News from the Fluorine Research Group

Here are some "news" items from the Fluorine Research Group since 2000, they are largely concerned with meetings and student graduation rather than each time a paper gets accepted or published. If you have a modern css-complient browser then hovering over a photo will show a larger version of the picture.

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Fluorine News
The crystal packing diagram of [AuCl{Et2P(CF=CF2)}]

Going for Gold ...
Weak gold..gold (aurophilic) interactions were probed in a series of gold fluorophosphine complexes. In many cases other interactions were more important than aurophilicity more...

Fluorine
a toothbrush

Dental Products
Fluoride is added to many toothpastes, and to some water supplies, because it is proven to reduce dental cavities.

Fluorine Group News
fluorographene, or graphene fluoride

Fluorographene
Following on from previous work fluorinating Buckminster fullerene (C60) we are studying the fluorination of graphene - the super strong, one-layer thick version of graphite to generate graphene fluoride or fluorographene more...

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Fluorine@Manchester
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.

Fluorine in Society
An asthma inhaler

Inhaler Propellant
The propellant in many inhalers is an inert hydrofluorocarbon compound. The same material used in air-conditioners.