Agent Name

Ammonium pentaborate

CAS Number

12007-89-5

Formula

B5-H-O8.H3-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonium borate (NH4B5O8); Ammonium pentaborat; Boric acid (HB5O8), ammonium salt; Ammonium boron oxide ((NH4)B5O8); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Odorless white solid; [CAMEO] Slightly water soluble; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical production and atomic submarines; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Harmful if swallowed; [MSDSonline]

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