1st June 2020


Fluorine is the most electronegative of the elements and bonds very strongly to most other elements, including carbon, hydrogen and silicon. In combination with its relatively small steric footprint, this means that fluorine atoms can exert powerful effects within molecules and drastically alter their behaviour. Incorporating fluorine into organic molecules may impart enhanced metabolic stability, binding interaction and biological activity. Physical properties of compounds can also be modified by the introduction of fluorine atoms.

These favourable effects lead to a wide range of applications in agrochemicals, polymers, performance fluids and general intermediates for organic synthesis. Even more impressive is the impact this tiny atom has had on the pharmaceutical industry in recent years. The introduction of fluorine into many medicinal agents makes them more potent and metabolically stable, and can vastly improve selectivity. Because of these properties, a great many of today’s top-selling drugs contain fluorine atoms.


During June we are offering 50% off a range of fluorinated building blocks. Click the link to search our store.


     PC53314  6-Bromo-2-fluoro-3-(trifluoromethoxy)phenol

           PC301204  3-Chloro-4-fluoro-6-nitrotoluene

       PC11154  3-(2-Fluorophenyl)prop-2-yn-1-ol

             PC53489  2-Nitro-3-(trifluoromethyl)aniline

          PC6257  3′-Bromo-4′-(trifluoromethoxy)acetanilide

  PC5441  3-[3-(Trifluoromethyl)phenyl]propanoic acid


   PC9250  2-(Aminomethyl)-5-(trifluoromethyl)furan

    PC48724  Methyl 2,6-difluoro-3-nitrobenzoate

             PC1377  3-Bromo-2-fluorophenylacetonitrile

     PC500558  4-(Bromomethyl)-3-fluorobenzaldehyde


Supporting Scientific Discovery

Apollo Scientific are a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality research chemicals, supporting discovery across the global market.

We specialise in the manufacture and supply of aromatic, heterocyclic and aliphatic compounds, fluorochemicals and life sciences reagents, and are dedicated to providing a high level of customer service.

As one of the UK’s most established chemical distributors, we have a global reach.

With more than 25,000 products in stock and over 100,000 products listed on our website, look no further to buy research chemicals, organic building blocks, life sciences reagents, high purity inorganics, deuterated solvents, and spectroscopy consumables.

All of our compounds can be searched by CAS, catalogue number, substructure or similarity, and you can check compound availability, current prices and lead time information online.

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