same proportionate amounts. The results are explained by ionic reactions. There is no clear-cut evidence for the occurrence of hydrogen atom scavenging. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYCLOHEXANES, *RADIATION CHEMISTRY), REACTION KINETICS, DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS, ALKENES, HYDROGEN, DEUTERIUM, CANADA

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE