Accession Number:

AD0420985

Title:

GAMMA RADIATION EFFECTS ON ISOPRENOIDS,

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NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Squalene, a liquid hexamer having the fundamental isoprenoid molecular structure of natural rubber, was irradiated with cobalt-60 gamma rays. The squalene was radiolyzed in vacuum and the dose absorption varied from 0.13 to 2.1 megarad. Gas chromatographic product analysis showed that hydrogen and methane are produced in the greatest amounts. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE