Chapter 7. Polyfluoroalkanes, Polyfluoroalkenes, Polyfluoroalkynes and Derivatives

  1. Richard D. Chambers FRS Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305371.ch7

Fluorine in Organic Chemistry

Fluorine in Organic Chemistry

How to Cite

Chambers, R. D. (2004) Polyfluoroalkanes, Polyfluoroalkenes, Polyfluoroalkynes and Derivatives, in Fluorine in Organic Chemistry, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305371.ch7

Author Information

  1. University of Durham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107877

Online ISBN: 9781444305371



  • polyfluoroalkanes, polyfluoroalkenes, polyfluoroalkynes and derivatives;
  • structure and bonding and carbon–fluorine bonds;
  • reactions – hydrolysis, defluorination and functionalisation;
  • fluorous biphase techniques;
  • perfluoroalkenes;
  • stability, structure and bonding;
  • nucleophilic attack and electrophilic attack;
  • fluoroalkynes and (fluoroalkyl) alkynes;
  • free-radical additions;
  • polyfluorinated conjugated dienes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Perfluoroalkanes and Perfluorocycloalkanes

  • Perfluoroalkenes

  • Fluoroalkynes and (Fluoroalkyl)Alkynes

  • References