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230200 Aldrich

Lithium borohydride solution

2.0 M in THF



Related Categories 25mL Sure/Seal Reagents, Borohydrides, Chemical Reagents, Chemical Synthesis, Development Quantities for Research,
concentration   2.0 M in THF
density   0.896 g/mL at 25 °C


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2 L in Sure/Seal™

4×25, 100, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™

The 25 mL Sure/Seal bottle is recommended as a single-use bottle. Repeated punctures will likely result in decreased performance of product.


Reactant for:
• Preparation of gallium, indium, rhenium and zinc tris(mercaptoimidazolyl)hydroborato complexes
• Mechano-chemical metathesis reactions
• Noncatalytic hydrolysis for hydrogen generation
• Growth of large gold monolayer protected-clusters
• Anion substitution reactions
• Dehydrogenation reactions

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Supplemental Hazard Statements 
May form explosive peroxides., Reacts violently with water.
UN 3399A 4.3(3) / PGI
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
-.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-18 °C

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Why does Product 230200, Lithium Borohydride, need to be handled under nitrogen?
This product is moisture sensitive, reacting violently with water, liberating extremely flammable gases.
Is the tetrahydrofuran (THF) used in Product 230200, Lithium Borohydride, stabilized?
The THF used in this product is stabilized with 0.025% butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT).
 Is it necessary to refrigerate Product 230200, Lithium Borohydride?
We do recommend to refrigerate this product, since it may develop pressure at room temperature.
What types of reactions is Product 230200, Lithium Borohydride, used in?
It is reagent for reduction of compounds containing ketonic, aldehydic, or ester carbonyls and a nitrile group, where reduction of the carbonyl but not of the nitrile group is wanted.
Is Product 230200, Lithium Borohydride, an energy carrier?
Lithium borohydride is renowned for one of the highest energy density chemical energy carriers.  By reacting with atmospheric oxygen, it liberates large amounts of heat. 
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