Borane tert-butylamine

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Borane tert-butylamine is an amine borane complex derived from tert-butylamine and borane. It is a colorless solid.

Borane tert-butylamine
Borane tert-butylamine.svg
Other names
tert-Butylamine borane; Trihydro(2-methyl-2-propanamine) boron
3D model (JSmol)
EC Number
  • 230-851-5
Molar mass 86.97 g·mol−1
Appearance White solid
Melting point 96 °C (205 °F; 369 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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The compound is prepared by the reaction of tert-butylammonium chloride and sodium borohydride:[2]

t-BuNH3Cl + NaBH4t-BuNH2BH3 + H2 + NaCl

In organic synthesis, borane tert-butylamine can be used for selective reduction of certain functional groups including aldehydes, ketones, oximes, and imines.[3]

In photographic processing, it is used in the E-4 process, as "chemical enlighting" step in the processing of the film.

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  1. ^ Nöth, Heinrich; Beyer, Hasso; Vetter, Hans-Joanchim (1964). "Beiträge zur Chemie des Bors, XXV. Bis(amin)-dihydrido-bor(III)-halogenide, [(R3–nHnN)2BH2]X2". Chemische Berichte. 97 (1): 110–118. doi:10.1002/cber.19640970115. ISSN 0009-2940.
  2. ^ Girolami, G. S.; Rauchfuss, T. B. and Angelici, R. J., Synthesis and Technique in Inorganic Chemistry, University Science Books: Mill Valley, CA, 1999.ISBN 0935702482
  3. ^ "Tert-Butylamine borane". NCBI. Retrieved 3 September 2019.