George L. Heard

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The recombination of chloromethyl and t-butyl radicals at room temperature was used to generate neopentyl chloride molecules with 89 kcal mol(-1) of internal energy. The observed unimolecular reactions, which give 2-methyl-2-butene and 2-methyl-1-butene plus HCl, as products, are explained by a mechanism that involves the interchange of a methyl group and(More)
The recombination reactions of CH2Cl radicals with CF3CHF and with CH3CHF radicals were used to generate CF3CHFCH2Cl and CH3CHFCH2Cl molecules with 90-92 kcal mol(-1) of vibrational energy. The experimental rate constants for elimination of HCl and HF and the interchange of Cl and F atoms were measured and compared to RRKM calculated rate constants to(More)
Vibrationally excited CF(2)ClCHFC(2)H(5)(CF(2)ClCHFC(2)D(5)) molecules were prepared in the gas phase at 300 K with approximately 93 kcal mol(-1) of energy by recombination of CF(2)ClCHF and C(2)H(5) or C(2)D(5) radicals. Three unimolecular reactions were observed. 1,2-ClF interchange converts CF(2)ClCHFC(2)H(5)(CF(2)ClCHFC(2)D(5)) into(More)
The recombination of CHF2 and C2D5 radicals was used to produce CD3CD2CHF2* molecules with 96 kcal mol(-1) of vibrational energy in a room temperature bath gas. The formation of CD3CD═CHF and CD3CD═CDF was used to identify the 1,2-DF and 1,1-HF unimolecular elimination channels; CD3CD═CDF is formed by isomerization of the singlet-state CD3CD2CF carbene. The(More)
The unimolecular reactions of CF3CFClCH2Cl molecules formed with 87 kcal mol(-1) of vibrational energy by recombination of CF3CFCl and CH2Cl radicals at room temperature have been characterized by the chemical activation technique. The 2,3-ClH and 2,3-FH elimination reactions, which have rate constants of (2.5 +/- 0.8) x 10(4) and (0.38 +/- 0.11) x 10(4)(More)
Chemically activated CF2ClCHFCH3 and CF2ClCHFCD3 molecules were prepared with 94 kcal mol-1 of vibrational energy by the recombination of CF2ClCHF and CH3(CD3) radicals at room temperature. The unimolecular reaction pathways were 2,3-FH(FD) elimination, 1,2-ClF interchange and 1,2-ClH elimination; the interchange produces CF3CHClCH3(CF3CHClCD3) with 105(More)
The recombination of CF(2)Cl with CH(2)Cl and CFCl(2) with CH(2)F were employed to generate CF(2)ClCH(2)Cl* and CFCl(2)CH(2)F* molecules with 381 and 368 kJ mol(-1), respectively, of vibrational energy in a room-temperature bath gas. The unimolecular reactions of these molecules, which include HCl elimination, HF elimination, and isomerisation by(More)
The unimolecular reactions of 1-propanol, 3,3,3-propan-1-ol-d3, 3,3,3-trifluoropropan-1-ol, and 3-chloropropan-1-ol have been studied by the chemical activation technique. The recombination of CH3, CD3, CF3, and CH2Cl radicals with CH2CH2OH radicals at room temperature was used to generate vibrationally excited CH3CH2CH2OH, CD3CH2CH2OH, CF3CH2CH2OH, and(More)
Vibrationally excited CF2BrCF2CH3 and CF2BrCF2CD3 molecules were prepared with 96 kcal mol-1 energy at room temperature by the recombination of CF2BrCF2 and CH3 (CD3) radicals. The observed unimolecular reactions are 1,2-BrF interchange to give CF3CFBrCH3 (CD3) molecules and 2,3-FH (FD) elimination; the rate constants are 2.2 x 10(5) (1.5 x 10(5)) s(-1) and(More)
The recombination reactions of CH(2)Br and CH(2)Cl radicals have been used to generate vibrationally excited CH(2)BrCH(2)Br and CH(2)BrCH(2)Cl molecules with 91 kcal mol(-1) of energy in a room-temperature bath gas. The experimental unimolecular rate constants for elimination of HBr and HCl were compared to calculated statistical rate constants to assign(More)