Solubility of lithium aluminum hydride and lithium borohydride in diethyl ether

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


  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.



Polymerization Aluminum Ether Lithium Hydride 
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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

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