Vitride™ is a reducing agent that is an excellent substitute for lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) and related hydrides. It functions equivalently to LAH and is easier to handle and is more soluble in common solvents.
Vitride™ is not pyrophoric at ambient conditions and does not react with oxygen at ambient conditions. It is soluble in a variety of organic solvents including tetrahydrofuran, methyl tertiary butyl ether, and toluene. Vitride™ is a stable material with a robust shelf life when stored as recommended. Keep in a cool, dry environment with tightly closed until ready for use. When sampling the drum, purge with nitrogen immediately after opening and seal the bung tightly to prevent moisture ingress from the atmosphere. The useful life under proper storage conditions are 1 year from the manufacturing date. This date may be extended by assay (potency) testing of the packaged material.
Vitride™ will reduce many of the same functional groups as LAH. These include aldehydes, ketones, oximes, acetals, ketals, esters, acid chlorides, anhydrides, carboxylic acids, amides, nitriles, etc.
Vitride™ is available as a 70% solution in toluene.