Accession Number : AD0768782

Title :   The Photolysis of T-Butyl Nitrite in Hydrocarbon Solution.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,Lester P. ; Duckworth,Alan C.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The photolysis of t-butyl nitrite in hydrocarbon solvents having abstractable hydrogen atoms results in the formation of t-butanol and solvent-derived nitroso dimer and/or oxime. The quantum yield is higher in cyclohexene than in cyclohexane or cyclopentane. There are many side reactions, two of which are photochemical decomposition of nitroso dimer and the Bamberger reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITRITES, *PHOTOLYSIS), ORGANIC SOLVENTS, FREE RADICALS, PROPELLANTS, DECOMPOSITION, NITRATES, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, NITROSO COMPOUNDS, ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE