A hydrocarbon in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine and fluorine. Fluorocarbons are used as a feedstock, as a refrigerant, as a solvent and as a blowing agent for plastic foam.
A refrigerant chemical that the federal government has banned, which must be phased out of use by 2000.
A compound consisting of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. CFCs are very stable in the troposphere. They are broken down by strong ultraviolet light in the stratosphere and release chlorine atoms that then deplete ozone. Commonly used as refrigerants, solvents, and foam blowing agents. The most common CFCs are CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CFC-114, and CFC-115.
Keywords:  haloalkane, see
See: Haloalkane