Current Catalysis

Shaobin Wang  
Curtin University
Perth, WA 6845 U1987
Australia

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Photodegradation of Dichloromethane Catalyzed by Iron(III) Chloride on Silica Gel

Author(s): Laura A. Pena, Rosa E. Segura, Alissa M. Chan and Patrick E. Hoggard

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA 95053.

Keywords: Dichloromethane, Iron(III) chloride, Photodegradation, Photocatalysis, Silica.

Abstract:

Iron(III) chloride adsorbed on silica gel catalyzes the photodecomposition of dichloromethane under near-UV irradiation, functioning through photodissociation to produce chlorine atoms that initiate a radical chain. While the photocatalytic activity under these conditions is similar to that of FeCl4¯ heterogenized on an ion exchange resin, under solar irradiation the FeCl3/silica system is considerably more effective.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 1
Page: [35 - 38]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/22115447113026660022