A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF LIMONENE FOR DETECTING SINGLET OXYGEN AS A COMPONENT OF POLLUTED AIR

Henry R Rawls, Frances L. Estes

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Abstract

Abstract— Exploratory experiments using simulated conditions indicate that the terpene, (+)‐limonene can serve to detect O2(1Δg) in polluted atmospheres. 1O2 attack on limonene results in the formation of specific oxidation products in a specific distribution; quantitative identification of these products is a highly specific test for 1O2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume28
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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