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.

Recent Research & Development for Trifluoromethanesulfonates

Copper(II) Chloro Complex Formation Thermodynamics and Structure in Ionic Liquid, 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Trifluoromethanesulfonate., Kanzaki, Ryo, Uchida Shuma, Kodamatani Hitoshi, and Tomiyasu Takashi , J Phys Chem B, 2017 Oct 04, (2017)

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)

A comparative study of magnetization dynamics in dinuclear dysprosium complexes featuring bridging chloride or trifluoromethanesulfonate ligands., Burns, Corey P., Wilkins Branford O., Dickie Courtney M., Latendresse Trevor P., Vernier Larry, Vignesh Kuduva R., Bhuvanesh Nattamai S., and Nippe Michael , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jul 25, Volume 53, Issue 60, p.8419-8422, (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)