Separating fluorine from carbon could neutralize super-greenhouse gases
Some of the most potent manmade greenhouse gases are also among the most difficult chemicals to destroy, and the most persistent once released into the environment. Scientists report in the Aug. 29 Science that they have managed to force these gases to chemically react, turning them into more benign compounds.
For now, the process offers only a proof of concept. But the work opens the door to new ways of disposing of these materials. “O