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Lithium aluminum hydride

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pellets, reagent grade, 95%

Lithium tetrahydroaluminate, LAH, Lithium alanate
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reagent type: reductant

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10 mm × 6 mm


125 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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Lithium aluminum anhydride is effective as a selective reducing agent.The anhydride may be prepared by reacting lithium hydride with aluminum chloride. It is soluble in ether and it can reduce carboxyl group to primary alcohol group with great ease. Other organic compounds that can be reduced by lithium aluminum hydride are aldehydes, ketones, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, halides, quinones, nitrogen compounds.


Lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) can be used as a promising material for hydrogen storage applications. Its properties include high gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen densities.
Lithium aluminum hydride can be used to prepare undec-10-en-1-ol, a key intermediate for the preparation of polythioethers.


25 g in glass bottle
100 g in steel can



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Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - Water-react. 1

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



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  5. Why should I use Product 323403, the LAH pellets, instead of a fine crystalline powder?

    The pellets are recommended for safety reasons. Powdered lithium aluminum hydride can form potentially explosive dust-air mixtures. But use of the lithium aluminum hydride pellets, which can tolerate exposure to air for a short period of time, avoids the dusting associated with the powder. Please note that longer dissolving times, perhaps up to 90 minutes at room temperature, need to be taken into account when using the pellet form.

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Renewable sulfur-containing thermoplastics via AB-type thiol-ene polyaddition
van den Berg O, et al.
European Polymer Journal, 49(4), 804-812 (2013)
Sasol Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology null
Reduction of organic compounds by lithium aluminum hydride. I. Aldehydes, ketones, esters, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides.
Nystrom RF and Brown WG
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 69(5), 1197-1199 (1947)
Reversible hydrogen storage via titanium-catalyzed LiAlH4 and Li3AlH6
Chen J, et al.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105(45), 11214-11220 (2001)
Reduction of Organic Compounds by Lithium Aluminum Hydride. III. Halides, Quinones, Miscellaneous Nitrogen Compounds1.
Nystrom RF and Brown WG
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 70(11), 3738-3740 (1948)

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