chlorotrifluoromethane

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chlorotrifluoromethane

[¦klȯr·ō·trī¦flu̇r·ō′me‚thān]
(organic chemistry)
CClF3 A colorless gas having a boiling point of -81.4°C and a freezing point of -181°C; used as a dielectric and aerospace clinical, refrigerant, and aerosol propellant, and for metals hardening and pharmaceuticals manufacture.
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