Flurocarbons are commonly used as a propellant in hairsprays, they cause irritation of the respiratory tract.
Carbon-fluorine compounds that often contain other elements such as hydrogen, chlorine, or bromine. Common fluorocarbons include chlorofluorocarbons and related compounds (also know as ozone depleting substances), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorcarbons (PFCs).
Carbon-fluorine compounds that often contain other elements such as hydrogen, chlorine, or bromine. Common fluorocarbons include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and related compounds, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorcarbons (PFCs). They have been used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, cleaning solvents, as well as in the manufacture of plastic foam. CFCs in particular are suspected of causing ozone depletion in the stratosphere. HFCs, which were introduced as alternatives to CFCs and are emitted as by-products of industrial processes and in manufacturing, are powerful greenhouse gases. (Source: Government of Canada Climate Change Site, Glossary of Climate Change Terms)
an organic chemical that has one or more fluorine atoms, principally used as refrigerants.
Resins which include fluorine in their molecular structure; the greater the fluorine content, the better are the polymer's electrical, mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) and ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE) are common wire insulations and jackets from the fluorocarbon family used for plenum wiring applications. PVDF is used primarily for jacketing purposes only. Also see Fluoropolymer.
Carbon-fluorine compounds that often contain other elements such as hydrogen, chlorine, or bromine. Common fluorocarbons include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs). See chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, ozone depleting substance.
The family of plastics including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polychlorotrifluorethylene (PCTFE); polyvinylidene and fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP). They are characterized by properties including good thermal and chemical resistance and non-adhesiveness, and possess a low dissipation factor and low dielectric constant.
Any various inert organic compounds in which fluorine replaces hydrogen; used as aerosol propellants, refrigerants, solvents, and lubricants and in making plastics and resins.
Man-made chemical compounds containing fluorine and carbon.
Any of a number of organic compounds analogous to hydrocarbons in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by fluorine. Once used in the United States as a propellant for domestic aerosols, they are now found mainly in coolants and some industrial processes. FCs containing chlorine are called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). They are believed to be modifying the ozone layer in the stratosphere, thereby allowing more harmful solar radiation to reach the Earth's surface.