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tert-Butyllithium

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tert-Butyllithium Basic information

Product Name:
tert-Butyllithium
Synonyms:
  • tert-Butyllithium, nominally 1.5M in n-pentane, packaged under Argon in resealable ChemSeal^t bottle
  • ButyllithiuminpentaneMslightlycloudyliq
  • t-Butyllithium 16% in pentane (1-2M)
  • tert-Butyllithium solution
  • TERT-BUTYLLITHIUM SOLUTION, ~1.5 M IN PE NTANE
  • TERT-BUTYLLITHIUM SOLUTION IN HEPTANE
  • TERT-BUTYLLITHIUM, 1.7M SOLUTION IN PENT
  • Nominally1.5Minn-Pentane
CAS:
594-19-4
MF:
C4H9Li
MW:
64.06
EINECS:
209-831-5
Product Categories:
  • metal alkyl
Mol File:
594-19-4.mol
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tert-Butyllithium Chemical Properties

Boiling point:
36-40 °C
Density 
0.69 g/mL at 20 °C
vapor density 
~3 (vs air)
Flash point:
20 °F
storage temp. 
2-8°C
form 
liquid
color 
slightly cloudy
Sensitive 
Air & Moisture Sensitive
BRN 
3587204
InChIKey
BKDLGMUIXWPYGD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
594-19-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Lithium, (1,1-dimethylethyl)- (594-19-4)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
F,C,N
Risk Statements 
11-15-17-34-51/53-65-66-67-50/53-38-14/15
Safety Statements 
26-36/37/39-43-45-62-61-16-33-9
RIDADR 
UN 3394 4.2/PG 1
WGK Germany 
1
3-10
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
4.3
PackingGroup 
I
HS Code 
29319090

MSDS

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tert-Butyllithium Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

tert-Butyllithium is a colorless crystalline solid or colourless to pale yellow solution. It is more reactive than n- or sec-butyllithium and has similar properties. However, it is thermally stable. Dixon and co-workers have heated tert-Butyllithium to 100°C for 20 hr with little decomposition.

Uses

  • There are no commercial uses of t-butyllithium, but it is used as a polymerization initiator and as a metalating agent in the laboratory.
  • Alkylating and metalating agent. Reagent for the introduction of the tert-butyl group.
  • tert-Butyllithium (t-BuLi) is the most reactive of the commercially available organolithium reagents. It is supplied as a standard solution in hydrocarbon solvents, usually in a bottle sealed with a septum.

Preparation

tert-Butyllithium is not sold in large quantities. The industrial and laboratory preparations are the same: the reaction of t-butyl chloride with lithium metal in a hydrocarbon solvent. However, tert-Butyllithium is much more difficult to produce than the other isomeric butyllithium compounds and some special precautions must be taken to obtain good yields. Principally, the lithium metal must be finely divided and must contain several percent sodium. It has also been found that t-butyl alcohol in the butyl chloride is beneficial. The solvent of choice is pentane. Vigorous reflux is necessary for good yield since it apparently helps to remove lithium chloride from the surface of the metal, and pentane refluxes at about the optimum temperature. If hexane is used at the same temperature, a significantly lower yield is obtained.

tert-Butyllithium Preparation Products And Raw materials

Preparation Products

3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-PHENYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-AMINE(3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-PHENYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)METHANOLETHYL 3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-PHENYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLATE3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-PHENYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBONITRILE1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBONITRILE(1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)METHANAMINE3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBALDEHYDE1-METHYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID(3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)METHANAMINE1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBALDEHYDE(1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)METHANOL3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-AMINE(3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)METHANOL1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOL-4-AMINEETHYL 1-METHYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLATEETHYL 1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLATE1-TERT-BUTYL-3-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLIC ACIDtert-Butyldimethylsilyl chloride2-METHOXY-3-PYRIDINECARBOXALDEHYDE4-BROMO-2-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-5-METHOXYPYRIDINEN-(6-FLUORO-3-FORMYLPYRIDIN-2-YL)PIVALAMIDEDi-tert-butylchlorophosphaneTri-tert-butylphosphine5-CHLORO-3-METHYLBENZO[B]THIOPHENE-2-SULFONAMIDETERT-BUTYL 4-FORMYLPYRIDIN-3-YLCARBAMATE(3-BROMO-PYRIDIN-4-YL)-CARBAMIC ACID TERT-BUTYL ESTER5-CHLORO-3-METHYLBENZO[B]THIOPHENE-2-SULFONYL CHLORIDE1-METHYL-1H-INDOLE-5-BORONIC ACID 2,2-DIMETHYL PROPANE DIOL-1,3-CYCLIC ESTERTri-tert-butylphosphine tetrafluoroborateIndole-4-boronic acid1-TERT-BUTYL-4-BROMO-5-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1H-PYRAZOLE5-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBALDEHYDE3-BromofuranORNOPROSTILTERT-BUTYL 3-FORMYLPYRIDIN-4-YLCARBAMATE

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