Agent Name

Lithium diisopropylamide

CAS Number

4111-54-0

Formula

C6-H15-N.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Propanamine, N-(1-methylethyl)-, lithium salt; [ChemIDplus] Diisopropylamine lithium salt; LDA; Lithiodiisopropylamine; [Merck Index] UN3393

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pH adjuster (perfumes) and in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

Pyrophoric; Reacts with water evolving flammable gases that may spontaneously ignite; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Possible teratogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Diisopropylamine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organometallic substance, solid, pyrophoric, water-reactive."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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