Resumo em inglês Chalcone and its fluorinated derivatives were synthesized and photolyzed in the solid state. UV irradiation of chalcone and its monosubstituted fluorine derivatives (3- and 4-fluorchalcone) resulted in a mixture of anti-head-head (gamma-truxinic), sin-head-tail (alpha-truxilic) and anti-head-tail (epsilon-truxilic) dimers. On the other hand, upon irradiation of 3,4- and 3,5-difluorchalcone a stereoselective formation of the alpha-truxilic photodimer was observed, whereas (mais) for 2-substituted chalcones (2,3difluorchalcone, 2,5-difluorchalcone, 2,6-difluorchalcone and 2,3,4-trifluorchalcone) the beta-truxilic dimer was stereoselectively obtained. 2',3',4',5',6'-pentafluorchalcone was the less reactive of all chalcones studied and at least one of the possible photodimers, i.e the anti-head-head isomer, was identified. Irradiation of polyfluorinated chalcones such as 2,3,5,6-tetrafluor-, 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluor-, and 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5',6,6'-decafluorchalcone led only to polymerization and/or decomposition products.