Definition of tetrafluoroethylene in English:


Line breaks: tetra|fluoro|ethyl|ene
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθɪliːn
, -ˌfloː-/


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A dense colourless gas which is polymerized to make plastics such as polytetrafluoroethylene.
    • Chemical formula: F2CCF2
    More 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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