Fluorine in Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Diagnostics and Agrochemicals, volume four in Alain Tressaud’s Progress in Fluorine Science series, presents a critical, multidisciplinary overview of the contributions of fluorinated products to solve important global issues in various life science fields, particularly in medicinal chemistry, molecular imaging techniques and agriculture. Edited by recognized experts, this book provides unique coverage of the wide-ranging uses and implications of fluorine and fluorinated compounds. Topics include medicinal monitoring and diagnosis, 19F MRI in medicine and in vivo cell tracking, 18F-labeled radiopharmaceuticals, brain imaging and neurology, risk assessment of reactive metabolites in drug discovery, and more.
Edited by Alain Tressaud, past Chair and founder of the CNRS French Fluorine Network, each book in the collection also includes the work of highly-respected volume editors and contributors from both academia and industry who bring valuable and varied content to this active field.
- Covers a wide range of topics - from organic and physical chemistry, to pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and medical diagnostics
- Describes major modern syntheses and unique reaction mechanisms yielding fluorine compounds in these diverse life science settings
- Features contributions from a wealth of global experts
- Acts as the fourth volume in Alain Tressaud’s Progress in Fluorine Science