452874

Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium borohydride

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granular, 10-40 mesh, 98%

Synonym(s):
Sodium tetrahydridoborate, VenPure® AF
Linear Formula:
NaBH4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
37.83
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

assay

98%

form

granular

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

greener alternative product characteristics

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particle size

10-40 mesh

mp

>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

SMILES string

[BH4-].[Na+]

InChI

1S/BH4.Na/h1H4;/q-1;+1

InChI key

YOQDYZUWIQVZSF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

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Application

Sodium borohydride can be used to prepare:
  • Silica-coated silver nanoparticles, which are functionalized with various vitamins and antibiotics as bioactive materials.
  • Water-soluble oligoamine conjugated chitosans for biomedical applications.
  • Gold nanoparticles coated with poly(methacrylic acid), which are used for theranostic applications.

Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is a stable hydrogen carrier, which can be used as a chemical hydrogen storage material. It can also be used as an anodic fuel for alternative energy applications such as the fabrication of fuel cells. NaBH4 can also be used in the reduction of graphene oxide in the presence of CaCl2 as a catalyst.

Packaging

2 kg in steel drum
25 g in amber poly bottle
100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

Ascensus Specialties LLC
VenPure is a registered trademark of Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

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Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Repr. 1B - Skin Corr. 1B - Water-react. 1

Supp Hazards

EUH014

storage_class_code

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

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point F

156.2 °F

Flash Point C

69 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Ternary platinum-multiwall carbon nanotube-cobaltite composites for methanol electrooxidation.
Awasthi R and Singh RN
International Journal of Electrochemistry, 6, 4775-4775 (2011)
Oligoamines conjugated chitosan derivatives: Synthesis, characterization, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility evaluations
Jia Y, et al.
Carbohydrate Polymers, 83(3), 1153-1161 (2011)
Silver nanoparticles embedded into silica functionalized with vitamins as biological active materials
Tudose M, et al.
Ceramics International, 41(3), 4460-4467 (2015)
Preparation and characterization of iron-polypyrrole-carbon composite for use as methanol tolerant cathode material in direct methanol fuel cells.
Madhu CS and Singh RN
Indian J. Chem. A, 52(11), 1383-1390 (2013)
Poly (methacrylic acid)-coated gold nanoparticles: functional platforms for theranostic applications
Yilmaz G, et al.
Biomacromolecules, 17(9), 2901-2911 (2016)
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