fluorocarbon

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fluorocarbon

[¦flu̇r·ō′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A hydrocarbon in which part or all hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine atoms, including chlorinated and brominated fluorocarbons. Also known as fluorohydrocarbon.
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All useful fluoroorganic systems are man-made and the key step in developing new products and applications involving fluorinated derivatives is the synthesis of carbon-fluorine bonds.
It is a polymer with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds.
Antony Warren at UBC have recently developed mutant enzymes that catalyze the formation of carbon-fluorine bonds.