bo·​ro·​hy·​dride | \ ˌbȯr-ō-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce borohydride (audio) \

Definition of borohydride

: 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

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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, "How Hydrogen Can Save America," 1 Apr. 2003

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First Known Use of borohydride

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Borohydride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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