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hydro- +‎ chlorofluorocarbon


hydrochlorofluorocarbon (plural hydrochlorofluorocarbons)

  1. (chemistry) A chlorofluorocarbon with the addition of hydrogen, making it less stable and more liable to break down before reaching the ozone layer.
    • 2007 March 15, Keith Bradsher, “Push to Fix Ozone Layer and Slow Global Warming”, in New York Times[1]:
      The United States joined Argentina, Brazil, Iceland, Mauritania and Norway on Wednesday in notifying the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Program that they want to negotiate an accelerated phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFC’s, at an international conference in Montreal in September.