480886 Aldrich

Sodium borohydride Green Alternative

granular, 99.99% trace metals basis

Synonym: Sodium tetrahydridoborate



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Borohydrides, Boron Hydrides, Chemical Synthesis, Enabling Products,
assay   99.99% trace metals basis
form   granular
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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mp   >300 °C (dec.)(lit.)



25, 100 g in poly bottle


Nanocrystalline superlattices in gold colloid solution have been prepared by ligand-induction using AuCl3 reduced with sodium borohydride. Nucleophilic addition of hydride ion from sodium borohydride is an inexpensive alternative method for the Baylis-Hillman reaction to form [E]-a-methylcinnamic acids. A reductant solution composed of NaBH4 and NaOH was used to form mercury cold vapor. NaBH4 may be used to generate hydrogen by catalytic hydrolysis.

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Reacts violently with water.
UN 1426 4.3 / PGI
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Protocols & Articles


Electronics and Self-Assembly with Single Molecules

Single molecule electronics is the endeavour of constructing electronic circuitry with single molecules as the fundamental building block. The concept has been addressed theoretically in the 1970s1 a...
Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Titoo Jain, Jakob KrygerSørensen, Thomas Bjørnholm
Material Matters 2009, 4.3, 80.
Keywords: Applications, Building blocks, Cycloadditions, Electronics, Help, Methods, Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Purification, Reductions, Semiconductor, Type

Metal Borohydrides as Hydrogen Storage Materials

To meet current DOE targets outlined in the article by S. Satyapal et al. in this issue, the materials for hydrogen storage should possess high hydrogen content, low heats of dehydrogenation (to mini...
Dr. Grigorii L. Soloveichik
Material Matters 2007, 2.2, 11.
Keywords: Calorimetry, Catalysis, Crystallization, Dehydrogenation, Diffraction, Endothermic, Exothermic, Hydrogenations, Industries, Ligands, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Materials Science, Melting, Methods, Organic synthesis, Solvents, Sublimation, Substitutions, X-Ray diffraction, transformation

Noble-Metal Nanostructures with Controlled Morphologies

Noble-metal nanostructures are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from catalysis to electronics, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and biomedica...
Majiong Jiang,1 Claire M. Cobley,2 Dr. Byungkwon Lim,2 and Prof. Younan Xia2*
Material Matters Volume 4 Article 1
Keywords: Applications, Catalysis, Dehydrogenation, Deposition, Electronics, Epoxidations, Hydrogenations, Infrared spectroscopy, Methods, Nanomaterials, Oxidations, Reductions, Stille coupling

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