Mass Spectral Studies of Surface Catalysis: The Production of Free Radicals at 40°C

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Science  21 Feb 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3608, pp. 797-799
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3608.797


A wide variety of free radicals can be produced thermally at temperatures as low as 40°C by a new catalytic method which provides a means for studying the mechanism of many catalytic hydrogenation-dehydrogenation processes. Initial results include the first chemical evidence for the existence of the H3 molecule.