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Lithium Aluminium Hydride Properties

Lithium Aluminium Hydride

Lithium Aluminium Hydride Structure-Molecule Struture
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Lithium aluminium hydride is an inorganic compound. It was discovered by Finholt, Bond and Schlesinger in 1947. This compound is used as a reducing agent in organic synthesis, especially for the reduction of esters, carboxylic acids, and amides. The solid is dangerously reactive toward water, releasing gaseous hydrogen.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystals
CAS Number 16853-85-3
ChEBI 30142
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Density 0.917 g/cm3
EINECS Number 240-877-9
IUPAC Name Lithium Tetrahydridoaluminate
InChI 1S/Al.Li.4H/q-1;+1;;;;
Melting Point 150 °C
Molar Mass 37.95 g/mol
Molecular Formula LiAlH4
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-2,C-W
RTECS Number BD0100000
Synonyms Lithium Aluminium Hydride;Lithium Alumanuide;Lithal;Lithium Alanate;Lithium Aluminohydride;Lithium Tetrahydridoaluminate;Lithium Tetrahydridoaluminate(III);Aluminate(1-),tetrahydro-, lithium;Aluminate(1-), tetrahydro-, lithium, (T-4)-;Aluminum Lithium Hydride;Aluminum Lithium Tetrahydride;Lithiumalanate;Lithiumaluminum Tetrahydride;LAH