Chemiluminescent Reactions of Atomic Fluorine.
PRINCETON UNIV N J
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Visible or ultraviolet luminescence is observed in the reactions of atomic fluorine with a wide variety of organic and inorganic molecules. In most cases, the radiation is produced by reaction with fluorine atoms generated by electric discharge through either CF4 or F2-Ar mixtures, indicating that the luminescences are due neither to impurities nor to the very exothermic reactions of F2. An exception to this is the reaction with hydrocarbons, where an extensive, as yet unidentified spectrum is produced in the region 1930-2760A only by reaction with the products of the CF4 discharge. Some speculative conclusions are drawn concerning the particular chemiluminescent reactions causing the luminescence. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy