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Rate constants for the gas-phase reactions of nitrate radicals with geraniol, citronellol, and dihydromyrcenol.

Authors
Harrison-JC; Ham-JE
Source
Int J Chem Kinet 2010 Nov; 42(11):669-675
NIOSHTIC No.
20037586
Abstract
Terpenes and terpene alcohols are prevalent compounds found in a wide variety of consumer products including soaps, flavorings, perfumes, and air fresheners used in the indoor environment. Knowing the reaction rate of these chemicals with the nitrate radical is an important factor in determining their fate indoors. In this study, the bimolecular rate constants of kNO3.+geraniol (16.6 +/- 4.2) 10-12, kNO3.+citronellol (12.1 +/- 3) 10-12, and k (2.3 +/- 0.6) 10-14 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 were measured using the relative rate technique for the reaction of the nitrate radical (NO3.) with 2,6-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-8-ol (geraniol), 3,7-dimethyl-6-octen-1-ol (citronellol), and 2,6-dimethyl-7-octen-2-ol (dihydromyrcenol) at (297 +/- 3) K and 1 atmosphere total pressure. Using the geraniol, citronellol, or dihydromyrcenol + NO3. rate constants reported here, pseudo-first-order rate lifetimes (k') of 1.5, 1.1, and 0.002 h-1 were determined, respectively.
Keywords
Chemical-analysis; Chemical-kinetics; Chemical-reactions; Indoor-environmental-quality; Reaction-rates; Nitrates
Contact
Jason E. Ham, Exposure Assessment Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
IJCKBO
Publication Date
20101101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bvo2@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0538-8066
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance; Services
Source Name
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
State
WV
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