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Modern Fluoroorganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Reactivity, Applications



Modern Fluoroorganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Reactivity, Applications

Peer Kirsch

ISBN: 978-3-527-60419-7 March 2006 320 Pages



In this handbook, Peer Kirsch clearly shows that this exciting field is no longer an exotic area of research. Aimed primarily at synthetic chemists wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating implications of including the highly unusual element fluorine in organic compounds, the main part of the book presents a wide range of synthetic methodologies and the experimental procedures selected undeniably show that this can be done with standard laboratory equipment. To round off, the author looks at fluorous chemistry and the applications of organofluorine compounds in liquid crystals, polymers and more besides.
This long-awaited book represents an indispensable source of high quality information for everyone working in the field.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

1.1 Why Organofluorine Chemistry?

1.2 History.

1.3 Ther Basic Materials.

1.4 The Unique Properties of Organofluorine Compounds.

2. Synthesis of Complex Organofluorine Compounds.

2.1 Introductio of Fluorine.

2.2 Perfluoroalkylation.

2.3 Selected Fluorinated Structures and Reaction Types.

3. Fluorous Chemistry.

3.1 Fluorous Biphase Catalysis.

3.2 Fluorous Synthesis and Combinatorial Chemistry.

4. Applications of Organofluorine Compounds.

4.1 Halofluorocarbons, Hydrofluorocarbons and Related Compounds.

4.2 Polymers and Lubricants.

4.3 Applications in Electronics Industry.

4.4 Liquid Crystals for Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays.

4.5 Pharmaceuticals and Other Biomedical Applications.

4.6 Agricultural Chemistry.



"... a well-produced book with attractive graphics, photos and schemes. Throughout the book, coloured electrostatic maps of small organofluorine compounds are used to illustrate charge distributions. These are effective as well as attractive. I would point any organic chemist to this book who wants to learn about and do some fluorine chemistry. It provides uncluttered descriptions and a clear orientation to the literature in this important area of the organic chemistry." (CHEMBIOCHEM - A European Journal of Chemical Biology)