Adsorption and catalytic reaction of CFC-11 on NaX zeolite

Mana Yasui Hiraiwa*, Atushi Yamazaki, Toshio Nagoya

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NaX zeolite is used to collect and decompose chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and to determine the behavior of CFC-11 molecules in zeolitic pores using various methods. At room temperature, CFC-11 molecules are adsorbed on the micropores of NaX zeolite, and at 400°C CFC-11 molecules were decomposed by the catalytic reaction of NaX zeolite. Approximately 30 CFC-11 molecules are adsorbed and 90 CFC-11 molecules are decomposed per unit cell of NaX zeolite. HCl and HF gases are detected in the outlet gas of the decomposed CFC-11. The results indicate that Al-O bonds in the zeolite crystal structure are destroyed. The destruction of the zeolite crystal structure tends to occur on the selective planes along the hhh, hh0 and 3hhh directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Adsorption
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Decomposition
  • NaX zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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