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
triphasic ionic liquid system

Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
Ionic Liquids are composed entirely of ions (like in table salt), but are liquids. We have shown that by decreasing the symmetry of the ions we can drastically modify the properties of the ionic liquids. more...

Fluorine
A cpu

Modern Computing
Without fluorine containing compounds such as NF3 and WF6 we wouldn't have todays semiconductors!

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
HFC-134a cylinder, a solvent for enzyme reactions

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

Fluorine in Society
water beads on a surface

Repelency coatings
Many water repellency treatments for clothes and equipment, such as coats, shoes and tents, are based on fluorochemicals.