Fluorinations and Fluoroalkylations (#310)

Fluoroorganic compounds have impacted wide range of fields from materials to medicine. Although fluorinated compounds are seldom found in nature, fluorine is considered the Kingpin of drug discovery. Selective fluorination and fluoroalkylation methodologies are increasingly sought by the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry for their small molecule based discovery programs. The symposium will focus on recent advances in nucleophilic, electrophilic, radical and transition metal-mediated fluorination and fluoroalkylation protocols. Even biomediated fluorination methods have been discovered. The developed methods are also amenable to the introduction radioactive 18F for positron emission tomography studies (PET). The symposium is expected cover the state of art methods of this exciting field.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015