Phosgene formation over an activated carbon catalyst

Rossi, Giovanni E. (2018) Phosgene formation over an activated carbon catalyst. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The production of phosgene typically involves the gas phase reaction between carbon monoxide (CO) and dichlorine (Cl2) in the presence of an activated carbon catalyst. The first stage of the study investigated the kinetics of phosgene formation over a high surface area carbon catalyst. This included determining a rate law and an activation energy for the reaction. A reaction mechanism is proposed based on the experimental observations. The second stage of the study investigated the influence of a small quantity of bromine in the reaction feedstream. This involved modifying the apparatus and examining the possibility of a role for bromine in the phosgene formation process.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Phosgene, carbon, catalysis.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Supervisor's Name: Lennon, Professor David
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Mr Giovanni E.
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-16187
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2023 09:02
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.16187

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