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Studies in Singlet Delta Oxygen in Support of Coil

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Final rept. 14 May-14 Aug 1982

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In significant measure, COIL is an exercise in chemical engineering. The traditional chemical concerns of chemical reaction with simultaneous heat, mass, and momentum transport processes are evident in the optical cavity as well as in the upstream manufacture of 021 Delta. The ultimate product of COIL is coherent radiation while much more usually, the chemical engineer is concerned with the production of some chemical compound, say penicillin, as a product. But the scientific issues are very similar. This Laboratory is concerned with all of the chemistry of COIL. Although it is a highly reactive and dangerous species, Chlorine Oxide is potentially more than twice as effective in reducing Peroxide to Oxygen 1 Delta than is Chlorine. It has been conveniently and routinely synthesized from the reaction of C12 with Sodium Carbonate in a fluidized bed reactor configuration. Conversions are of the order of 80 percent, and a typical rate in our facility of 6 ccsec of C12 yields 0.5 gmmin of C120. The now convenient production, handling, and analysis of C120 was preliminary to our study of its efficacy in producing 021 Delta. Keywords Chemical oxygen iodine laser. aw

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  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Lasers and Masers

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