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45501 Lithium aluminum hydride, 4% in THF

CAS Number
16853-85-3
Synonyms

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Lithium aluminum hydride, 4% in THF

MDL
MFCD00011075
EINECS
240-877-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
H4AlLi
Formula Weight
37.95
Form
Liquid
Density
0.90
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Air Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
It reacts with water.

Applications

Lithium aluminum hydride is widely used in organic chemistry as a reducing agent. It is used to prepare main group and transition metal hydrides from the corresponding metal halides. It contains contains 10.6 wt% hydrogen, thereby making LAH a potential hydrogen storage medium for future fuel cell-powered vehicles.

Notes

It is sensitive to air and moisture. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Robert F.Nystrom; Weldon G.Brown. Reduction of Organic Compounds by Lithium Aluminum Hydride. II. Carboxylic Acids . J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1947, 69, (10),2548-2549

 

Vukic Micovic; Mihailo Mihailovic. The Reduction of Acid Amides with Lithium Aluminum Hydride . J. Org. Chem. 1953, 18, (9),1190-1200

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H260-H302-H315-H318-H335-H336-H351

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Suspected of causing cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P223-P231+P232-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P301+P312-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P310-P330-P332+P313-P335+P334

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 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. Avoid breathing 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 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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages.

Other References

Merck
14,349
Hazard Class
4.3
Packing Group
I
Harmonized Tariff Code
2850.00
TSCA
Yes

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