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Sodium borohydride

CAS 16940-66-2


Sodium borohydride has a strong selective reduction, being able to selectively reduce a carbonyl group is to a hydroxyl group without reacting with the carbon-carbon double bond and triple bond reaction. A small amount of sodium borohydride can restore the nitrile to the aldehyde with the excess amount being reduced to the amine.


Sodium Borohydride CAS 16940-66-2 Product Information

Product Name: Sodium borohydride
Synonyms: VenPure SF;SodiuM borohydride caplets (18 x 10 x 8 MM), 98%;SodiuM borohydride granular, 10-40 Mesh, 98%;SodiuM borohydride granular, 99.99% trace Metals basis;SodiuM borohydride powder, >=98.0%;SodiuM borohydride puruM p.a., >=96% (gas-voluMetric);SodiuM borohydride ReagentPlus(R), 99%;SodiuM borohydride solution 2.0 M in triethylene glycol diMethyl ether
CAS NO: 16940-66-2
Molecular Weight: 37.83
Molecular Formula: BH4Na
Boiling Point: 500°C
Melting point: >300 °C (dec.) (lit.)
Density: 1.035 g/mL at 25 °C
Appearance: White powder
Purity: >98%
Stability: Water Solubility  550 g/L (25 ºC)
Storage: Store at RT.

sodium borohydride reduction

Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is a mild reducing agent that is typically used to reduce aldehydes and ketones to their respective alcohols. NaBH4 is sometimes used to reduce esters to alcohols but the reaction is generally slow.

sodium borohydride hazards

Breathing Sodium Borohydride can irritate the nose and throat. * Breathing Sodium Borohydride can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath.Customized packaging on demand

sodium borohydride sds/sodium borohydride msds

Hazard Codes F,T,N,C,Xn
Risk Statements 60-61-15-34-23/24/25-24/25-35-21/22-51/53-42/43-49-63-62-36/38-43-19-68-50/53
Safety Statements 53-43-45-43A-36/37/39-26-22-50-36/37-61
RIDADR UN 3129 4.3/PG 3
WGK Germany 2
RTECS ED3325000
F 10-21
Autoignition Temperature 220 °C
HazardClass 4.3
PackingGroup I
HS Code 28500090
Hazardous Substances Data  16940-66-2(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: 160 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit 230 mg/kg
sodium borohydride reaction with water

At lower pH levels, sodium borohydride reacts exothermically with water to generate flammable hydrogen gas. The heat may ignite the hydrogen, the solvent, and surrounding combustible materials [Haz. Chem. Data 1966].

sodium borohydride uses

Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is a versatile reducing agent used in a number of industrial processes. Major applications include organic and pharmaceutical synthesis, wastewater treatment, and paper pulp bleaching. Sodium borohydride plays such a significant role in organic synthesis. It is a good reducing agent which has stable performance and selective reduction. It can be used as the reducing agents of aldehydes, ketones and acid chlorides; also as foaming agent for plastic materials, hydrogenating agent of making dihydrostreptomycin, intermediate of making potassium borohydride, raw materials in synthesizing borane, as well as the treatment agent of paper industry and mercury-containing waste water.Our factory and lab

sodium borohydride reaction with methanol

Reactions with Organic Compounds: Sodium borohydride reacts with methyl alcohol to produce sodium tetramethoxyborohydride and hydrogen ( 26).

sodium borohydride melting point

>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

sodium borohydride boiling point


sodium borohydride density


sodium borohydride molar mass/sodium borohydride molecular weight


sodium borohydride solubility

soluble in alcohols, certain ethers, and water, although it slowly hydrolyzes


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