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20620 Lithium tetrachlorocuprate, 0.1M in THF

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
20620-AE 100ml 68.20
20620-AP 500ml 281.00
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Lithium tetrachlorocuprate, 0.1M in THF


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Difficult to mix.


Lithium tetrachlorocuprate acts as catalyst used to couple alkyl halides with alkyl Grignard reagents, Used to halogenate pyrimidine nucleosides. Organic soluble copper catalyst used in catalytic quantities to improve the efficiency of halide and allylic acetate displacements with Grignard reagent, it is used in stoichiometric amounts to open epoxides and aziridines.


Moisture Sensitive. Store away from strong oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

Literature References

Jack E Baldwin.; Delyth A James.; Victor Lee. Preparation of 3-alkylpyridines. Formal total synthesis of Haliclamines A and B. Tetrahedron Letters. 2000, 41, (5), 733-736.

Lester Friedman.; Arnon Shani. Halopolycarbon homologation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1974, 96, (22), 7101-7103.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H302-H319-H335-H336-H351

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Suspected of causing cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P330-P370+P378q-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. 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. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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