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Hydrogen orthoborate Orthoboric acid Boron trihydroxide Trihydroxyborane Borofax Terminator DF H3BO3 (BH3O3)

Formula Structure Description Uses

Colorless, odorless scales or white powder. Weatherproofing wood, nickling baths, for printing & dyeing, & for impregnating wicks, manufacture cements, crockery, porcelain, enamels, glass, borates, leather, carpets, hats, soaps, artificial gems, in painting, photography, electric condensers, hardening steel.

Registry Numbers and Inventories. CAS 10043-35-3 EC 233-139-2 (EINECS/ELINCS) EC Index Number EC Risk Phrase EC Safety Phrase ENCS (MITI) RTECS RTECS class Merck 005-007-00-2 R:37 S:22-24/25 1-63 ED4550000 Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide (A); Tumorigen (C); Drug (D); Mutagen (M); Reproductive Effector (T); Human Data (P); Primary Irritant (S) 13,1326

Listed on the Toxic Substancs Control Act (TSCA). Listed on Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL). Listed on Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). Properties.

Formula mass Melting point, °C Boiling point, °C Vapor pressure, mmHg Density Solubility in water Acid/Base Odor threshold Hazards and Protection. Storage

61.83 185 300 <0.01 1.435 g/cm3 at 15 °C 4.9 g/100ml 8.91 (pka) Odorless

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure. Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary. Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions. Incompatible with acetic anhydride and potassium. Reacts with basic materials to form borate salts. Oxides of boron.

Handling

Protection

Respirators

Small spills/leaks Stability Incompatibilities Decomposition Fire. Flash Point,°C Fire fighting

100 Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective

gear. Extinguishing media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire. Fire potential NFPA Health Not flammable 1

Flammability 0 Reactivity Special 0 -

Health. Exposure limit(s) Exposure effects OEL-RUSSIA:STEL 10 mg/m3 Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause borism characterized by dry skin, skin eruptions, and gastric disturbances.. Infants and young children are more susceptible to boric poisoning. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure. May cause tissue anoxia, characterized by weakness, headache, dizziness, confusion, cyanosis, weak and irregular heart beat, collapse, unconsciousness, convulsions, coma and death. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause skin irritation. May be absorbed through damaged or abraded skin in harmful amounts. Induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately. Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.

Ingestion

Inhalation Skin First aid Ingestion Inhalation

Skin

Transport. USCG CHRIS Code USCG Compatatibility Group BAC


				
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