Chamber Studies of Photolysis and Hydroxyl Radical Reactions of Trifluoroiodomethane.
Final technical rept. Jun 94-Jul 95,
ARMSTRONG LAB TYNDALL AFB FL ENVIRONICS DIRECTORATE
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Decay rate measurements were conducted in Teflon chambers for the photolysis and hydroxyl radical reactions of trifluoroiodomethane CF3I. Photolysis studies were conducted outdoors, and results showed that photolysis of CF3I is dependent upon cloud cover. Half-lives for CF3I photolysis ranged from a few days to a few weeks. Hydroxyl radical rate studies were conducted by generating the hydroxyl radicals in Situ using standard techniques. CF3I decay was monitored using standard spectrometric techniques. Results of the hydroxyl studies were poor due to extensive detection interferences and side reactions, although results indicated that photolysis is a more significant degradation pathway for CF3I than the second-order reaction with hydroxyl.
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry