Sodium Hydride

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57-63% Sodium Hydride, Dispersion in Oil
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Sodium Hydride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula HNa
Molecular Weight 24.0
Appearance White to gray powder
Melting Point 425 °C (dec.)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.396 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Reacts
Refractive Index n20/D 1.470
Specific Heat 36.4 J/mol K
Exact Mass 23.997595
Monoisotopic Mass 23.997595

Sodium Hydride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H260-H314
Hazard Codes F
Precautionary Statements P210-P223-P231 + P232-P280-P370 + P378-P422
Flash Point 185 °C (closed cup)
Risk Codes 15
Safety Statements 7-24/25-43
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1427 4.3/PG I
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms

About Sodium Hydride

Hydride IonSodium Hydride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Hydride compounds are used often used as portable sources of hydrogen gas. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Sodium Hydride Synonyms

Sodium deuteride, NaD

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula NaH
MDL Number MFCD00003471
EC No. 231-587-3
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 24758
SMILES [H-].[Na+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Na.H/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.

Related Elements


Sodium Bohr ModelSee more Sodium products. Sodium (atomic symbol: Na, atomic number: 11) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 22.989769. The number of electrons in each of Sodium's shells is [2, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s1. The sodium atom has a radius of 185.8 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 227 pm. Sodium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. In its elemental form, sodium has a silvery-white metallic appearance. It is the sixth most abundant element, making up 2.6 % of the earth's crust. Sodium does not occur in nature as a free element and must be extracted from its compounds (e.g., feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt). The name Sodium is thought to come from the Arabic word suda, meaning "headache" (due to sodium carbonate's headache-alleviating properties), and its elemental symbol Na comes from natrium, its Latin name.


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