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Sulfur Hexafluoride: Optimal Use as a Gas-Phase, Infrared Sensitizer

Volume 46, Number 12 (Dec. 1992) Page 1866-1868

Stanley, A.E.; Ludwick, L.M.; White, D.; Andrews, D.E.; Godbey, S.E.


Investigations into the use of sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, as a gas-phase, infrared photochemical sensitizer have revealed several interesting phenomena. The expedient use of SF6 can produce an optimal quantity of nitrated product in the gas-phase, laser-induced nitration of cyclopentane. The optimal utilization of sulfur hexafluoride required critical optimization of both frequency and quantity. The results are described herein.