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Alfa Aesar™ Lithium aluminum hydride, powder, 97%

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Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Lithium aluminum hydride
CAS 16853-85-3
Molecular Formula LiAlH4
Formula Weight 37.95g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011075
UN Number UN1410
Merck Index 14,349
Synonym Lithium tetrahydridoaluminate; Lithium aluminum hydride
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Odor Odorless
Melting Point >125°C (dec.)
Quantity 25g
Chemical Name or Material Lithium aluminum hydride
CAS 16853-85-3
Physical Form Powder
Assay 97%
Molecular Formula LiAlH4
Formula Weight 37.95g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011075
UN Number UN1410
Merck Index 14,349
Synonym Lithium tetrahydridoaluminate; Lithium aluminum hydride
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H260-H301-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Toxic if swallowed.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P231+P232-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 4.3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: LITHIUM ALUMINUM HYDRIDE
RTECS Number BD0100000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Lithium aluminum hydride is used as a reducing agent in various synthetic organic chemistry reactions. For example, it is used in the conversion of esters, carboxylic acids, acyl chlorides, aldehydes and ketones into their corresponding alcohols. It also involved in the conversion of amide, nitro, nitrile, imine, oxime and azide compounds into their amines as well as reduces alkyl halides to alkanes. It reacts with sodium chloride to prepare sodium hydride. It acts as a potential hydrogen storage medium, which could be used for future fuel cell-powered vehicles. It is mainly used in the preparation of other tetrahydridoaluminumates like sodium aluminum hydride, potassium aluminum hydride and magnesium alanate. Furthermore, it has been used to prepare thermoplastic polyester polyamides from oleic acid and lithium-polymer batteries.

Solubility
Soluble in water, diethyl ether and terahydrofuran.

Notes
Air and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with water, strong oxidizing agents, alcohols, carboxylic acid, peroxides, chlorinated solvents, halogens and oxygen. It reacts violently with water and release hydrogen gas.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P231+P232-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H260-H301-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Toxic if swallowed.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.