Accession Number : ADA181316

Title :   Physical Chemistry of Energetic Nitrides.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 83-30 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Coombe,Robert D

PDF Url : ADA181316

Report Date : 28 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This program has addressed a number of aspects of the chemistry of energetic nitrogen-based compounds. Topics investigated include the photochemistry of halogen isocyanates and halogen amines, radiative and collisional relaxation processes in electronically excited halogen nitrenes, the mechanisms of collisional decomposition of halogen azides, and the production of excited metastable nitrogen molecules (in azide-based reactions) for the collisional excitation of laser candidate species. The data obtained offer insight into the storage of energy in metastable halogen azides, halogen isocyanates, and halogen amines, and the mechanisms by which this energy is released when these molecules are stimulated by photolysis or undergo chemical reactions. Keywords: Azides, Isocyanates, Amines, Nitrenes, Metastables, Photodissociation, Reactions, Excited states, Lasers.

Descriptors :   *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *NITRIDES, AMINES, AZIDES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, CHEMISTRY, COLLISIONS, DECOMPOSITION, ENERGY STORAGE, EXCITATION, HALOGENS, ISOCYANATES, LASERS, METASTABLE STATE, MOLECULES, NITROGEN, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, PHOTOLYSIS, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, PRODUCTION, RADIATION, RELAXATION, STIMULATION(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE