Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 1543-1547

cw CO2 laser powered pyrolysis of methane

Josef Pola and Václav Chvalovský

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


The cw CO2 laser-photosensitized (SF6) pyrolysis of methane with high content of the sensitizer affords ethylene and acetylene the yields of those are shown to depend upon the laser output and the foccusing conditions of the laser radiation.