Chemistry of the Tetrafluoroaluminate Anion

B. D. Conley, U. Dutta, C. Fridh, A. L. Gilliam, B. C. Yearwood, J. P. Selegue, D. A. Atwood

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A review of the chemistry of the tetrafluoroaluminate anion is presented. The uses, synthesis, characterization, and biological action of AlF4- are examined. Aluminum fluoride complexes, especially tetrafluoroaluminate, stimulate various guanosine nucleotide binding proteins (G-proteins), and inhibit P-type ATPases. Tetrafluoroaluminate complexes serve as precursors to aluminum trifluoride, which is used as a solid state catalyst for chlorofluorocarbon isomerizations and fluorinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-270
Number of pages12
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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