Labile Species and Fast Processes in Liquid Alcohol Radiolysis

  • Gordon R. Freeman
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 86)


The radiolysis of liquid ethanol is used to illustrate the types of labile species and fast processes that occur during the radiolysis of alcohols. Reactive solutes alter product yields. Kinetic analysis of product yields as functions of solute concentration, temperature and pressure illuminate the processes. The analysis involves known physical properties of the solvent, such as dielectric constant and dielectric relaxation times, and their temperature dependences. More detailed information about electron solvation and reaction rates has been obtained by various pulse techniques.


Dielectric Constant Nitrous Oxide Fast Process Bond Dissociation Energy Hydrogen Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon R. Freeman
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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