Borane-tetrahydrofuran, 1 M solution in THF

Borane-tetrahydrofuran, 1 M solution in THF

CAS № 14044-65-6
EC № 237-881-8
Chemical formula: C4H8O:BH3
Mol weight: 85.94
Synonym: THF-borane, tetrahydrofuran-borane complex

Physical properties:

Colorless transparent liquid, readily flammable, sensitive to moisture.
Density: 0.898 kg/l.
Flash point: -17 °C.
Stable in the inert gas atmosphere at 0 to + 5 °C, stabilized with < 0.005 M of sodium borohydride.


  1. Enantioselective reduction of prochiral ketones at the presence of (R)- or (S)-methyloxazaborolidine catalyst with forming of optically clear alcohols.
  2. Highly-selective reducing agent for aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, oximes, imines, and nitriles.
  3. Hydroborating agent for double and triple carbon-carbon bonds.



Appearance colorless liquid
Purity 0.95-1.1 M