Trifluoromethanesulfonic Acid (CAS 1493-13-6) is Efficient Catalyst in a Number of Isomerization, Alkylation, and Acylation Reactions
11 Apr 2012 • by Natalie Aster
Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid (triflic acid or TfOH), first synthesized in 1954 by Haszeldine and Kidd is a sulfonic acid with the chemical formula F3CSO3H.
Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid belongs to superacids, it dominates nitric acid and sulfuric acid in strength many times. Very weak connection between triflic anion F3CSO3- with H+ cation results in trifluoromethanesulfonic acid superacidity.
The acid does not oxides substrate and is not a sulfonating agent what all together makes triflic acid good catalyst in a number of isomerization, alkylation, and acylation reactions.
Triflic acid is used as an acidic catalyst in many reactions in organic synthesis. Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid is produced in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin American countries. UK, Russian Federation, Germany, Belgium, China, India, USA, etc form the list of producers. China is among leading manufacturing locations for trifluoromethanesulfonic acid.
Triflic acid market is covered in the study Trifluoromethanesulphonic acid (CAS 1493-13-6) Market Research Report 2012. The report encompasses proper description of the product, unveils application areas, and briefly summarizes patents in the sphere. It overlooks triflic acid market situation, names manufacturers, suppliers as well as users. The report also provides current trifluoromethanesulfonic acid prices in the market.