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L15969 Zinc trifluoromethanesulfonate, 98%

CAS Number
Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid zinc salt
Zinc triflate

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L15969-06 5g 41.40
L15969-14 25g 134.00
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Zinc trifluoromethanesulfonate, 98%


Chemical Properties

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Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water and acetonitrile. Slightly soluble in methanol. Insoluble in dichloromethane.


Zinc trifluoromethanesulfonate acts as a catalyst for the preparation of dithioketals. It is used as a Lewis acid catalyst in silylation reactions. It is also used as a catalyst for greener amine synthesis by reductive amination with hydrogen gas.


Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and acids.

Literature References

Mild Lewis acid catalyst which promotes thioketalization, particularly of acid-sensitive substrates, with ethanedithiol: Tetrahedron Lett., 24, 169 (1983); J. Am. Chem. Soc., 105, 1662 (1983).

Useful, alone or in combination with TMS chloride, for glycosidation reactions: Chem. Pharm. Bull., 40, 2909 (1992); 41, 201 (1993); 42, 1808 (1994).

Promotes the aldol reaction of silyl enol ethers with aldehydes: Gazz. Chim. Ital., 123, 673 (1993).

In combination with N-methylephedrine, catalyzes enantioselective addition of terminal alkynes to aldehydes to give propargylic alcohols in high yield and ee: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 1806 (2000).

Castro-Osma, J. A.; Comerford, J. W.; Heyn, R. H.; North, M.; Tangstad, E. New catalysts for carboxylation of propylene glycol to propylene carbonate via high-throughput screening. Faraday Discuss. 2015, 183, 19-30.

Sownthari, K.; Suthanthiraraj, S. A. Influence of Al2O3 nanofiller on the properties of polymer electrolyte based on poly-epsilon-caprolactone. Polym. Bull. 2015, 72 (1), 61-73.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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