boron trifluoride etherate
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boron trifluoride etherate[′bȯ‚rän trī′flu̇r‚īd ′ē·thə‚rāt]
C4H10BF3O A fuming liquid hydrolyzed by air immediately; boiling point is 125.7°C; used as a catalyst in reactions involving condensation, dehydration, polymerization, alkylation, and acetylation.
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