fluorine


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Synonyms for fluorine

a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens

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Based on their findings, the team estimated that between 6,300 and 7,800 gigatonnes of sulfur, between 3,400 and 8,700 gigatonnes of chlorine, and between 7,100 and 13,700 gigatonnes of fluorine were released from magma in the Siberian Traps during the end of the Permian period.
The crosslinked PSA core and crosslinked fluorine-containing PSA shell structure help to fix the fluorine on the shell.
In our study of people's health in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, we found that the bones of those who consumed water and beverages containing high fluorine density over a long time could develop a propensity to break,'' Shimmura said.
The problem was mainly that the use of fluorine allowed for the cheap and easy extraction of aluminum, a metal just coming into its own around World War I.
Demand for fluorine compounds, in particular, is expected to grow in the coming years for various applications, including the etching process for semiconductor production.
As fluorine is so closely related to chlorine, and Yorkshire water is some of the best in the country, with no-one needing to buy expensive bottled water in this area at the moment, should we really be expected to put up with that foul taste again and having to buy bottled water?
The researchers, who are part of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded group developing new ways of imaging cancer, have created a chemical which contains fluorine.
What is not so well known is that before the Project, fluorine was a difficult and dangerous element, while afterwards it became a key ingredient in all the new inhalational anaesthetics.
Treating the surface of wood-plastic composite (WPC) boards with fluorine gas in the presence of oxygen oxidizes the surface so that ordinary paints and primers adhere as they do to natural wood.
According to the academy, indoor air pollution in developing countries can exceed international health-based guidelines by 20 times or more, and the use of coal contaminated with arsenic and fluorine is poisoning millions in China.
The two-day conference will focus on new research and development in the use of fluorine and silicone chemistry in various coatings applications.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 30, 2005 - (JCNN) - Sumitomo 3M announced on August 30 that it has released fluorine compound liquid, 3M Novec 7300 HFE, which has a low global warming impact.
The staff at Optimax, on Water Street, were taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital after breathing in the toxic chemical fluorine.
Americans are exposed to the fluorine compound fluoride from hundreds of different "enhanced" sources: processed food, tap water, food packaging, the air and so on.