Gamma-radiolysis of N2O-saturated formate solutions. A chain reaction.


In the radiolysis of aqueous formate-containing solutions a chain reaction (i, ii) proceeds in the presence of N2O. CO2-. + N2O + H2O----CO2 + N2 + .OH + OH- (i) .OH + HCO2-.----CO2-. + H2O (ii) The chain length depends on the dose rate and the N2O concentration but not on the formate concentration. Typically, G(CO2) approximately 140 molecules (100 eV)-1… (More)


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@article{AlSheikhly1985GammaradiolysisON, title={Gamma-radiolysis of N2O-saturated formate solutions. A chain reaction.}, author={Mohamad I Al-Sheikhly and H. Schuchmann and Clemens von Sonntag}, journal={International journal of radiation biology and related studies in physics, chemistry, and medicine}, year={1985}, volume={47 4}, pages={457-62} }