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Sigma-Aldrich

Iron(III) chloride solution

greener alternative

0.2 M in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran

Synonym(s):
Ferric chloride solution
Linear Formula:
FeCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
162.20
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

form

solution

reaction suitability

core: iron
reagent type: catalyst

greener alternative product characteristics

Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Catalysis
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concentration

0.2 M in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran

refractive index

n20/D 1.414

density

0.868 g/mL at 25 °C

greener alternative category

SMILES string

Cl[Fe](Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/3ClH.Fe/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3

InChI key

RBTARNINKXHZNM-UHFFFAOYSA-K

General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. FeCl3 is used in many biomass conversion processes because of its unique properties such as nontoxicity, low-cost, abundance, and high selectivity. Here, this product is 0.2 M in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran and thus aligns with "Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries", "Use of Renewable Feedstocks", and has been enhanced for catalytic efficiency. Click here for more information.

Application

Iron(III) chloride in greener solvent, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF) can be used:
  • As a mild oxidant for phenolic coupling reaction.
  • In dimerizing aryllithiumsand ketone enolates.
  • As a mild Lewis acid catalyst to catalyzes ene reactions.
  • In Nazarov cyclizations, Michael additions, and acetonation reactions.


2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF): A Biomass-Derived Solvent with Broad Application in Organic Chemistry

Packaging

50 mL in Sure/Seal™

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

14.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-10.0 °C - closed cup

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