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Recent investigations by Dr. Max McGillen into the ozonolysis of hydrofluoroolefins have shown that trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, also called 1234ze(E), has a much higher global warming potential than previously believed. To understand this, the energetics of the ozonolysis of 1234ze(E) were studied and then used to perform master equation simulations. These simulations show that, in its ozonolysis, the majority of the population of 1234ze(E) molecules breaks down into fluoroform, which has a very high global warming potential of 11,700 and a long atmospheric lifetime of 270 years.
Martin, Connor M., "Ozonolysis of the New Refrigerant: Trans-1,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene" (2022). Chemistry Honors Projects. 35.
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