Agent Name

Potassium tri-sec-butylborohydride

CAS Number

54575-49-4

Formula

C12-H28-B.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), hydrotris(1-methylpropyl)-, potassium (1:1), (T-4)-; Borate(1-), hydrotris(1-methylpropyl)-, potassium, (T-4)-; Potassium tri-sec-butylhydroborate; [ChemIDplus] K-Selectride; Potassium (T-4)-hydrotris(1-methylpropyl)borate(1-); [Merck Index] UN3399

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Solution in THF: Clear water-white to yellow viscous liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis (reducing agent); [Merck Index]

Comments

Made as a solution in tetrahydrofuran; Reacts with water; [Merck Index] 1.0 Molar solution in tetrahydrofuran: Reacts violently with water evolving extremely flammable gases; May form explosive peroxides; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Tetrahydrofuran" and "Potassium borohydride."

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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