Micellar Effects in Steady-State Radiation Induced Reactions

  • J. H. Fendler
  • G. W. Bogan
  • E. J. Fendler
  • G. A. Infante
  • P. Jirathana


The primary chemical result of the irradiation of water after the deposition of energy is the formation of the following species:
$${\text{H}}_{\text{2}} {\text{O}}\, \to e_{aq}^ - + \bullet H + \bullet OH + H_2 + H_2 O_2 + H_{3^0 }^ + $$
With gamma rays the primary products given in reaction 1 are formed inhomogeneously in small widely spaced clusters in what has been known as spurs within a time scale of 10−10 to 10−8 second.1 After the spur is formed, these entities diffuse into the bulk of the solvent or competitively react with each other and with the solvent to form H2 and H2O2 or to reform water. Using scavengers the primary yields have been determined to be: \(G_{e_{aq} }^ - = 2.8 \pm 0.1,\,G_H = 0.6 \pm 0.1,G_{OH} = 2.6 \pm 0.1,G_{H_2 } = 0.45\) and \(G_{H_2 O_2 } = 0.17_.^{ - 2} \) A knowledge and appreciation of the rate constants for the primary chemical species with each other and with dissolved solutes3 are commonly and profitably employed to simplify aqueous radiation induced reactions. Table I lists rate constants for some of the most frequently used reactions.


Critical Micelle Concentration Micellar System Critical Micelle Concen Barbituric Acid Radiation Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Fendler
    • 1
  • G. W. Bogan
    • 1
  • E. J. Fendler
    • 1
  • G. A. Infante
    • 1
  • P. Jirathana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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