On May 12, 2010 Awards Conference for Science and Technology of Zhejiang Province was held at the Great Hall of the People of Zhejiang. Green synthesis technology of heptafluoro propane iodine developed by Zhejiang Chemical Industry Research Institute was awarded the second prize. The same technology had been awarded the third prize for scientific and technological progress by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation in 2010.
Heptafluoro propane iodine, as an important fluorinated organic intermediate with high effect and low toxic, is widely used in the areas of pesticide and surfactant. This product was awarded national key new product by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2008 and has applied 2 national invention patents recently. The application of the technology has strategic significance in bridging the gap between China and developed countries in fluorine specialty chemicals, breaking foreign monopoly on technology and product, promoting restructuring of domestic fluorine chemical industry and enhancing overall technological capability and market competitiveness.