CRC 1349 Fluorine-Specific Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications
In the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1349 "Fluorine-Specific Interactions", 50 PhD students and PostDocs are conducting research in the field of fluorine chemistry in 20 working groups of the Freien Universität Berlin, the Humboldt University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing and the Leibnitz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology on fluorochemical issues. The scientific objectives are to understand and control the complex interactions that can emanate from fluorinated structural units in chemical systems. For this purpose, the wide-ranging expertise of the different working groups involved in synthesis/biosynthesis, analytics/spectroscopy, and theory/modeling will be complementarily and synergistically linked to systematically expand our understanding of both the conceptual underpinning of Fluorine-Specific Interactions and their many consequences across many areas of chemistry.
The CRC 1349 has been funded by the German Research Foundation since 2019 and, after successful re-evaluation, will be extended for another four years from 2023.