Product Name:N-Butyllithium in Hexanes (15% soln & 23% soln)
Market: Fine Chemicals
SubMarket: Alkyllithiums and Aryllithiums
CAS #: 109-72-8
Description: Used as a strong base in organic synthesis to improve yields and throughput in a reaction. NBL has found particular utility in deprotonation and metal–halogen exchange reactions. NBL is also a very effective initiator of anionic polymerization of styrene and conjugated dienes. The synthesis of solution SBR and of styrenic thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), in particular, is facilitated by NBL. References: The Chemistry of Organolithium Compounds, ed. Zvi Rappoport and Ilan Marek, Wiley, 2004, West Sussex, England.