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62460 Aldrich

Lithium borohydride

≥95.0%

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Properties

Related Categories Borohydrides, Chemical Synthesis, Reduction, Synthetic Reagents
InChI Key   UUKMSDRCXNLYOO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥95.0%
mp   275 °C (dec.)
density   0.666 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Other Notes

Review; Smooth reduction of esters; Reduction of acids and other functional groups with LiBH4/Me3SiCl

Packaging

5, 25 g in glass bottle

Application

Lithium borohydride is a general reducing agent commonly used to reduce aldehydes, ketones esters, lactones, and epoxides. It catalyzes hydroboration of alkenes. It is also used in the preparation of other borohydrides such as aluminum borohydride.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN 1413 4.3 / PGI
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
ED2725000

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