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OH yields from the CH3CO+O-2 reaction using an internal standard\ud

By S.A. Carr, M.T. Baeza-Romero, M.A. Blitz, M.J. Pilling, D.E. Heard and P.W. Seakins


Laser flash photolysis of CH3C(O)OH at 248 nm was used to create equal zero time yields of CH3CO and OH. The absolute OH yield from the CH3CO + O2 (+M) reaction was determined by following the OH temporal profile using the zero time\ud OH concentration as an internal standard. The OH yield from CH3CO + O2 (+M) was observed to decrease with increasing pressure with an extrapolated zero pressure yield\ud close to unity (1.1 ± 0.2, quoted uncertainties correspond to 95% confidence limits). The results are in quantitative agreement with those obtained from 248 nm acetone\ud photolysis in the presence of O2

Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Year: 2007
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