Breakthrough is made on hexafluorocyclohexane stereo­isomer

09/25/2012 | Chemical & Engineering News

Pharmaceuticals and fluorinated sugars could result from the first creation of a stereo­isomer of the 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexafluorocyclohexane molecule, say scientists based in Scotland. "The synthetic strategies developed ... open up further possibilities to probe the stereoelectronic effects of fluorine atoms on the molecular structure and function of cyclohexanes," says Graham Sandford of England-based University of Durham.

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