Agent Name

Lithium tetrafluoroborate

CAS Number

14283-07-9

Formula

B-F4.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, lithium; Lithium tetrafluoroborate, anhydrous; [ChemIDplus] Lithium fluoroboride; Lithium fluoborate; [Merck Index] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Off-white odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst (organic synthesis) and electrolyte (lithium ion batteries); [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Potassium tetrafluoroborate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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