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Octafluoropropane (C3F8) is a non-flammable greenhouse gas that is produced as a by-product of circuit board production. It has featured in some plans for terraforming Mars.
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In the electronics industry, octafluoropropane is mixed with oxygen and used as an etching material for SiO2 layers in semiconductor applications, as oxides are selectively etched versus their metal substrates.
In medicine, octafluoropropane may compose the gas cores of microbubble contrast agents used in contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Octafluoropropane microbubbles reflects sound waves well and are used to improve the ultrasound signal backscatter.
Under the name R-218, octafluoropropane is used in other industries as a component of refrigeration mixtures.
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