Roaming Reactions and Roaming-Mediated Isomerization in the Decomposition of Energetic Materials
Final rept. 22 Aug 2011-21 Aug 2015
WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI
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In the course of this project, roaming reactions and roaming-mediated isomerization were studied in a range of nitro compounds. To this end, infrared multi photon dissociation was coupled to state-resolved velocity map imaging for the first time. Systems studied in detail included nitromethane, nitroethane, 1-nitropropane and nitrobutane, as well as the corresponding nitrites. In addition, these same techniques were applied to vinyl chloride dissociation, where state-resolved imaging clearly showed the ground state dissociation at threshold proceeds by 3- center elimination to give the elusive vinylidene reaction intermediate as a product.
- Physical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry