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Author Dewhurst, H. A. ♦ Pierre, L. E.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ CHEMICALS ♦ CHROMATOGRAPHY ♦ DECOMPOSITION ♦ FREE RADICALS ♦ MOLECULES ♦ POLYMERS ♦ RADIATION CHEMISTRY ♦ SILICONES ♦ SILOXANES ♦ WEIGHT
Abstract A detailed analysis was made of the products from the 800-kvp electron radiolysis of hexamethyldisiloxane. The yields of volatile products were established as G(H<sub>2</sub>) = 0-7, G(CH<sub>4</sub>) = 1.4 and G(C<sub>2</sub>H<sub>6</sub>) = 0.4. These yields were decreased by only 50% in the presence of high iodine concentrations indicating a significant contribution by molecular-like processes. The nonvolatile liquid products were examined by gas chromatography and classified into low molecular weight, intermediate molecular weight, and dimer with the yields, 0.5, 1.8, and 1.8 molecules/100 ev, respectively. The results are discussed in terms of free radical and molecular-like reactions and their pertinence to radiation effects in polydimethylsiloxanes indicated.
ISSN 00223654
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-08-01
Publisher Department General Electric Research Lab., Schenectady, N.Y.
Journal Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume Number 64
Organization General Electric Research Lab., Schenectady, N.Y.


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