LASER TEMPERATURE-JUMP STUDIES OF FAST REACTIONS.
Final technical rept., 1 Oct 63-30 Sep 65,
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A ruby laser was assembled from commercial components for use as a single-pulse, source of heat in temperature-jump relaxation kinetic studies of very rapid reactions in aqueous and non-aqueous solutions. Preliminary results were obtained with an aqueous uranyl ion monomerdimer equilibrium to which copper nitrate was added. A neodymium doped glass laser rod radiating at 1.06 microns was not found satisfactory for the same purpose. A concurrent investigation of a fast protolytic reaction in water and D2O by the conventional Joule heating temperature-jump method yielded solvent D2O kinetic isotope effect data with ramifications for enzyme kinetics. Author
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers