boron fluoride

boron fluoride

[′bȯ‚rän ′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
BF3 A colorless pungent gas in a dry atmosphere; used in industry as an acidic catalyst for polymerizations, esterifications, and alkylations. Also known as boron trifluoride.
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If the source material is boron fluoride, the analyzer magnet will filter out the fluorine so that only the desired dopant, the boron ions, remains in the beam.