Lithium borohydride

Synonym: Lithium hydroborate, Lithium tetrahydroborate

CAS Number 16949-15-8 | MDL Number MFCD00011088 | EC Number 241-021-7

Product codeLI9158
CAS number16949-15-8
Assay (purity)95%+
Purity methodby titration
Molecular weight21.77 g/mol
Appearancewhite powder
Melting point280 °C (536 °F)
Molecular formulaLiBH4
Linear formulaLiBH4
Packagingglassware/metal containers/bubblers

Lithium borohydride is a strong reducing agent. In mixtures of methanol and diethyl ether, it is able to reduce esters to alcohols and primary amides to amines. Due to its higher chemoselectivity, the usage of this product is particularly advantageous in some preparations. LiBH4 is commonly used to reduce aldehydes, ketones esters, lactones, and epoxides. One more application of this product is the preparation of other borohydrides. See links below

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Safety information

Hazardous class4.3
Packing groupI
PictogramsGHS02 GHS06 GHS07
Signal wordDANGER
Hazard statementsH260-H301-H311-H314-H318-H331-H335
Precautionary statementsP223-P231 + P232-P260-P261-P264-P270-P271-P280-P301 + P310-P301 + P330 + P331-P302 + P352-P303 + P361 + P353-P304 + P340-P305 + P351 + P338-P310-P335 + P334-P361-P363-P370 + P378
Transport descriptionLithium borohydride
In TSCA registryYes

First Aid Measures

General adviceConsult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Move out of the dangerous area.
Eye contactRinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
Skin contactWash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
InhalationIf breathed in, move person into the fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If swallowedDo NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.


Certificates of Analysis (CoA)

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Lot# 1243/R/Msk/30/719 Lot# 12R1Msk20620 Lot# 12RMsk32721

External identifiers for Lithium hydroborate

Pubchem CID4148881
IUPAC Namelithium boranuide
InchI IdentifierInChI=1S/BH4.Li/h1H4;/q-1;+1

Known applications and external links

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