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Fluorination utilizing thermodynamically unstable fluorides and fluoride salts thereof

United States Patent

December 12, 2000
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A method for fluorinating a carbon compound or cationic carbon compound utilizes a fluorination agent selected from thermodynamically unstable nickel fluorides and salts thereof in liquid anhydrous hydrogen fluoride. The desired carbon compound or cationic organic compound to undergo fluorination is selected and reacted with the fluorination agent by contacting the selected organic or cationic organic compound and the chosen fluorination agent in a reaction vessel for a desired reaction time period at room temperature or less.
Bartlett; Neil (Orinda, CA), Whalen; J. Marc (Corning, NY), Chacon; Lisa (Corning, NY)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 026,473
February 19, 1998
The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number DE-AC-03-76SF00098 awarded by the Director, Office of Energy Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy.