Agent Name

Boron trifluoride dihydrate

CAS Number

13319-75-0

Formula

B-F3.2H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Boron fluoride dihydrate; Borane, trifluoro-, dihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Boron trifluoride, dihydrate; [CAMEO] UN2851

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Fuming liquid; [CAMEO] Red-brown liquid with an acrid odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes ptosis, respiratory depression, and changes in the structure or function of salivary glands in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of rats; [RTECS] Reacts with water and air; Causes burns; [CAMEO] Reacts with water; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Toxic by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Boron trifluoride."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,210 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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