Accession Number : ADD010891

Title :   Laser Photochemical Synthesis of Benzene and Its Derivatives.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,J K ; Merritt,J A

Report Date : 27 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A cw C02 tunable laser is employed to irradiate an allyl halide selected from allyl chloride, allyl bromide, allyl fluoride, 2-methyl-3-chloropropene, and 2,3-dichloropropene and contained in one or more reaction cells at a predetermined pressure. A predetermined power level from about 25 to 150 watts, an irradiating time from about 0.2 second to about 60 seconds, and a selected radiation line for example P(36), P(32), P(26), or P(22) (that is resonant with an absorption band of the selected allyl halide) are employed to achieve dissociation of the selected allyl halide and to achieve a laser-induced photochemical synthesis of benzene and substituted benzenes.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Synthesis(Chemistry), *Lasers, *Photochemical reactions, *Benzene, Continuous wave lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers, Tunable lasers, Infrared lasers, Irradiation, Halides, Cells, Photodissociation

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE