Metal Triflimidates are prepared by reaction of metal oxides, carbonates, hydroxides, or halides with triflimidic acid in water as the hydrate MTfn·xH2O with x ranging from zero to nine. Another method is by metathesis reaction between a metal Triflimidate and another metal complex by metal exchange. Commercially available salts are based on lithium and silver.
Lithium triflimidate is used as an electrolyte in batteries as a replacement of lithium perchlorate.
- In the literature, such salt is also named metal triflimide.
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