bromotrifluoromethane


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bromotrifluoromethane

[¦brō·mō·trī¦flu̇r·ō′me‚thān]
(organic chemistry)
CBrF3 Fluorine compound that has a molecular weight of 148.93, melting point -180°C, boiling point -59°C; used as a fire-extinguishing agent.
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Since the 1950s, however, it has been replaced by less toxic halogenated compounds, mainly containing bromotrifluoromethane (C[F.