Wednesday 24 February 2016, 1.00PM to 2:00 pm
Speaker(s): Professor David O’Hagan, University of St. Andrews
The lecture will explore the strategic incorporation of fluorine into organic
molecules in order to exploit the polarity of the C–F bond to advantage.
Recent examples from the lab will be discussed extending from the design of
enzyme inhibitors, perfumes (musk lactones) and the synthesis and properties
of facially polarised cyclohexanes, where all the fluorine are pointing 'up' to
generate the most polar aliphatic rings known so far.
Location: Chemistry A/101