About the Importance of Fluorine

Fabulous Fluorine. ‘Having fluorine in life sciences molecules brings desirable benefits, but the trick is getting it in place and making sought-after building blocks. Fluorine can be highly advantageous in pharmaceutical and agrochemical compounds. One or just a few atoms in an organic molecule can dramatically alter its chemical and biological nature, including its stability, lipophilicity, and bioavailability. As many as 30−40% of agrochemicals and 20% of pharmaceuticals on the market are estimated to contain fluorine, including half of the top 10 drugs sold in 2005. Developmental pipelines are predicted to contain even more.’

ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry

RSC Fluorine Chemistry Group

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