Laser-induced reactions of NO2 in the visible region - I. Kinetic modeling of nitrobutane formation in the NO2-isobutane system

M. E. Umstead*, S. A. Lloyd, J. W. Fleming, Ming-Chang Lin

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Abstract

The reaction of NO2 with isobutane, induced by 488 nm laser radiation, to form 2-nitro-2-methylpropane has been investigated and the results computer-modeled according to two possible reaction mechanisms. The first scheme involves the direct abstraction of H from isobutane by vibronically excited NO2 (NO2 ), and the second, abstraction by an intermediate NO3 radial produced by NO2 +NO2. The modeling results strongly support the NO2 scheme as the dominant reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1985

Keywords

  • 82.30
  • 82.50

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