Fluorine is very well known in every day life to be associated with tooth paste; however, fluorine play a significant role in numerous other domains related with life sciences. An increasing number of man made organic fluorides are encountered in pharmacopoeia and phytopharmacology. Organic fluorides are also found in biocompatible materials, in polymers and copolymers (surgery, prosthetics), in surfactants (temporary blood substitutes, vectorisation), in contrast agents for imaging.

Pervenche de Madagascar
Madagascar periwinkle

The synthesis methodology, the study of physicochemical and pharmacological properties together with the comprehension of the influence of fluorine on these properties, are the obliged steps for the development of new medicines and materials.

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