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Lithium triethylborohydride is used as a powerful reducing agent in organic synthesis for the conversion of carbonyl compounds to alcohols. It is also used in the preparation of alkynyl alcohols from the cleavage of cyclic keto-vinyl triflates. It is also used in the reduction of esters and lactones to alcohol and diol respectively. Further, it is used to prepare 1-methylcyclohexanol and 1,4-butanediol from 1,2-epoxybutane and gamma-butyrolactone respectively. It is also utilized for reductive cleavage of mesylates and tosylates in synthetic organic chemistry.
Tamang, S.; Kim, K.; Choi, H.; Kim, Y.; Jeong, S. Synthesis of colloidal InSb nanocrystals via in situ activation of InCl3. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44 (38), 16923-16928.
Kandapallil, B.; Colborn, R. E.; Bonitatibus, P. J.; Johnson, F. Synthesis of high magnetization Fe and FeCo nanoparticles by high temperature chemical reduction. J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 2015, 378, 535-538.
Hazard Statements: H225-H250-H260-H302-H314-H335-H336-H351
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air. In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P222-P223-P231+P232-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P302+P334-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P335+P334-P363-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. Do not allow contact with air. Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. 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. 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. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN: Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages. 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. 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