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.