Pub No:
35
Title:
Tetraalkylammonium Trifluoromethanesulfonates as Supporting Electrolytes
Authors:
Rousseau, K., Farrington, G.C., and David Dolphin
Journal:
J. Org. Chem.
Year:
1972
Pages:
37, 3968-3971
Abstract:
Tetraalkylammonium trifluoromethanesulfonates R4N+ -O3SCF3 are comparable to tetraalkylammonium perchlorates and tetrafluoroborates as supporting electrolytes for both anodic and cathodic cyclic voltammetric studies and for controlled potential bulk electrolysis. In addition they are non-oxidizing and do not react with highly oxidized substrates (sic). R4 N+ -O3SCF3 (R = Et, Pr, Bu) were prepared from other quaternary ammonium salts, or in 50-75% yield by treating R3N with CF3SO3R.

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