Potassium hydride is a precursor in the production of various bases by deprotonation, highly-hindered bases potassium triethylmethoxide and potassium 3-aminopropylamide It serves as a powerful base in organic synthesis of deprotonate carbonyl compounds and amines to form enolates and amides respectively.
Insoluble in benzene, diethyl ether and carbon disulfide.
Moisture sensitive. Incompatible and reacts violently with water, acids, alcohols, oxidizing agents and chlorinated solvents.
|30% w/w in mineral oil|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Handle under inert gas.
Protect from moisture.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 4.3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: METAL HYDRIDES, WATER REACTIVE, N.O.S.
TSCA : TSCA