Accession Number : ADD006343

Title :   Production of B10H14 from B2H6 at Room Temperature by Laser Induced Chemistry Using DF Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,James A

Report Date : 13 Mar 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method for the production of B10H14 by laser induced chemistry is disclosed. A DF laser is used to irradiate a laser reaction cell containing diborane (B2H6). The P12 (2611 cm to the -1) frequency of the 1-0 band of the DF laser is resonant with the v8 (2614 cm to the -1) vibrational fundamental of B2H6 and starts a chain reaction producing solid white crystals of B10H14 that condense on the walls of the laser reaction cell. The method is carried out at room temperature. Thus, the chemical engineering is very simple. The B10H14 produced is of high purity and high yield. The production of decaborane-14 from diborane by DF laser induced chemistry (LIC) represents an efficient synthesis of a large polyatomic molecule of high purity by LIC. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Deuterium, *Fluorides, *Chemical lasers, *Boron hydrides, Processing, Production, Irradiation, Deuteron bombardment, Decaboranes, Chemical engineering, Molecular vibration, Crystals, Polyatomic molecules

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE