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Radiation-induced nitration of organic compounds in aqueous solutions

  • B. G. Ershov , A. V. Gordeev , G. L. Bykov and Philippe Moisy
From the journal Radiochimica Acta


Radiolysis in aqueous nitrate and acetic acid solutions and nitrate/nitric acid and phenol was studied. The radiolysis of these solutes occurs with NO2 radical, which is the active nitrating agent. Accumulation of nitromethane and nitrite was determined during γ-irradiation of aqueous solutions containing acetic and nitrate solutions. Irradiation of aqueous phenol–nitrate/nitric acid solutions results in the formation of 2- and 4-nitrophenols.

* Correspondence address: CEA, Nuclear Energy Division, BP 17171, Radiochemistry and Process Department, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze Cedex, Frankreich,

Published Online: 2012-11-26
Published in Print: 2012-12

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