Mean Lifetime of Free Radical Chains Determined by a Flow Technique

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Science  01 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3405, pp. 992
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3405.992


When radiolysis is induced in chloral hydrate solution flowing through a glass coil wound around a lead brick and irradiated from one side only, the rate of reaction depends on the flow rate. The effect resembles that for intermittent irradiation and makes it possible to estimate the mean lifetime of the free radical chain.