Complex Metal Hydrides

Complex metal hydrides are widely used in organic synthesis for various reasons:

  • miscellaneous applications,
  • high selectivity,
  • high yield of pure products.

Albemarle is the main supplier of the most powerful and versatile complex metal hydride for reductions – lithium aluminum hydride.

Available complex metal hydrides

Lithium aluminum hydride (LAH), Lithium triethylborohydride (LTEBH), Lithium borohydride (LiBH4), Lithium tri-tertbutoxy-aluminumhydride (LTTBA)


As shown above, other available reducing agents are lithium triethylborohydride (LTEBH), lithium borohydride (LiBH4), and the bulky and highly selective reagent lithium tri-tertbutoxy-aluminumhydride (LTTBA).

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