CRC 1349 Fluorine-Specific Interactions: Fundamentals and Functions

In the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1349 "Fluorine-Specific Interactions", 32 PhD students and PostDocs are conducting research in the field of fluorine chemistry in 21 working groups of the Freien Universität Berlin, the Humboldt University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing; and the University Bayreuth. 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.

From the beginning of January 2019, the CRC 1349 will initially be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for four years.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin