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46847 Potassium borohydride, 98%

CAS Number
13762-51-1
Synonyms
Potassium tetrahydridoborate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
46847-22 100g 75.60
46847-36 500g 248.00
46847-A1 1kg 406.00
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Potassium borohydride, 98%

MDL
MFCD00011396
EINECS
237-360-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
BH4K
Formula Weight
53.94
Form
-4 Mesh granules
Melting point
>400° dec.
Density
1.17
Refractive Index
1.494
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water (19g/100g ). methanol (3.9g/100g ). 4:1 water:methanol mixture (13g/100g ).

Applications

Potassium borohydride a chemical used in synthesis as a selective reducing agent. It is used to synthesize chloramphenicol, vitamin A, thiopenicol, atropine, and scopolamine. It is also used as chemical raw material. It canbe used as reducing agent in analyzing chemistry, agrochemicals, paper-making industry and other elaborate chemical production. At the same time, It is also can be used in dealing with waste-water contains mercury. It is also used in Electronics Chemicals, Rubber Auxiliary. Large amounts are used for bleaching wood pulp.

Notes

Moisture sensitive. Store in Cool and dry place, keep away from strong light, high temperature. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.

Literature References

Masao Matsuoka; Kazuaki Asai; Yukio Fukumoto; Chiaki Iwakura. Surface modification of hydrogen storage alloy electrode with an alkaline solution containing potassium borohydride as a reducing agent. Electrochimica Acta. 1993, 38 (5), 659-662.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H261-H301-H311-H314

In contact with water releases flammable gas. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P223-P231+P232-P260-P264b-P270-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. 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

Other References

Merck
14,7616
Hazard Class
4.3
Packing Group
I
Harmonized Tariff Code
2850.00
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
TS7525000

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