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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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

Supp Hazards



4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials

WGK Germany


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)
Jerry Isaacson et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 48(10), 1845-1848 (2009-01-29)
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