sodium borohydride


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sodium borohydride

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚bȯr·ō′hī‚drīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
NaBH4 A flammable, hygroscopic, white to gray powder; soluble in water, insoluble in ether and hydrocarbons; decomposes in damp air; used as a hydrogen source, a chemical reagent, and a rubber foaming agent.
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Companies profiled in this sodium borohydride industry research report for global and China markets include Dow, Kemira, JSC Aviabor, MC, Shandong Guobang Pharmaceutical, Shenyu Pharmaceutical & Chemical, Jinyuan Biochemical and Huachang Chemical.
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