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VenPure® SF


Sodium borohydride, Sodium tetrahydridoborate
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reaction suitability

reagent type: reductant


>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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VenPure® SF (Sodium borohydride powder) is a mild reducing agent used in the reduction of aldehydes and ketones to their corresponding alcohols. It is generally inert to other functional groups such as epoxides, esters, nitriles and lactones. Along with carboxylic acid, it forms acyloxyborohydride, which is a versatile reducing agent to reduce indoles, quinolones, imines, enamines, oximes and enamides.


2 kg in steel drum
100, 500 g in poly bottle

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VenPure is a registered trademark of Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Repr. 1B - Skin Corr. 1B - Water-react. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

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



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Gribble G W
Chemical Society Reviews, 27(6), 395-404 (1998)
Sodium borohydride.
Banfi L, et al.
e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis., 1-13 (2014)
Forty years of hydride reductions.
Brown H C and Krishnamurthy S
Tetrahedron, 35(5), 567-607 (1979)
Aldwin Suryo Rahmanto et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 53(6), 1308-1316 (2012-08-14)
Singlet oxygen ((1)O(2)) is a reactive oxygen species generated during photo-oxidation, inflammation, and via peroxidase-catalyzed reactions (e.g., myeloperoxidase and eosinophil peroxidase). (1)O(2) oxidizes the free amino acids Trp, Tyr, His, Cys, and Met, and those species present on peptides/proteins, with
Anna V Ogorodnikova et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1851(9), 1262-1270 (2015-05-27)
Profiling of oxylipins from young maize roots revealed complex patterns of products mainly originating from the combined actions of 9- and 13-lipoxygenases and allene oxide synthase (AOS). A distinctive feature was the high content of the cyclopentenone 10-oxo-11-phytoenoic acid (10-oxo-PEA).

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