Catalytic decomposition of CF4 over AIPO4-based catalysts

Yusaku Takita, Chiharu Morita, Maiko Ninomiya, Hironori Wakamatsu, Hiroyasu Nishiguchi, Tatsumi Ishihara

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The most stable perfluorocarbon, CF4, was decomposed to CO2 at above 550 °C in the presence of water vapor over AIPO4 in which 10 atomic % of A1 ions are substituted by Ce Catalytic activity slightly decreased within first 50 h and then took a stationary state for succeeding 50 h. No changes in the structure of catalyst were observed after 100 h reaction. Mg pyrophosphate and phosphates of Ca, B, Fe, Zn, Bi, and Ni were not active up to 700 °C. The addition of Ce, La, Pr, Nd, Gd, Yb, Er, or Y into AIPO4 increased the catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-418
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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