Title

Search for chemiluminescence from tert-butyl 9-fluorenyl peroxide and 9-fluorenyl hydroperoxide

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-15-1997

Abstract

Thermolysis of solutions of 9-fluorenyl tert-butyl peroxide (BOOF; decalin, 137-162 °C, log k/s= 14.28±0.02-(144.2±2 kJ)/θ) or 9-fluorenyl hydroperoxide (FOOH; benzonitrile, 152 °C) did not give detectable chemiluminescence. In contrast, the induced decomposition of 9-fluorenyl hydroperoxide with tert-butoxyl radicals at room temperature was highly chemiluminescent. The different behavior was ascribed to the decreased fluorescence of 9-fluorenone at elevated temperatures. Solutions of tert-bulyl diphenylmethyl peroxide (152 °C) were weakly chemiluminescent in the presence of a fluorescence sensitizer. The photolysis and base-induced decompositions of BOOF were studied. © 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.

Publication Title

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry

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