Agent Name

Sodium cyanoborohydride

CAS Number

25895-60-7

Formula

C-H3-B-N.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), (cyano-kappaC)trihydro-, sodium (1:1), (T-4)-; Borate(1-), (cyano-kappaC)trihydro-, sodium, (T-4)-; Sodium cyanotrihydroborate; [ChemIDplus] (T-4)-(Cyano-kappaC)trihydroborate(1-) sodium (1:1); Sodium (cyano-C)trihydroborate(1-); Sodium borocyanohydride; Sodium cyanohydridoborate; [Merck Index] Sodium cyanotrihydridoborate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3134

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent (aldehydes, ketones, oximes, and enamines); Also used for reductive amination, reductive alkylation, reductive displacement, and deoxygenation; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts with water evolving extremely flammable gases; Causes burns; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Water-reactive solid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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