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Fluorine 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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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.

Fluorine Group News
The crystal structure of [FeCp(CO)2(CCl=CF2)]

[FeCp(CO)2(CCl=CF2)]
One of the first organometallic chlorodifluorovinyl complexes to be prepared.

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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!