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Fluorinated Building Blocks

Containing fluorine to replace halogenated atoms, such as hydrogen, fluorinated building blocks form carbon-fluoride bonds or provide negatively charged fluorine.

Within our extensive range of fluorinated building blocks, you will find mono-, double-, or triple-hydrogen replaced polymers for a variety of applications.

Features and Applications

  • These compounds are desirable because fluorine has high electronegativity, a small atomic radius, and high polarizability, plus unique chemical, physical and biomedical properties.
  • With great electron-withdrawn ability and minimal steric perturbation, fluorinated building blocks are widely used for the synthesis of drugs such as anti‐inflammatory and anticancer agents.
  • Agrochemicals that contain fluorine in their chemical structures show dramatic effect on the biological activity of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and plant growth.

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Related categories: chemistry building blocks, heterocyclic building blocks, non-heterocyclic building blocks, monomers, boronates, organotin compounds, dibromo monomers, carbaldehyde monomers, diamines and dianhydrides

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The benchmark compound, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), is industrially referred to as Teflon. PTFE is hyper-hydrophobic as fluorine replaces all four hydrogens across the repeating structure. While being inert to most chemicals, including acids and bases, PTFE has excellent electrical insulation and dielectric strength.


Compared to non-fluorinated anaesthetics, fluorinated anaesthetics are longer-lasting and almost insoluble in blood. It is estimated that over 20% of marketed drugs are fluoro-pharmaceuticals.

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