Wed, 27 Jan 2021
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Dr. Chad Friesen

Trinity Western University

Fashioning Perfluoromethylene Ethers (-CF2O-) into a Multi-Tool

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Zoom Webinar @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Webinar Link

Join us on Zoom: https://sfu.zoom.us/j/61325284963?pwd=eXFTclExcFBkWUtXZ1hGMFNrVUNQUT09

Webinar ID: 613 2528 4963

Passcode: 306122

Abstract

Perfluoromethylene ethers are common place within hydrofluoroethers (HFEs). HFEs are used as de-greasing solvents, refrigerants, and heat transfer fluids in the industry. Due to their low global warming potential and non-ozone impact, HFEs are still in use today. But is there a simpler and safer method to create them? What would happen if aromatics were adapted with HFEs? Would the forging of these structures together be needed and what would be the application? To think more broadly, is it possible to fashion a multi-tool that would not only impact HFE technology but medicine and material science (polymers) as well? This lecture will cover these questions and explore the state-of-the-art synthesis of perfluoromethylene ethers.