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20160 Sigma-Aldrich

n-Butyllithium solution

~1.6 M in hexanes

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 329751982

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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   ~1.6 M in hexanes
color   yellow
density   0.68 g/mL at 25 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C

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Caution

a precipitate of lithium hydride can form on longer storage

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This product has been replaced by 186171-ALDRICH | n-Butyllithium solution 1.6 M in hexanes

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Signal word 
Danger
Precautionary statements 
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 
2
Flash Point(F) 
10.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-12 °C

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