Greetings Colleagues,

The ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry is delighted to announce the 21st Biennial Winter Fluorine Conference to be held on January13-18, 2013 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL. The conference chair is Prof. Michael Gerken and the co-chair is Prof. Stephen G. DiMagno.

The 21st Winter Fluorine Conference will feature invited plenary and oral presentations as well as contributed papers and posters by fluorine chemists. This conference provides a forum to discuss progress in modern Fluorine Chemistry including new developments in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Polymer, and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.

This six-day international interdisciplinary meeting will also feature the award address of the recipient of the 2013 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry. Abstract submission for the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference is now open and closes on Monday, September 24, 2012. Abstracts being submitted for presentationshould consist of a maximum of 250 words or less. Attendees will be required to create an ACS ID prior to submitting their abstract(s) in the Program and Abstract Creation System (PACS). Attendees who already have an ACS ID will not be required to create another one but should use their existing ACS ID. Abstracts can be submitted at Registration and housing opens on Friday, August 3, 2012. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 10, 2012 and Friday, December 21, 2012 for housing. Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and General levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company products and network with the attendees and other vendors! Further details may be found on the conference website at

We look forward to your participation in the 21st Winter Fluorine Conference.

Best Regards,

Vernar Beatty, American Chemical Society, Clifford & Kathryn Hach Building,1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036, (800) 227-5558 ext. 4398, (202) 872-4398 (P), (202) 776-8044 (F),



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