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Lithium borohydride

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hydrogen-storage grade, ≥90%

Linear Formula:
LiBH4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
21.78
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

grade

hydrogen-storage grade

assay

≥90%

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

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mp

275 °C (dec.)

density

0.666 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

[Li+].[BH4-]

InChI

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

InChI key

UUKMSDRCXNLYOO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

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Application

Lithium borohydride (LiBH4) is a complex hydride with a high hydrogen density. It is a strong reducing agent and an electrode material. It has a high gravimetric (18.4 wt%) and volumetric (121 kg/m3) hydrogen storage capacities. It can also be used in lithium-ion batteries.

Packaging

10 g in glass bottle

Analysis Note

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

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Supp Hazards

EUH014

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 1413 4.3 / PGI

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(8), 3275-3282 (2013)
Hydrogen storage properties of modified lithium borohydrides
Au M, et al.
Journal of alloys and compounds, 462(1-2), 303-309 (2008)
Effects of intermediate layer on interfacial resistance for all-solid-state lithium batteries using lithium borohydride
Takahashi K, et al.
Solid State Ionics, 262, 179-182 (2014)
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Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 47(30), 8569-8571 (2011-06-28)
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