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Boron trifluoride-methanol solution

~10% (~1.3 M), for GC derivatization, LiChropur

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Linear Formula:
BF3 · MeOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
99.85
Beilstein:
3611499
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.05

grade

for GC derivatization

Quality Level

form

liquid

quality

LiChropur

reaction suitability

reagent type: derivatization reagent
reaction type: Esterifications

concentration

~10% (~1.3 M)

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

density

0.86 g/mL at 20 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CO.FB(F)F

InChI

1S/CH4O.BF3/c1-2;2-1(3)4/h2H,1H3;

InChI key

JBXYCUKPDAAYAS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Boron trifluoride-methanol solution ~10% (~1.3 M), for GC derivatization, LiChropur™

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Boron trifluoride-methanol solution 14% in methanol

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for GC derivatization

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100

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Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

density

0.86 g/mL at 20 °C

density

0.859 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.203 g/mL at 25 °C

density

1.326 g/mL at 25 °C

General description

Boron trifluoride (BF3) is a Lewis acid; it is a very useful reagent for forming esters from acids. Boron trifluoride is commercially available as a 14% solution in methanol for forming esters derivatives. It catalysed reactions carried out in a water bath are very rapid and can be completed in a few minutes. Boron-trifluoride-catalysed transesterification of vegetable oils is one of the most popular methods. For transesterification of vegetable oils, BF3 is used in methanol (15 to 20% w/v).

Application

Learn more in the Product Information
Boron trifluoride-methanol solution may be used for catalysing a method, used for the synthesis of bishydroperoxides and their derivatives, based on a reaction of ketals with a solution of hydrogen peroxide in anhydrous ether. It may also be used for the rapid preparation of fatty acid esters for gas chromatographic analysis, as it converts fatty acids to their respective methyl esters in about 2 minutes.
Suitable for derivatization of hydroxy fatty acids.

Other Notes

Reagent for esterifying fatty acid for gas chromatographic analysis
Reagent for methyl ester, O-acetyl.

Legal Information

LiChropur is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1A - STOT RE 2 Inhalation - STOT SE 1

Target Organs

Kidney

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

49.5 °F

Flash Point(C)

9.7 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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The rapid preparation of fatty acid esters for gas chromatographic analysis.
Metcalfe LD and Schmitz AA.
Analytical Chemistry, 33 (3), 363-364 (1961)
A new method for the synthesis of bishydroperoxides based on a reaction of ketals with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by boron trifluoride complexes.
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