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Lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution

1 M in toluene

LiHMDS, Hexamethyldisilazane lithium salt
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1 M in toluene


0.860 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution (LiHMDS) is generally used in organic synthesis as a non-nucleophilic strong Bronsted base.


LiHMDS can be used as a reagent:
  • In the deprotonation and nucleophilic difluoromethylation reactions.
  • To synthesize isoquinoline derivatives by the addition of N-iodosuccinimide (NIS) to the α-benzyl tosylmethyl isocyanides.
  • To prepare arylboronic acid pinacol esters by the reaction of aryl fluorides with bis(pinacolato)diboron via palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction.

Lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide is generally used in organic synthesis as a non-nucleophilic strong Brønsted base. It can be used for salt metathesis reaction for the synthesis of cesium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide (CsHMDS) and lithium fluoride by reacting with cesium fluoride.


100, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Repr. 2 - Self-heat. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT RE 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

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Storage Class Code

4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

48.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

8.9 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Lithium and potassium bis (trimethylsilyl) amide: Utilizing non-nucleophilic bases as nitrogen sources
Bruning J, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 38(18), 3187-3188 (1997)
Structural Studies of Cesium, Lithium/Cesium, and Sodium/Cesium Bis (trimethylsilyl) amide (HMDS) Complexes
Ojeda-Amador AI, et al.
Inorganic Chemistry, 55(11), 5719-5728 (2016)
Xiaoguang Li et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 47(38), 10761-10763 (2011-08-30)
A silica microsphere suspension and a silica sol are employed in a two-step dipping process for the preparation of a superhydrophobic surface. It's not only a facile way to achieve the lotus effect, but can also create a multi-functional surface
Tatsuya Nitabaru et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(38), 13860-13869 (2009-09-10)
Full details of an anti-selective catalytic asymmetric nitroaldol reaction promoted by a heterobimetallic catalyst comprised of Nd(5)O(O(i)Pr)(13), an amide-based ligand, and NaHMDS (sodium hexamethyldisilazide) are described. A systematic synthesis and evaluation of amide-based ligands led to the identification of optimum
Nan Li et al.
Lab on a chip, 8(12), 2105-2112 (2008-11-22)
High-density live cell array serves as a valuable tool for the development of high-throughput immunophenotyping systems and cell-based biosensors. In this paper, we have, for the first time, demonstrated a simple fabrication process to form the hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) and poly(ethylene

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