[ klawr-oh-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flawr-; klohr-oh-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌfloʊr- /
any of a series of gaseous or volatile methanes substituted with chlorine and fluorine and containing little or no hydrogen: used as refrigerants and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.
- chloroformyl chloride,
- chlorogenic acid,
Origin of chlorofluoromethane
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