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Laser Initiated Free-Radical Reactions
Author(s): J. B Clark; J. C Stevens; D J Perettie
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Paper Abstract

We present the experimental results of three laser initiated free-radical reactions. As one might expect, each reaction exhibits a wavelength dependence, but the mechanisms for each are not intuitively obvious. In all three examples, photochemical induction followed by thermal propagation results in higher conversions with fewer by-products when compared to strictly thermal synthetic routes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0458, Applications of Lasers to Industrial Chemistry, (31 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939416
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J. B Clark, Dow Chemical Company (United States)
J. C Stevens, Dow Chemical Company (United States)
D J Perettie, Dow Chemical Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0458:
Applications of Lasers to Industrial Chemistry
Richard L. Woodin; Andrew Kaldor, Editor(s)

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