Article ID: CBB001252543

CFCs: On the 75th Anniversary of Their Introduction as Commercial Refrigerants by Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889--1944) (2005)


On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the introduction of dichlorofluoromethane, the first of the CFCs to be used commercially as a refrigerant, this article reviews its discovery by Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889--1944) and later developments necessitated by the deleterious effect of Freons on the ozone layer. Midgley's life and other contributions are also discussed.

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Authors & Contributors
Kauffman, George B.
Rasmussen, Seth C.
Midgley, Thomas, IV
Giunta, Carmen J.
Weininger, Stephen J.
Gortier, Leon
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Memorials; commemorations
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Inventors and invention
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Midgley, Thomas
Curie, Marie Sklodowska
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Knox, William
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20th century, early
19th century
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