Personal & Consumer Care Ingredients and Actives for Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care, and Home Care Products

Vitride® Reducing Agent

Vitride® is a reducing agent that is an excellent substitute for lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) and related hydrides. It functions equivalently to LAH and is easier to handle  and is more soluble in common solvents.

Vitride® is not pyrophoric at ambient conditions and does not react with oxygen at ambient conditions. It is soluble in a variety of organic solvents including tetrahydrofuran, methyl tertiary butyl ether, and toluene. Vitride® is a stable material with a robust shelf life when stored as recommended. Keep in a cool, dry environment with tightly closed until ready for use. When sampling the drum, purge with nitrogen immediately after opening and seal the bung tightly to prevent moisture ingress from the atmosphere. The useful life under proper storage conditions are 1 year from the manufacturing date. This date may be extended by assay (potency) testing of the packaged material.

Vitride® will reduce many of the same functional groups as LAH. These include aldehydes, ketones, oximes, acetals, ketals, esters, acid chlorides, anhydrides, carboxylic acids, amides, nitriles, etc.

Vitride® is available as a 70% solution in toluene.

Flavor & Fragrance

Vitride® can be used in several ways in the synthesis of flavor and fragrance products.  It also has the benefit of safety and selectivity, so is particularly useful in synthesis of many flavor and fragrance products including products that have ester to aldehyde, lactone to diol, or ester to alcohol transformations. In the case of natural feed stocks which may have chiral centers, Vitride® will not impact the enantiomeric excess, not being a strong enough base.