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
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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Fluorine
An asthma inhaler

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

Fluorine Group News
ORTEP representation of a difluorocyclopropenyl compound

Ringing the changes!
A highly unusual conversion of a trifluoropropynyl group into a difluorocyclopropenyl system of ours now appears in many of the fluorine chemistry textbooks! 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 toothbrush

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