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Sodium hydride can be used for direct intercalation into C60, resulting in superconducting material (NaH)4C60. It is primarily used as a strong base in organic synthesis. It can be used to dry some organic solvents. It has been proposed for hydrogen storage for use in fuel cell vehicles.
J.S.Brimacombe; B.D.Jones; M.Stacey; J.J.Willard. Alkylation of carbohydrates using sodium hydride. Carbohydrate Research. 1966, 2,(2), 167-169.
H.I.Schlesinger; Herbert C.Brow; A.E.Finholt. The preparation of sodium borohydride by the high temperature reaction of sodium hydride with borate esters1. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1953, 75,(1), 205-209.
Hazard Statements: H260
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Precautionary Statements: P223-P231+P232-P280-P335+P334-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. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant