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Infra-red Absorption of the Hydroxyl Radical

Nature volume 204, page 572 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation

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ALTHOUGH the vibration–rotation structure of the hydroxyl radical emission spectrum in the infra-red has been observed both from flames1 and from the chemiluminescent reaction2 of hydrogen atoms with oxygen molecules: H· + ·O2· → HO2· H· + HO2· → 2 ·OH (where ·OH denotes a vibrationally excited hydroxyl radical), there has been no report of the infra-red absorption spectrum of ·OH. The purpose of this communication is to suggest that the absorption of both ·OH and ·OD has been recorded without the identity of the carrier being discovered.

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  1. Department of Physical Chemistry and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

    • J. F. OGILVIE

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