borohydride

noun

bo·​ro·​hy·​dride ˌbȯr-ō-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce borohydride (audio)
: the anion BH4 of boron and hydrogen that is used especially as a reducing agent and as a source of hydrogen atoms
also : any of various compounds (as of metals) containing the borohydride anion

Examples of borohydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, the options include lithium hydride, sodium borohydride, and an emerging class of ultraporous nanotech materials. Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall, WIRED, 1 Apr. 2003

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of borohydride was in 1940

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“Borohydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borohydride. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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