It is used to replace more dangerous reducing agents – either in its original form, as a convenient, more efficient, safer and cheaper reagent for functional group reduction, or as a customised development for a customer’s reduction. 

Synhydrid is probably best known for a number of classic transformations, and for its ability to replace the more reactive and hazardous Lithium Aluminium Hydride (LAH).

Although Synhydrid is represented as a single substance, it is actually a consistent thermodynamic-equilibrium mixture.

Synhydrid Key Benefits 

  • It is higher yielding than other reducing agents as it is more concentrated.
  • It is deposit free. You don’t have byproducts. 
  • It is easy to use in reaction systems – there are no losses to residues.
  • It is very selective – there are no side reactions.
  • It is indefinitely stable. This allows you to modulate selected parameters – like temperature.
  • Synhydrid is not pyrophoric. This means it does not form explosive mixtures upon treatment with water or air. It’s easy to handle and use. This make it safer – reducing accidents, safety compliance and handling issues.
  • It is flexible and versatile and can be used across multiple synthesis reactions. This means you only need to hold one reducing agent.
  • It provides a cost saving – less budget is spent on safety, storage and holding other reducing agents.


The universe of application for Synhydrid was limited until the arrival of Modified Synhydrid. As a result of customised R&D from the experts at Chematek, the ability to produce modified versions of Synhydrid has opened up a new world of application opportunities. 

We use our own in-house laboratory to work directly with new clients to develop new uses for Modified Synhydrid. 

It is available as:

  1. Standard Synhydrid
  2. Modified Synhydrid
  3. 60% Synhydrid


It has a wide range of commercial uses, including the manufacture of pharmaceutical actives such as anti-obesity drugs and cancer treatments. Key commercial uses also include the production of fragrances and flavours, and the manufacture of chemicals used in crop science, such as the class of azoles used on cereal crops, turf farms and golf courses.

Multiple and Expanding Areas of Application

Key Reactions

eni Lubricants

Water Treatment

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