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178497 Aldrich

L-Selectride® solution

1.0 M in THF

Synonym: Lithium tri-sec-butylborohydride solution

  • CAS Number 38721-52-7

  • Linear Formula Li[CH(CH3)CH2CH3]3BH

  • Molecular Weight 190.10

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 4007327

  •  MDL number MFCD00011708

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24850749

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Properties

Related Categories Borohydrides, Chemical Synthesis, Reduction, Synthetic Reagents
InChI Key   ACJKNTZKEFMEAK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
concentration   1.0 M in THF
density   0.89 g/mL at 25 °C

Description

Packaging

100, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™

8, 18 L in Kilo-Lab™

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Application

• Reducing agent

Reagent for:
• Enantioselective synthesis of a-amino acids via reduction of N-tert-butanesulfinyl ketimine esters
• Diastereoselective reduction reactions
• Hydride reduction of the Danishefsky pyranones
• Asymmetric reductive aldol reaction of enones with a-alkoxy aldehydes
• Synthesis of alkanols by carbonylation reactions

L-Selectride solution may be used in the O-demethylation and N-demethylation of opium alkaloids and their derivatives.

General description

L-Selectride® is an air and water sensitive solution mainly used as a bulky stereoselective hydride reducing agent.

Legal Information

6538 is a trademark of American Type Culture Collection

Selectride is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
May form explosive peroxides.
RIDADR 
UN 3394 4.3(4.2) / PGI
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
1.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-17 °C

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