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Sodium hydride

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60 % dispersion in mineral oil

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powder (moist, paste-like)

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

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60 % dispersion in mineral oil


800 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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Sodium hydride (60% dispersion in mineral oil) (NaH) can be used for a variety of applications such as:
  • preparation of a plasticizer for the formation of a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) for optoelectronic application
  • synthesis of heteroaryl thioethers, the common constituents in therapeutic compounds
  • preparation of sodium aluminum hydride (NaAlH4), which can be used as a hydrogen storage material(3)
  • a base and a reducing agent for the deprotonation of alcohols, phenols, amides, ketones, and different functional groups(4)
  • for potential usage in thermal energy storage(5)

Direct intercalation into C60 results in the superconducting material (NaH)4C60.


1 kg in steel can
2, 5 kg in steel drum
5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 g in steel can



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Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Sol. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - Water-react. 1

Storage Class Code

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



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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the particle size of Product 452912, Sodium hydride in Mineral Oil? 

    Particle size is not one of our specifications so we have not tested for it and neither has the vendor. According to literature though, the particle size could range from 5 - 50 um (Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Twelfth Edition).

  4. How do you dispose of Product 452912, Sodium hydride in Mineral Oil?

    In accordance with our MSDS, we recommend you contact a licensed waste disposal company to dispose of this material.  If you have small  quantities to dispose of, the Hazardous Laboratory Chemicals Disposal Guide : 2nd Edition, recommends you wear eye protection, laboratory coat, and nitrile gloves. In the fume hood , mix the hydride with a 1:1:1 mixture by weight of sodium carbonate or calcium carbonate, clay cat litter (bentonite), and sand. Slowly and cautiously add butanol ( about 38 mL/g of hydride) until the reaction ceases. Then add water very carefully until all of the hydride is destroyed. Let stand until solids settle. Decant liquid into the drain. The solid residue may be discarded with normal refuse.

  5. What is the packaging configuration for Product 452912, Sodium hydride in Mineral Oil?

    The 5 gram unit is packaged in an amber glass bottle. The 100 gram and 500 gram quantities are packaged in a paint can. The product is in a bag in the can and the can be opened by removing the plastic seal from the top of the can. An 18 L steel drum is used for packaging the 2 kg and 5 kg size.

  6. When does Product 452912, Sodium hydride in Mineral Oil, decompose?

    According to literature, this product starts to decompose with the evolution of hydrogen at about 255 deg C and completely decomposes at 800 deg C ( Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Twelfth Edition ).

  7. What is Product 452912, Sodium hydride in Mineral Oil, soluble in?

    According to the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:13th Edition this product will react explosively with water and violently with lower alcohols.  It is soluble in molten sodium hydroxide and can spontaneously ignite with moist air.

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  9. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

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