Freon


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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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In order to bolster this international publishing community, in 1995 Freon and Amok organized Autarcic Comix, a series of events that brought together independent publishers including L'Association, Ego Comme X, and La Cinquieme Couche for exhibits, discussions, and pop-up points of sale directly to readers.
where [delta]--the proportion of freon vapor produced by 1st stage condenser and this one produced by 1st stage compressor.
Evans said he's not concerned about freon leaks because they're easily detected and because the ice is more stable, as it is now being allowed to thaw during the summer.
It was fully automatic smoothbore, fired from a can of Freon and had a 3,000 round gravity-fed magazine.
Concurrently, the harmful effect a new pollutant called Freon was having in the atmosphere was beginning to be well understood.
Despite the perils of handling Freon (and some newer substitute refrigerants), recyclers still can capably handle the stream of end-of-life refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners and ensure the metals find a home in a mill or foundry.
The effect of strontium fades as a function of time, temperature, agitation of the melt and the use of aggressive degassing agents, such as chlorine or Freon.
Inside a heat pump unit, the very cold Freon circulates in a double coil with the earth-warmed water, absorbing its heat and making the water cold again, relatively speaking.
Perhaps a young Sailor equated a can of Freon to a baby bottle, but, whatever his logic, he now has a new story to tell shipmates-provided he's willing to 'fess up after making such a blunder.
is the compelling biography of the American scientist who invented high-octane ethyl gasoline and freon refrigerants.
The virus is stable when treated with nonionic detergents (such as Tween 20) or with organic solvents (such as Freon 113 or its ozone-friendly substitute Vertrel XF), but viral infectivity is abolished by treatment with sodium deoxycholate or sodium dodecyl sulfate (16,17).
The coffee processed at the plant, which employs 325 staff, is currently freeze-dried using freon and then raised to a very high temperature.