Structural and Dynamic Studies of Materials Possessing High Energy Content.
Final rept. 1 Nov 77-31 Oct 80,
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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This final report updates and summarizes the research accomplished under this Grant during the period of November 1, 1977 through October 31, 1980. We have emphasized investigations in the following areas 1 Reactivities and efficiencies of reaction of singlet oxygen with organic compounds 2 Reaction of singlet oxygen with strained organic molecules 3 Generation of singlet oxygen in a molecular beam 4 Generation and dynamic analysis of reactive diradicals, such as trimethylene methanes and carbenes in fluid solution. These studies are intended to advance our knowledge of the nature and behavior of excited molecules and their emission characteristics. We have elucidated the available mechanisms for producing excited molecules selectively and in high yield via chemiluminescent reactions. Our investigation of singlet oxygen chemistry and chemiluminescent reactions may lead to the development of novel chemical lasers and of means of protecting polymers against oxidative degradation. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy