Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Veronica M. Bierbaum
Perfluorocarbons are inert compounds with atmospheric lifetimes of thousands of years; they have very strong IR absorption bands in regions of the solar spectrum unoccupied by other significant absorbers. Vibrational FT-IR spectroscopy was performed on a series of six cyclic perfluorocarbons. These spectra were used to obtain radiative efficiencies and global warming potentials for these cyclic perfluorocarbons. These radiative efficiency and global warming potential values follow trends similar to those of the linear perfluorocarbon counterparts but are, in general, lower with respect to both values.
Kammermeier, Kent Christian, "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Global Warming Potentials of Cyclic Perfluorocarbons" (2013). Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 92.