Agent Name

Aluminum boride

CAS Number

12041-50-8

Formula

Al-B2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminium diboride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red-brown odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a shield in the nuclear industry to absorb neutrons; [Hawley]

Comments

Powder causes irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Aluminum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

MAK

4 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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