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LC3585 Lithium aluminium hydride

(powder) for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC30585 25 g 29.70


Product information
Synonyms LAH, Lithium alanate, Aluminium lithium hydride
Hill Formula H4AlLi
Chemical formula LiAlH4
HS Code 2850 00 20
EC number 240-877-9
Molar mass 37.95 g/mol
EC index number 001-002-00-4
CAS number 16853-85-3


Chemical and physical data
Solubility (20 °C) (rigorous decomposition)
Melting point 125 °C (decomposition)
Molar mass 37.95 g/mol
Density 0.917 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Bulk density 400 kg/m3


Safety information
R Phrase R 14/15-35
Reacts violently with water, liberating extremely flammable gases.Causes severe burns.
S Phrase S 7/8-26-36/37/39-43-45
Keep container tightly closed and dry.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of fire, use sand. Never use water.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger highly flammable, corrosive
Hazard Symbol Flammable
RTECS BD0100000
Storage class 4.3 Materials that form flammble gases in contact with water
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 26
Alkali and alkaline-earth metals should be taken up in an inert solvent and neutralized by adding 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise with stirring. Should the reaction be more violent than expected, conversion should be carried out with tert-butanol or octanol. Caution: This reaction produces hydrogen, which can form explosive mixtures; take necessary precautions. When the reaction has ceased, add water dropwise; neutralize; container D. In the case of alkali or alkaline-earth borohydrides, add methanol (Cat. No. 106008) with stirring; in the case of alkali or alkaline-earth amides and hydrides, organoaluminium and organotin hydrides, add 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise. The substances, which are usually in solid form, should be previously suspended in an ether! When the respective reaction has ceased, hydrolize with water; then neutralize. Container D or E. Lithium aluminium hydride must also be destroyed by slurrying in an ether. Under an inert gas and with thorough stirring, add dropwise a 1:4 mixture of ethyl acetate (Cat. No. 822277) and the ether used to prepare the slurry. Always ensure thorough mixing (stirring)! Container A.


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1410 LITHIUM ALUMINIUM HYDRIDE, 4.3, I
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1410 LITHIUM ALUMINIUM HYDRIDE, 4.3, I


Assay (by gasvolumetry) ∼97%