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Fluorinated Heterocyclic Compounds: Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications

Fluorinated Heterocyclic Compounds: Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications

Viacheslav A. Petrov

ISBN: 978-0-470-52895-2 September 2009 432 Pages


A thorough survey of synthetic methods, chemistry, and applications of major classes of fluorinated heterocycles

Merging organic, heterocyclic, and fluoroorganic chemistry, fluorinated heterocyclic compounds have distinctively desirable properties suitable for use in pharmaceuticals and agrichemicals, especially their ability to penetrate the cell membrane barrier for drug absorption. Offering a needed overview of this relatively new addition to the heterocyclic family, this essential reference provides the latest state-of-the-art information on key application areas within fluorine chemistry.

With contributions from experts from both industry and academia, the book covers the chemistry, synthesis, and applications of fluorinated heterocycles with chapters on:

  1. Three-, four-, five-, six-, and seven-membered fluorine-containing heterocycles

  2. Fluorinated nucleosides

  3. Fluorointermediates

  4. Applications of fluorinated heterocycles in agricultural products

  5. Pharmaceuticals containing fluorinated heterocycles

  6. Technical applications of fluorinated heterocycles

Written by a team of world-recognized experts in the area of organic and industrial chemistry of fluorine, Fluorinated Heterocyclic Compounds: Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications will prove valuable to both students and researchers from academia and industry seeking further knowledge of the synthetic methods, chemistry, and applications of major classes of fluorinated heterocycles.





1 Fluorinated Three-Membered Ring Heterocycles (David M. Lemal and Sudharsanam Ramanathan).

2 Fluorinated Four-Membered Heterocycles (Roman B. Larichev and Viacheslav A. Petrov).

3 Fluorinated Five-Membered Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles (Kenneth L. Kirk).

4 Fluorinated Five-Membered Heterocycles Containing Oxygen, Sulfur, Selenium, and Phosphorus (Yuriy Shermolovich).

5 Synthesis of Fluorinated Sugars from Fluorine-Containing Synthons (Xiao-Long Qiu and Feng-Ling Qing).

6 Synthesis of Ring-Fluorinated Pyridines (Anatoliy M. Shestopalov, Alexander A. Shestopalov, Lyudmila A. Rodinovskaya, and Anna V. Gromova).

7 Synthesis and Chemical Transformation of Six-Membered Aromatic Heterocycles Containing Perfluoroalkyl Groups (Viacheslav A. Petrov).

8 Perfluorinated Six-Membered Aromatic Heterocycles Containing One or More Heteroatom (Graham Sandford).

9 Perfluorinated Nonaromatic Heterocycles (Viacheslav A. Petrov).

10 Seven-Membered and Larger Ring-Fluorinated Heterocycles (Viacheslav A. Petrov).


11 Agricultural Products Based on Fluorinated Heterocyclic Compounds (Wonpyo Hong).

12 Pharmaceuticals Containing Fluorinated Heterocyclic Compounds (Kenji Uneyama and Kenji Sasaki).

13 Practical Uses of Fluorinated Heterocycles (Paul R. Resnick).


"The book is well referenced and indexed and covers the literature from pioneering work in the 1960s to recent developments up to 2009. It provides an excellent source of information on fluorinated heterocycles as well as something to dip into if you are looking for some unexpected and stimulating chemistry. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and research students and represents a valuable addition to the literature that should be on the shelves of libraries in both academic and industrial institutions. I would recommend this book to all scientists who consider working with fluorinated compounds-be they synthetic chemists, life-science chemists, or materials scientists." (Angewandte Chemie, 2010)

"A wealth of information on the types of fluorinated heterocycles that are possible and their methods of synthesis, reactivity, and utilization. Having worked in fluorine chemistry and with selected heterocyclic compounds for more than 45 years, I found many familiar examples but also much new material." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010)