Issue Date: January 21, 2013
ACS Award For Creative Work In Fluorine Chemistry
Sponsored by Honeywell
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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