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32563 Lithium borohydride, 95%

CAS Number
Lithium tetrahydridoborate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
32563-09 10g 234.00
32563-18 50g 1006.00
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Lithium borohydride, 95%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 280° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in ether, THF, and aliphatic aminesSoluble in ether, tetrahydrofuran, aliphatic amines and ethanol.


Strong reducing agent. Used to reduce compounds containing ketones, aldehydes, ester carbonyls, acid chlorides, lactones, and epoxidesLithium borohydride is a versatile reducing agent for aldehydes, ketones, nitriles, primary amides, acid chlorides, lactones, epoxides, and esters. It is involved in the preparation of intercalation compounds and nanocomposites. It is used as a precursor for other borohydrides and acts as a catalyst in hydroboration reactions. It is known to be good reversible storage compound for anhydrous ammonia and hydrogen.


Moisture and air sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with amines, ammonia, chloroformates, halogens, phosphorus halides, strong acids, strong bases and strong oxidizing agents. It releases flammable gases on contact with water..

Literature References

Al Sulaimi, S. S.; Rajendran, K. V.; Gilheany, D. G. Lithium Borohydride for Achiral and Stereospecific Reductive Boronation at Phosphorus: Lack of Electronic Effects on Stereoselective Formation of Alkoxyphosphonium Salts. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 2015 (27), 5959-5965.

Liu, L.; Wu, G.; Chen, W.; Xiong, Z.; He, T.; Chen, P. Synthesis and hydrogen storage properties of lithium borohydride urea complex. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2015, 40 (1), 429-434.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H260-H301+H311+H331-H314-H335

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

Precautionary Statements: P223-P231+P232-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P335+P334-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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 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 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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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