© 1994

Organofluorine Chemistry

Principles and Commercial Applications

  • R. E. Banks
  • B. E. Smart
  • J. C. Tatlow

Part of the Topics in Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. R. E. Banks, J. C. Tatlow
    Pages 25-55
  3. Bruce E. Smart
    Pages 57-88
  4. S. W. Green, D. S. L. Slinn, R. N. F. Simpson, A. J. Woytek
    Pages 89-119
  5. Y. W. Alsmeyer, W. V. Childs, R. M. Flynn, G. G. I. Moore, J. C. Smeltzer
    Pages 121-143
  6. Arthur J. Elliott
    Pages 145-157
  7. V. N. M. Rao
    Pages 159-175
  8. Claude Wakselman, André Lantz
    Pages 177-194
  9. Bernard Langlois
    Pages 221-235
  10. Takeshi Inoi
    Pages 263-286
  11. K. J. Herd
    Pages 287-314
  12. A. Engel
    Pages 315-320
  13. Nandakumar S. Rao, Bruce E. Baker
    Pages 321-338
  14. Andrew E. Feiring
    Pages 339-372
  15. Anestis L. Logothetis
    Pages 373-396
  16. Masaaki Yamabe
    Pages 397-401
  17. Masaaki Yamabe, Haruhisa Miyake
    Pages 403-411

About this book


During the past fifteen years commercial interest in compounds containing carbon­ fluorine bonds has burgeoned beyond all expectations, mainly owing to business opportunities arising from work on biologically active fluoroorganics-particularly agrochemicals, the relentless search for new markets for fluoropolymers and fluoro­ carbon fluids, developments in the field of medical diagnostics, and the drive to find replacements for ozone-depleting CFCs and Halon fire-extinguishing agents. Judging the situation to warrant the publication of a comprehensive collection of up-to-date reviews dealing with commercial organofluorine compounds within a single volume of manageable size (and hence reasonable cost), we were delighted to be invited by Plenum Publishing Corporation to produce a suitable book. In order to provide an authentic and wide-ranging account of current commercial applications of fluoroorganic materials, it clearly was necessary to assemble a sizeable team of knowledgeable contributing authors selected almost entirely from industry. Through their efforts we have been able to produce an almost complete coverage of the modem organofluorochemicals business in a manner designed to attract a reader­ ship ranging from experts in the field, through chemists and technologists currently unaware of the extent of industrial involvement with fluoroorganics, to students of applied chemistry. Promised chapters dedicated to perfluoroolefin oxides and 18F labeling of radiopharmaceuticals failed to materialize. This is somewhat unfortunate in view of our aim to achieve comprehensive coverage of the subject.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. E. Banks
    • 1
  • B. E. Smart
    • 2
  • J. C. Tatlow
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)ManchesterUK
  2. 2.DuPont Central Research & DevelopmentWilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Editorial Office of the Journal of Fluorine ChemistryBirminghamUK

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