The Mammalian Toxicology of Organic Compounds Containing Fluorine

  • J. Wesley ClaytonJr.
Part of the Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie / Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HDBEP, volume 20)


The objective of this chapter is to present the toxicology for mammals of certain organic compounds which contain fluorine in the molecule. The class of organic compounds under consideration is commonly known as the “fluorocarbons,” although elements other than carbon and fluorine are often part of the molecule. They may also be referred to as poly- or multi-fluorinated organic compounds, since the majority of them contain more than one fluorine atom. However, even if other elements are present, the properties of the compound are largely governed by the fluorine moiety, and therefore the term “fluorocarbon” would apply.


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