June 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Organofluorine Chemistry will help chemists to develop a systematic knowledge of the chemistry of fluorine with a view towards its application in the design of new reactions and syntheses, and the creation of novel fluorinated molecules and materials. With initial chapters focusing on why fluorine creates such unique properties in organic compounds, the book then covers general reactions of fluorine. Coverage is chosen from the recent research literature, concentrating on the development of novel bioactive compounds and catalytic ligands, and explaining, in the context of the initial chapters, how and why fluorine is so effective. With a final chapter covering the general synthetic chemistry of organofluorine compounds, the book is a cohesive summary of the fundamental principals of organofluorine chemistry.
1. Fundamentals in organic fluorine chemistry.
1.1 Some physical properties of organic fluorine compounds.
1.2 Electronic effect.
1.2.1 Electronic effects of the fluorine atom – insight from Hammett substituent.
1.2.2 Electronic effects on acidity, bond length, and bond energy of fluoroorganic.
1.2.3 Halogen bonding.
1.2.4 Electronic effect to the destabilization of carbonyl and imono groups.
1.2.5 p-p Stacking of fluoroaromatics.
1.2.6 Increased p-character (Bent’s rule) and low-lying LUMO in carbon-fluorine.
1.2.7 Negative hyperconjugation.
1.2.8 Electron-donating effect (Stabilization of carbocation).
1.2.9 Effect of fluorine substituents to the structure, stability, and reactivity of.
1.3 Steric effects of fluorine substituents.
2. Unique reactions induced by fluorine.
2.1 Nucleophilic substitution on fluoroaromatic rings.
2.2 SN2’ reactions of alkenes bearing trifluoromethyl group.
2.3 Nucleophilic substitution on gem-difluoromethylene carbon.
2.4 Single electron transfer (SET) reaction of perfluoroalkyl halides.
2.5 Fluorine-activated electrophilic reagents (F-X and XFn).
3. Reactions activated by a strong interaction between fluorine and other atoms.
3.1 Reaction induced by F-Li interaction.
3.2 Reaction induced by F-Al interaction.
3.3 Reaction induced by F-Si interaction.
3.4 Reaction induced by F-B interaction.
3.5 Other examples (Sm, Yb, Zr, Hf).
4. Hydrogen bonding in organofluorine compounds.
5. Fluorinated ligands for selective catalytic reactions.
6. Fluorine in drug designs.
7. Methods for introduction of fluorine-functionality into molecules.
(Summary from publications for the latest fifteen years).
* Written with the non-expert in mind, to help them acquire a thorough and sophisticated understanding of organofluorine chemistry quickly and comprehensively
* Key reference source and entry to the literature of Fluorine chemistry
...this book is a detailed and thorough review as well as a
valuable source of information with numerous tables, detailed
formula schemes, some helpful illustrations, and well referenced
citations from the recent literature. Graduate students and
research chemists working in the field should read this book to
deepen their understanding of organofluorine chemistry and in
particular to gain more insight into their enormous synthetic
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