| IUPAC name
| Other names
Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, silver(1+)
|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
|Molar mass||194.673 g/mol|
|Melting point||71.5 °C (160.7 °F; 344.6 K)|
|Safety data sheet||External MSDS|
EU classification (DSD)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|(what is ?)|
Silver tetrafluoroborate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula AgBF4. It is a white solid that dissolves in polar organic solvents as well as water. In its solid state, the Ag+ centers are bound to fluoride.
In the inorganic and organometallic chemistry laboratory, silver tetrafluoroborate, sometimes referred to "silver BF-4", is a useful reagent. In dichloromethane, silver tetrafluoroborate is a moderately strong oxidant. Similar to silver hexafluorophosphate, it is commonly used to replace halide anions or ligands with the weakly coordinating tetrafluoroborate anions. The abstraction of the halide is driven by the precipitation of the appropriate silver halide.
- Evgeny Goreshnik, Zoran Mazej, "X-ray single crystal structure and vibrational spectra of AgBF4" Solid State Sciences 2005, Volume 7, pp. 1225–1229. doi:10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2005.06.007
- N. G. Connelly, W. E. Geiger (1996). "Chemical Redox Agents for Organometallic Chemistry". Chemical Reviews. 96 (2): 877–910. doi:10.1021/cr940053x. PMID 11848774.