Agent Name

Boron nitride

CAS Number

10043-11-5

Formula

B-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

BN 40SHP; BZN 550; Borazon; Boron mononitride; Denka GP; Denka boron nitride GP; Elbor; Elbor LO 10B1-100; Elbor R; Elbor RM; Elboron; Geksanit R; Hexanit R; Hexanite R; KBN-H10; Kubonit; Kubonit KR; SP 1; SP 1 (Nitride); Sho BN; Sho BN HPS; Super mighty M; UHP-Ex; Wurzin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Insoluble; [MSDSonline] Crystallizes into 3 forms: alpha (white and hexagonal), beta (high-pressure cubic), and gamma (high-pressure wurtzite structure); [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to make alloys, semiconductors, nuclear reactors, and lubricants; [Merck Index] alpha-Boron films are used in microelectronics; beta-Boron nitride is used to make abrasive grit for grinding wheels and saws; [Ullmann]

Comments

See "NITRIDES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 2700 deg C;

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