A competitive kinetics study of the reaction of Cl with CS2 in air at 298 K

Timothy J. Wallington, Jean M. Andino, Alan R. Potts, Paul H. Wine

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The relative rate technique has been used to investigate the kinetics of the reaction of Cl atoms with carbon disulfide, CS2, at 700 Torr total pressure of air at 298 K. The decay rate of CS2 was measured relative to CH4, CH3Cl and CHF2Cl. For experiments using CH4 and CH3Cl references, the decay rate of CS2 was dependent on the ratio of the concentration of the reference to that of CS2. We ascribe this behavior to the generation of OH radicals in the system leading to complicated secondary chemistry. From experiments using CHF2Cl we are able to assign an upper limit of 4 × 10-15 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 for the overall reaction, Cl + CS2 → products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 4 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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