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Laser Chemistry
Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 13-18

IR-Laser Induced Branch Chain Reaction of Hypofluorites With Hydrogen

The Institute of Stable Isotopes, Tbilisi, Russia

Received 15 October 1990; Accepted 15 March 1991

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The parameters of chain explosion occurrence in the mixture of CF3OF or CF2(OF)2 with hydrogen induced by a pulsed CO2-laser were studied experimentally. The ranges of inflammation for the both cases were obtained. IR-fluorescence spectra associated with the chain explosion were studied. The chemical reactions describing the observed process qualitatively are given assuming the chain energy branching.