Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 918-927

CO2 Laser-induced fluorination of some carbon oxides and sulfides by sulfur hexafluoride

Josef Pola

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


The cw CO2 laser induced interactions between SF6 and carbon compounds as CO2, C3O2, CO, COS, and CS2 are reported and their mechanism is discussed. The results show SF6 activated by laser radiation to fluorinate carbon compounds of their fragments to yield COF2, SOF2, CF4 and C2F6. The laser-induced processes are shown to possess features different from those of the appropriate thermally induced reactions.