fluorocarbon

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fluorocarbon

(floor′ŏ-kar″bŏn) [ fluor- + carbon]
A general term for a hydrocarbon in which some of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced with fluorine. The use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is discouraged because of their adverse effect on the ozone layer of the earth's atmosphere.
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They begin by summarizing homogeneous catalysis in the activation and transformation of carbon-chlorine and carbon-fluorine bonds, showing how organochlorides display easier availability, lower cost, and higher atom economy than most other bonds.