Accession Number : ADA131863

Title :   Thermolysis of 4-Methyl-4-phenyl Malonyl Peroxide: A New Oxygen Dependent Chemiluminescent Reaction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA ROGER ADAMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Porter,Judith E ; Schuster,Gary B

PDF Url : ADA131863

Report Date : 08 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Thermolysis of 4-methyl-4-phenyl malonyl peroxide in acetonitrile is accelerated by electron donors, such as perylene. When both the perylene and oxygen are present in solution the reaction gives acetophenone and a small amount of light. Investigation of the mechanism of light generation reveals that it involves formation and fragmentation of a tetraoxide. The chemically initiated electron-exchange luminescence mechanism (CIEEL) appears to be responsible for light generation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Peroxides, *Cyclic compounds, *Pyrolysis, *Chemiluminescence, Thermochemistry, Methyl radicals, Phenyl radicals, Malonic acid, Acetonitrile, Reaction kinetics, Electron donors, Oxygen, Solutions(Mixtures), Acetophenones, Light, Tetroxides, Fragmentation, Electron transfer, Catalysis

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE