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Source of hydrogen, reducing agent for aldehydes, ketones, acid chlorides; foaming agent for plasticsPotassium borohydride is used as a selective reducing agent for ketones, aldehydes and acid chlorides. It is used as a precursor in the production of chloramphenicol, vitamin A, thiopenicol, atropine and scopolamine. It is used to prepare high dispersive copper nanoparticles by the chemical reduction method using potassium borohydride as a reducing agent.
Fletcher, C.; Jiang, Y.; Amal, R. Production of formic acid from CO2 reduction by means of potassium borohydride at ambient conditions. Chem. Eng. Sci. 2015, 137, 301-307.
Wang, X.; Le, L.; Alvarez, P. J.; Li, F.; Liu, K. Synthesis and characterization of green agents coated Pd/Fe bimetallic nanoparticles. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 2015, 50, 297-305.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H261-H301-H311-H331-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gas. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor In case of fire: Use for extinction: Fire-extinguishing powder. Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.