Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2890-2894

CO2 laser-induced formation of carbonyl fluoride and sulfur tetrafluoride from carbon monoxide and sulfur hexafluoride

Josef Pola

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


Reaction of SF6 with CO was initiated with a cw CO2 laser and shown to represent a system of two competitive consecutive reactions, namely the reaction between SF6 and CO affording COF2 and SF4, and the reaction between SF4 and CO leading to SOF2 and CF4. The former, major, reaction is favored with lower consumption of SF6 and lower SF6/CO ratio in the initial SF6-CO mixture.