Rhaesa, D.; Zellner, R.:

A laser-photolysis laser induced fluorescence study of the rate constant for the reaction methoxy (CH3O) + atomic oxygen -> products at 298 K.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Jg. 132 (1986) ; Nr. 4-5, S. 474-477
ISSN: 0009-2614
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
The kinetics of the reaction CH3O + O -> products at 298 K has been investigated using laser-induced fluorescence for the time-resolved detection of CH3O radicals. The rate const. k1 is found to be (2.5 +- 0.7) * 10-11 cm3/s. The reaction is assumed to proceed by at least two different product channels, (a) CH3 + O2 and (b) CH2O + OH, with the yield of (b) being 20 +- 10% of the total.