Compound of fluorine and carbon.
an organic compound that contains fluorine. Some of these compounds may affect health but they are non-reactive and therefore not smog forming
A non-flammable, heat-stable hydrocarbon liquid or gas. Traditionally used as propellants, notably in spray cans, fluorocarbons are classified as ozone-depleting substances. Many industries are seeking to reduce, and even eliminate, the use of fluorocarbons in the manufacture and operation of their products.
a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
a compound in which hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced with fluorine
Any of a broad group of organic compounds analogous to hydrocarbons in which all most of the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by fluorine. Some types also contain chlorine and are called chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs.
A non-flammable liquid or gas used as propellants; often used in spray cans, they are classified as ozone-depleting substances.
A stable carbon compound in which hydrogen from a hydrocarbon has been replaced by fluorine. Coatings containing the fluorocarbon PVF2, among the most stable known, are applied by roll coating or spray.
A class of non-reactive organic compounds that contain carbon and fluorine combined to be used in lubricants, cleaners, fire extinguishers, aerosols, etc.
Fluorocarbons are chemical compounds that contain carbon-fluorine bonds. The relatively low reactivity and high polarity of the carbon-fluorine bond imparts unique characteristics to fluorocarbons. Fluorocarbons tend to be only slowly broken down in the environment and therefore many are considered persistent organic pollutants.