Definition of Chlorofluorocarbon

1. Noun. A fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans. "The chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"

Exact synonyms: Cfc
Specialized synonyms: Hcfc, Hydrochlorofluorocarbon, Freon
Generic synonyms: Pollutant, Fluorocarbon, Greenhouse Emission, Greenhouse Gas

Definition of Chlorofluorocarbon

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon are replaced with those of chlorine and fluorine; formerly used as refrigerants and aerosol can propellants but withdrawn due to causing damage to the ozone layer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Chlorofluorocarbon

1. A family of chemicals composed primarily of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine. Used principally as refrigerants and industrial cleansers. Chlorofluorocarbons have the tendency to destroy the Earth's protective ozone layer. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chlorofluorocarbon

chlorochromates
chlorocresol
chlorocruorin
chlorodifluoromethane
chlorodimethylsilane
chlorodyne
chlorodynes
chloroethane
chloroethanes
chloroethanoic acid
chloroethyl
chloroethylamine
chloroethylene
chlorofibre
chlorofibres
chlorofluorocarbon (current term)
chlorofluorocarbons
chlorofluoromethane
chlorofluoromethanes
chloroform
chloroformate
chloroformates
chloroformed
chloroformic acid
chloroforming
chloroformism
chloroforms
chlorofucin
chlorogenic
chlorogenic acid

Literary usage of Chlorofluorocarbon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"chlorofluorocarbon 11 5. chlorofluorocarbon 12. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22. chlorofluorocarbon 114. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon 142 B. Hydrofluorocarbon 152 A. ..."

2. Available Technologies of the Office of Technology Transfer, U. S. Energy by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"These chlorinated or chlorofluorocarbon solvents have been found to be toxic and hazardous to the environment through ozone depletion. ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Environmentally safer hydro- chlorofluorocarbon solvents as CFC alternatives for cleaning. Proc Inst Environ Sci 37:247-251 (1991). 22. Koelsch JR. ..."

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