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fluorocarbon

/flu·o·ro·car·bon/ (floor´o-kahr″bәn) any of the class of organic compounds consisting of carbon and fluorine only. Fluorocarbon emulsions dissolve oxygen and carbon dioxide and can be used in place of red blood cell preparations in the prevention and treatment of ischemia.

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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However, many of the organofluorine replacements for CFCs are still of concern due to their high global warming potential.
3) Key Laboratory of Organofluorine Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, 345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032, People's Republic of China
Fluoropolymer Coatings," Organofluorine Chemistry, 397, Plenum Press, New York, 1994.
In this 83rd volume of the publication, 28 preparations are presented that reflect recent topical research themes in the field of organic chemistry, including the synthesis of ligands for asymmetric reactions, catalytic reactions of alcohols and amines, topical oxidations, boron-mediated allylations, functional group transformations, ubiquitous cross-coupling reactions, practical ring-forming reactions, and positioning of organofluorine molecules.