Agent Name

Triethylsilane

CAS Number

617-86-7

Formula

C6-H16-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Triethylsilicon hydride; Silane, triethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Triethylhydrosilane; TES; [Merck Index] UN1993

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild odor like garlic; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reducing agent in synthetic organic chemistry (silylations, radical chain reactions, and transfer hydrogenations); [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [Merck Index] A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Silicon tetrahydride." See "Tetramethylsilane" and "Diethylsilane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

42.9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

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