Answer to Question #177291 in Inorganic Chemistry for Good

Question #177291

Why is the “low basicity of the superweak anion” (last paragraph) important for these studies?

Discuss and explain. What would happen with a “normal” counter anion like BF4

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2021-04-01T02:59:42-0400

They are unreactive towards these reagents.The success of triflate reagents is due to the lower basicity and chemical inertness of the triflate anion.


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