463086 Aldrich

Boron trifluoride

electronic grade, ≥99.99%



Related Categories Acids, Acids & Bases, Boron, CVD and ALD Precursors by Metal, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry,
grade   electronic grade
vapor density   2.38 (21 °C, vs air)
assay   ≥99.99%
form   gas
impurities   <10 ppm Nitrogen(N2) + oxygen (O2)
  <10 ppm Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  <20 ppm Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  <20 ppm Silicon tetrafluoride (SiF4)
bp   −100 °C(lit.)
mp   −127 °C(lit.)
transition temp   critical temperature −12.3 °C



Employed recently in a study of conductivity enhancement of CaF2 by grain boundary activation with Lewis acids.1

General description

Atomic number of base material: 5 Boron


20 g in ss cylinder

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Boron trifluoride - 1-butanol solution

~10% in 1-butanol (∼1.3 M), for GC derivatization, for esterification of fatty acids for GC purposes

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Reacts violently with water.
Hazard Codes (Europe) 
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UN 1008 8(2.3)
WGK Germany 

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Peer-Reviewed Papers


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1. Solid State Ionics 86-88, 581, (1996)

BF3·OEt2-promoted diastereoselective diacetoxylation of alkenes by PhI(OAc)2. Zhong W, Yang J, Meng X, et al. J. Org. Chem. 76(24), 9997-10004, (2011)


BF3-H2O catalyzed hydroxyalkylation of aromatics with aromatic aldehydes and dicarboxaldehydes: efficient synthesis of triarylmethanes, diarylmethylbenzaldehydes, and anthracene derivatives. Prakash GK, Panja C, Shakhmin A, et al. J. Org. Chem. 74(22), 8659-68, (2009)


Drying enhanced adhesion of polythiophene nanotubule arrays on smooth surfaces. Lu G, Hong W, Tong L, et al. ACS Nano 2(11), 2342-8, (2008)


BF3 x Et2O-mediated cascade cyclizations: synthesis of schweinfurthins F and G. Mente NR, Neighbors JD, and Wiemer DF J. Org. Chem. 73(20), 7963-70, (2008)


A unique chair-shaped hexanuclear Cu(I) metallamacrocyclic C2H4 adduct encapsulating a BF4- anion. Maekawa M, Nabei A, Tominaga T, et al. Dalton Trans. (3), 415-7, (2009)


Total synthesis of (+)-schweinfurthins B and E. Topczewski JJ, Neighbors JD, and Wiemer DF J. Org. Chem. 74(18), 6965-72, (2009)


Fluoroanalogs of DDT: superacidic BF3-H2O catalyzed facile synthesis of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2,2-diarylethanes and 1,1-difluoro-2,2-diarylethanes. Prakash GK, Paknia F, Mathew T, et al. Org. Lett. 13(15), 4128-31, (2011)


How to modulate the chemical structure of polyoxazolines by appropriate functionalization. Guillerm B, Monge S, Lapinte V, et al. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 33(19), 1600-12, (2012)


Recoil frame photoelectron angular distributions of BF3: a sensitive probe of the shape resonance in the F 1s continuum. Mizuno T, Adachi J, Miyauchi N, et al. J. Chem. Phys. 136(7), 074305, (2012)


Isotope effects associated with the preparation and methylation of fatty acids by boron trifluoride in methanol for compound-specific stable hydrogen isotope analysis via gas chromatography/thermal conversion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Chivall D, Berstan R, Bull ID, et al. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 26(10), 1232-40, (2012)


Generation and characterization of a distonic biradical anion formed from an enediynone prodrug in the gas phase. Yang L, Bekele T, Lipton MA, et al. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 24(4), 563-72, (2013)


Stabilization of zwitterionic aryltrifluoroborates against hydrolysis. Wade CR, Zhao H, and Gabbaï FP Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 46(34), 6380-1, (2010)


A novel method of boron delivery using sodium iodide symporter for boron neutron capture therapy. Kumar S, Freytag SO, Barton KN, et al. J. Radiat. Res. 51(5), 621-6, (2010)


Nucleophilic addition of potassium alkynyltrifluoroborates to D-glucal mediated by BF3 x OEt2: highly stereoselective synthesis of alpha-C-glycosides. Vieira AS, Fiorante PF, Hough TL, et al. Org. Lett. 10(22), 5215-8, (2008)


Determination of underivatized long chain fatty acids using RP-HPLC with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection. Makahleh A, Saad B, Siang GH, et al. Talanta 81(1-2), 20-4, (2010)


Synthesis and antioxidant activity of a novel class of 4,6-O-protected O-glycosides and their utility in disaccharide synthesis. Rajaganesh R, Jayakumar J, Sivaraj C, et al. Carbohydr. Res. 345(12), 1649-57, (2010)


The influence of the acidity of ionic liquids on catalysis. Cui X, Zhang S, Shi F, et al. ChemSusChem 3(9), 1043-7, (2010)


Reactivity of 2,6-lutidine/BR₃ and pyridine/BR₃ Lewis pairs (R = F, Me, C₆F₅): a density functional study. Wu D, Jia D, Liu L, et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 114(43), 11738-45, (2010)


Synthesis and AChE inhibitory activity of new chiral tetrahydroacridine analogues from terpenic cyclanones. dos Santos Pisoni D, Sobieski da Costa J, Gamba D, et al. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 45(2), 526-35, (2010)


Ultra trace determination of fluorobenzoic acids in tap and reservoir water using solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Müller K and Seubert A J. Chromatogr. A 1260, 9-15, (2012)


On chirality transfer in electron donor-acceptor complexes. A prediction for the sulfinimine···BF3 system. Rode JE and Dobrowolski JC Chirality 24(1), 5-16, (2012)


Antioxidant properties of Mannich bases. Park DH, Venkatesan J, Kim SK, et al. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 22(20), 6362-7, (2012)


Enantioselective stable isotope analysis (ESIA) of polar herbicides. Maier MP, Qiu S, and Elsner M Anal. Bioanal. Chem 405(9), 2825-31, (2013)


A high yield procedure for the preparation of arsonolipids (2,3-diacyloxypropylarsonic acids). Ioannou PV and Tsivgoulis GM Chem. Phys. Lipids 163(1), 51-5, (2010)


Temperature dependence of the (1)J((11)B(19)F) spin-spin coupling in BF(3) molecule. Jackowski K, Makulski W, Szyprowska A, et al. Magn. Reson. Chem. 47(10), 857-61, (2009)


Synthesis of novel acetates of beta-caryophyllene under solvent-free Lewis acid catalysis. Bandna, Jaitak V, Kaul VK, et al. Nat. Prod. Res. 23(15), 1445-50, (2009)


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