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Lithium aluminum hydride

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powder, reagent grade, 95%

Synonym(s):
LAH, Lithium alanate, Lithium tetrahydroaluminate
Linear Formula:
LiAlH4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
37.95
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

assay

95%

form

powder

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

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mp

125 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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SMILES string

[Li].[AlH3]

InChI

1S/Al.Li.4H/q-1;+1;;;;

InChI key

OCZDCIYGECBNKL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Atomic number of base material: 3
In Europe, packaged and shipped in plastic bags. Bags are soluble at 45-60 °C in hydrocarbons, THF and dioxane.
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Application

Lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4) is an effective reducing agent that can be used in chemical synthesis to reduce esters, carboxylic acids, acyl chlorides, aldehydes, epoxides, and ketones into the corresponding alcohols. In addition, amide, nitro, nitrile, imine, oxime, and azide compounds are converted into amines.
LiAlH4 is a promising substance for hydrogen storage applications. Its properties include high gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen densities . It can also be used as a reducing agent in the preparation of reduced graphene oxide (rGO).

Packaging

10, 25 g in glass bottle
100, 500 g in steel can
1 kg in steel can

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - Water-react 1

Storage Class Code

4.3 - Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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