Agent Name

Tetramethylammonium borohydride

CAS Number

16883-45-7

Formula

C4-H12-N.B-H4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

N,N,N-Trimethylmethanaminium tetrahydroborate(1-); Tetra-methyl ammonium boron hydride; Tetramethylammonium borohydrate; Tetramethylammonium tetrahydroborate(1-); Ammonium, tetramethyl-, tetrahydroborate(1-); Methanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-, tetrahydroborate(1-); Tetramethylammonium tetrahydroborate; [ChemIDplus] UN3131

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

White odorless crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A moderate eye and mild to severe skin irritant; Causes coma in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] Reacts with water evolving flammable gases; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Dimethylamine borane." See "Potassium borohydride." See "Tetramethylammonium chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Water-reactive solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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