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Specific reagent for reduction of acid chlorides to aldehydes: Tetrahedron Lett., 1437 (1978); 975 (1979). Also reduces sulfonylhydrazones to alkanes: Tetrahedron Lett., 4031 (1980), and aryl azides to amines: J. Chem. Res. (Synop.), 17 (1981)./n
In the presence of Lewis acids or HCl, reduces carbonyl compounds with good stereo- and chemo-selectivity, e.g. aldehydes in the presence of ketones: Tetrahedron Lett., 22, 675 (1981)./n
Hazard Statements: H261-H315-H319-H335
In contact with water releases flammable gas. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P231+P232-P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. 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. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant