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 Spring 2003

Spring 2003 NEWSLETTER

May, 2003

Christe Symposium   Treasurer    Membership   Councilor   Moisson Fellowship      Programs    International Meetings

Message from the Chair

Greetings from sunny but frigid St. Paul.  As I write this message in early April, it feels more like early November.  Hope springs eternal though – it is supposed to warm up later in the week.  I would first of all like to welcome our newest members of the Executive Council. P. V. Ramachandran (Chandran) has joined us as our newest Membership Chair.  Bill Dolbier and Bruce Smart round out our Executive Committee for 2003 bringing the welcome expertise of long time members to our group.  We say goodbye and thanks to our outgoing Executive Committee members Bob Syvret (who isn’t going very far as he remains Treasurer), Steve DiMagno and Scott Shaffer.

Although I was unable to attend the 16th Winter Fluorine Conference, it was by all accounts a huge success. I would like to thank the Conference Chair Bill Farnham and Co-chair Surya Prakash for their work in putting together the program as well as Michelle Gandy from the ACS Office of Divisional Activities who was responsible for many of the crucial behind the scenes tasks necessary to put on a conference of this type.

David A. Dixon, who was the recipient of the 2003 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, presented the award address during the Thursday night banquet to an enthusiastic crowd.  In keeping with what has become what I hope is a long lasting tradition, Synquest sponsored the undergraduate Winter Conference Poster Awards. This year the winners were Chongsoo Lin (Don Burton’s group, University of Iowa) and Vittoria Salafia (Jonathan Percy’s group, Leicester University). These awards are a nice recognition of the work of our youngest members and, as such, are highly appreciated.

The Fluorine Division is proud to sponsor the Moissan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship every year (see the call for proposals later in the Newsletter).  The winners this year are as follows: Joe Thrasher and Brian O’Brien, University of Alabama; Ken Laali, Kent State University; Sergiu Gorun, Brown University and Scott Lewis (student Nathan Dean) James Madison University.  

Don Burton was the recipient of the second biennial Distinguished Service Award in Fluorine Chemistry which is given to a member who exemplifies excellence in our field and to our division.  Don has had a major impact on our division and its members over the years and this award was richly deserved.  I have valued Don’s mentorship and friendship now for almost 30 years (!) since I became a member of his group and would like to add my personal congratulations on this award – I’m only sorry I couldn’t be the one to present it.  I hope we have many more years of his guidance.

I would also like to thank William W. Wilson, Ashwani Vij, and Tini Vij for the organization of the Karl Christe Symposium at the Spring ACS meeting in New Orleans.  Allow me to add my congratulations to Karl Christe for his well deserved ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry.   See the more detailed article on this later in the Newsletter. 

The Fluorine Division Website (Webmaster: Phil Henderson) continues to be an extremely useful source for all things Fluorine. The website contains among other things, issues of the past newsletters, listings of the officers, membership information and upcoming meetings.  Check it out if you haven’t looked at it recently - http://membership.acs.org/F/FLUO.htm.  In addition to the current information, there will be an important addition to the website in May.  This year in the fall, the division will vote on a new set of bylaws.  In accordance with our current bylaws, we must allow our members to read the proposed new bylaws some time before voting.  We are doing this by making the entire bylaws available on our website.  Please visit and read this important document so that you can vote in an informed manner in the Fall.  If you do not have web access, please contact Gary Schrobilgen who will send you a printed copy of the bylaws.

This year has been a good year for recognition of our members and of fluorine chemistry.  In addition to the awards mentioned above, Gary Schrobilgen will receive the E.W.R. Steacie Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry this August.  This is one of the more prestigious awards in Canada. Last year Gary also received the Alcan Lecture Award and the Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry from the CSC.  Congratulations Gary.  In November, Neil Bartlett received the Davy Medal of the Royal Society of Great Britain in London. Congratulations to Neil as well.  We would like to continue to recognize the awards that our members receive as part of a continuing department in the newsletter.   Please let the Secretary of the Fluorine Division know when you or one of your Fluorine Division colleagues receives an award or recognition so that we can let our members know.

We would also like to acknowledge new faculty appointments in Fluorine Chemistry in our newsletter.  To this end let us note that Dr. Michael Gerken has joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. 

If there are concerns or questions you have regarding the Fluorine Division please send me an e-mail.  If there are items you would like to have considered for inclusion in the Newsletters, please do the same.

The Fall ACS Meeting in New York will have a full Fluorine Chemistry program. Hope to see you there.



2003 Winner of ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Award Symposium for Karl Christe

by William W. Wilson

A special Award Symposium for Karl Christe was organized during the 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting held in New Orleans, LA, 23-27 March 2003, to honor Karl for his receipt of the 2003 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry.  Organizers of this Symposium were William W. Wilson, Ashwani Vij, and Tini Vij, co-workers with Karl Christe at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.  Following Karl’s Award Address to the Division of Inorganic Chemistry on Monday morning, which drew between 500 and 600 attendees, the Divisions of Fluorine Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry sponsored the two-day Symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday featuring many well-known main-group fluorine and inorganic chemistry friends and colleagues from across the U.S., Canada, and abroad.  There were a total of 41 invited papers (16 of which were from outside the U.S.) that were contributed to the Symposium, one of the most highly attended such Inorganic Division Award Symposia at any Inorganic Division Meeting, with attendances ranging between 75 and 100 for each of the four half-day sessions.  The high quality of the papers that were presented and the large turnout for the Symposium were, indeed, a great tribute to Karl for all his many years of innovative and trend-setting work in the field of inorganic main-group fluorine chemistry.


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ASSETS (as of 31 March 2003)


($) as of 30 June 2002

($) as of 31 March 2003

ACS Investment Pool (market value)



Morgan Stanley Dean Witter



Prime Income Trust



Liquid Asset Fund



Limited Duration Fund Ex “C”



Moissan Fellowship Total



MFS Mass Investors Trust "A"



Oppenheimer U.S. Gov Trust "A"



Limited Duration Fund



Putnam Int. Growth Fund "A"



First Union National Bank






Total Assets



percent change



Moissan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Fluorine Chemistry


($) as of 31 March 2002

($) as of 30 Sept. 2002

($) as of 31 March 2003

MFS Mass Investors Trust "A"




Oppenheimer U.S. Gov Trust "A"




Limited Duration Fund




Putnam Int. Growth Fund "A"












% Change




Points to note:  The poor performance of the Stock Market has resulted in the continued devaluation of our Division’s holdings.  The Moissan Fund holdings have continued to decrease owing to the decline in the Market and the fact that the Division has not contributed to the Fund since 2000.

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The Fluorine Division welcomes the following new members (as of  Feb. 28, 2003) and looks forward to their participation in the Fluorine Division’s activities:

Ibrahim Al Jammaz, Bernard F. Badet, Kirk W. Ball, Dmytro O. Berbasov, Janet K. Boggs, Aziz A. Choudry, Mitchel Cohn, Denise L. Creech, Trevor K. Ellis, Matthew G. Fete, John A. Gladysz, Masayuki Harada, Vicki Hedrick, Quan Heng Dao, Jinbo Hu, H. D. B. Jenkins, Tara L. S. Kishbaugh,  Iris B. Kliman Bloom, Henry Koroniak, Marta Krawczyk, Steven Mark Lobel, Paul D. Markowitz, Andrew Moralee, Christopher K. Ober, Voshiyuki Okamoto, Philip R. Schild, Iqbal Sharif and Chris M. Timperley.

The Fluorine Division’s membership, which is at 653 (as of  Feb. 28, 2003) has remained relatively stable since last year when it was at 660.  We are nonetheless asking each of our members to take a proactive role in membership recruitment in an effort to significantly increase our membership.  We ask that you approach colleagues, including graduate students, research associates and post doctoral fellows, whom you know to be actively engaged in some aspect of fluorine chemistry, and urge them to visit the divison’s website in order to become familiar with the scope of the division’s activities and the advantages of membership.  It is particularly important that we familiarize younger colleagues with the Fluorine Division’s activities to help ensure the future sustainability of the division.  Those interested in joining may use the membership form attached to this Newsletter or that available on the division’s website (http://membership.acs.org/F/FLUO/Meetings.htm).  It is worth pointing out to prospective members that the membership fee for the first year of is waived.

The Fluorine Division members are asked to consult the Membership Directory Opt-In form attached to end of this Newsletter.  If you have not done so already and you wish to be included in future membership directories, it is important that you fill in this form and to return it to P. V. Ramachandran at your earliest possible convenience.  The completed form need only be submitted once.


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The ACS Council Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in New Orleans, LA.  In addition to attending the Council Meeting, I also attended the Joint-Council Committee Meeting on Saturday, March 22, 2003 (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM).  Detailed below are some points of interest from the Council Meeting:

The Council selected Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. (Vice-President, Occidental Chemical Corporation) and Dr. Michael F. Strem (President, Strem Chemicals, Inc.) as the candidates for President-Elect, 2004.  The Board of Directors approved a 2003 budget with a net deficit of $815,000 compared with the Board-mandated maximum allowable deficit of $1 million.

The Petition for Division and Local Section Funding was the subject of intense discussion.  A Board Task Force reported on its examination of means to implement the petition, should it be approved by the Council and the ACS membership.  The Board voted to enact a special temporary assessment - contingent upon adoption and ratification of the petition - to pay for the incremental costs via a supplement to the annual dues.  The Task Force preferred a temporary assessment over a permanent dues increase to the annual dues.  Assessments of $2.00 in 2004, $4.00 in 2005, $6.00 in 2006, and $8.00 in 2007 were authorized.  Legal opinion for this temporary assessment (capped at four years) validated the authority of the Board to enact a temporary assessment.

The Council voted overwhelmingly to approve the petition for Division and Local Section funding.  The new funding distribution (approved) will increase the division allocation from 20% to ~ 45%.  The ratio of Local Sections/Division distribution will change from 4/1 to ~ 11/9.

Thus, the Board of Directors and the Council favored a revised distribution scheme that will allocate more funds for divisions.  Since this petition requires an amendment to the Constitution of the ACS, adoption of the petition requires a two-thirds vote of the Council (which it received at the Council Meeting in New Orleans), and the petition will only become effective upon ratification by two-thirds of the Society voting on the amendments to the Constitution (it needs 2/3 of the members who vote).

All Society members will receive (by mail) a ballot to approve or disapprove this petition.  If two-thirds of the voting members approve this petition (by ballot), it will become a permanent amendment to the ACS Constitution and implemented by the Board of Directors.

This petition is a good thing for Divisions.  When you receive your ballot, I urge you to vote approval of this petition (amendment).

The temporary assessment to your dues is capped at four years.  This temporary assessment, which together with budget offsets, will fund the petition.  This temporary assessment will be reviewed annually by the Board and may be adjusted (downward) based upon the Society's financial situation.

After 2007, the temporary assessment will be removed and the ACS will pick up the > $1,000,000 to fund this new distribution.  Vote approval for this petition and amendment.

Total membership (ACS) as of 12/31/02 was 161,144 - a net decrease of 1.4%.

In 2002, 16 of the 33 Divisions ran significant deficits.  Approval of the new amendment will help alleviate some of the Divisions' problems.

Donald J. Burton

Councilor for the Fluorine Division

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The Division is committed to continuing this program and actively encourages the submission of appropriate proposals for research to be conducted during the summer of 2004.  This program is intended to encourage an interest in fluorine chemistry among prospective graduate students.  The program will provide funds for a student's summer salary and will be awarded directly to faculty members conducting research in any area of fluorine chemistry at colleges or universities on the basis of competitively judged applications.  The awards for 2004 are currently $2,500 for a ten-week program.  In addition, a limited stipend will be available for the student to present his/her research results at an ACS sponsored meeting.  Research expenses in connection with this program will be the responsibility of the faculty member or his/her department or institution.  The number of awards to be made will be dependent upon the funds available.

Applications for funding under this program may be submitted by a faculty member conducting research in fluorine chemistry.  The application should be no longer than five pages and should outline the specific research to be undertaken by the student, should present reasons for anticipating progress by the student during the allotted time, and should suggest how the program might encourage the student to pursue graduate work in fluorine chemistry.  All applications must state that the faculty member has adequate facilities and sufficient additional funds to cover research expenses for the proposed research program, and must be signed by the applicant.

To be considered for an award in 2004, the Division Chair must receive an application by November 15, 2003.  The application, in triplicate, should be sent to:                                      

Richard M. Flynn

3M Center

Bldg. 236-3A-04

St. Paul MN 55144

Alternatively, an electronic submission in the form of a Word document may be submitted to rmflynn@mmm.com.  No more than one award will be provided to an individual applicant per year.

Applications for funding under this program will be judged by a committee consisting of the Division Chair, one academic member and one industrial member of the Division of Fluorine Chemistry and one member-at-large of the Fluorine Division.  The awards for 2004 will be announced in the Spring 2004 Newsletter of the Division and the award recipients will be notified prior to this by mail or telephone.  It is anticipated that students in this program will have completed the equivalent of three years of a chemistry major's program, although outstanding students with less academic experience can also be considered.  Faculty members will be urged to consider students from institutions other than their own and especially from schools that provide limited opportunities for undergraduate research.  However, selection of a student for participation in this program will be at the sole discretion of the faculty member.  The selection process should be completed by March 1, 2004.

Brief reports (two to three pages) to the Division Chair are required from the faculty member and student by October 1, 2004.  The faculty report should include a summary of technical accomplishments, skills realized by the student, perceived interest by the student in graduate work, and the perceived success or failure of this program in encouraging interest in fluorine chemistry by the student.  The student report should include a summary of technical accomplishments and an evaluation of the influence of the award program in his/her decision to consider graduate work in chemistry or fluorine chemistry.

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Vice Chair Programs Report

A.  16th Winter Fluorine Conference

Our premier biennial conference, the 16th Winter Fluorine Conference was held last January (12-17, 2003) at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort & Conference Center, St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This year’s theme was Discovering New Roles for Fluorine: From Enzymes to Microlithography.  The conference was chaired by Bill Farnham (DuPont), aided by Surya Prakash (University of Southern California, Co-Chair) and the skillful management of Michele Gandy (ACS).  Their excellent work was clearly demonstrated by the success of this conference in all its aspects.  Our heartfelt gratitude to them!  New roles for fluorine in materials, electronics, and pharmaceuticals, continuing a tradition of enabling new and “next generation” technologies, were featured during the conference.  Discussions in the broader areas of organic, polymer, and inorganic chemistry research included presentations on synthetic methods, catalysis, enzymatic processes, tailored polymers and new material applications, and selective fluorination.  Two sessions dedicated to “New Developments in Fluorinated Materials for Lithography,” and “Advances in Fluorination Methodologies” as well as two poster sessions and the WFC Student Poster Award contributed to the success of this year’s scientific program.  The ACS Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry Award recipient was David Dixon who was honored in our traditional Thursday evening banquet.  The list of plenary speakers included:

Fred E. Behr, 3M Company, "Perfluoroketones Process Chemistry"      

  Karl O. Christe, Edwards AGF, CA USA, "Quantitative Scale for Lewis  Acidity"                                                             

Paul A. Deck, Virginia Polytechnic and State University "C6F5: A Stable Electron-withdrawing Substituent and Useful Spectroscopic Probe for Metallocene Chemistry"                                    

David Dixon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, "Computational Approaches to the Design of 157 NM Photoresists"                               

Andrew E. Feiring, DuPont Central Research, "Design of Transparent Fluoropolymer Photoresists of Semiconductor Manufacture"             

John Gladyz, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, "Fluorous Catalysis without Fluorous Solvents"                                 

Berthold Hoge, University of Cologne, Germany, "Strategies for the Synthesis of Chiral Bidentate Bis(trifluoromethyl) phosphanes"      

Hiroshi Itoh, IBM Almaden, "Fluoropolymers for 157 nm Lithography"  

Shiro Kobayashi, Kyoto University, Japan, "Enzymatic Reactions of Fluorosugar Substrates for the Synthesis of Poly- and Oligo-saccharides"                                                   

Bernard Langlois, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, "Design and Use of New Reagents for Nucleophilic Trifluoromethylation"      

Christopher K. Ober, Cornell University, "Fluoropolymers for Advanced Lithography"                                                

David O'Hagan, University of St. Andrews, "Biosynthesis of Fluoroacetate, the Toxin - Discovery and Isolation of the Fluorinase"                                                         

Jonathan M. Percy, University of Leicester, "Selectively Fluorinated Molecules from Trifluoroethanol and other Building Blocks"          

P. V. Ramachandran, Purdue University, "Synthesis of Fluorinated Analogs of Biologically Active Molecules"                           

Gary J. Schrobilgen, McMaster University, "Applications of Noble-Gas Chemistry to the Syntheses of Main-Group and High-Oxidation State Transition Metal Oxide Fluorides"                                   

Taaki Sonoda, Institute of Advance Material Study, Kyushu University, "Molecular Modeling of New Fluorinated Anions for Lithium Battery Electrolyte"                                        

Steven H. Strauss, Colorado State University, "Fluorination and Defluorination Reactions of Boron, Boron/Carbon, and Carbon Spheroids"                                                           

Kenji Uneyama, Okayama University, Japan "Trifluoroacetimidoyl Metals: Synthetic Intermediates for Versatile Fluoroorganic Compounds"                                                          

Andrew K. Yudin, University of Toronto, "Asymmetric Catalysis with Organofluorine Compounds"           

This year’s conference consisted of a very international list of participants, the largest contingent coming from Japan, followed by the United Kingdom. A participant breakdown by country follows: Canada (5), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (2), Israel (1), Italy (5), Japan (29), Korea (4), Russia (1), South Africa (1), United Kingdom (12), United States (156). 

B.  Symposia Planned for the 226th ACS National Meeting

New York City, September 7-11, 2003


(1) Fluorine in Alternative Energy Sources

Chair: Bruce E. Smart, Central Research & Development, DuPont, Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE 19880, Phone: 302-695-7482, Fax: 302-695-9799, Bruce.E.Smart@usa.dupont.com

(2) Fluorinated Synthons

Chair: Vadim A. Soloshonok, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 620 Parrington Oval, Room 208, Room 208, Norman, OK 73019, Phone: 4053258279, Fax: 4053256111, vadim@uo.edu. Co-chair: Viacheslav A. Petrov, Central Research & Development, DuPont, Experimental Station, PO Box 80328, Wilmington, DE 19880-0328, Phone: 302-695-1958, Fax: 302-695-9799, viacheslav.a.petrov@usa.dupont.com.

The "Fluorinated Synthons" symposium is an interdisciplinary meeting which focuses on new developments in organofluorine chemistry.  The Symposium is a two-daylong forum held to discuss the latest results in the generation of fluorine-containing building blocks and their utilization in the synthesis of multifunctionalized organic compounds.  The meeting covers a number of fields of chemistry indirectly or directly affected by the presence of fluorine.  These include physical and organic chemistry, material science, biochemistry, agrochemicals and medicinal chemistry.  The symposium has received enthusiast backing from (and co-sponsoring) from ORG, AGRD and MEDI divisions.  A banquet is being planned  to cap this event.  Some of the invited speakers include: Itsumaro Kumadaki (Setsunan University, Japan); John T. Welch (SUNY, Albany); Taizo Ono (National Institutes of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan); Toru Okayama, (Daiichi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan); Takeo Taguchi (Tokyo College of Pharmacetical Science); Beate Koksch, (University of Leipzig, Germany); Toshio Fuchigami (Tokyo Institute of Technology); Santos Fustero, (Universidad de Valencia, Spain); Andrei K. Yudin (University of Toronto); Manfred Schlosser (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology); Hideki Amii (Okayama University, Japan).

(3) General Papers

Oral and Poster Sessions: Gerald B. Hammond, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, Phone: 508-999-8865, Fax: 508-910-6918, ghammond@umassd.edu

C.  Planned Meetings


228th ACS National Meeting;  August 22-26, 2004, Philadelphia, PA

A joint tutorial with the Chemical Toxicology Division on “Toxicology in Fluorine Chemistry” is planned. This will be a Sunday half day tutorial organized by Jon Howell (DuPont, Wilmington, DE), Dayal Meshri (Advance Research Chemicals, Inc., Catoosa, OK)  and Fred Behr (3M, St. Paul, MN).  A symposium on Industrial Fluorine Chemistry (one day) – organized by George Shia Honeywell, Buffalo, NY) and Bob Syvret (Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA) will also be featured.

Pacifichem 2005; December 15-20, 2005, Honolulu, HI

Gary J. Schrobilgen (McMaster University), Rika Hagiwara (Kyoto University) and William J. Casteel, Jr. (Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA) have put together and submitted a proposal for an inorganic fluorine symposium entitled "Inorganic Fluorine Chemistry, Bridging Fundamental and Applied Chemistry".  The proposal was submitted to the conference committee in the first round of submissions which closed April 15th. Takashi Yamazaki (Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakamachi, Koganei-city 184-8588, Japan. Tel. & FAX  +81-42-388-7038, e-mail:  tyamazak@cc.tuat.ac.jp) is in charge of planning the organic fluorine activities.  The procedure and deadlines for submitting proposals are given at the following website:  http://www/pacifichem.org/


D.  Past Participation of the Fluorine Division in ACS National Meetings

As a way to inform our members of scientific symposia previously organized by the Fluorine Division, the following table summarizes the Division’s participation in ACS National Meetings over the last 11 years:

National ACS Meeting

Duration (days)

Spring, 1992


Fluorine- and Fluorine-Containing Substituent Groups in Inorganic Chemistry


Computational Science




Tutorial: Plastics and Elastomers




Fall, 1993


19F NMR: Solids, Liquids and Imaging Applications


Poster Session




Spring, 1994


ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry Symposium


Symposium on Stability and Decomposition of Fluoropolymers


George H. Cady Symposium in Inorganic Chemistry


Poster Session


Tutorial: Safety




Fall, 1995


Fluoroaminoacids and Peptides in Medicinal Chemistry


Tutorial: Fluorine  in Biomedicinal Chemistry


Poster Session


Fluorine in Drug Discovery (Co-sponored with Medicinal Chemistry)




Spring, 1996


Direct-Selective Fluorination

General Session


Poster Session


Fluorine in Host-Guest Chem and as a Probe of Polar Transannular Interactions


ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry Symposium




Spring, 1997


General Session


Poster Session




Fall, 1998


Asymmetric Synthesis of Fluoroorganic Compounds


Tutorial: Industrial Organofluorine Chemistry


Poster Session


Chemistry in Fluorinated Media


Inorganic Fluorine Chemistry in Honor of Prof. G. J. Schrobilgen




Fall, 1999


Tutorial: How to Synthesize Highly Fluorinated Superweak Anions


Poster Session


General Session


Co-sponsored the following symposia:

Advances in Polymer Synthesis by Metallocenes,

Ziegler-Natta and Related Chemistries (Inorganic Chemistry Division)



Spring,  2000


General Session


Poster Session


A Small Atom with a Big Ego: A Fluorine View of the 21st Century


Tutorial: Fluorine in Drug Discovery


Trifluoromethyl Transfer Agents


ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry Symposium




Fall, 2001


Fluorinated Analogs of Biomolecules


Poster Session




Spring,  2002


Symposium in Honor of  Prof. Dave Lemal


General Session




Fall, 2002


General Session


Fluorine in Microlithography and Microchip Manufacture

Poster Session


Symposium in Honor of Prof. Neil Bartlett

Co-sponsored: Organic Methodologies in the Selective Synthesis of Small Molecules and Materials (Organic Chemistry)


Co-sponsored: Modern Reagents and Methods in the Art of Organic Synthesis (Organic Chemistry)




Spring,  2003


Karl Christe Symposium (Co-sponsored with Inorganic Chemistry)



Fall, 2003


Fluorinated Synthons Symposium


Fluorine in Alternative Energy


General Session


Poster Session



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International Meetings of Interest to Members of the ACS Fluorine Division



*Scheduled for July 20-25, 2003, Shanghai, China has been postphoned


Prof. Feng-Ling Qing.

Contact information:

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences

354 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032

P. R. China

Fax: 86-21-64166128

E-mail: fluorine@pub.sioc.ac.cn;  flq@pub.sioc.ac.cn



* As this Newsletter was about to go to press, the organizers of the 17th ISFC informed the Fluorine Division Executive Committee that this meeting has been postphoned until Summer, 2005.  The new conference dates will be announced later.




May 12-14, 2004, Kyoto, Japan


Prof. Tsuyoshi Nakajima

Department of Applied Chemistry

Aichi Institute of Technology,

Yakusa-cho, Toyota-shi 470-0392


E-mail: nakajima@ac.aitech.ac.jp





July 11-16, 2004, Poznan, Poland


Prof. Henry Koroniak

Faculty of Chemistry

Adam Mickiewicz University

Grunoacdzua 6                                          

60-780 Poznan


E-mail: koroniak@amu.edu.pl





January 8-14, 2005, TradeWinds Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Florida


Prof. Surya G.K. Prakash

Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute

University of Southern California

University Park

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0001                     

E-mail: gprakash@usc.edu

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