CHEBI:134024 - chlorofluorocarbon

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ChEBI Name chlorofluorocarbon
Definition 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.
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Chemical Role(s): environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
greenhouse gas
A gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range, so contributing to the 'greenhouse effect'.
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Outgoing chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024) has role greenhouse gas (CHEBI:76413)
chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024) is a organochlorine compound (CHEBI:36683)
chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024) is a organofluorine compound (CHEBI:37143)
chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024) is a volatile organic compound (CHEBI:134179)
Incoming trichlorofluoromethane (CHEBI:48236) is a chlorofluorocarbon (CHEBI:134024)
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Last Modified
16 September 2019
General Comment
2019-09-16 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.