Accession Number : AD0430758


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE DISSOCIATION CHEMISTRY OF -NF2 COMPOUNDS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly summary rept. Nov 63-Jan 64,


Corporate Author : TEXACO EXPERIMENT INC RICHMOND VA


Personal Author(s) : Henderson,U V ; Goodfriend,P L ; Woods,H P


Report Date : 03 Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : The work of the past quarter consisted primarily of attempts to modify the flash photolysis apparatus for use in the vacuum UV. The primary difficulty was in obtaining an intense enough source flash for this region of the spectra. Some preliminary investigations of the emission spectra produced by an electrical discharge through flowing NF3 and N2F4 were made in a search for the emission spectrum of NF. The spectra produced in both cases were identical and consisted primarily of NO, N, and F bands. No features attributable to NF were observed. The emissions produced are characteristic of the final decomposition products rather than intermediate fragments. Preparations are being made to search for emission of short-lived intermediate fragments in the electrically dissociated gases by exciting them with a capacitor discharge through the sample cell. Equipment is being developed for flash photolysis of N2F4 and NF3 in the fast-reaction cell of the time-offlight mass spectrometer. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NITROGEN COMPOUNDS , FLUORINE COMPOUNDS , FLUORINE COMPOUNDS , DISSOCIATION , EMISSIVITY , FLUOROAMINES , PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS , VISIBLE SPECTRA , ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA , VACUUM APPARATUS , ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , FREE RADICALS , GASES


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