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 *Δ), and the second, abstraction by an intermediate NO3 radial produced by NO2 *Δ+NO2. The modeling results strongly support the NO2 *Δ scheme as the dominant reaction mechanism.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Applied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1985|