A substance that is a possible carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) used in the production of polymers such as polytetrafluoroethylene. The US government in 2000 classified tetrafluoroethylene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." In laboratory animal studies of tetrafluoroethylene, cancer was observed in multiple organs of multiple species following long-term inhalation exposures.

* * *

tet·ra·flu·or·o·eth·yl·ene .te-trə-.flu̇(-ə)r-ō-'eth-ə-.lēn n a flammable gaseous fluorocarbon CF2=CF2 used in making polytetrafluoroethylene resins

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tetrafluoroethylene — Tétrafluoroéthylène Tétrafluoroéthylène 2 atomes de carbone, 4 atomes de fluor Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tétrafluoroéthylène — 2 atomes de carbone, 4 atomes de fluor Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tetrafluoroethylene — Chembox new Name = Tetrafluoroethylene ImageFileL1 = Tetrafluoroethylene.png ImageSizeL1 = 100px ImageNameL1 = Tetrafluoroethylene ImageFileR1 = Tetrafluoroethylene3D.png ImageSizeR1 = 100px ImageNameR1 = Tetrafluoroethylene IUPACName =… …   Wikipedia

  • tetrafluoroethylene — /te treuh floor oh eth euh leen , flawr , flohr /, n. Chem. a colorless, water insoluble, flammable gas, C2F4, used in the synthesis of certain polymeric resins, as Teflon. [1930 35; TETRA + FLUORO + ETHYLENE] * * * ▪ chemical compound       a… …   Universalium

  • tetrafluoroethylene — tetrafluoretilenas statusas T sritis chemija formulė F₂C=CF₂ atitikmenys: angl. tetrafluoroethylene rus. тетрафторэтилен ryšiai: sinonimas – tetrafluoretenas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tetrafluoroethylene — noun The gaseous unsaturated halogenated hydrocarbon, FC=CF, that is used as a monomer in the production of polytetrafluoroethylene …   Wiktionary

  • tetrafluoroethylene — tet·ra·flu·or·o·ethylene …   English syllables

  • tetrafluoroethylene — /ˌtɛtrəˌfluroʊˈɛθəlin/ (say .tetruh.floohroh ethuhleen) noun a colourless gas, C2F4, which polymerises into a thermoplastic material with good electrical insulation properties …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrafluoroethylene — noun a flammable gaseous fluorocarbon used in making plastics (polytetrafluoroethylene resins) • Hypernyms: ↑fluorocarbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Éthylène tétrafluoroéthylène — motif de répétition de l éthylène tétrafluoroéthylène Général Nom IUPAC …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.