International Symposium on Fluorous Technology 2013 - June 2 – 5, 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Sunday, 22 January 2017

Building on the great success of the past International Symposia on Fluorous Technologies since 2005, the fifth International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies 2013 (ISoFT’13) will be held at the Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, from Sunday afternoon June 2 to Wednesday noon on June 5, 2013.


The evolution of fluorous chemistry probably started with the isolation of the first few drops of a liquid perfluoroalkane about seventy years ago. The high density and many other unique properties were immediately apparent upon isolation. The term fluorous was introduced in 1994, as the analogue to the term aqueous, to emphasize the fact that a chemical transformation is primarily controlled by a reagent or a catalyst designed to dissolve preferentially in the fluorous phase. The fluorous phase was originally defined as perfluoroalkane, perfluorodialkyl ether, or perfluorotrialkylamine rich phase of a liquid – liquid biphasic system, providing the opportunity to do reactions in one phase at higher temperatures and separation at lower temperatures.  It was later expanded to include lighter and heavier fluorous groups as well as solid – liquid phases. While fluorous chemistry still in its early development stage, several fluorous technologies have been developed and used routinely.

We look forward to seeing you in June 2013.

MikaLT RabaiJ
László T. Mika József Rábai