Agent Name

Lithium triethylborohydride

CAS Number

22560-16-3

Formula

C6-H16-B.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium triethylhydroborate; [ChemIDplus] (T-4)-Lithium triethylhydroborate(1-) (1:1); Super-Hydride; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white solid; [Merck Index] 10.59% Tetrahydrofuran solution: Clear colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; [Merck Index] 10.59% Tetrahydrofuran (CAS# 109-99-9) solution: Reacts with water; May form explosive peroxides; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause CNS depression and liver and kidney injury; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Potassium borohydride." See "Lithium tri-sec-butylborohydride."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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