Studies in vacuum ultraviolet photochemistry. Part III. 2-methyl-2-nitropropane, 2-methyl-2-nitrosopropane, and t-butyl nitrite

Peter J. Carmiohael, Brian G. Gowenlock, C. A F Johnson

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Abstract

2-Methyl-2-nitropropane, t-butyl nitrite and 2-methyI-2-nitrosopropane have been photolysed in the gas phase at 147 and 123.6 nm to conversions of <1%. The main primary processes are (i)-(iii). For the nitrite there is Bu t-NO2 + hv ? But + NO2 (i) But-ONO + hv ? But + NO2 (ii) Bu t-NO + hv ? But + NO (iii) another important process (iv), the nitric oxide being produced in an electronically excited state which fluoresces. But-ONO + hv ? ButO + NO(A 2?+) (iv) The overall photochemistry is interpreted on the basis of these primary processes, and subsequent reaction of the fragments produced in these processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2019-2024
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1973

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