By-products of aluminum smelting and uranium enrichment. Also replace chlorofluorocarbons in manufacturing semiconductors. Among the six greenhouse gases to be abated under the Kyoto Protocol.

The Global Warming Potential of Perfluorocarbons is 6500 to 9200 times that of carbon dioxide.

See also: Global Warming Potential, Tetrafluoromethane.

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Subjects: Chemistry Environmental