Radiolysis of Binary Mixtures—A Study of the Radiation Chemistry of Methanol Using Labeled Molecules

  • A. Ekstrom
  • J. L. Garnett


The presence of benzene during the radiolysis of methanol leads to typical “protection” curves for the yields of hydrogen and ethylene glycol. Other predominant scavenging products formed during the radiolysis of benzene—methanol solutions include cyclohexadienemethanol, anisole, 1,4-cyclohexadiene, phenylcyclohexadiene, and biphenyl. The yields of these products display a complex benzene concentration dependence, which may be interpreted in terms of various radical reactions involving benzene. This conclusion is confirmed by an examination of the isotope effects associated with the formation of these products in methanol—benzene and methanol—benzene-d 6 solutions.


Isotope Effect Benzene Molecule Radiation Chemistry Benzene Concentration Label Molecule 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ekstrom
    • 1
  • J. L. Garnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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