Agent Name

Lithium tri-sec-butylborohydride

CAS Number

38721-52-7

Formula

C12-H28-B.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), hydrotris(1-methylpropyl)-, lithium (1:1), (T-4)-; Borate(1-), hydrotris(1-methylpropyl)-, lithium, (T-4)-; Lithium tri-sec-butylhydroborate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

1.0 Molar solution in tetrahydrofuran: Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

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

Comments

1.0 Molar solution in tetrahydrofuran: Pyrophoric; Reacts violently with water evolving extremely flammable gases; May form explosive peroxides; Causes burns; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Lithium." See "Aluminum borohydride."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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