Agent Name

Sodium tetraphenylborate

CAS Number

143-66-8

Formula

C24-H20-B.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), tetraphenyl-, sodium salt; Dotite Kalibor; Kalibor; Kalignost; Kariporu K; Sodium tetraphenylborate(1-); Sodium tetraphenylboride; Sodium tetraphenylboride(1-); Sodium tetraphenylboron; TPB; Tetraphenyl boron sodium salt; Tetraphenyl sodium borate; Borate(1-), tetraphenyl-, sodium; [ChemIDplus] Tetraphenylboron sodium; [Merck Index] UN2811

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Snow-white solid; [Merck Index] White, light cream-colored, or pale grey powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for the determination of potassium, ammonium, rubidium, and cesium ions; [Merck Index] Used in biological assays; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes muscle weakness and weight loss in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Uncouples oxidative phosphorylation and forms complexes with biological materials; [ChemIDplus] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium tetraethylborate." See "Triphenylborane."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

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