chlorofluorocarbon


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chlorofluorocarbon

Chem any of various gaseous compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, solvents, and in foam: some cause a breakdown of ozone in the earth's atmosphere

chlorofluorocarbon

[¦klȯr·ə¦flu̇r·ə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound consisting of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon; has the potential to destroy ozone in the stratosphere. Abbreviated CFC. Also known as fluorochlorocarbon.
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They said Chlorofluorocarbon Gas, which is used mostly in air conditioning and refrigeration, heating and other equipment operating under pressure gas systems, is a chemical toxic gas and is harmful to health as it can cause skin cancer and some respiratory diseases and is harmful to the environment and the ozone layer.
An anisotropic distribution of electron density in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), make them suitable lewis base acceptors.
Project objectives : Destruction of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are major ozone depleting substances; poverty reduction through the creation of jobs.
ISLAMABAD, 06 June, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with its partners is holding a Stakeholders Workshop on Hydro Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) on Monday.
Poland may continue to use chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) in existing military applications, the European Commission said on January 12 when waving through an exemption from EU legislation on ozone-depleting substances for the Polish navy.
A magnetic-cooling system could also be less polluting than current systems because it wouldn't use environmentally harmful chemicals, such as ammonia or chlorofluorocarbons.
Redesigned asthma inhalers are being introduced as manufacturers begin phasing out the ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons that once helped propel asthma drugs into the lungs.
the production levels for chlorofluorocarbons 11,12, 113, 114 and 115 that Phosphoric Fertilizers Industries is authorised to produce should be increased by 1,786 tonnes of CFC-11 and CFC-12 weighted according to the ozone-depleting potential, from January 1 to December 31, 2004;
Mostly human-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
CFCs or chlorofluorocarbons were first developed in the 1930s.
However, over the past decade, worldwide concern has developed about the harmful effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and similar compounds on the stratospheric ozone layer.
Trade in ozone-depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons also is huge--the United Nations estimates that criminals worldwide traffic as much as 30,000 metric tons per year.