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Chlorofluorocarbons MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chlorofluorocarbons
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.526.439.220
D02.455.526.510.140
Unique ID
D017402
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017402
Annotation
do not confuse with FLUOROCARBONS or HYDROCARBONS, CHLORINATED or HYDROCARBONS, FLUORINATED
Scope Note
A series of hydrocarbons containing both chlorine and fluorine. These have been used as refrigerants, blowing agents, cleaning fluids, solvents, and as fire extinguishing agents. They have been shown to cause stratospheric ozone depletion and have been banned for many uses.
Entry Version
CFCS
Entry Term(s)
Chlorofluorocarbon Derivatives
Freon
Freons
Registry Number
0
Public MeSH Note
1993; for FREONS and FREON see CHLOROFLUORCARBONS, METHANE 1973 - 2001
History Note
1993; for FREONS and FREON use CHLOROFLUORCARBONS, METHANE 1973 - 2001
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/13
Revision Date
2021/03/04
Chlorofluorocarbons Preferred
Freon Narrower
Freons Narrower
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