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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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This is the first hydrocarbon fuel cell membrane that is a "drop-in" replacement for fluorocarbon membranes such as DuPont's Nafion(R) in existing fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) manufacturing processes.
On the other hand, disposal costs for fluorocarbons in air conditioners for business use, freezers and refrigerators will be paid by the final users to collection and disposal firms.
Fluorocarbon Coating Consumption in Concrete Industry and Market Share
For some newer fluorocarbons, however, China is still reliant on imports from Western Europe, North America and Japan - particularly for its white goods sector.
Use 10-pound fluorocarbon leader when fishing in daylight and clear water conditions.
Taking a completely different path from Seaguar, Vicious offers a dependable fluorocarbon at a recession-friendly several-dollars-per-spool price point.
In one supposedly single-layer sample, the researchers detected that hydrocarbon clumps actually floated on top of the fluorocarbon molecules.
Coca-Cola, as an official sponsor of the Beijing Olympics set to start in August 2008, has announced in September this year that it will use in all Olympic venues highly efficient cooling equipment that do not use hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas.
Where I've found fluorocarbon very useful is when fishing unweighted soft baits on braided polyethylene line.
A as result, Welch Fluorocarbon won the National MS Employer of the Year Award in 2000.
The Teflon that is used to coat nonstick cookware is perhaps the best-known example of a fluorocarbon compound.
Such increased performance is causing PolyFuel's hydrocarbon membranes to displace alternative technologies, particularly fluorocarbon membranes, in much of the new and existing portable fuel cell development around the world.