Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10335–10359, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10335–10359, 2019

Research article 14 Aug 2019

Research article | 14 Aug 2019

Perfluorocyclobutane (PFC-318, c-C4F8) in the global atmosphere

Jens Mühle et al.


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Short summary
We discuss atmospheric concentrations and emissions of the strong greenhouse gas perfluorocyclobutane. A large fraction of recent emissions stem from China, India, and Russia, probably as a by-product from the production of fluoropolymers and fluorochemicals. Most historic emissions likely stem from developed countries. Total emissions are higher than what is being reported. Clearly, more measurements and better reporting are needed to understand emissions of this and other greenhouse gases.
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