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  • n. Any fluorocarbon-based oligomer, or telomer, synthesized by telomerization.


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fluoro- +‎ telomer


  • The inside of a microwave popcorn bag is usually coated with a perfluorinated chemical (PFC) called a fluorotelomer that can break down to form perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

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  • According to a news release, "The researchers found concentrations of a PFC called fluorotelomer alcohol FTOH in office air that were 3-5 times higher than those reported in previous studies of household air, suggesting that offices may represent a unique and important exposure environment." News

  • A recent FDA study found that a fluorotelomer -- that's a coating -- used to make microwave popcorn bags grease resistant is seeping into popcorn.

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2006

  • DuPont claims that it needs more time to analyze its nine fluorotelomer products, because it needs to develop a method to purify them first.

  • The laboratory study incubated fluorotelomer polymers in soil microorganisms, and then monitored those microorganisms for PFCs and degraded polymers.

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