Synthetic Procedures

This page collects “safest” synthetic procedures for commonly used reagents.

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Sodium Tetrakis(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borate (NaBArF4).

Sodium Triacetoxyborohydride (STAB)



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