Halon can refer to:
  • Haloalkane
    The haloalkanes are a group of chemical compounds derived from alkanes containing one or more halogens. They are a subset of the general class of halocarbons, although the distinction is not often made. Haloalkanes are widely used commercially and, consequently, are known under many chemical and...

    , or halogenoalkane, a group of chemical compounds consisting of alkanes with linked halogens. In particular, bromine-containing haloalkanes.
  • Halomethane
    Halomethane compounds are derivatives of methane with one or more of the hydrogen atoms replaced with halogen atoms . Halomethanes are both naturally occurring, especially in marine environments, and man-made, most notably as refrigerants, solvents, propellants, and fumigants...

     fire extinguishing systems

  • Various compounds that have been used in agriculture, dry cleaning, fire suppression, and other applications.
    • Halon 10001 (iodomethane)
    • Halon 1001 (bromomethane)
    • Halon 1011 (bromochloromethane, CH2BrCl)
    • Halon 104 (carbon tetrachloride)
    • Halon 1103 (tribromofluoromethane)
    • Halon 112 (dichlorofluoromethane)
    • Halon 1201 (bromodifluoromethane)
    • Halon 1202 (dibromodifluoromethane)
    • Halon 1211 (bromochlorodifluoromethane, CF2ClBr)
    • Halon 122 (dichlorodifluoromethane)
    • Halon 1301 (bromotrifluoromethane, CBrF3)
    • Halon 14 (tetrafluoromethane)
    • Halon 242 (1,2-dichlorotetrafluoroethane)
    • Halon 2402
      1,2-Dibromotetrafluoroethane is a haloalkane. It is also known under codenames R-114B2 and Halon 2402. It is a colorless liquid with a boiling point of 47.2 °C. R-114B2 is occasionally used in fire suppression systems. It is also used as a tracer chemical in Praxair's Seep Sense leak detection...

       (dibromotetrafluoroethane)—used as a fire extinguisher
    • Halon 2600 (hexafluoroethane)
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