Chemistry of Energetic Fragments: Hypovalent Radicals.
Final rept. 1 Oct 80-29 Feb 84,
KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The simple method of introducing solid or high-boiling liquids into the flowing afterglow FA apparatus by placing the compound in a small beaker and inserting this beaker attached to a glass rod on a vacuum seal into the flow tube has been improved. Now the reservoir of the compound is external to the flow tube for purposes of cooling or heating, and the vapors are swept into the flow tube using a controlled He or Ar flow. This method may allow further modification to enable kinetic measurements with such neutral compounds. Studies were completed on the thermochemical properties of CF32C-, and studies on its chemistry as well as that of the carbanion CF32CH-. We also started investigations of the thermochemistry and chemistry of a new carbene anion radical CF3CH. We continued to survey the capabilities of the FA method in various reaction types using anionic transition metal complexes.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy