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.
Boron fluoride monoethylamine complex is offered in flake form for use as an epoxy curing agent.