Agent Name

Tetrabutylammonium fluoride

CAS Number

429-41-4

Formula

C16-H36-N.F

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Butanaminium, N,N,N-tributyl-, fluoride; [ChemIDplus] N,N,N-Tributyl-1-butanaminium fluoride (1:1); TBAF; [Merck Index]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Colorless liquid that is crystallized by humidity; Usually used dry; [Merck Index] Light yellow hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in organic syntheses; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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