Contact details for Alan Brisdon.

These details are provided for students and other legitimate users.

These postal, telephone and electronic contact details may not be used for the purpose of unsolicited mailshots (email or postal), cold calling etc.

Office: 4.02H extension 64459
Laboratory: 3.33 extension 57760

The best time to try and find me in my office during term time is between 13:00 and 14:00. If you need to see me and I am not in my office or my lab and the students there don't know where I am then please leave a message under my office door, or email me, telling me when you intend to return and I'll endevour to be available at that time.

External phone number: +44 (0)161 306 4459
Internal extension: 64459

There is a voicemail facility on this line, however you may need to hang on for some time before your call is diverted.

email: alan · brisdon @ ‌ manchester · ac · uk

For visitors from further afield The University of Manchester is located in the centre of Manchester, approximately 10 minutes walk from Picadilly railway station, and just to the south of the A57(M), Mancunian Way.

Directions for those coming by rail, coach, air and road are given on the main university web site.

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Fluorine News
A representation of the fluorovinyl phosphine PPh(CF=CF2)2

Top 25!
Our review of fluoroalkenyl, fluoroalkynyl and fluoroalkyl phosphines was in the SciVerse JFC top 25 Hottest Articles.
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A bundle of wires

Wire Coatings
The use of a fluorinated outer coating keeps wires dry and protect them from fire damage.

Fluorine Group News
The crystal packing diagram of [PtBr2{iPr2P(CF=CF2)}2]

[PtBr2{PiPr2(CF=CF2)}2]
Only the second ever unit cell to contain both cis- and trans- isomers of the same complex at the same time. (And the other one is fluorine containing as well!) 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
A non-stick frying pan

Non-stick coatings
Non-stick fluorinated plastics, such as Teflon(TM) are found in pans and the roof of the Millenium dome!