Agent Name

Borane-tetrahydrofuran complex

CAS Number

14044-65-6

Formula

C4-H11-B-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borane tetrahydrofuran; Boron, trihydro(tetrahydrofuran)-, (T-4)-; Tetrahydrofuran borane; [ChemIDplus] (T-4)-Trihydro(tetrahydrofuran)boron; Borane-THF; BTHF; [Merck Index] UN3399

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] 10% Solution in tetrahydrofuran: Colorless liquid with an acrid odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in synthetic organic chemistry; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; [Merck Index] 10% Solution in tetrahydrofuran (CAS# 109-99-9): Reacts violently with water evolving extremely flammable gases; May form explosive peroxides; An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Borane."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organometallic substance, liquid, water-reactive, flammable."

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