Carbon skeleton decomposition reactions in the radiolysis of 14 n-, iso-, s- and t-butyl substituted cycloalkanes with 3-6 carbon atoms in the ring have been investigated and compared. The relationship between molecular structure and C-C rupture processes is discussed. Characteristic difference was found between the radiolysis of butylcycloalkanes with C3-C4 and C5-C6 rings: in the former case the rings, while in the latter the quarternary or tertiary carbons facilitate the decomposition. The results were interpreted on the basis of stereochemistry of the molecules.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|