Alan Brisdon's Fluorine Research Group

This is the Home Page of the fluorine research group from the School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester, formerly UMIST. Here you will find details of our research in fluorine chemistry which covers inorganic, organometallic and organofluorine aspects. You will also find information on others with fluorine-related interests, along with details of our facilities and publications.

Fluorine chemistry methodology
The introduction of fluorine and fluorine-containing groups into molecules, using inorganic fluorides, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs, the replacements for CFCs) such as HFC-134a (CF3CH2F) and HFC-245fa (CF3CH2CHF2) and related methods.

Fluorine-containing phosphines
The synthesis of fluoroalkyl, fluoroalkenyl and fluoroalkynyl fluorine-containing phosphines, their properties, coordination complexes, uses and applications.

Fluoro-organometallics
Organofluorine-containing organometallic complexes, their structures and chemistries including catalysis, such as trifluorovinyl and trifluoropropynyl complexes of main-group and transition-metals.

Fluorine-containing materials
The synthesis of fluorine-containing functional materials, such as our work on polymer precursors, fluorographene and room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs).

Spectroscopy and Analysis Tools
Examples and theory behind multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, on-line tools to calculate elemental (microanalysis) figures, 31-P nmr chemical shifts for phosphines, J-coupling patterns, mass spectrometry isotope patterns and our spectroscopy database (19F, 31P and IR)

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Fluorine Group News
the fluoroalkyl phosphine Ph2PC3F7

Ph2P(i-C3F7)
We reported (Chem. Commun. 2009, 6658) the first generic route to fluoroalkyl-containing phosphines. more ...

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Fluorine@Manchester
HFC-134a cylinder

HFCs in Fluorine Chemistry
Alan Brisdon's Fluorine Chemistry group have pioneered the chemistry of HFCs (CFC replacements) for generating trifluorovinyl and trifluoropropynyl reagents.

Fluorine in Society
water beads on a surface

Repelency coatings
Many water repellency treatments for clothes and equipment, such as coats, shoes and tents, are based on fluorochemicals.