Lithium borohydride

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hydrogen-storage grade, ≥90%

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hydrogen-storage grade



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reagent type: reductant

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275 °C (dec.)


0.666 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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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.


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

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Hydrogen storage properties of modified lithium borohydrides
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Solid State Ionics, 262, 179-182 (2014)
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