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Lithium aluminum hydride

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pellets, reagent grade, 95%

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

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

assay

95%

form

pellets

reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant

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size

10 mm × 6 mm

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

Lithium aluminum anhydride is effective as a selective reducing agent.The anhydride may be prepared by reacting lithium hydride with aluminum chloride. It is soluble in ether and it can reduce carboxyl group to primary alcohol group with great ease. Other organic compounds that can be reduced by lithium aluminum hydride are aldehydes, ketones, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, halides, quinones, nitrogen compounds.
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Application

Lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) can be used as a promising material for hydrogen storage applications. Its properties include high gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen densities.
Lithium aluminum hydride can be used to prepare undec-10-en-1-ol, a key intermediate for the preparation of polythioethers.

Packaging

25 g in glass bottle
100 g 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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