Isobutyllithium Solution

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Isobutyllithium Solution (Technical)
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Isobutyllithium Solution Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C4H9Li
Molecular Weight 64.046
Appearance Colorless to light yellowish-brown liquid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 0.69 g/mL (20 °C, in heptane)
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 64.086 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 64.086 g/mol

Isobutyllithium Solution Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H225-H250-H260-H304-H314-H336-H410
Hazard Codes F, C, Xn, N
Precautionary Statements P210-P222-P223-P231 + P232-P370 + P378-P422
Flash Point -4 °C
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3394 4.2/PG 1
WGK Germany 2

About Isobutyllithium Solution

Isobutyllithium Solution is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Isobutyllithium Solution Synonyms

Lithium 2-methanidylpropane, i-butyllithium, i-BuLi, lithium 2-methyl-1-propanide, (2-methylpropyl)lithium, iso-butyllithium, 2-Methylpropyllithium, Iso-C4H9Li, Isobutyllithium 0.7 M, 1.6 M, 1.7 M, 2.0 M in hexane or heptane

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (CH3)2CHCH2Li
MDL Number MFCD01863085
EC No. 440-620-2
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 4450775
Pubchem CID 2734901
IUPAC Name lithium; 2-methanidylpropane
SMILES [Li+].CC(C)[CH2-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C4H9.Li/c1-4(2)3;/h4H,1H2,2-3H3;/q-1;+1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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Lithium Bohr ModelSee more Lithium products. Lithium (atomic symbol: Li, atomic number: 3) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 6.94. The number of electrons in each of Lithium's shells is [2, 1] and its electron configuration is [He] 2s1. The lithium atom has a radius of 152 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 181 pm. Lithium was discovered by Johann Arvedson in 1817 and first isolated by William Thomas Brande in 1821. The origin of the name Lithium comes from the Greek wordlithose which means "stone." Lithium is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the highest specific heat and electrochemical potential of any element on the period table and the lowest density of any elements that are solid at room temperature. Elemental LithiumCompared to other metals, it has one of the lowest boiling points. In its elemental form, lithium is soft enough to cut with a knife its silvery white appearance quickly darkens when exposed to air. Because of its high reactivity, elemental lithium does not occur in nature. Lithium is the key component of lithium-ion battery technology, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent in electronics.


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