trifluoromethyl sulphur pentafluoride

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A recently discovered pollutant that is an extremely active greenhouse gas. It has an exceptionally high heat capacity (see specific heat), some 18 000 times that of carbon dioxide, and may have an atmospheric lifetime of thousands of years. Its origin is currently unknown, but it may be created when sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), an insulator used in the electricity supply industry, reacts with the perfluorinated carbon compounds that are also commonly employed.

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