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n-Butyllithium solution

2.0 M in cyclohexane

Synonym(s):
Butyl lithium, Lithium-1-butanide, Butyllithium solution, n-BuLi
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)3Li
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
64.06
Beilstein:
1209227
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

form

liquid

Quality Level

concentration

2.0 M in cyclohexane

bp

80 °C

density

0.775 g/mL at 25 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[Li]CCCC

InChI

1S/C4H9.Li/c1-3-4-2;/h1,3-4H2,2H3;

InChI key

MZRVEZGGRBJDDB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Packaging

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.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT SE 3 - Water-react. 1

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

4.3 - Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

-0.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-18 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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High-field proton NMR study of the aggregation and complexation of n-butyllithium in tetrahydrofuran.
McGarrity JF and Ogle CA.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 107(7), 1805-1810 (1985)
Comparison of the synthetic utility of n-butyllithium and lithium diisopropylamide in the metalations of N, N-dialkyltoluamides.
Ludt RE, et al
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 38(9), 1668-1674 (1973)
Lithium intercalation via n-butyllithium of the layered transition metal dichalcogenides.
Dines MB.
Materials Research Bulletin, 10(4), 287-291 (1975)
Arene-metal complexes. 13. Reaction of substituted (benzene) tricarbonylchromium complexes with n-butyllithium.
Card RJ and Trahanovsky WS.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 45(13), 2560-2566 (1980)
Jennifer L Rutherford et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(2), 264-271 (2002-01-10)
6Li and (13)C NMR spectroscopic studies were carried out on [(6)Li]n-BuLi and [(6)Li]PhLi (RLi) in toluene-d(8) containing the following diamines: N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA), N,N,N',N'-tetraethylethylenediamine, 1,2-dipyrrolidinoethane, 1,2-dipiperidinoethane, N,N,N',N'-tetramethylpropanediamine, trans-(R,R)-N,N,N',N'-tetramethylcyclohexanediamine, and (-)-sparteine. Dimers of general structure (RLi)(2)S(2) (S = chelating diamine) are formed

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