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
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 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.