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Diffusion coefficients of respiratory gases in a perfluorocarbon liquid

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Science  09 Jul 1982:
Vol. 217, Issue 4555, pp. 153-155
DOI: 10.1126/science.6806902

Abstract

Although great quantities of respiratory gases dissolve in a perfluorocarbon liquid used to formulate artificial blood, their diffusion rates in this liquid do not exceed those in water.