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Sodium Hydride

Reduce-Me - 11-2-2010 at 09:08

Long time lurker (years). Decided to finally get a little involved.

This might be of interest to some of you.

Sauron - 11-2-2010 at 21:34

And you are the seller?

Is this a reputable brand of NaH being resold?

Or is someone making NaH in his basement?

What about QA/QC? Assay, elemental analysis?

If a repack from bulk id it done under appropriate anhydrous, inert atmosphere, e.g. in a glove bos?

Lastly one hoprs it is not the Chinese shit.

Inquiring minds want to know.

Reduce-Me - 17-2-2010 at 11:50

I honestly have no clue. But I do a bi-daily (it seems) search for reagents on ebay. Reducing agents (hydrides) seem hard to come by regularly.
I just assumed somebody might be interested.

If you consider it flooding the boards I won't do it.

Ephoton - 17-2-2010 at 12:03

dont worry about sauron he is just like that.

he sits in his dark castle on top of his dark hill planing dark things with 50L dark mantles hehe.

truly hydride is the least of his worries hes just like that.

never seen sodium hydride on ebay hazmat would probably kill me though and customs over here
are real tough but still never seen sodium hydride on ebay.

anyway sauron is into slave orc labour he has saruman making them up for him in his lab.
he has heaps worse than chinese "cough cough racist" crap he has orc shit.

Eclectic - 17-2-2010 at 12:23

Lord, wonder what I could get for a WWII Gibson Girl hydrogen generator with over a Kg of LiH? :D

Reduce-Me - 17-2-2010 at 12:45

It's a shame from what I've gathered. The selective reduction of ketones to secondary alcohols leaves for limited choice of reagents.

Most reducers just aren't selective or not reducing enough.

The ones that work are hard to get a hold of.

entropy51 - 17-2-2010 at 12:53

NaH is not normally used as a reducing agent, but as a strong base.

It will only reduce ketones which have no alpha hydrogens.

See for example Fieser's Reagents for Organic Synthesis.

Ephoton - 17-2-2010 at 14:12

I just want the stuff to dry ethylacetate for a claison

and to preform a dimsyl reaction on styrene :D

na LiH is not so good for me :( to much metallation but NaH
ye baby ye.

just a note ive found a realy nice way to make sodium metal
ill post it in the sodium thread see what you guys think.

it uses an amalgamated copper electrode and a salt solution.

[Edited on 2-17-2010 by Polverone]

Bolt - 17-2-2010 at 14:27

Edit: obviously don't buy it.

[Edited on 17-2-2010 by Bolt]

Ephoton - 17-2-2010 at 14:35

na ill make my own hydride if I realy need to.

amides will do for me it would just be real nice to be able to go now I think ill have half a Kg of that :)

but ye I see your point bolt its out there for the crazy to try and buy.

[Edited on 17-2-2010 by Ephoton]

Sauron - 17-2-2010 at 21:15

Hook up 100 Ephoton clones in series to an EEg and all you get is baseline noise.

Ephoton - 18-2-2010 at 01:42

you know I love ya brother I just got a funny way of showing it some times.

ye im the living dead boring as batshit and about as active as well.

keep well my friend this little hairy footed man is very sneeky :)

Sauron - 18-2-2010 at 04:49


Case closed.