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1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate

≥97.0% (HPLC/T)

Synonym: EMIMBF4

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Properties

Related Categories Chemical Synthesis, Imidazolium ionic liquids, Ionic Liquids, Specialty Synthesis
InChI Key   CUNYTRQQXKCRTJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥97.0% (HPLC/T)
refractive index   n20/D 1.41
  n20/D 1.413(lit.)
bp   >350 °C(lit.)
mp   15 °C (lit.)
density   1.294 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Other Notes

Air- and water-stable liquid electrolyte (m.p. 15°C)

Application

The enzymatic resolution of homophenylalanine ester to form enantiomeric homophenylalanine can be performed using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate as a reaction medium.

General description

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3082 9 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Enzymatic Reactions in Ionic Liquids

Dr. F. Bordusa, Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle/Saale, Germany.
Dr. F. Bordusa
ChemFiles 2005, 5.6, 13.
Keywords: Acylations, Asymmetric synthesis, Enzyme activity, Enzymology, Esterifications, Glycosylations, Immobilization, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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