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Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate

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Synonym(s):
Ammonium tetra-n-butyl tetrafluoroborate
Linear Formula:
(CH3CH2CH2CH2)4N(BF4)
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
329.27
Beilstein:
3577508
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

Assay

99%

form

powder

mp

155-161 °C (lit.)

solubility

methanol: soluble 10%, clear, colorless

SMILES string

F[B-](F)(F)F.CCCC[N+](CCCC)(CCCC)CCCC

InChI

1S/C16H36N.BF4/c1-5-9-13-17(14-10-6-2,15-11-7-3)16-12-8-4;2-1(3,4)5/h5-16H2,1-4H3;/q+1;-1

InChI key

NNZZSJSQYOFZAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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powder

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solid

form

powder

mp

155-161 °C (lit.)

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155-161 °C (lit.), 159-162 °C

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102-106 °C (lit.)

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244-246 °C (lit.)

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

solubility

methanol: soluble 10%, clear, colorless

solubility

methanol: 0.1 g/mL, clear, colorless

solubility

-

solubility

-

General description

Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate is used as an electrolyte for the series of arylketone synthesis.

Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBATFB) is a phase transfer catalyst. It can be synthesized by the reaction between 30% aqueous solution of tetrafluoroboric acid and 40% aqueous solution of tetrabutylamonium hydroxide. Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate acts as an electrolyte and inhibits the self-assembly of alkylthiosulfate on gold.

Application

Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate may be used in the following studies:
  • As supporting electrolyte in the voltammetric determination of Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC).
  • Synthesis of biologically relevant macrolactones, Sansalvamide A.
  • As supporting electrolyte in the determination of the oxidation and reduction potentials of 5,10,15,20-tetra[3-(3-trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]porphyrin by cyclic voltammetry.
  • Preparation of 1:1 adduct with 1,10-phenanthroline.
  • Used to prepare other tetrabutylammonium salts in aqueous solutions.
  • As electrolyte additive in the synthesis of conducting poly(thiophenes).

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(14), 9028-9033 (2011-06-23)
Spontaneous self-assembly of alkylthiosulfates on gold produce monolayers similar to the corresponding alkanethiols. Alkylthiosulfate self-assembly from THF solutions is inhibited in the presence of tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate electrolyte. The mechanism of alkylthiosulfate self-assembly and the role of electrolyte and trace water
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