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chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

 (klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. CFC
Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. Volatile chlorofluorocarbons are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.
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chlorofluorocarbon

(ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) 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. Abbreviation: CFC
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chlo•ro•fluor•o•car•bon

(ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌfloʊr-)

n.
any of several compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen, used chiefly as refrigerants and formerly as aerosol propellants; implicated in the depletion of atmospheric ozone. Abbr.: CFC
[1945–50]
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chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

(klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən)
See under fluorocarbon.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
HCFC, hydrochlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
Freon - any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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Translations
clorofluorcarboneto

chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəˈkɑːbən] Nclorofluorocarbono m
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chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəʊˈflʊərəʊkɑːrbən] nchlorofluorocarbone m
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chlorofluorocarbon

nChlorfluorkohlenwasserstoff m
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Muscat: An introductory seminar on "Hydrocarbon Gas Technology" was held at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on Monday to highlight the importance of the use of hydrocarbon gas technology as an alternative to Chlorofluorocarbon Gas, which is used in most air conditioning and refrigeration, heating and other equipment operating under pressure gas systems.
The opening ceremony was sponsored by Mohsen bin Khamis al- Balushi , Advisor of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, who said that the importance of the seminar is that the use of hydrocarbon gas technology as an alternative to Chlorofluorocarbon Gas is less expensive with less environmental side effects than the use of hydrocarbon gas, pointing out that the international organizations concerned with the environment put 2020 as maximum date for replacing Chlorofluorocarbon Gas with hydrocarbon gas technology.
The amendments to the protocol introduce further controls over the production of chlorofluorocarbon among state parties of the Montreal Protocol.
N-propyl bromide The solvent covered by ASTM D7553, n-propyl bromide, has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency under its Significant New Alternatives Policy as an alternative to chlorofluorocarbons. Committee D04 had previously approved n-propyl bromide as a trichloroethylene replacement in ASTM D2172, Test Methods for Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen from Bituminous Paving Mixtures.
Request for Assistance in Preventing Death from Excessive Exposure to Chlorofluorocarbon 113 (CFC-113) [1].
He noted that according to the UN Environment Programme, chlorofluorocarbon gas should not be used after 2025.
He noted that according to the UN Environment Programe, chlorofluorocarbon gas should not be used after 2025.
Environmental scientists have now found that the speed with which this now-banned chlorofluorocarbon escapes into air depends on the way waste managers handle the discarded foam.
Four of India's largest chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) manufacturers voluntarily agreed on 2 May 2002 to use cleaner production technologies to help reduce "rogue" CFC emissions--those emitted during manufacturing--as well as emissions of other chemicals that can harm the ozone layer or local air quality.
is the Federal-law making it illegal to release the refrigerant chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) into the atmosphere.
If you do buy new, check to see if your potential purchase's air-conditioning is chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) free.