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Sodium borohydride

Sodium borohydride

Synonyms Sodium tetrahydroborate; Hygroscopic; Sodium tetrahydridoborate; VenPure®

CAS Number: 16940-66-2 Molecular Formula: NaBH4 Molecular Weight: 33.8 g/mol

EC Number: 241-004-4 MDL Number: MFCD00003518

SKU 02102894-CF
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Description

Product Description

Sodium Borohydride

Application Notes

Sodium borohydride is an excellent reducing agent. It is used to generate diborane, as a foaming agent, as a scavenger for traces of aldehyde, ketones and peroxides in organic chemicals. Nanocrystalline superlattices in gold colloid solution have been prepared by ligand-induction using AuCl3 reduced with sodium borohydride. Nucleophilic addition of hydride ion from sodium borohydride is an inexpensive alternative method for the Baylis-Hillman reaction to form [E]-α-methylcinnamic acids.

Usage Statement

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Key Applications

Reducing agent | Foaming agent

Specifications
SKU 02102894-CF
Alternate Names Sodium tetrahydroborate; Hygroscopic; Sodium tetrahydridoborate; VenPure®
Application Notes Sodium borohydride is an excellent reducing agent. It is used to generate diborane, as a foaming agent, as a scavenger for traces of aldehyde, ketones and peroxides in organic chemicals. Nanocrystalline superlattices in gold colloid solution have been prepared by ligand-induction using AuCl3 reduced with sodium borohydride. Nucleophilic addition of hydride ion from sodium borohydride is an inexpensive alternative method for the Baylis-Hillman reaction to form [E]-α-methylcinnamic acids.
Auto Ignition ~220°C
Base Catalog Number 102894
CAS # 16940-66-2
Density 1.074 g/cu cm (anhydrous material)
EC Number 241-004-4
Format Powder
Hazard Statements H260-H301 + H311-H314
Melting Point >400 deg C (vacuum) (decomposes)
Molecular Formula NaBH4
Molecular Weight 33.8 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Faceshields, Full-face particle respirator, Gloves, Respirator cartridge, Respirator filter
Purity ≥98%
RTECS Number ED3325000
Safety Symbol GHS02, GHS05, GHS06
Solubility Soluble in "<a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-8076" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Cellosolve">Cellosolve</a>" ether
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.