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IUPAC name Lithium tri-sec-butylborohydride
CAS number 38721-52-7
Molecular formula C12H28BLi
Molar mass 190.10 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

L-selectride, is an organic compound. It is used in organic chemistry as a reducing agent, for example in the reduction of a ketone, as part of Overman's synthesis of strychnine.[1]

N-selectride and K-selectride is the same compound but instead of lithium as cation they have sodium and potassium cations respectively.


  1. ^ S. D. Knight, L. E. Overman and G. Pairaudeau (1993). "Synthesis applications of cationic aza-Cope rearrangements. 26. Enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-strychnine". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 115 (20): 9293-9294. doi:10.1021/ja00073a057.
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