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Absolute rates of oxygen(^3P) atom reactions with benzene and toluene

Colussi, A. J. and Singleton, D. L. and Irwin, R. S. and Cvetanović, R. J. (1975) Absolute rates of oxygen(^3P) atom reactions with benzene and toluene. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 79 (18). pp. 1900-1903. ISSN 0022-3654.

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The absolute values of the rate constants, k_2, of the bimolecular reactions of ground state oxygen atoms, O(^3P), with benzene and toluene have been determined by a phase-shift chemiluminescence technique using modulated mercury photosensitized decomposition of nitrous oxide to generate O(^3P). The rate constants determined over the temperature interval 298-462°K are given by the Arrhenius expressions k_2(benzene) = (1.09 ± 0.64) x 10^(10) exp(-4.20 ± 0.43 kcal mol^(-1)/RT) and k_2(toluene) = (2.30 ± 0.11) x 10^(10) exp(-3.86 ± 0.04 kcal mol^(-1)/RT) in units of M^(-1) sec^(-1). The uncertainties in A and E correspond to 95% confidence limits.

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Alternate Title:Absolute rates of oxygen(3P) atom reactions with benzene and toluene
Additional Information:© 1975 American Chemical Society. (Received February 25, 1975) The authors are grateful to Dr. S. Furuyama for helpful discussions and to Drs. R. Atkinson and J. N. Pitts for a copy of their manuscript (ref 15) before publication.
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Official Citation:Absolute rates of oxygen(3P) atom reactions with benzene and toluene A. J. Colussi, D. L. Singleton, R. S. Irwin, and R. J. Cvetanovic The Journal of Physical Chemistry 1975 79 (18), 1900-1903 DOI: 10.1021/j100585a002
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