Accession Number : ADA631574


Title :   Roaming Reactions and Roaming-Mediated Isomerization in the Decomposition of Energetic Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Aug 2011-21 Aug 2015


Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI


Personal Author(s) : Suits, Arthur G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a631574.pdf


Report Date : 02 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : In the course of this project, roaming reactions and roaming-mediated isomerization were studied in a range of nitro compounds. To this end, infrared multi photon dissociation was coupled to state-resolved velocity map imaging for the first time. Systems studied in detail included nitromethane, nitroethane, 1-nitropropane and nitrobutane, as well as the corresponding nitrites. In addition, these same techniques were applied to vinyl chloride dissociation, where state-resolved imaging clearly showed the ground state dissociation at threshold proceeds by 3- center elimination to give the elusive vinylidene reaction intermediate as a product.


Descriptors :   *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES , *ISOMERIZATION , CHLORIDES , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , DECOMPOSITION , DISSOCIATION , ELIMINATION , GROUND STATE , IMAGES , INFRARED RADIATION , MAPS , MATERIALS , PHOTONS , RESPONSE , VELOCITY , VINYL PLASTICS


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE