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n-Butyllithium solution

2.7 M in heptane

Synonym: n-BuLi, Butyl lithium, Butyllithium solution, Lithium-1-butanide

  • CAS Number 109-72-8

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)3Li

  • Molecular Weight 64.06

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1209227

  •  MDL number MFCD00009414

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57647819

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Properties

Related Categories Acids & Bases, Alkyl, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Organic Bases,
InChI Key   MZRVEZGGRBJDDB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
form   liquid
shelf life   limited shelf life
concentration   2.7 M in heptane
color   yellow
density   0.71 g/mL at 20 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Caution

a precipitate of lithium hydride can form on longer storage

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100, 500 mL in Sure/Seal™

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Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN3394 - class 4.2 - PG 1 - EHS - Organometallic substance, liquid, pyrophoric, water-reactive, HI: all (not BR)
WGK Germany 
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Protocols & Articles

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MRT - Three-Stage Lithium-Organic Synthesis

Benefit from MRT & Flow Chemistry: cost & time savings, highly reliable synthesis protocol guaranteeing constant quality.
Matthias Junkers
Aldrich ChemFiles 2009, 9.4, 17.
Keywords: Continuous flow chemistry, Microreactor technology

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