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B1252 Aldrich

Boron trifluoride-methanol solution

14% in methanol

Synonym: Trifluoroborane

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Properties

Related Categories Acids, Acids & Bases, Boron, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis,
InChI Key   JBXYCUKPDAAYAS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
concentration   14% in methanol
density   0.859 g/mL at 25 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C

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Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

5, 100, 250, 500 mL in glass bottle

Bottle with screw-cap closure.

Application

Used in the deactylation of acetanilides.It is also used to study the synthesis of amino group containing cyanine dyes of different types and to prepare fatty acid methyl esters.

General description

Boron trifluoride-methanol (BF-M) is an esterification reagent. BF-M is a powerful acidic catalyst for the esterification of the fatty acids. It easily cleaves acetylated dyes resulting in free amino groups. BF-M catalyzed trans esterification of vegetable oils forms biodiesel.

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Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN 3286 8(6.1)(3) / PGII
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
60.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
16 °C
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