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n-Butyllithium solution

11.0 M in hexanes

Synonym(s):
Butyl lithium, Lithium-1-butanide, Butyllithium solution, n-BuLi
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)3Li
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
64.06
Beilstein:
1209227
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

form

liquid

Quality Level

concentration

11.0 M in hexanes

density

0.761 g/mL at 25 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[Li]CCCC

InChI

1S/C4H9.Li/c1-3-4-2;/h1,3-4H2,2H3;

InChI key

MZRVEZGGRBJDDB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

n-Butyllithium (n-BuLi) is an organolithium reagent commonly used as a strong base to form corresponding lithium salts by the deprotonation of nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and carbon acids. Heterocyclic compounds, such as furans, thiophenes, oxazoles, pyrroles, etc, can be lithiated α to the ring heteroatom using n?BuLi. These lithiated salts reacting in situ with alkyl halides to obtain useful organic compounds by the formation of the C-C bond.

Application

n-BuLi can be used as a reagent for lithium-halogen exchange reactions. Synthesis of various other useful reagents such as lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) and diphenylphosphine is prepared by in situ reaction with n-BuLi . In the polymerization of dienes, it can be employed as an initiator.

Packaging

4×25, 100 mL in Sure/Seal™
The 25 mL Sure/Seal bottle is recommended as a single-use bottle. Repeated punctures will likely result in decreased performance of product.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Pyr. Liq. 1 - Repr. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT RE 2 Inhalation - STOT SE 3 - Water-react 1

Target Organs

Central nervous system, Nervous system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

-7.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-22 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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