Reactions of hydrogen atoms and aliphatic radicals with monovalent cadmium and nickel ions as a source of hydrogen yield in some radiation chemical systems

Mira Freiberg, Dan Meyerstein

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Abstract

The effect of CdSO4 and NiSO4 on the radiolytic hydrogen yield and its isotopic composition in the systems H2O + CH3OH, H2O + CD3OH, D2O + CH3OD, H2O + (CH3)2CHOH, H2O + (CH3)2 CDOH and D2O + (CH3)2CHOD are reported. The results suggest that hydrogen atoms and aliphatic radicals oxidize Cdaq+ and Niaq+. Furthermore it is suggested that the reaction Cd-C(CH3)2OH+ → CdH+ + (CH3)COH=CH2 occurs in aqueous solutions. The implications of these observations on earlier results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-631
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume73
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1977

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