protophilic


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protophilic

(ˌprəʊtəˈfɪlɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) chem having or involving an affinity for hydrogen ions (protons)
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This is because the THF is a dipolar aprotic protophilic solvent, which means it is capable of accepting protons, given the unshared electron pairs of the oxygen atom which give Lewis-base features and enable the THF interaction with a wide range of compounds.
We have found that reactions of hydroperoxides with epoxy compounds do not proceed in aprotonic and protophilic solvents.