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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Chemical drawing of selectfluor

Selectfluor
The world's most famous electrophillic (F+) fluorinating agent SelectfluorTM was invented in Manchester at UMIST by Professor Eric Banks.

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An asthma inhaler

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Fluorine Group News
ORTEP representation of a difluorocyclopropenyl compound

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HFC-134a cylinder, a solvent for enzyme reactions

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Jason Micklefield's group pioneered the use of HFCs as solvents for enzymatic reactions.

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A non-stick frying pan

Non-stick coatings
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