Monomers need to contain an inhibitor to prevent them polymerization during processing or storage. Oxygen can play many roles in processing and storage of monomers, mostly depending on the temperature conditions, and this leads to the choice of inhibitor. There are two main types of inhibitors: 1) Storage and transport inhibitors, and 2) Production and process inhibitors.
Inorganic fluorochemicals have many and diverse uses. They are used in the industrial processing of other materials, for example, aluminum, nuclear fuel, gasoline, etc. Inorganic fluorochemicals are also used in the synthesis of several products such as pharmaceuticals, solar panels, toothpaste, lithium ion batteries, rocket fuel, concrete, semiconductors, LCDs, etc
Organic fluorochemicals have multitudes of applications and their molecular structures are very diverse. Many also come with their own naming nomenclature, for example HFO-1223yf, PFPE, CTFE, etc. To the uninitiated chemist, the complexity of this field can be daunting.