Let the functor $F\colon\bf Ring\rightarrow\bf Grp$ send the ring $A$ to its group of units $A^\times,$ and the ring homomorphism $f\colon A\rightarrow B$ to the group homomorphism $f^\times\colon A^\times\rightarrow B^\times:a\mapsto f(a)$.
I was curious about this functor, and in particular, whether it is essentially surjective. That is, for any group $G$ (not just finite,) is there a ring $A$ such that $G\cong A^\times$? If not, what groups $G$ satisfies this? A similar question was asked in this question, but what can be said for infinite groups, or groups in general? Calling groups that satisfy this condition R-groups, I have proved that any finitely generated abelian group is an R-group.
I have no idea what to do from now, but I have a conjecture that the unit group of the group ring $\mathbb F_2[G]$ is isomorphic to $G.$ If this is true, certainly, all groups are R-groups, and the functor $F$ is essentially surjective, but I am having trouble proving it. Can anyone help me?