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H8706

Sigma-Aldrich

Hexafluorobenzene

99%

Synonym(s):
Perfluorobenzene
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6F6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
186.05
Beilstein:
1683438
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

99%

refractive index

n20/D 1.377 (lit.)

bp

80-82 °C (lit.)

mp

3.7-4.1 °C (lit.)

density

1.612 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

Fc1c(F)c(F)c(F)c(F)c1F

InChI

1S/C6F6/c7-1-2(8)4(10)6(12)5(11)3(1)9

InChI key

ZQBFAOFFOQMSGJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Hexafluorobenzene can react with:
  • Ethyl magnesium bromide in the presence of transition metal halides to form the corresponding perfluoroarylmagnesium compound that can undergo Grignard reactions.
  • The sodium salt of the appropriate phenol in 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone (DMEU) to form the corresponding hexakis(aryloxy)benzenes.

It can be used:
  • As a ligand to synthesize novel ruthenium(0) and osmium(0) hexafluorobenzene complexes.
  • As a solvent and promoter for the ring-closing metathesis (RCM) to form tetrasubstituted olefins in the presence of a ruthenium-based catalyst.

Packaging

5, 25, 100 g in glass bottle

pictograms

Flame

signalword

Danger

hcodes

Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point F

50.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

10 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Synthesis of hexakis (aryloxy) benzenes: x-ray analysis of hexakis (phenyloxy) benzene and of the acetonitrile clathrate of hexakis (3, 5-dimethylphenyloxy) benzene
Gilmore C J, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 24(31), 3269-3272 (1983)
Synthesis of new ? 4-hexafluorobenzene complexes of ruthenium and osmium from atoms of the metals: crystal structure of [Ru (? 6-C 6 H 3 Me 3-1, 3, 5)(? 4-C 6 F 6)]
Martin A, et al.
Journal of the Chemical Society, (15), 2251-2255 (1994)
A hexafluorobenzene promoted ring-closing metathesis to form tetrasubstituted olefins.
Rost D, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 49(41), 5968-5971 (2008)
Benjamin W Gung et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 71(25), 9261-9270 (2006-12-02)
Parallel displaced and sandwich configurations of hexafluorobenzene-substituted benzene dimers are studied by ab initio molecular orbital methods up to the MP2(full)/aug-cc-pVDZ level of theory to reveal how substituents influence pi-pi interactions. Two minimum energy configurations are found, one with the...
Alain Grandbois et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 14(30), 9323-9329 (2008-08-30)
The asymmetric synthesis of [7]helicene was accomplished in good ee (80%) by kinetic resolution by means of asymmetric olefin metathesis. Three key factors contributed to the success of the kinetic resolution: the use of new Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts bearing...

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