Thermal annealing in neutron-irradiated tribromobenzenes

K.E. Siekierska, A. Halpern, A. G. Maddock

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    Abstract

    The distribution of 82Br among various products in neutron-irradiated isomers of tribromobenzene has been investigated, and the effect of thermal annealing examined. Reversed-phase partition chromatography was employed for the determination of radioactive organic products, and atomic bromine in the crystals was estimated by means of the 1,2-dibromoethylene exchange technique. The results suggest that, as a consequence of nuclear events, quite a number of different reactions occur whereas the principal annealing reaction is a recombination of atomic bromine with a dibromophenyl radical.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. A. Inorganic, physical, theoretical
    Pages (from-to)1645-1651
    ISSN0022-4944
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1968

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