The Division of Fluorine Chemistry is an active group of scientists who promote their interest in Fluorine Chemistry. Fluorine is the most reactive of the elements and its incorporation in a molecule more often than not imparts interesting, if not dramatic, changes of properties. As such, fluorine-containing materials have important commercial applications in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, plastics and polymers, surface modification, electronics, solvents, and as refrigerants. Indeed life would be much more difficult if it were not for fluorine! From an academic point of view, fluorine has opened up a whole new branch of "unnatural" chemistry, rich in unexpected and novel reactions, and has proved to be an invaluable mechanistic probe.
The Division encourages interest in fluorine chemistry by presenting tutorials and symposia, organizing technical meetings, and sponsoring research scholarships. The Division is a truly international group, with members from all the industrialized nations. The broad range of applications brings together scientists from many disciplines and conferences are lively and interesting meetings.
The Division usually meets the summer ACS national meeting and sponsors the biennial Winter Fluorine Conference in St. Petersburg, FL (Fluorida).
See the Calendar page for these and other meetings of interest.
The Division bylaws are available here as a pdf download
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