Accession Number : AD0806625

Title :   INFLUENCE OF OXIDATION PRODUCTS ON THE CHEMILUMINESCENT OXIDATION OF TETRAKIS(DIMETHYL AMINO)ETHYLENE.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, W. R. ; Bens, E. M.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Light emitted during the oxidation of tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene (TMAE) has been found to be profoundly influenced by TMAE oxidation products and certain additives. Although the low-boiling oxidation products have no effect upon the emitted light, tetramethyl urea was found to be a major quencher. It was observed that only a fraction of the potential light, anticipated from dilution calculations, was emitted in 'normal' TMAE oxidation. Addition of TMAE nonsolvents such as water and dimethylsulfoxide reduces the concentration of oxidation, products and increases the light intensity; water further increased the light intensity by increasing the rate of reaction. Aliphatic hydrocarbons and dimethylsilicone fluids were found to be satisfactory nonquenching diluents. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ETHYLENES, OXIDATION), (*CHEMILUMINESCENCE, ETHYLENES), AMINES, OXIDATION, QUENCHING(INHIBITION), CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), SOLUBILITY, SOLVENTS, SILOXANES, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE