Agent Name

Molybdenum boride

CAS Number

12006-98-3

Formula

B-Mo

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Molybdenum monoboride; Molybdenum boride (MoB); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grey powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

For Molybdenum boride (Mo2B5) CAS # 12007-97-5: Used in brazes to join molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum, and niobium parts (especially electronic components); Also used in coatings (for corrosion resistance and hardening) and refractory cermets; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Molybdenum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, as Mo, inhal. fraction, 3 mg/m3, as Mo, respir. fraction (metal and insol. compds)

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3, as Mo, total dust (metal and insol. compds.)

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: