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Sigma-Aldrich

1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate

≥97.0% (HPLC/T)

Synonym(s):
EMIMBF4
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H11BF4N2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
197.97
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

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.)

SMILES string

F[B-](F)(F)F.CCn1cc[n+](C)c1

InChI

1S/C6H11N2.BF4/c1-3-8-5-4-7(2)6-8;2-1(3,4)5/h4-6H,3H2,1-2H3;/q+1;-1

InChI key

CUNYTRQQXKCRTJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

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

Application

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

Other Notes

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

Pictograms

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Signal Word

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Enzymatic Reactions in Ionic Liquids
Aldrich Chemfiles, 5(6) null
Viscosity Measurements for Binary Mixtures of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate with Acetonitrile, Ethylene Glycol, and Methanol
Fan, Xian-Heng, Yan-Ping Chen, and Chie-Shaan Su.
Journal of Solution Chemistry, 45.10, 1377-1390 (2016)
NMR evidence of hydrogen bonding in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-tetrafluoroborate room temperature ionic liquid
Huang, Jing-Fang, et al.
Inorgorganica Chimica Acta, 320.1, 7-11 (2001)
Densities and viscosities of binary liquid mixtures of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate with acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone
Fan, Xian-Heng, Yan-Ping Chen, and Chie-Shaan Su.
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 61, 117-123 (2016)
The Room Temperature Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate: Electrochemical Couples and Physical Properties.
Fuller J, et al.
Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 144(11), 3881-3886 (1997)

Protocols

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