Agent Name

Nitronium tetrafluoroborate

CAS Number

13826-86-3

Formula

B-F4.N-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nitryl fluoborate (6CI); Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, nitryl; Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, nitryl (1:1); Nitronium, tetrafluoroborate(1-); Nitryl tetrafluoroborate (7CI); [ChemIDplus] UN3260

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

White nearly odorless crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 180 mg/kg; [RTECS] Decomposed by water; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Potassium tetrafluoroborate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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