Accession Number:

AD0274539

Title:

RADIOLYSIS OF LIQUID METHANOL-INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF ADDITIVES

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CHICAGO UNIV ILL

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Experiments were performed on the gamma irradiation of liquid methanol in sealed glass bulbs containing quantities of NO up to 0.25 millimoles per gram methanol. The following effects were noted NO is consumed with the evolution of molecular N. The formation of ethylene glycol is completely suppressed as long as NO is present but resumes at a normal rate upon consumption of the NO. The production of formaldehyde is enhanced, initially by an amount equivalent to the NO consumed, but reaching a limiting G value of about 3.3 with increasing NO addition, as compared with the normal G of 1.8. Hydrogen production declines gradually with increasing NO additions such that G sub N2 G sub H2 is approximately constant and G sub N2 is proportional to the amount of added NO. At the higher levels of added NO, other products appear including formic acid, peroxide, and formhydroxamic acid. Nitrous oxide as an additive is likewise converted to molecular N but is without effect upon the formation of ethylene glycol. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE