Agent Name

Lithium aluminum hydride

CAS Number

16853-85-3

Formula

Al-H4.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminate(1-), tetrahydro-, lithium; Aluminate(1-), tetrahydro-, lithium, (T-4)-; Aluminum lithium hydride; Aluminum lithium hydride (LiAlH4); LAH; Lithium alanate; Lithium aluminohydride; Lithium aluminum hydride; Lithium aluminum hydride, ethereal; Lithium aluminum tetrahydride; Lithium tetrahydroaluminate; Lithium tetrahydroaluminate(1-); UN1410; UN1411; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metal Hydrides

Description

Gray to white crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent, catalyst, and propellant; Used to produce other hydrides; [HSDB]

Comments

Contact with solid causes caustic burns to eyes and skin. [CHRIS] Inhalation of high concentrations can cause pulmonary edema; [HSDB] Reacts with moisture on the skin or in the eyes and respiratory tract to form a corrosive alkali solution (lithium hydroxide); [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mammal) = 70 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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