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711748 Sigma-Aldrich

1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate

≥98%

Synonym: BMIMBF4

  • CAS Number 174501-65-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C8H15BF4N2

  • Molecular Weight 226.02

  •  MDL number MFCD03095449

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329763085

  •  NACRES NA.22

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Properties

Related Categories Chemical Synthesis, Imidazolium ionic liquids, Ionic Liquids, Specialty Synthesis
Quality Level   100
assay   ≥98%
impurities   ≤0.5% water
density   1.21 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   F[B-](F)(F)F.CCCCn1cc[n+](C)c1
InChI   1S/C8H15N2.BF4/c1-3-4-5-10-7-6-9(2)8-10;2-1(3,4)5/h6-8H,3-5H2,1-2H3;/q+1;-1
InChI key   LSBXQLQATZTAPE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate is a hydrophilic room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL).

Application

1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIM]BF4) can be used:  
•  As a reaction medium for the preparation NH4TiOF3 mesocrystals, which are converted into TiO2 based nanostructures.        
•  As a working fluid along with 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol in absorption heat pumps or chillers.       
•  As an electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries and double layer capacitors.

Packaging

1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN2810 - class 6.1 - PG 3 - EHS - Toxic, liquids, organic, n.o.s., HI: all
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
550.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
288 °C

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Ionic Liquids for Energy Storage Applications

Ionic liquids, also called room temperature ionic liquids, are organic salts that are liquid at, or close to, room temperature. These salts (Figure 1) have been the subject of considerable interest d...
John D. Stenger-Smith, Jennifer A. Irvin
Material Matters 2009, 4.4, 103.
Keywords: Automotive, Chromatography, Column chromatography, Degradations, Deposition, Electrochemical analysis, Electronics, Evaporation, Ion Exchange, Mass spectrometry, Oxidations, Precipitation, Purification, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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