Agent Name

Pyridine borane

CAS Number

110-51-0

Formula

C5-H8-B-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borane, compd. with pyridine; Borane-pyridine (1:1); Pyridine compd. with boron hydride; Pyridine-borane; Trihydro(pyridine)boron; Boron, trihydro(pyridine)-, (T-4)-; Pyridine, compd. with BH3 (1:1) (7CI); Pyridine, compd. with borane (1:1) (8CI); [ChemIDplus] Borane-pyridine complex; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Colorless liquid with an unpleasant odor; mp = 9-11 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Reduces tryptophan to dihydrotryptophan; inactivates lysozyme in trifluoroacetic acid." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May explode if heated under confinement; Slowly hydrolyzed by water; An irritant; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Pyridine" and "Boron."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

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