Organofluorine Chemistry: Synthesis and Applications gives a comprehensive outlook on modern synthetic methodologies for organofluorine compounds. It illustrates chemical, biochemical, and materials applications of fluorine-containing compounds, including synthesis and applications of fluorinated nanoscopic materials for drug delivery and catalysis. This book is of use to practitioners working in interdisciplinary areas such as chemical-, biochemical-, and biomedical engineering, as well as those involved in materials science and medicinal chemistry. It is also a useful reference for researchers and graduate students in working in organofluorine chemistry.
- Provides modern synthetic methods and reactions of organofluorine compounds
- Incorporates the synthesis and chemical, biochemical and biomedical applications of fluorine-containing compounds, nanomaterials, PET imaging agents, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals
- Features emerging "hot" topics, such as C-H, C-F activation and organometallic catalysis
- Illustrates recent advances in fluorous reagents and solvents and their applications in green chemistry and catalysis
1. Nucleophilic Fluorination and Fluoroalkylation 2. Electrophilic Fluorination and Fluoroalkylation 3. Free-radical Fluoroalkylation 4. Organotransition Metal Catalysis in Fluorinations and Fluoroalkylations 5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Organofluorine compounds 6. Synthesis and Applications of 18F-Labeled Compounds 7. Materials Applications of Organofluorine compounds
Dr. V. Prakash Reddy is currently active in research and teaching at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and M.Phil. from the University of Hyderabad, India. He was an Adjunct and Visiting Professor at nationally reputed universities prior to joining Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2000. He received the Golden Key National Honor Society award for teaching excellence at Case Western Reserve University, and was a NASA Faculty Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. He has research interests in synthetic, mechanistic, and biological organic chemistry, and has significantly contributed to the area of carbocations and electrophilic reactions, superacids, and organofluorine chemistry