6 March 2014

Modern Synthetic Methods in Organofluorine Chemistry

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SCI’s Young Chemists' Panel

London Transport Museum, London, UK

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Synopsis

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, agrichemicals, medical imaging, plastics, polymers and electronics. However the synthesis of these important molecules is fundamentally difficult due to the high reactivity of fluorinating agents.

The aim of this symposium is to highlight recent advances in synthetic methodology for the controlled introduction of fluorine into organic molecules, and their use in the pharmaceutical and agrichemical industries. 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 both the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries will provide insights into the application of organofluorine compounds to challenging real-world problems.

This meeting will focus on practical synthetic methodologies of direct relevance to industrial end users, as well as insights into how fluorine atoms can be exploited to tailor the structural and physical properties of organic molecules. The meeting will be of interest to chemists of all levels of experience working in industry, as well as academic researchers with an interest in the chemistry of fluorinated organic compounds.


Programme

Day 1

10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:30
Introduction and welcome
Session 1 - Chair: Mark Betson, Peakdale Molecular
10:35
The role of fluorine in medicinal chemistry
Dr Steve Swallow, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park
11:30
Trifluoromethylation with hypervalent iodine reagents
Professor Antonio Togni, ETH Zurich
12:25
Lunch and exhibition
13:30
Synthesis of α,α-Difluorosulfones herbicides
Dr Jon Dallimore, Syngneta
14:05
Selective fluorination strategies
Professor Graham Sandford, University of Durham
15:00
Refreshments
15:30
Fluorine in rings and things
Professor David O’Hagan, University of St Andrews
16:25
Recent advances in [18F]radiochemistry
Professor Veronique Gouverneur, University of Oxford
17:20
Closing remarks
17:25
Wine reception

Venue and Contact

Institute of Physics

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London
WC2E 7BB

 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird fees - before 3 February 2014
GB£85.. . . . . . . . . .SCI Member 
GB£35. . . . . . . . . . SCI Student
GB£55. . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£110 . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 3 February 2014
GB£105 . . . . . . . . .SCI Member 
GB£45 .. . . . . . . . . SCI Student
GB£75 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member
GB£135 . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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