Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Division of chemical science

, Volume 20, Issue 12, pp 2497–2500

Solubility of lithium aluminum hydride and lithium borohydride in diethyl ether

  • V. I. Mikheeva
  • E. A. Troyanovskaya
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

DOI: 10.1007/BF00853610

Cite this article as:
Mikheeva, V.I. & Troyanovskaya, E.A. Russ Chem Bull (1971) 20: 2497. doi:10.1007/BF00853610


  1. 1.

    The solubility of lithium aluminum hydride in diethyl ether at the temperatures 0, 20, 25, and 30° is 21.3, 28.4, 28.3, and 26.5% LiAlH4, respectively. The solubility of lithium borohydride at the same temperatures is 1.32, 2.90, 4.80, and 13.4% LiBH4, respectively.

  2. 2.

    The anomalous variation of the solubility of the two hydrides can be explained by a change in the molecular state of the hydrides: polymerization of lithium aluminum hydride and dissociation of lithium borohydride etherates.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Mikheeva
    • 1
  • E. A. Troyanovskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.N. S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR