176192

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Borane tetrahydrofuran complex solution

1.0 M in THF

Linear Formula:
BH3OC4H8
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
85.94
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3668402
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

contains

<0.005 M sodium borohydride as stabilizer

Quality Level

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

concentration

1.0 M in THF

density

0.898 g/mL at 25 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

B.C1CCOC1

InChI

1S/C4H8O.BH3/c1-2-4-5-3-1;/h1-4H2;1H3

InChI key

RMCYTHFAWCWRFA-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Borane tetrahydrofuran complex (BH3-THF) is widely used as a reducing agent in organic synthesis. It is also used as a reagent in hydroboration reactions.

Application

BH3-THF can be used as a reducing agent for the reduction of various functional groups such as carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, esters, acid chlorides, nitriles, epoxides, amides, lactones, oximes, and imines into corresponding alcohols and amines. Grignard reagents, arylmercury, arylthalium, and allyl and propargyllithium compounds react with BH3−THF to give organoboranes, which can be oxidized to the corresponding alcohols, phenols, and 1,3-diols.
It can also be used:
  • To synthesize the chiral borane catalyst, which is used in the enantioselective halo-aldol reaction.
  • To prepare 9-unsubstituted acridines by reduction of corresponding acridones.
  • To reduce nylon surface amide groups to secondary amines.

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.

Legal Information

Sure/Seal is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 3 - Water-react. 1

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Supp Hazards

EUH018 - EUH019

storage_class_code

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

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point F

1.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

-17 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Simple and convenient conversion of acridones into 9-unsubstituted acridines via acridanes using borane tetrahydrofuran complex
Desbois N, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 50(49), 6894-6896 (2009)
Borane-Tetrahydrofuran
Zaidlewicz M, et al.
Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Second Edition (2001)
Nylon surface modification. Part 1. Targeting the amide groups for selective introduction of reactive functionalities
Jia X, et al.
Polymer, 47(14), 4916-4924 (2006)
Polymer, 47, 4916-4916 (2006)
Jung Seok Lee et al.
Macromolecular bioscience, 15(9), 1314-1322 (2015-06-04)
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