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Sulfur hexafluoride

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sulfur hexafluoride

(Science: chemical) sulfur hexafluoride. An inert gas used mainly as a test gas in respiratory physiology. Other uses include its injection in vitreoretinal surgery to restore the vitreous chamber and as a tracer in monitoring the dispersion and deposition of air pollutants.

Chemical name: Sulfur fluoride (SF6), (OC-6-11)-