Gas-phase reaction of CCl2F2 (CFC-12) with methane

Md Azhar Uddin, Eric M. Kennedy, Bogdan Z. Dlugogorski

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Gas-phase reaction of CFC-12 (CCl2F2) with methane was carried out in a plug flow reactor over the temperature range of 873-1123 K. The major organic halocarbons formed during the reaction were C 2F4, C2H2F2, CHClF 2, CH3Cl, C3H2F6 and CCl3F. The formation of all products except C2H 2F2 decreased with temperature, while the selectivity to C2H2F2 (difluoroethylene) increased with temperature and reached ≈80% at 1123 K. Under these reaction conditions, methane acts as hydrogen and carbon source, resulting in the formation of an unsaturated C2 hydrofluorocarbon from two C1 precursors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
Number of pages3
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • CFC-12
  • Dehydrohalogenation
  • Difluoroethylene
  • Methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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