Atmospheric lifetimes of selected fluorinated ether compounds

A.E. Heathfield, C. Anastasi, Palle Bjørn Pagsberg, A. McCulloch

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    Atmospheric lifetimes have been estimated for a selection of ethers, the latter representing a class of compounds being considered as replacements for chlorofluorocarbons. The estimates are based on laboratory measurements of rate constants for the reaction of the OH radical with the ethers, and a comparison with the behaviour of methyl chloroform in the atmosphere. The lifetimes for the ethers ranged from a few hours to half a year, significantly lower than those of chlorofluorocarbons and other replacements being considered. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAtmospheric Environment
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)711-717
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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