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45501 Lithium aluminum hydride, 4% in THF

CAS Number
16853-85-3
Synonyms

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45501-AP 500ml 295.00
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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-H333-H315-H318-H351-H335

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

Precautionary Statements: P223-P210-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a

Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. 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. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

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

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