chlorofluorocarbon

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chlorofluorocarbon

(klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. CFC
Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. Volatile chlorofluorocarbons are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.

chlorofluorocarbon

(klōr″ō-floor″ō-kar′bŏn) [ chloro- + fluorocarbon],

CFC

A fluorinated hydrocarbon, formerly used in metered dose inhalers as a propellant gas. CFCs accumulate in and damage the ozone layer of the stratosphere.
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Chemistry 157, 211-222 (2003), along with measured infrared absorption cross sections and integrated band intensities for 21 haloalkanes of industrial importance.
1992) demonstrated that the potency of skin sensitization for a series of haloalkanes was related to their ability to cross the skin, and their relative alkylating potential once at the site of action.