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Lithium Borohydride

Other Names:

Lithium hydroborate

Lithium tetrahydroborate

General Information:



CAS Number: 16949-15-8

Molecular Weight: 21.78 g/mol

Appearance: White solid

Common Uses:

Reagent for reducing esters to alcohols

Procedure excerpt:

To a solution of the SM (640 mg, 2.11 mmol) in THF (20 mL) was added LiBH4 (2M in THF, 2.5 mL, 5.0 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at RT overnight, after which time . . .

[full procedure]


1) Patent Reference: WO2016014463, page 119, (6.7 MB)

2) Wikipedia: Lithium borohydride (link)

3) Lithium borohydride (link)