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Lithium Borohydride


Other Names:

Lithium hydroborate

Lithium tetrahydroborate






General Information:


Structure:


LiBH4


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]




References:


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

2) Wikipedia: Lithium borohydride (link)

3) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Lithium borohydride (link)