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The University of Southampton

Fluorine as a Key Element Seminar

12 March 2014
Building 27, Room 2003 Chemistry University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Prof Dieter Lentz presents a seminar as part of the Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure Groups seminar series.

Substitution of hydrogen by fluorine has a large influence on the properties of organic and organometallic compounds and materials. Fluorine substitution affects the supramolecular chemistry, redox potentials, crystal packing and charge carrier mobility of the buckybowls corannulene and sumanene.

Chiral hydrido zirconium complexes allow the enantioselective hydrodefluorination of trifluoro allene to 1,3-difluoro allene one of the smallest chiral molecules. Catalytic hydrodefluorinatiom with titanium catalysts turned out as valuable synthetic tool. Reaction of cobaltocen with fluoro alkenes provides an easy access to cyclcopentadienes with fluorinated substituents.

Speaker information

Prof Dieter Lentz, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie. Freie Universität Berlin

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