B1252

Sigma-Aldrich

Boron trifluoride-methanol solution

14% in methanol

Synonym(s):
Trifluoroborane
Linear Formula:
BF3 · MeOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
99.85
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3611499
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

12-16% (NaOH, titration)

form

liquid

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: boron

concentration

14% in methanol

density

0.859 g/mL at 25 °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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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.

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.

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle
5, 100, 250, 500 mL in glass bottle
Bottle with screw-cap closure.

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Danger

hazcat

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

Supp Hazards

EUH014

storage_class_code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point F

49.5 °F

Flash Point C

9.7 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Deacylation of N-Acetylated Amines with Alcohol and Boron Trifluoride.
Acta Chemica Scandinavica, 8, 529-530 (1954)
Martin Trépanier et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 71(9), 5341-5347 (2005-09-10)
Lipids are the major form of carbon storage in arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi. We studied fatty acid synthesis by Glomus intraradices and Gigaspora rosea. [(14)C]Acetate and [(14)C]sucrose were incorporated into a synthetic culture medium to test fatty acid synthetic ability in germinating...
Eun-Young Kim et al.
Molecular neurobiology, 57(9), 3860-3874 (2020-07-03)
Early life and adulthood stress increase vulnerability for mental illness, and eventually trigger depression. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have antidepressant effects, but their effect on rats exposed to combined stress has been not investigated. This study aimed to investigate...
Donghee Kim et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 121(2), 137-145 (2018-12-07)
Conversion of α-linolenic acid (ALA) into the longer chain n-3 PUFA has been suggested to be affected by the dietary intake of linoleic acid (LA), but the mechanism is not well known. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to...
Boron trifluoride-methanol complex-mild and powerful reagent for deprotection of labile acetylated amines.
Tetrahedron Letters, 44(11), 2301-2303 (2003)

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