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Appl. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 558-565; doi:10.3390/app2020558

Special Feature Organo-Fluorine Chemical Science

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Health Innovations Research Institute & School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
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Received: 25 May 2012 / Accepted: 25 May 2012 / Published: 4 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organo-Fluorine Chemical Science)
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Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element and, with other fluorine containing functional groups, is a most effective element in biological substances, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, liquid crystals, dyes, polymers and a wide range of consumer products. This reflects its resistance to metabolic change due to the strength of the C-F bond providing biological stability and the application of its nonstick-interfacial physical characteristics. Its introduction often remains a synthetic challenge. The widespread use of organofluorines has increased the demand for the development of practical and simple reagents and experimental strategies for the incorporation of fluorine into all types of molecular structures and this was the reasoning behind this special feature on Organo-Fluorine Chemical Science.The contributed articles belong to two broad groups: (i) preparation of fluorine materials, polymers; (ii) the synthesis/applications of organo-fluorine molecules. [...]
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