217964

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Tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate

99%

Linear Formula:
(CH3CH2CH2CH2)4N(BF4)
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
329.27
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3577508
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22
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Quality Level

assay

99%

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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General description

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).

Packaging

5, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Rajesh G Pillai et al.
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...
Agnieszka Stolarczyk et al.
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N-Alkylation of imides using phase transfer catalysts under solvent-free conditions.
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Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 45(5), 1371-1375 (2008)

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