Agent Name

Sodium bis(2-methoxyethoxy)aluminum hydride

CAS Number

22722-98-1

Formula

C6-H16-Al-O4.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Vitride; Aluminate(1-), dihydrobis(2-(methoxy-kappaO)ethanolato-kappaO)-, sodium; Aluminate(1-), dihydrobis(2-methoxyethanolato-O,O')-, sodium; Sodium dihydridobis(2-methoxyethanolato)aluminate(1-); [ChemIDplus] SMEAH; Dihydrobis[2-(methoxy-kappaO)ethanolato-kappaO]aluminate(1-) sodium (1:1); Red-Al; [Merck Index] UN3399

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Viscous liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

70% Toluene solution: Pyrophoric; Reacts violently with water evolving flammable gases; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Aluminum hydride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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