Radiolysis of liquid butylcycloalkanes: A stereochemical evaluation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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