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 fluoroalkyl phosphine Ph2PC3F7

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

Fluorine
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 structure of the organofluorine metallic compound Hg(CF=CF2)2

Hg(CF=CF2)2
Characterised by Xray & electron diffraction. And featured in MITs OpenCourseware!

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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
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!