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Sodium borohydride

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granular, 10-40 mesh, 98%

Sodium tetrahydridoborate, VenPure AF
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reagent type: reductant

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10-40 mesh


>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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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.


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

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Ascensus Specialties LLC
VenPure is a registered trademark of Ascensus Specialties LLC

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - 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)

156.2 °F

Flash Point(C)

69 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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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)
Ternary platinum-multiwall carbon nanotube-cobaltite composites for methanol electrooxidation.
Awasthi R and Singh RN
International Journal of Electrochemistry, 6, 4775-4775 (2011)
Poly (methacrylic acid)-coated gold nanoparticles: functional platforms for theranostic applications
Yilmaz G, et al.
Biomacromolecules, 17(9), 2901-2911 (2016)
Oligoamines conjugated chitosan derivatives: Synthesis, characterization, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility evaluations
Jia Y, et al.
Carbohydrate Polymers, 83(3), 1153-1161 (2011)
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)


Metal Borohydrides as Hydrogen Storage Materials

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