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Topic: Re: Is a glass lined reactor compatible for a reaction with TFA?

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Trifluoroacetic acid is a very strong acid. I suspect a glass lined reactor would be a very good candidate for your reaction. The fact that the acid contains fluorine should not be an issue since these atoms are tightly bound to a carbon atom and won't contribute fluoride ions which are corrosive to glass. If you are running lab reactions in glassware with no visible effect you may have already generated some corrosion data!