Accession Number:

ADA409991

Title:

CO-Chemiluminescence in the CH + O Gas Phase Reaction

Descriptive Note:

Abstract

Corporate Author:

ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING INCEDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The methylidyne CH radical is known to be an important reaction intermediate during the oxidation of hydrocarbon fuels. Its reactivity with combustion species such as O2, O-atoms, CO2, N2, N2O, NO, NO2, NH3 and numerous other hydrogenous, carbonaceous and sulfurous species is well reviewed and compiled in the literature. However, the nature of product branching, energy disposal and its theoretical treatment has been examined in only a few of these reactions CH NO and CH N2 reactions by far being the most studied systems. Particularly lacking in the literature is information on the production of electronically excited state species. The Air Force Research Laboratory is interested in the methylidyne and the methylene CH2 radical reactions with O2 and O-atoms since they are thought to play an important role in the production of ultravioletvisible chemiluminescence when rocket plumes interact with the earths ambient atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE