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Atmospheric chemistry of cyclohexanone: UV spectrum and kinetics of reaction with chlorine atoms

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Absolute and relative rate techniques were used to study the reactivity of Cl atoms with cyclohexanone in 6 Torr of argon or 800–950 Torr of N2 at 295 ± 2 K. The absolute rate experiments gave k(Cl + cyclohexanone) = (1.88 ± 0.38) × 10−10, whereas the relative rate experiments gave k(Cl + cyclohexanone) = (1.66 ± 0.26) × 10−10 cm3 molecule−1 s−1. Cyclohexanone has a broad UV absorption band with a maximum cross section of (4.0 ± 0.3) × 10−20 cm2 molecule−1 near 285 nm. The results are discussed with respect to the literature data. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Chem Kinet 40: 223–229, 2008

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