perfluorocarbon


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per·fluor·o·car·bon

 (pər-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. PFC
Any of a set of inert liquid or gaseous organic compounds that contain only carbon and fluorine and may be used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorocarbons. Perfluorocarbons are greenhouse gases.

perfluorocarbon

(pəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem a fluorocarbon consisting only of fluorine and carbon atoms
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Noun1.perfluorocarbon - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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Current research projects in the Cook Cardiopulmonary Engineering Group include thoracic artificial lungs, biofabricated tissue-based lungs, and perfluorocarbon emulsions for pulmonary drug delivery.
As the refrigerants, we applied several types of non-conductive, thermally and chemically stable fluids, including silicone oil, soybean oil, and perfluorocarbon structured refrigerant (Fluorinert, 3M Company).
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Once a perfluorocarbon liquid is added, the wicking process can lock the liquid on the surface and form a lubricating layer.
There are three major categories of substitute: gases (air, expansile gases), liquids (salt solution, perfluorocarbon liquids, semifluorinated alkanes, silicone oil, etc.), and polymers (hydrogels, smart hydrogels, and thermosetting hydrogels) [15].
The majority of blood gas QC manufacturers use an aqueous buffered material or perfluorocarbon emulsions solution.
Adhering the SLIPS coating to medical devices is a two-step process that begins with attaching a monolayer of perfluorocarbon, a material similar to Teflon.
Its lead product, PHER-02, is an intravenous perfluorocarbon emulsion that is highly efficient at dissolving and delivering oxygen to tissues.
[ClickPress, Thu May 07 2015] High Temperature Elastomers Market by Type (Fluorocarbon Elastomers, Fluorsilicone Elastomers, Perfluorocarbon Elastomers, Silicone Elastomers, and Others), by Application (Transportation, Electrical & Electronics, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Industrial Machinery, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019
Operative technique included pars plana vitrectomy, proliferative vitreoretinopathy management, use of intraoperative perfluorocarbon liquid, retinectomy, endolaser and intraocular temponade.
* Measurements of airflow between zones using perfluorocarbon tracer (PFT) gas testing
Our results showed that liquid perfluorocarbon administered endobronchially was able to improve lung preservation and reduced the deleterious effects of IR injury.