A Kinetic Study of the Hydrolysis of Phosgene in Aqueous Solution by Pulse Radiolysis

Authors

  • Dipl.-Chem. Ralf Mertens,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Postfach 10 13 65, D-45413 Mülheim an der Ruhr (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (208) 304-3951
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  • Prof. Dr. Clemens von Sonntag,

    Corresponding author
    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Postfach 10 13 65, D-45413 Mülheim an der Ruhr (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (208) 304-3951
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Postfach 10 13 65, D-45413 Mülheim an der Ruhr (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (208) 304-3951
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  • Dr. Johan Lind,

    1. Department of Nuclear Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, S-10044 Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • Dr. Gabor Merenyi

    1. Department of Nuclear Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, S-10044 Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • This work was supported by the Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (Projects 02-WT-9078 and 02-WT-9288).

Abstract

Since the free radical induced degradation of chlorinated hydrocarbons yields phosgene, the exact kinetic data for phosgene′s behavior in aqueous solution is of interest. Its hydrolysis was examined at temperatures ranging from 13 to 59°C. Phosgene itself was generated by radiolysis of aqueous CCl4 solutions [Eq. (a)].

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