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s-Butyllithium


Other Names:

sec-Butyllithium

s-BuLi

sec-BuLi

Lithium-2-butanide

Butan-2-yllithium



General Information:


Structure:




CAS Number: 598-30-1

Molecular Weight: 64.06 g/mol


s-Butyllithium (s-BuLi) is a strong base that is useful for deprotonating weak carbon acids, especially when weaker organolithium bases such as n-BuLi don't work well.




References:


1) Wikipedia: sec-Butyllithium (link)

2) www.sigmaaldrich.com: sec-Butyllithium solution (link)

3) Reich, H. J.; Rigby, J. H.; Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Acidic and Basic Reagents