A large-scale preparative method for potassium di-n-butylborate
in triethylamine solvent has been developed. The reaction of
potassium di-n-butylborate I with trifluoromethyl iodide has been
shown to yield trifluoromethyl di-n-butylborane and other products.
Reaction of this substance with boron trifluoride gave trifluoromethyl
boron difluoride. Reactions of diboron tetrafluoride, boron tribromide,