Accession Number:

ADA631574

Title:

Roaming Reactions and Roaming-Mediated Isomerization in the Decomposition of Energetic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Aug 2011-21 Aug 2015

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE