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Product Code: SID3342.0

Cas No: 30736-07-3

5 g
Dialkyl Silane Reducing Agent

Organosilanes are hydrocarbon-like and possess the ability to serve as both ionic and free-radical reducing agents. These reagents and their reaction by-products are safer and more easily handled and disposed than many other reducing agents. The metallic nature of silicon and its low electronegativity relative to hydrogen lead to polarization of the Si-H bond yielding a hydridic hydrogen and a milder reducing agent compared to aluminum-, boron-, and other metal-based hydrides. A summary of some key silane reductions are presented in Table 1 of the Silicon-Based Reducing Agents brochure.

Di-t-butylsilane; Dihydridodi-t-butylsilane; Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-silane
  • Thermal and ECR source for CVD of silicon carbide
  • Sterically-hindered silane reducing agent
  • Extensive review of silicon based reducing agents: Larson, G.; Fry, J. L. "Ionic and Organometallic-Catalyzed Organosilane Reductions", Wipf, P., Ed.; Wiley, 2007
  • Specific Gravity: 0.740

    Flashpoint: -2°C (28°F)

    HMIS Key: 2-4-1-X

    Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 3: reacts with aqueous base

    Formula: C8H20Si


    Refractive Index: 1.420

    Application: Thermal1 and ECR2 source for CVD of silicon carbide

    Reference: 1. Grow, J. Proc. Electrochem. Soc. 1996, 96, 60.
    2. Friessnegg, T. et al. J. Appl. Phys. 1996, 80, 2216.