lithium aluminum hydride

noun

Definition of lithium aluminum hydride

: a white flammable solid LiAlH4 soluble in ether that is made by the reaction of lithium hydride and anhydrous aluminum chloride and that is used as a reducing agent especially for organic compounds [as a carboxylic acid (RCOOH) to an alcohol (RCH2OH)]

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“Lithium aluminum hydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithium%20aluminum%20hydride. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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