Kinetics of formation and decay of 4-methyl-2,6-di-t-butylphenoxyl radicals in cyclohexane solution

O. Brede, L. Wojnárovits

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In a combined pulse and γ-radiolysis study it is shown that the 4-methyl-2,6-di-t-butylphenoxyl radical formed by the reaction of alkyl and alkylperoxi radicals rearranges with k=4×104s-1 to a benzyl type radical. The latter is the determining species for the generation of stable degradation products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-548
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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