Accession Number:

AD0659956

Title:

HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS. PART 2. DECOMPOSITION OF SELECTED CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS OVER HOPCALITE CATALYST

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the decomposition of several chlorocarbons in air when exposed to Hopcalite catalyst in a laboratory reactor from 50 to 350 C. The chlorocarbons studied were methyl chloroform, vinylidene chloride, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene. At 300 C the percentage decomposition ranged from 70 for tetrachloroethylene to 100 for methyl chloroform. All yielded substantial amounts of hydrochloric acid as they decomposed. Yields of organic compounds during the decomposition of the chlorocarbons were quite small, except in the case of methyl chloroform, which yielded as much as 50 of vinylidene chloride.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE