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Title

Metastable Dissociation of Anions Formed by Electron Attachment

Abstract

A comprehensive analysis of metastable dissociation of 2,4‐dinitrotoluene (DNT) parent anions formed by attachment of electrons of controlled energy is presented. We characterize the energy dependence and kinetic energy release of the reaction which competes with autodetachment. A surprising finding is a highly exothermic metastable reaction triggered by the attachment of thermal electrons which we relate to the well‐known electrostatic ignition hazards of DNT and other explosives. Quantum chemical calculations are performed for dinitrobenzene in order to elucidate the process of NO abstraction.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

3-6-2008

Journal Title

ChemPhysChem

Publisher

Wiley

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200700720

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2008 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

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