Organofluorine Chemistry: Synthetic Methods and Applications Event Preview

17 October 2017

19 Oct 2017

Venue: SCI, London, UK

Date: Friday 9 February 2018

The incorporation of one or more fluorine atoms into a compound can have a dramatic effect on its chemical and physical properties, and fluorinated molecules are of considerable importance in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical imaging, agrochemicals, plastics, polymers and electronics.

The aim of this symposium is to highlight recent advances in synthetic methodology for the controlled introduction of fluorine into organic molecules, and to showcase its application to alter the structural and physical properties of molecules. Leading academics from the UK and Europe will present their latest research on the synthesis and application of fluorinated organic molecules, and experienced speakers from the pharmaceutical industry will provide insights into the application of organofluorine compounds to challenging real-world problems. Book your place today to recieve the discounted early bird fee before Friday 5 January 2018.

The programme for the day will include:

  • Fluorine conformational effects in reaction design
    Prof Dr Ryan Gilmour, Münster University, Germany
  • Fluorine and iodine: a powerful combination for fluorination
    Dr Alison Stuart, University of Leicester, UK
  • Stereogenic fluorinated carbon in medicinal chemistry: from drug discovery to development
    Dr Tim Barrett, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • Novel selectively fluorinated motifs
    Prof David O’Hagan, University of St Andrews
  • The influence of fluorination on lipophilicity and hydrogen bond properties
    Prof Bruno Linclau, University of Southampton, UK

In addition to this, there will be a poster session and contributions are invited from those working in the field of organofluorine chemistry, or those working in industry where organofluorine chemistry has played an impactful role. An abstract of maximum 300 words indicating title and authors should be sent to by Friday 15 December 2017 with the subject line “Organofluorine Chemistry - poster submission”.

This event is a great opportunity for chemists at all levels of experience working in industry, as well as academic researchers, with an interest in the chemistry of fluorinated organic compounds to come together, share knowledge and network.

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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