[107792-63-2] · C4CeF12O12S4 · Cerium(IV) Trifluoromethanesulfonate · (MW 736.34)
(oxidizing agent for benzyl alcohols and toluenes)
Alternate Name: ceric triflate.
Solubility: sol water, THF, DME, dioxane; insol dichloromethane, hexane, benzene.
Form Supplied in: yellow solid.
Preparative Methods: by the reaction of trifluoromethanesulfonic acid with freshly prepared cerium(IV) carbonate.1 The reagent can be prepared in situ by the electrochemical oxidation of Ce(OTf)3 in aqueous trifluoromethanesulfonic acid.2
Purification: thus far the reagent has only been used in crude form as prepared above.
Handling, Storage, and Precautions: the reagent is extremely hygroscopic and should be stored under strict absence of moisture. This reagent should be handled in a fume hood.
Chiba University, Japan