Agent Name

Boron trifluoride dimethyl etherate

CAS Number

353-42-4

Formula

C2-H6-B-F3-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borane, trifluoro-, cmpd. with oxybis(methane); Borane, trifluoro-, compd. with oxybis(methane) (1:1); Boron trifluoride - dimethyl ether; Boron trifluoride cmpd. with methyl ether; Boron trifluoride dimethyl ether addition compound; Boron, trifluoro(oxybis(methane)); Bortrifluorid-dimethylether [Czech]; Fluorid bority-dimethylether (1:1) [Czech]; Methyl ether, cmpd with boron fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN2965

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Boron)

Description

Fuming liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an esterification reagent for fats and oils; in breeder reactor control rods; [HSDB] Used as a catalyst in chemical reactions; [CAMEO]

Comments

Corrosive to the skin; [Quick CPC] A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Very toxic by inhalation; [CAMEO] Reacts violently with water; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (guinea pigs) = 50 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 54 deg C; See "2017 Notice of Intended Changes." [TLVs and BEIs]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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