Agent Name

Sodium triacetoxyborohydride

CAS Number

56553-60-7

Formula

C6-H10-B-O6.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), tris(acetato-kappaO)hydro-, sodium (1:1), (T-4)-; Borate(1-), tris(acetato-kappaO)hydro-, sodium, (T-4)-; [ChemIDplus] (T-4)-Tris(acetato-kappaO)hydroborate(1-) sodium (1:1); [Merck Index] UN3396

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a selective reducing agent in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts with water evolving flammable gases; An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Lithium borohydride" and "Sodium borohydride." See "Boric acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

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