Sodium borohydride, 97+%

CAS Number 16940-66-2 Synonyms
  • Sodium tetrahydridoborate

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Sodium borohydride, 97+%

MDL: MFCD00003518
EINECS: 241-004-4

Chemical Properties

Formula: NaBH4  Density: 1.074
Formula weight: 37.83  Sensitivity: Moisture Sensitive
Form: -10+40 Mesh Granules Solubility: Soluble in water, ammonia and amines. Insoluble in ether
Melting point: 400° dec. 


As a reducing agent for organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds, as a bleaching agent, in the recycling of gold and platinum metals, in organic synthesis, nonaqueous reducing agent for aldehydes, ketones, and schiff bases

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H260-H301-H311-H330-H314-H318

In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements : P231+P232-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P330-P361-P405-P501A

Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.


Other References

Merck: 14,8592
UN#: UN1426
Hazard Class: 4.3
Packing Group: I
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2850.00
RTECS: ED3325000


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