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Borane-tert-butylamine complex is used in stereoselective reduction of a steroidal ketone and for a review of amine boranes as selective reducing and hydroborating agents. It is also used as strong co-reducing agent in the syntheses of copper (I) oxide nanoparticles, diphosphine-protected gold nanocluster and 4-acetoxycinnamyl alcohols.
John M Pettibone.; Jeffrey W Hudgens. Reaction network governing diphosphine-protected gold nanocluster formation from nascent cationic platforms. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2012, 14 (12), 4142-4154.
Na Rae Kim.; Inyu Jung.; Yun Hwan Jo.; Hyuck Mo Lee. A simple process for the preparation of copper (I) oxide nanoparticles by a thermal decomposition process with borane tert-butylamine complex. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2013, 13 (9), 6027-6032.
Solid, water-soluble reducing agent. For use in stereoselective reduction of a steroidal ketone, see: Synth. Commun., 11, 875 (1981). Reduces aldehydes, generated in situ by hydrolysis of acetals with aqueous triflic acid in THF, to primary alcohols: Synlett, 59 (1999). For a review of amine boranes as selective reducing and hydroborating agents, see: Org. Prep. Proced. Int., 16, 335 (1984).
Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P301+P310a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: 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.