Beryllium Borohydride
Title: Beryllium Borohydride
CAS Registry Number: 17440-85-6
CAS Name: Beryllium tetrahydroborate(1-)
Molecular Formula: B2BeH8
Molecular Weight: 38.70
Percent Composition: B 55.87%, Be 23.29%, H 20.84%
Line Formula: Be(BH4)2
Literature References: Prepn from diborane and dimethylberyllium: Burg, Schlesinger, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 62, 3425 (1940); from LiBH4 and BeCl2: Schlesinger et al., ibid. 75, 212 (1953).
Properties: Similar to aluminum borohydride, but less volatile. Spontaneously flammable. Sublimes at 91.3°. Dec above 123° without melting. Reacts vigorously with water, HCl to liberate hydrogen.
 
 
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