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.

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.

Hydrides Products

Alane N,N-dimethylethylamine Complex Solution Aluminum Borohydride Aluminum Hydride
Ammonia Borane Antimony Hydride Arsenic Hydride
Arsenic Hydride (Diarsine) Arsine Barium Hydride
Beryllium Borohydride Bis(cyclopentadienyl)tungsten(IV) Dihydride 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 Diisobutyl-tert-butoxyaluminum Hydride Solution 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
Magnesium Borohydride Dimethylsulfide Complex Magnesium Hydride Manganese Borohydride
Neodymium Hydride NdH2 Neodymium Hydride NdH3 Nickel Hydride
Niobium Hydride Phosphorus Hydride Potassium Borohydride
Potassium Cyanoborodeuteride 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 Cyanoborodeuteride 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 Thulium Hydride
Thulium Trihydride Tin Hydride Titanium Borohydride
Titanium Hydride Tributyltin Hydride Trichlorosilane
Triphenylgermanium Hydride Triphenyltin Hydride Ytterbium Hydride
Ytterbium Trihydride Yttrium Dihydride Yttrium Trihydride
Zinc Borohydride Zirconium Borohydride Zirconium Hydride
Zirconium Nickel Hydride Zirconium Nickel Hydride - Zirconium Nickel Deuteride