Hydroxyl Radical Reactivity with Diethylhydroxylamine

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Science  30 Sep 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4311, pp. 1365-1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4311.1365


Diethylhydroxylamine (DEHA) reacts with gas-phase hydroxyl radicals on every third collision, whereas the corresponding reaction in aqueous solution is considerably slower. The high gas-phase reactivity explains the predicted inhibitory effect of DEHA in atmospheric smog processes. Results from the studies in the aqueous phase are helpful in predicting the mechanism of the reaction of DEHA with hydroxyl radicals.