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Trying to make sense of what is going on. Realized that interpretation of objectivity is very subjective. I think having a positive attitude is important - especially in the research setting. Other things too. I like the irony of the fact that change is the only constant in life.
Herein, we report a study on the reactivity of three 1,3-diarylimidazolium-based fluoride reagents, with a general formula of [IPrH][F(HF)n] (n = 0, 1, or 2), that tackle the challenges of limited solubility, hygroscopicity, instability, and laborious preparation procedures of nucleophilic fluoride reagents. Fluorination of 4-tert-butylbenzyl bromi...
The recently prepared novel naked fluoride reagent 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolium fluoride ([(L(Dipp))H][F]), treated with an excess of MF4 (M = Si, Ge), results in isolation of [(L(Dipp))H][MF5] products with the elusive trigonal bipyramidal MF5(-) anions. Specific steric characteristics of the [(L(Dipp))H](+) cation readily support iso...
The reactivity of antimony trifluoride, SbF3, in non-polar aprotic solvents has been unexplored due to its negligible solubility. The reaction of the [SbF3(tmen)] complex (2) with the N-heterocyclic carbene, 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazole-2-ylidene, (L(Dipp)), probably leads to the formation of a neutral [(L(Dipp))SbF3] intermediate (3) in...
Treatment of N-heterocyclic carbene (1,3-Bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-1,3-dihydro-2H-imidazol-2-ylidene; (LDipp)) with different sources of hydrofluoric acid (Et3N∙3HF, anhydrous hydrofluoric acid and KHF2) in 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 ratios affords [(LDipp)H]⁺[F]⁻ (1), [(LDipp)H]⁺[(HF)F]⁻ (2) and [(LDipp)H]⁺[(HF)2F]⁻ (3) salts respectively. Different fluoride...