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A hydrocarbon in which part or all hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine atoms, including chlorinated and brominated fluorocarbons.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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XPS and IBA results suggested that nitrogen atoms replace carbon atoms bonded to hydrogen, while carbon-fluorine bonds are more stable.
It is a polymer with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds.
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.