Physical Chemistry of Energetic Nitrides.
Final rept. 1 Nov 83-30 Apr 87,
DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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This program has addressed a number of aspects of the chemistry of energetic nitrogen-based compounds. Topics investigated include the photochemistry of halogen isocyanates and halogen amines, radiative and collisional relaxation processes in electronically excited halogen nitrenes, the mechanisms of collisional decomposition of halogen azides, and the production of excited metastable nitrogen molecules in azide-based reactions for the collisional excitation of laser candidate species. The data obtained offer insight into the storage of energy in metastable halogen azides, halogen isocyanates, and halogen amines, and the mechanisms by which this energy is released when these molecules are stimulated by photolysis or undergo chemical reactions. Keywords Azides, Isocyanates, Amines, Nitrenes, Metastables, Photodissociation, Reactions, Excited states, Lasers.
- Physical Chemistry