About Trifluoromethanesulfonates

Trifluoromethanesulfonates (or Triflates) are compounds containing the triflate ion, CF3SO3- and are derived from trifluoromethanesulfonic acid (TFMS). Metallic triflates are thermally stable and often act as Lewis acid catalysts in organic chemical reactions. Lanthanide (rare earth) trifluoromethanesulfonates are particularly useful for this application based on their low toxicity, water-solubility, and ability to be recovered for reuse. These properties, along with others, make the lanthanide triflates important green alternatives to other catalyst materials.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of trifluoromethanesulfonate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and up to 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its triflate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Trifluoromethanesulfonates Products

Aluminum Trifluoromethanesulfonate Ammonium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Barium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Beryllium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Bis(1,5-cyclooctadiene)rhodium(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Bis(cyclopentadienyl)titanium(IV) bis(trifluoromethanesulfonate)
Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate Cadmium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Calcium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Cerium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Cerium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Hydrate Cerium(IV) Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Cesium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Chromium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Cobalt Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Copper Trifluoromethanesulfonate Copper(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Benzene Complex Copper(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Toluene Complex
Dibutylboryl Trifluoromethanesulfonate Solution Dicyclohexylboron Trifluoromethanesulfonate Dysprosium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Erbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Europium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Gadolinium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Gallium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Hafnium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Holmium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Indium Triflate Indium(III) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Iridium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Iron(II) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Iron(III) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Lanthanum Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Lanthanum(III) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Hydrate Lead Trifluoromethanesulfonate Lithium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Lutetium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Magnesium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Manganese Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Mercury(II) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Neodymium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Nickel Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Palladium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Pentaammine(trifluoromethanesulfonato)osmium(III) Triflate Platinum Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Potassium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Praseodymium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Rhodium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Samarium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Scandium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Scandium Tris(Trifluoromethanesulfonate)
Scandium(III) bis(trifluoromethanesulfonate), polymer-bound Silver Trifluoromethanesulfonate Sodium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Sodium Trifluoromethanesulfonimide Strontium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Terbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Tetrakis(pyridine)copper(II) Triflate Tetrakisacetonitrile Copper(I) Triflate Thallium(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Thulium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Tin Trifluoromethanesulfonate Tris(acetonitrile)pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ruthenium(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate
Ytterbium Trifluoromethanesulfonate Ytterbium(III) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Hydrate Yttrium Trifluoromethanesulfonate
Zinc Trifluoromethanesulfonate Zirconium Trifluoromethanesulfonate

Recent Research & Development for Trifluoromethanesulfonates

Scandium(iii) triflate-promoted serine/threonine-selective peptide bond cleavage., Ni, Jizhi, Sohma Youhei, and Kanai Motomu , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Mar 16, Volume 53, Issue 23, p.3311-3314, (2017)

Fluorophores for Excited-State Intramolecular Proton Transfer by an Yttrium Triflate Catalyzed Reaction of Isocyanides with Thiocarboxylic Acids., Tong, Shuo, Zhao Shun, He Qing, Wang Qian, Wang Mei-Xiang, and Zhu Jieping , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Jun 01, Volume 56, Issue 23, p.6599-6603, (2017)

Indium triflate catalysed 3-aza-Cope rearrangement of amino acid derived α,β-unsaturated esters to alkylidene oxindoles., M Kumar, Srinivas Lavanya, Manna Sudipta Kumar, Maji Saroj, and Panda Gautam , Org Biomol Chem, 2017 Feb 22, Volume 15, Issue 8, p.1762-1766, (2017)

Divalent Thulium Triflate: A Structural and Spectroscopic Study., Xémard, Mathieu, Jaoul Arnaud, Cordier Marie, Molton Florian, Cador Olivier, le Guennic Boris, Duboc Carole, Maury Olivier, Clavaguéra Carine, and Nocton Gregory , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 Apr 03, Volume 56, Issue 15, p.4266-4271, (2017)

Indium triflate promoted one-pot multicomponent synthesis of structurally diverse 3-amino-imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines., Swami, Suman, Agarwala Arunava, and Shrivastava Rahul , Mol Divers, 2016 Sep 26, (2016)

Synthesis of 6,12-Epiminodibenzo[b,f][1,5]diazocines via an Ytterbium Triflate-Catalyzed, AB2 Three-Component Reaction., Muthukrishnan, Isravel, Karuppasamy Muthu, Nagarajan Subbiah, C Maheswari Uma, Pace Vittorio, J Menéndez Carlos, and Sridharan Vellaisamy , J Org Chem, 2016 Oct 21, Volume 81, Issue 20, p.9687-9694, (2016)

Preparation of Aryne-Nickel Complexes from ortho-Borylaryl Triflates., Sumida, Yuto, Sumida Tomoe, Hashizume Daisuke, and Hosoya Takamitsu , Org Lett, 2016 Nov 4, Volume 18, Issue 21, p.5600-5603, (2016)

Utilization of bench-stable and readily available nickel(II) triflate for access to 1,2-cis-2-aminoglycosides., Sletten, Eric T., Ramadugu Sai Kumar, and Nguyen Hien M. , Carbohydr Res, 2016 Nov 29, Volume 435, p.195-207, (2016)

Arylative Desulfonation of Diarylmethyl Phenyl Sulfone with Arenes Catalyzed by Scandium Triflate., Nambo, Masakazu, Ariki Zachary T., Canseco-Gonzalez Daniel, D Beattie Dawson, and Crudden Cathleen M. , Org Lett, 2016 Apr 28, (2016)

Synthesis of the Furan Nucleus Promoted by Ytterbium Triflate., Taddeo, Vito Alessandro, Genovese Salvatore, Epifano Francesco, and Fiorito Serena , Nat Prod Commun, 2015 Nov, Volume 10, Issue 11, p.1813-5, (2015)

Highly selective hydrothiolation of unsaturated organosilicon compounds catalyzed by scandium(III) triflate., Kuciński, Krzysztof, Pawluć Piotr, Marciniec Bogdan, and Hreczycho Grzegorz , Chemistry, 2015 Mar 23, Volume 21, Issue 13, p.4940-3, (2015)

N-Coordinated Tin(II) Trifluoromethanesulfonates and Their Reactions with Transition Metal Carbonyls., Bouska, Marek, Dostál Libor, Lutter Michael, Glowacki Britta, Ruzickova Zdenka, Beck Daniel, Jambor Roman, and Jurkschat Klaus , Inorg Chem, 2015 Jul 20, Volume 54, Issue 14, p.6792-800, (2015)

Scandium-Triflate/Metal-Organic Frameworks: Remarkable Adsorbents for Desulfurization and Denitrogenation., Khan, Nazmul Abedin, and Jhung Sung Hwa , Inorg Chem, 2015 Dec 7, Volume 54, Issue 23, p.11498-504, (2015)

Catalytic C6 functionalization of 2,3-disubstituted indoles by scandium triflate., Liu, Hua, Zheng Chao, and You Shu-Li , J Org Chem, 2014 Feb 7, Volume 79, Issue 3, p.1047-54, (2014)