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Issue 47, 2005
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New fluorinated functional materials

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Abstract

Whether in catalysis, biology or the protection of the environment, fluorinated functional materials are emerging as important chemical tools to achieve improved performance and higher stability under a variety of conditions. Providing a distinct increase in molecular hydrophobicity, fluorination allows easy tuning of a material's hydrophilic–lipophilic balance (HLB), in particular with sol–gel materials obtained by polycondensation of fluorinated precursors. Reporting on recent remarkable achievements, this review attempts to show the large unexplored potential of these materials.

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The article was received on 27 May 2005, accepted on 08 Jul 2005 and first published on 11 Aug 2005


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B507583C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 4981-4991

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    New fluorinated functional materials

    M. Pagliaro and R. Ciriminna, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 4981
    DOI: 10.1039/B507583C

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