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n-Butyllithium solution

11.0 M in hexanes

Synonym: n-BuLi, Butyl lithium, Butyllithium solution, Lithium-1-butanide

  • CAS Number 109-72-8

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)3Li

  • Molecular Weight 64.06

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1209227

  •  MDL number MFCD00009414

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24853833

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Properties

Related Categories 25mL Sure/Seal Reagents, Acids & Bases, Alkyl, Bases, Chemical Synthesis,
InChI Key   MZRVEZGGRBJDDB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
form   liquid
concentration   11.0 M in hexanes
density   0.761 g/mL at 25 °C
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Packaging

4×25, 100 mL in Sure/Seal™

The 25 mL Sure/Seal bottle is recommended as a single-use bottle. Repeated punctures will likely result in decreased performance of product.

Application

n-Butyllithium (n-BuLi) is an organolithium reagent commonly used for the deprotonation of nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and carbon acids to form lithium salts. n-BuLi solution is also used in the synthesis of various other useful reagents such as lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) and diphenylphosphine.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN 3394 4.3(4.2) / PGI
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
-7.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-22 °C

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Certificate of Origin


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