Published Research - Department of Chemistry


Date of this Version



Patent No.: US 7,592.486 B2


Appl. No.: 11/226,277


Anhydrous organic fluoride salts and reagents prepared by a method comprising the nucleophilic Substitution of a fluorinated aromatic or fluorinated unsaturated organic compound with a salt having the formula: [QnM]x+Ax- in an inert polar, aprotic solvent; wherein M is an atom capable of supporting a formal positive charge, the n groups Q are independently varied organic moieties, n is an integer such that the [QnM] carries at least one formal positive charge, x is an integer defining the number of formal positive charge(s), +, carried by the [QnM], A- is an anionic nucleophile capable of substituting for F in the fluorinated compound and F represents fluorine or a radioisotope thereof.