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Reaction of oxygen atoms with methyl and ethyl nitrites

Abstract

The reactions of oxygen atoms with methyl nitrite and with ethyl nitrite have been studied in a discharge flow system between 300 and 410 K. Initial attack is by abstraction of a hydrogen atom, for which the rate expressions are 1.4 × 1010 exp(–21.8 ± 2 kJ mol–1/RT) and 2.6 × 1010 exp(–20.3 ± 2 kJ mol–1/RT) dm3 mol–1 s–1. The activation energy for hydrogen abstraction is not reduced by the fact that the initially formed radical can rupture exothermically to yield an aldehyde and nitric oxide.

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J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 1, 1975,71, 2413-2420
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Reaction of oxygen atoms with methyl and ethyl nitrites

J. A. Davidson and B. A. Thrush, J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 1, 1975, 71, 2413
DOI: 10.1039/F19757102413

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