CAS 16940-66-2 Sodium Borohydride (NaBH4)

Product Name: Sodium borohydride
CAS NO: 16940-66-2
EINECS: 241-004-4
Molecular Formula: BH4Na
Molecular Weight: 37.83
Storage: Store at RT.

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CAS 16940-66-2 Sodium Borohydride (NaBH4)

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Product Name: Sodium borohydride
Synonyms: VenPure SF;SodiuM borohydride caplets (18 x 10 x 8 MM), 98%;SodiuM borohydride granular, 10-40 Mesh, 98%;SodiuM borohydride granular, 99.99% trace Metals basis;SodiuM borohydride powder, >=98.0%;SodiuM borohydride puruM p.a., >=96% (gas-voluMetric);SodiuM borohydride ReagentPlus(R), 99%;SodiuM borohydride solution 2.0 M in triethylene glycol diMethyl ether
CAS NO: 16940-66-2
EINECS: 241-004-4
Molecular Formula: BH4Na
Molecular Weight: 37.83
Melting Point: >300 °C (dec.) (lit.)
Boiling Point: 500°C
Density: 1.035 g/mL at 25 °C
Appearance: White powder
Storage: Store at RT.
Solubility: Water Solubility  550 g/L (25 ºC)
Applications: Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is a versatile reducing agent used in many industrial processes. Key applications include organic and pharmaceutical synthesis, wastewater treatment and pulp bleaching. Sodium borohydride plays such an important role in organic synthesis. It is an excellent reducing agent with stable performance and selective reduction. It is used as a reducing agent for aldehydes, ketones and acid chlorides; it is also used as a foaming agent for plastic materials, a hydrogenation agent for the manufacture of dihydrostreptomycin, an intermediate for the manufacture of potassium borohydride, a raw material for the synthesis of borane, and as a raw material for the paper industry and Treatment agent for mercury-containing wastewater.


Sodium Borohydride (CAS 16940-66-2) is a powerhouse in various scientific and industrial applications:
1. Organic Synthesis: It is a go-to reagent for the reduction of carbonyl compounds, enabling the synthesis of a diverse range of organic molecules, such as pharmaceutical intermediates, fine chemicals, and specialty compounds.
2. Reduction Reactions: Leverage Sodium Borohydride’s strong reducing agent capabilities to efficiently convert carbonyl compounds, aldehydes, ketones, and other functional groups into their respective alcohols. This makes it an invaluable tool in organic synthesis.
3. Catalysis: Employ Sodium Borohydride as a catalyst in a wide array of chemical reactions, including reduction of metal ions, hydrogenation, and reductive amination. Its versatility in catalyzing reactions has earned it a prime position in catalytic processes.
4. Metal Recovery: Utilize Sodium Borohydride to recover precious metals from solutions, particularly in hydrometallurgical applications. Its ability to selectively reduce metal ions contributes to efficient recovery processes.
Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Production: Incorporate Sodium Borohydride into the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates and fine chemicals, ensuring high efficiency and purity in the production process.


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