1-n-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate is an ionic liquid used for various reactions such as hydrogenations, asymmetric hydrogenations proceed in higher enantioselectivity than in homogeneous phase. It is also used in Suzuki cross-coupling.
Miscible with acetone, acetonitrile, ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol and methylene chloride. Immiscible with hexane, toluene and water.
Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.