Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1989, 54, 3083-3087

Continuous wave CO2 laser driven oxidation of 2-butene and 2-octafluorobutene

Josef Pola and Josef Vítek

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


CW CO2 laser induced reactions of 2-butene and 2-octafluorobutene with molecular ground state 3O2 oxygen in the presence of sulfur hexafluoride afford products that can be rationalized by means of the earlier proposed mechanism involving transient dioxetane and its cleavage into carbonyl compounds.