University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

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155th Committee on Fluorine Chemistry

Aims and Goals

The excellent characteristics of fluorinated compounds have attracted enormous attention due to their chemical and thermal stability, surface activity, and biological activity, which cannot be realized by any other substances, as well as due to significant successes of their utilization in the field of advanced science and technology. As a result, industry in various fields has been rapidly focusing their attention in fluorine chemistry.

At the same time, as environmental problems caused growing concerns connected to the release of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other chemicals, development of fluorine chemistry-related technology has been rapidly advancing in not only the chemical industry but also many engineering fields.

The aim of this committee is to establish new chemistry and utilization technologies of fluorine, to make research achievements in this field known extensively throughout the world, and to contribute to international cooperation and support. Under the principle of zero emission and sustainable development, the committee will endeavor to create advanced applications with the aid of the characteristics of fluorine in such a variety of fields as energy, environment, bioscience, processes, and new materials, as well as to enhance and deepen the engineering basis of fluorine chemistry and promote exchanges of information on these subjects.

Research Themes

1. Establishment of energy processes utilizing fluorine and fluorinated compounds
2. Establishment of environmental conservation technology
3. Exploitation of bio-related fluorine chemistry
4. Establishment of new environmentally friendly methods for syntheses of fluorinated compounds
5. Preparation of new fluorinated functional materials and development of their applications
6. Activities to contribute to personnel education, international exchanges, and the transmission of information

Committee Chairperson

Rika Hagiwara
Kyoto University


April 2015 to March 2020 (Sixth term, Five years)

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 32
Industry: 20
Total membership: 52

Committee Web Site