sodium borohydride

noun

sodium bo·​ro·​hy·​dride -ˌbȯr-ə-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce sodium borohydride (audio)
: a crystalline compound NaBH4 used in various industrial applications and as a reducing agent in organic chemistry

Examples of sodium borohydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common mixtures include sodium citrates, sodium borohydride (also used to bleach wood pulp) and ammonium compounds. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

sodium + boron + hydride

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sodium borohydride was in 1946

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“Sodium borohydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20borohydride. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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