Halon

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halon

[′ha‚län]
(organic chemistry)
A fluorocarbon that has one or more bromine atoms in its molecule.

Halon

Bromine-containing compounds with long atmospheric lifetimes whose breakdown in the stratosphere causes depletion of ozone. Halons are used in fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers.