Current Trends in Practical Fluorination Chemistry

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This white paper briefly discusses some of the recent advances in chemical methods used to install fluorine and fluorinated functional groups, with special focus on practical methods related to fluorinated arene synthesis. The role of commercially available reagents in fluorinated arene synthesis is also described in this paper.

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