New perspectives on the effect of halocarbon degradation in ozone formation and destruction in stratospheric chemistry: thermochemical consideration of oxidation processes for trihalomethyl radicals

Joseph S. Francisco, Ian Williams

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Abstract

The fate of stratospheric trihalomethyl radicals, resulting from the photo-dissociation of chlorofluoromethane, has been explored in relation to their role in reactions leading to ozone depletion. Oxidation reactions involving CX3Ox. radicals (X = F or Cl) are discussed from a thermochemical viewpoint in regards to their potential significance to atmospheric processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-72
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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