Agent Name

Aluminum borohydride

CAS Number

16962-07-5

Formula

Al.3B-H4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminum hydroborate; Aluminum tetrahydroborate; Tetrahydroborate(1-) aluminum (3:1); Borate(1-), tetrahydro-, aluminum; Borate(1-), tetrahydro-, aluminum (3:1); Aluminum borohydride or aluminum borohydride in devices; [ChemIDplus] Borohidruro de aluminio (Spanish DOT); Borohidruro de aluminio, en dispositivos (Spanish DOT); Borohydrure d'aluminium (French DOT); Borohydrure d'aluminium contenu dans des engins (French DOT); [CAMEO] UN2870

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent, rocket fuel, and to make borohydrides of other metals; [Merck Index]

Comments

Ignites in air; Reacts vigorously with water evolving hydrogen; Slowly decomposes at room temperature releasing hydrogen; [Merck Index] Pyrophoric; Reacts with air and water; A strong reducing agent; Causes burns; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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