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Published January 7, 1983 | public
Journal Article

Temperature dependence of cage processes in the photofragmentation of phenyl acetate


It was found that the ratio of initial yields of o-hydroxyacetophenone and phenol in the photodecomposition of phenyl acetate in hexane is a linear function of ηT^(1/2) between 224 and 330 K. The observed temperature dependence is ascribed to the competition between combination and disproportionation of acetyl and phenoxy radicals rather than to geminate combination and escape from the solvent cage.

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© 1983 Elsevier. Received 4 October 1982. This work has been supported by a grant from Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Mr. E.F. Valla provided valuable technical assistance.

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