Absorption cross-section of alternative chlorofluoroethanes and potential effects on the ozone layer
Earth and related Environmental sciences
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Ultraviolet absorption cross-sections of three chlorofluoroethanes (CH3CF2Cl - HCFC 142b, CH3CFCl2 - HCFC 141b and CF3CHCl2 - HCFC 123) are measured with uncertainties of 2%. These compounds are photodissociated in the stratosphere. But, as shown by a one-dimensional model calculation, a substantial fraction of these molecules is destroyed in the troposphere by hydroxyl radicals. As a consequence, the lifetime and the ozone depletion potential of these 3 chlorofluoroethanes are significantly lower than those of the widely used chlorofluorocarbons 11 and 12.
CitationGillotay, D.; Simon, P.C.; Brasseur, G. (1989). Absorption cross-section of alternative chlorofluoroethanes and potential effects on the ozone layer. , Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 37, Issue 1, 105-108, DOI: 10.1016/0032-0633(89)90073-1.