Pulse Radiolysis of Dioxane Solutions

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Science  30 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3670, pp. 637-638
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3670.637


Liquid dioxane gives transient absorptions owing to the production of free radicals and solvated electrons when subjected to a pulse of high-energy electrons (4 million electron volts) for a duration of 2 microseconds. Solutions of benzophenone give the ketyl radical and ketyl radical ions. Solutions of anthracene give anthracene in the triplet state and the anthracene anion. The formation of these species is largely prevented when hydrochloric acid is present.