Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 3258-3260

IR laser driven decomposition of oxalyl chloride in presence or radical scavengers: Evidence for molecular mechanism

Josef Pola

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


CO2 laser-induced and SF6 (0.4-0.5 kPa) sensitized decomposition of oxalyl chloride (4 kPa) in the presence of radical scavengers (2.6-8.7 kPa) as hydrogen, propene and nitric oxide obeys first-order kinetics and is supportive of the view that oxalyl chloride thermally decomposes by concerted molecular mechanism.