An organochlorine compound derived from methane, ethane or propane that contains atoms of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine only. They are nontoxic, nonflammable chemicals used in aerosol sprays and as refrigerants. Being ozone depletion agents, their manufacture and use is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol.
This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
A convenient way to remember the CFC numbering system is to to add 90 to the number following the 'CFC-' prefix. The first digit of the resulting total is the number of carbons (C), the second digit is the number of hydrogens (H), and the third digit is number of the fluorines (F). The number of chlorines (Cl) is given by Cl = 2(C+1) - H - F.