686018

Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium borohydride

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hydrogen-storage grade, 98%

Synonym(s):
Sodium tetrahydridoborate
Linear Formula:
NaBH4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
37.83
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

grade

hydrogen-storage grade

assay

98%

form

powder

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

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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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Atomic number of base material: 11
Gravimetric hydrogen capacity of sodium borohydride can be up to 10.8%.

Application

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. It can also be used in the reduction of graphene oxide in the presence of CaCl2 as a catalyst.
Sodium borohydride has promising application as a portable hydrogen storage material.

Packaging

10 g in poly bottle

Analysis Note

Hydrogen content, XRD plots and metal purity data are available upon request.

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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

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Ten-year efforts and a no-go recommendation for sodium borohydride for on-board automotive hydrogen storage
Demirci UB, et al.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34(6), 2638-2645 (2009)
A comparison of sodium borohydride as a fuel for proton exchange membrane fuel cells and for direct borohydride fuel cells
Wee JH
Journal of Power Sources, 155(2), 329-339 (2006)
Hydrogen generation using sodium borohydride solution and metal catalyst coated on metal oxide
Kojima Y, et al.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 27(10), 1029-1034 (2002)
Hydrogen generation from solid NaBH4 with catalytic solution for planar air-breathing proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Kim J, et al.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(9), 4015-4019 (2010)
Electrochemical studies of sodium borohydride in alkaline aqueous solutions using a gold electrode
Colominas S, et al.
Electrochimica Acta, 54(13), 3575-3579 (2009)
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