Evidence is presented that CF3O radicals react with H2O in the gas phase at 296 K to give CF3OH and OH radicals. This reaction is calculated to be exothermic by 1.7 kcal mol-I implying a surprisingly strong CF3O-H bond energy of 120 +/- 3 kcal mol-1. Results from a relative rate experimental study suggest that the rate constant for the reaction of CF3O radicals with H2O lies in the range (0.2-4.0) X 10(-17) cm3 molecule-1 s-1. Implications for the atmospheric chemistry of CF3O radicals are discussed.
Wallington, T. J., Hurley, M. D., Schneider, W. F., Sehested, J., & Nielsen, O. J. (1993). Atmospheric chemistry of CF3O radicals: Reaction with H2O. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 97(29), 7606-7611. https://doi.org/10.1021/j100131a033