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Any of a group of halocarbon compounds in which the halogen is chlorine.


(ˌklɔr əˈkɑr bən, ˌkloʊr-)

a chemical compound containing carbon and chlorine, as carbon tetrachloride, or containing carbon, chlorine, and hydrogen, as chloroform.
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Global warming results in the production of several air pollutants like methane, hydro chlorocarbons, carbon dioxide; while fire causes particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, ozone and sulphur oxides.
Total quantity or scope: The University of East Anglia is looking to purchase a versatile field-deployable GC-Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer (GC-ToF-MS) system for ultra-trace environmental air, water and soil analysis of volatile compounds (boiling point range -140 AC to 300 AC) such as halocarbons (including iodocarbons, bromocarbons, chlorocarbons, CFCs), sulphur gases (including dimethyl sulphide and carbonyl sulphide), oxygenated and nitrogenated hydrocarbons (including short-chain alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones, alkyl nitrates, and acetonitrile), persistent organic pollutants, primary, secondary and tertiary amines.
They also noted a potential market for carbon dioxide in dry cleaning, where it could replace harmful chlorocarbons, and as a refrigerant to replace materials more than 1,000 times as potent as greenhouse gases.
These are also well-known effects of Dioxin and PCBs which are known deadly chlorocarbons.
Hydrocarbons and chlorocarbons may also be partially oxidized in this zone, resulting in emissions including oxy-PAHs and oxychloro-PAHs (Rubey WA et al.