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tetrafluoroethylene

Syllabification: tet·ra·fluo·ro·eth·yl·ene
Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˌflo͝orōˈeTHəlēn
 
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Definition of tetrafluoroethylene in English:

noun

Chemistry
A dense colorless gas that is polymerized to make plastics such as polytetrafluoroethylene.
Example sentences
  • The architects considered many options for the roof materials and finally chose an ultra-violet-stable fluoropolymer, ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, welded into cushions.
  • The report states the listing is based on findings from laboratory animal studies of tetrafluoroethylene in which cancer was observed in multiple organs of multiple species following long-term inhalation exposures.
  • The pyrolysis of tetrafluoroethylene was studied in the temperature and pressure range 300 to 455C and 25 to 760 torr.

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