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 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!

Fluorine Group News
the fluoroalkyl phosphine Ph2PC3F7

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

Modern Display Devices
Flat screen TVs & computer LCD displays work efficiently because they contain fluorine-containing compounds.