Accession Number:

AD0601705

Title:

A STUDY OF THE TRAPPING OF FREE ALKYL RADICALS.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 58-Dec 61.

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

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Report Date:

1961-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The kinetics and mechanism of the decomposition of 2,2azoisobutane, the compound chosen as the source of the free radicals, were studied. In the next phase of the work studies of the pyrolysis of 2,2 -azoisobutane in a fast flow system were performed. The suitability of this compound as a source of t-butyl radicals was demonstrated by mirror removal studies and many experiments performed under a variety of conditions in which it was attempted to demonstrate the presence of trapped t-butyl radicals. The last portion of this program was devoted to a study of the colored deposits obtained in the pyrolysis of dibenzyl ketone. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE