Atmospheric halocarbons and stratospheric ozone

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ODD chlorine1 is a more potent catalyst for the destruction of ozone than is odd nitrogen2. Molina and Rowland3 warn that chlorine released during the photochemical destruction of fluorocarbons (FCCs) constitutes a potentially serious threat to the integrity of the stratospheric ozone layer.

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LOVELOCK, J. Atmospheric halocarbons and stratospheric ozone. Nature 252, 292–294 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1038/252292a0

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