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A hydrocarbon in which part or all hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine atoms, including chlorinated and brominated fluorocarbons.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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Sianesi, D, Marchionni, G, De Pasquale, RJ, Organofluorine Chemistry Principles and Commercial Applications.
Scott Mabury, University of Toronto: Environment Division Research and Development Award for his research interests with heavy emphasis on the environmental chemistry, fate, disposition, and persistence of organofluorine compounds.
of Waterloo, Canada) gather together 31 of 55 presentations from three 2005 conferences on organofluorine chemistry sponsored by various divisions of the American Chemical Society.
The paper, "Catalysis for fluorination and trifluoromethylation," was published in the May 26, 2011 issue of the journal Nature and includes a discussion of the fundamental challenges of organofluorine chemistry and new bond-forming reactions designed to incorporate fluorine into organic molecules that are not readily synthesized using traditional fluorination chemistry.