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Potassium borohydride
Alias
potassium tetrahydroborate; Potassium tetrahydridoborate; KBH; potassium boron(-1) anion
CAS RN
13762-51-1
EINECS No.
237-360-5
Molecular formula
KBH4
Molecular weight
53.9411
Properties
White crystal or grey-yellow crystalline powder. Density 1.178g/cm3. Soluble in water, liquid ammonia, slightly soluble in methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, insoluble in ethyl ether and benzene.
Use
Used as reducing agent for aldehydes, ketone and acyl chloride; it can be used as reducing agent for analytical chemistry, pesticide, papermaking and other fine chemicals.
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