INVESTIGATION OF THE RECOMBINATION PRODUCTS OF ALKYL RADICALS IN LIQUID- PHASE RADIOLYSIS OF N-HEXANE
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report involves the composition of the dimer formed on radiolysis of pure liquid nhexane and also n-hexane with admixtures of butylene at two temperatures. Investigation of the higher products of radiolysis of n- alkanes makes it possible to study the reaction of recombination of alkyl radicals, since the formation of heavy products involves a radical recombination stage. These reactions are practically the only ones in which alkyl radicals can participate at the moment of formation they are not hot, and therefore all their reactions, which are secondary from the standpoint of radiochemistry, occur independently of their origin. The dimeric product should contain compounds which are a combination of two of the three possible hexyl radicals CH3CH24CH2, CH3CH23CHCH3 and CH3CH22CHCH2CH3. In order to obtain standard reference compounds for the identification of the isomer composition of the dimeric product by the method of gas liquid chromatography, all five possible dodecane isomers from recombination of the hexyl radicals were synthesized.
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