1963): The use of bromine pentafluoride
in the extraction of oxygen from oxides and silicates for isotopic analysis.
Few people can easily pronounce trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride
, much less figure out what it is.
The researchers find the gas, trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride
Moreover its acidity can be still further increased by the addition of a pentafluoride
such as [SbF.
Olah obtained his first results by mixing hydrogen fluoride with antimony pentafluoride
to produce a superacid so strong it could pluck atoms from hydrocarbon molecules, leaving behind an alkyl cation -- a molecule normally too unstable to be studied.