perfluorocarbon


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perfluorocarbon

[pər′flu̇r·ə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound consisting of carbon and fluorine.
A compound in which all the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon are replaced with fluorine atoms. Abbreviated PFC.
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He then placed six of the animals on typical gas ventilators and six on ventilators that circulated perfluorocarbon through the lungs.
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed an agreement with the University of New South Wales for continued research on the reduction of perfluorocarbons emissions, after the company achieved a record low in 2017.
The Kyoto Protocol covers three families of fluorinated gases: hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A recent study found that higher levels of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in the body are associated with increased odds of having experienced menopause in women between 42 and 64 years old.
The new decision adapts these data taking into account that the revised ETS Directive (2008/101/EC) covers additional industrial sectors (bulk production of organic chemical substances, hydrogen, ammonia and aluminium) plus additional greenhouse gases, such as nitrous oxide from the production of nitric and adipic acid and perfluorocarbons from the aluminium sector.
Some are using perfluorocarbons, which can carry both oxygen and carbon dioxide, while others are trying to convert stem cells into type-O-negative red blood cells.
VCU is nationally recognized for its research in groundbreaking work using perfluorocarbons (PFCs); applications of perfluorocarbons include eye surgery, imaging, liquid ventilation, artificial blood and treatment of decompression sickness, as well as various other non-medical applications.
EPA's final determination will subject emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) to the regulatory and permit requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).