Freon

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Related to freons: DDT, Chlorofluorocarbons

carbon tetrachloride

A volatile liquid used as a solvent and cleaning agent (dry cleaning), and in fire extinguishers and refrigerants.

Toxicity
Toxic to the CNS, liver and kidneys; may cause coma or death.

Freon

(frē′on″)
Trade name of a group of hydrocarbon gases previously used as a refrigerant and propellant in metered dose inhalers.

Freon

A brand name for the CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFCs) used in refrigeration and as aerosol propellants.

Freon

trademark for a series of fluoridated hydrocarbons used primarily in refrigeration.

Freon 112
a flukicide in sheep. See tetrachlorodifluorethane.
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Nucleators are recommended for direct-gassed applications in polystyrene, polyolefins, ABS, PPO, PPE, using freons, pentane, butane, isobutane, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
In reaction to the world-recognized detriments of CFC's, or freons, Saab will soon be phasing out its use of freons (R-12) and changing over to a refrigerant void of chlorinated fluorocarbons, well ahead of legislation which will require phase-out.