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VenPure® SF


Sodium borohydride, Sodium tetrahydridoborate
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reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant


>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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VenPure® SF (Sodium borohydride powder) is a mild reducing agent used in the reduction of aldehydes and ketones to their corresponding alcohols. It is generally inert to other functional groups such as epoxides, esters, nitriles and lactones. Along with carboxylic acid, it forms acyloxyborohydride, which is a versatile reducing agent to reduce indoles, quinolones, imines, enamines, oximes and enamides.


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

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VenPure is a registered trademark of Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

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Hazard Classifications

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

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

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



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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