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Arminius, without doubt Germania's liberator, is liberating a perfluorinated germanol by cleaving a digermoxane with his water sword. Both compounds represent tris(pentafluoroethyl)germanes, the general synthesis of which is described in this paper. The halogenogermanes serve as versatile starting materials for the synthesis of halogenogermanates with wide potential industrial applications, such as ionic liquids. More information can be found in the Full Paper by B. Hoge et al..