About Hydrides

Hydride Ion Diagram

The hydride ion is the anion of hydrogen, H-. Hydrides are compounds in which one or more hydrogens have nucleophilic/reducing properties, and many are ionic compounds containing the hydride ion. Almost all the elements form binary compounds with hydrogen; these are the simplest hydrides.

Hydrides are divided into three basic types: saline, metallic, and covalent. Saline hydrides, such as sodium hydride and calcium hydride, are often used as portable sources of hydrogen gas. Metallic hydrides, such as titanium hydride, are alloy-like materials that share some properties with metals including luster and electrical conductivity. Covalent hydrides are mostly compounds of hydrogen and nonmetallic elements; they include water, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. A fourth group of hydrides, dimeric or polymeric hydrides, give off large amounts of energy when burned and have been investigated for use in rocket fuels.

Hydrides like sodium and potassium hydride are commonly used as reducing agents in chemical synthesis, dessicants or drying agents in laboratory or industrial settings, catalysts, and as chemical means of hydrogen storage, as in nickel-metal hydride battery and hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

Hydrides Products

Aluminum Borohydride Aluminum Hydride Ammonia Borane
Antimony Hydride Arsenic Hydride Arsenic Hydride (Diarsine)
Arsine Barium Hydride Beryllium Borohydride
Bismuth Hydride Borane Ammonia Complex Calcium Borohydride
Calcium Borohydride bis(tetrahydrofuran) Calcium Borohydride/Magnesium Hydride Calcium Hydride
Cerium Hydride Cerium(II) Hydride Cesium Dodecahydrododecaborate Methanolate
Cesium Hydride Copper Hydride Diisobutylaluminum Hydride
Dimethylaluminum Hydride Dysprosium Hydride Erbium Hydride ErH2
Erbium Hydride ErH3 Europium(II) Hydride Europium(III) Hydride
Gadolinium Hydride GdH2 Gadolinium Hydride GdH3 Gallium Hydride
Hafnium Hydride Holmium Hydride HoH2 Holmium Hydride HoH3
Indium Hydride - Indigane Lanthanum Hydride Lanthanum Nickel Hydride
Lead Hydride Lithium 9-BBN Hydride Solution Lithium Aluminum Deuteride
Lithium Aluminum Deuteride Solution Lithium Aluminum Hexahydride Lithium Aluminum Hydride
Lithium Aluminum Hydride Bis(tetrahydrofuran) Solution Lithium Aluminum Hydride Solution Lithium Ammonia Borane
Lithium Borodeuteride Lithium Borohydride Lithium Borohydride Solution
Lithium Borohydride/Aluminum Lithium Borohydride/Magnesium Hydride Lithium Borohydride/Magnesium Hydride/Tin
Lithium Deuteride Lithium Hydride Lithium tri-tert-butoxyaluminum Hydride
Lithium tri-tert-butoxyaluminum Hydride Solution Lithium Triethylborodeuteride Lithium Triethylborohydride
Lutetium Hydride LuH2 Lutetium Hydride LuH3 Magnesium Borohydride Dimethylsulfide Complex
Magnesium Hydride Manganese Borohydride Neodymium Hydride NdH2
Neodymium Hydride NdH3 Nickel Hydride Niobium Hydride
Phosphorus Hydride Potassium Borohydride Potassium Hydride
Potassium Triethylborohydride Solution Praseodymium Hydride PrH2 Praseodymium Hydride PrH3
Rubidium Hydride Scandium Borohydride Silane
Sodium Aluminum Hydride Sodium Aluminum Hydride Solution Sodium Borodeuteride
Sodium Borohydride Sodium Borohydride - Sodium Hydroxide Solution Sodium Borohydride Caplets
Sodium Borohydride Granules Sodium Borohydride on Alumina Sodium Borohydride Particles
Sodium Borohydride Pellets Sodium Borohydride Powder Sodium Borohydride Solution
Sodium Borohydride/ Magnesium Hydride Sodium Cyanoborohydride Reagent Grade Sodium Cyanoborohydride Solution
Sodium Hydride Sodium Triacetoxyborohydride Sodium Triethylborohydride Solution
Sodium Trimethoxyborohydride Strontium Hydride Tantalum Hydride
Terbium Hydride TbH2 Terbium Hydride TbH3 Tetrabutylammonium Borohydride
Tetrabutylammonium Cyanoborohydride Tetraethylammonium Borohydride Technical Tetramethylammonium Borohydride
Tetramethylammonium Triacetoxyborohydride Thallium Hydride Thorium Hydride
Thulium Hydride Thulium Trihydride Tin Hydride
Titanium Borohydride Titanium Hydride Trichlorosilane
Triphenylgermanium Hydride Uranium Hydride Ytterbium Hydride
Ytterbium Trihydride Yttrium Dihydride Yttrium Trihydride
Zinc Borohydride Zirconium Borohydride Zirconium Hydride
Zirconium Nickel Hydride Zirconium Nickel Hydride - Zirconium Nickel Deuteride

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of hydride compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its hydride products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.