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1968

Decomposition (Chemistry)<br />Gamma rays<br />Hydroxyl group

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The Decomposition Of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-Furaldehyde Under Gamma Irradiation, William George Bowles Jan 1968

The Decomposition Of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-Furaldehyde Under Gamma Irradiation, William George Bowles

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"An investigation into the effects of gamma irradiation decomposition of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (HMF) revealed HMF to be resistant to radiation catalyzed decomposition. A 1.0 normal solution of HMF was irradiated at a dose rate of 4.1 x 10⁵ Rads/hr to a total dose of 8.2 x 10⁶ Rads from a 5000 Curie ⁶⁰Co source. a total of 31 per cent of the HMF decomposed in a zero order reaction, although it was found the HMF decomposed completely under cadmium shielded irradiation in a nuclear reactor with some neutrons present. The reaction rate constant was found to be ...