Alfa Aesar™ Lithium hydride, 97+%
Used for preparation of anhydrous Li salts of carboxylic acids prior to reaction with organothium reagents (most often methyl or phenyl) as a useful route to ketones. Also used in the preparation of LiCN by reaction with acetone cyanohydrins. It is also applied as a desiccating and condensing agent and a shielding material in nuclear energy production. It is used in the manufacture of catalysts for polyolefin plastics; in fuels for aircraft, missiles. It is used in metallurgy, as degasifier, deoxidizer, desulfurizer; as grain refiner in non-ferrous metals. Employed as a chemical intermediate for butyllithium polymerization catalyst; in alloys with aluminum or magnesium for aerospace uses.
Reacts violently with water. Soluble in ether, liquid ammonia. Insoluble in benzene, and toluene.
Air & Moisture Sensitive. Store away from acids, alcohols, oxidizing agents, air, water/moisture. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition. Store under inert gas.
|Solubility Information||Reacts violently with water. Soluble in ether,liquid ammonia. Insoluble in benzene,and toluene.|
|Sensitivity||Air and moisture sensitive|
|Chemical Name or Material||Lithium hydride|
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GHS H Statement
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.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 4.3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: LITHIUM HYDRIDE
EINECSNumber : 231-484-3
RTECSNumber : OJ6300000
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures; Store under Argon