ETFBO: a molecule for more effective crop protection products and pharmaceuticals

ETFBO is a new synthetic building block containing fluorine.

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Compounds containing such building blocks reach cells easier and are therefore more effective. Thus, less application is required to achieve the same effect. About 30 percent of all newly developed medicines and about 50 percent of crop protection products contain fluorine. 

ETFBO (4-ethoxy-1 ,1,1-trifluoro-3-buten-2-one), not only allows lower dosages, but generates a predetermined breaking point in the molecule at which, for example, soil organisms attack. The fluorine thereby ensures that the molecule decomposes on the field and does not affect the environment.