Accession Number:

AD0007179

Title:

THE DECOMPOSITION OF DIETHYL PEROXIDE IN THE PRESENCE OF NITRIC OXIDE AND ETHYL NITRITE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A sequence of equations is proposed for the decomposition events of alkyl nitrates, based on the observation that nitrites are produced in substantial amounts. Studies were made of the reactions of ethoxyl radicals produced by the decomposition of diethyl peroxide at 181 deg C with ethyl nitrite and NO. The reaction rate between the ethoxyl radicals and NO was much greater than that between the radicals the nitrite.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE