||I U P A C
Organizations & People
Pure Appl.Chem. Vol. 68, No. 9, pp. 1757-1769 (1996)
The Atmospheric Fate and Impact
of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents
Howard Sidebottom(i) and James Franklin(ii)
(i, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin
4, Ireland; ii, Alternative Fluorocarbon Environmental Acceptability
Study (AFEAS), The West Tower - Suite 400, 1333 H Street NW, Washington
A very considerable body of data pertaining
to the atmospheric behaviour of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and
chlorinated solvents is now available and leads to the following conclusions:
(a) these compounds, with the exception of 1,1,1-trichloroethane, make
a small or insignificant contribution to stratospheric ozone depletion,
global warming, "photo-chemical smog", "acid rain",
or chloride and fluoride levels in precipitation; (b) it seems highly
unlikely that the chlorinated solvents degrade in the atmosphere to
give chloroacetic acids as major products, as has often been claimed
in the literature.
> Download full text [pdf file
Page last modified 30 August 2002.
Copyright ©1997-2002 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact, the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact Web