defluorination


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defluorination

[dē‚flu̇r·ə′nā·shən]
(chemistry)
Removal of fluorine.
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Thus, it appears that, after the formation of sodium 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctan-1 -oxide, the alkoxide attacks the hydrogen on the [beta]-carbon atom of another molecule causing defluorination and the formation of NaF.
For norfloxacin, enoxacin and lomefloxacin, the process occurring is defluorination.
After the in situ polymerization of PTFE on the fluorinated petroleum coke, part of the samples were treated to the defluorination procedure which resulted in removing fluorine atoms from the graphite fluoride particles and reducing the initial carbon material (31).
If the chemical structures of the polymers modify only the C-F component by plasma, it means defluorination (C-F bond scission) reaction occurring on the surface.