Volume 91 Issue 3 | pp. 35-36 | Awards
Issue Date: January 21, 2013

ACS Award For Creative Work In Fluorine Chemistry

Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, ACS, Iwao Ojima, fluorine chemistry, amino acid, bioactive molecule

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Fluorine’s versatility as a substituent in bioactive compounds is legend—strategic placement of fluorine improves the bioavailability, metabolic stability, and efficacy of many drugs. One chemist to thank for that is State University of New York, Stony Brook, professor Iwao Ojima.

“Ojima is a pioneer in bridging the gap between fluorine chemistry and medicinal chemistry and establishing an essential interdisciplinary field,” comments medicinal fluorine chemist . . .

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