Accession Number:

ADA282618

Title:

ASSERT-92: A Novel Photochemical and Interfacial Approach to the Degradation of Hazardous Materials

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 1993-31 May 1994

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

An intriguing proposal is that the intramolecular hydrogen bond of 3Bz locks the species into a conformation unfavorable to reaction. We have begun to study this reaction with many of the techniques used previously to study 3BP and 3DBK. Recently, theorists have studied the use of coherent laser excitation to select pathways for chemical reactions -- to use light to shape the wavefunctions of the molecules excited states. With this work, we advance a more mundane, but, perhaps, also a more practical method to shape these wavefunctions and thereby control chemical reaction pathways. We have shown that by controlling the conformation of a molecule one may sometimes control the shape of the excited state as well.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE