Free-radical chain decomposition of ozone initiated by di(terf-butyl) trioxide

A. F. Khalizov, S. L. Khursan, V. V. Shereshovets

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Di(tert-butyl) trioxide in a solution of CFCl3 (Freon-11) at - 23 °C exists in equilibrium with the tert-butoxyl and tert-butylperoxyl radicals virtually without irreversible decomposition. The above radicals decompose ozone to dioxygen with a high effective rate constant, which is proprotional to the square root of the ButOOOBu1 concentration. The kinetic scheme describing the found relationships was proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


  • Chain decomposition
  • Dialkyl trioxides
  • Free radicals
  • Ozone


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