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MSDS No: 10294-34-5
Date: 02/14/2005

SUPPLIER ADDRESS:6141 Easton Road, Bldg. 1
PO Box 310
Plumsteadville, PA 18949-0310
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER:(215) 766-8861

1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT

PRODUCT NAME:BORON TRICHLORIDESYNONYMS:Trichloroborane

2. COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
Exposure Limits (PPM)
Ingredient NameFormulaCAS #Concentration ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL MAC Other STEL
BORON TRICHLORIDEBCl310294-34-5 100%NENENENE


Note: NE = NONE ESTABLISHEDS/A = SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT

3. HAZARD INDENTIFICATION

* * * EMERGENCY OVERVIEW * * *
Poisonous, Corrosive liquid and gas under pressure.
Can cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract burns.

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation, Eye, Skin

ACUTE EFFECTS: This material will severely irritate and damage the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.If inhaled, severe irritation of the nose, throat and upper respiratory tract will result.Prolonged contact with the eyes will result in impaired vision or complete loss of vision.

CHRONIC EFFECTS: None known

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE: Cardiovascular problems.Respiratory problems.

OTHER EFFECTS OF OVEREXPORSURE: None

CARCINOGENICITY (US ONLY):
    NTP - No
    IARC MONOGRAPHS - No
    OSHA REGULATED - No
4. FIRST AID MEASURES

INHALATION: Immediately remove victim to fresh air.If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration.If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

SKIN CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing.

INGESTION: None

IN EVENT OF EXPOSURE, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: None

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

FLASH POINT: Nonflammable

AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: N/Ap

FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Nonflammable
    LOWER:
    UPPER:

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Use what is appropriate for surrounding fire.

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: None

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Cylinder rupture may occur under fire conditions.This material reacts with water and moisture.If water is introduced to boron trichloride while in a closed container or cylinder, pressure will build and an explosion will occur.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

CLEAN UP PROCEDURES: Evacuate and ventilate area.Liquid spills should be diked or flushed with water spray.

SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT: Neutralize spills with soda ash or lime.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING: Secure cylinder when using to protect from falling.Use suitable hand truck to move cylinders.

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN STORAGE: Store in well ventilated areas.Keep valve protection cap on cylinders when not in use.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation.

EYE / FACE PROTECTION: Safety glasses

SKIN PROTECTION: Protective gloves.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: In case of leakage, use self-contained breathing apparatus.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Safety shoes when handling cylinders.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE: Colorless

ODOR: Acrid

PHYSICAL PRESSURE: Liquefied gas.

VAPOR PRESSURE: @ 20 deg.C: 4.4 psig

VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): 4.04

BOILING POINT (C): 12.5

SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Reacts

SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O=1): Gas

EVAPORATION RATE: N/Ap

ODOR THRESHOLD: N/Av

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

STABILITY: Stable under normal storage conditions.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Storage in poorly ventilated areas.Storage near a heat source.

MATERIALS TO AVOID: Strong oxidizers, caustics, water, alcohol, oxygen, phosphine, fats, grease, and organic materials.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: Hydrolysis produces boric acid and hydrochloric acid.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

LETHAL CONCENTRATION (LC50): 2541 ppm, rat 1 hour.

LETHAL DOSE 50 (LD50): N/Ap

TERATOGENICITY: N/Ap

REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: N/Ap

MUTAGENICITY: N/Ap

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No adverse ecological effects are expected.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of non-refillable cylinders in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Allow gas to vent slowly to atmosphere in an unconfined area or exhaust hood. If the cylinders are the refillable type, return cylinders to supplier with any valve outlet plugs or caps secured and valve protection caps in place.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

CONCENTRATION: 99+%

DOT DESCRIPTION (US ONLY):

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Boron trichloride
    HAZARD CLASS: 2.3 (poison), Hazard Zone C
    INDENTIFICATION NUMBER: UN1741
    REPORTABLE QUANTITIES: None
    LABELING: POISON GAS, CORROSIVE

ADR / RID (EU Only): Class 2, 2TC

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Cylinders should be transported in a secure upright position in a well ventilated truck.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

OSHA: Process Safety Management: Material is not listed in appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.119 as highly hazardous chemical.

TSCA: Material is listed in TSCA inventory.

SARA: The threshold planning quantity for this material is500 lbs.

EU NUMBER: 233-658-4

NUMBER IN ANNEX 1 OF DIR 67/548: Not listed in annex 1.

EU CLASSIFICATION: N/Av

R: 14-26/28-34

S: (1/2)-9-26-28-36/37/39-45

16. OTHER INFORMATION

OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Protect containers from physical damage. Do not deface cylinders or labels. Cylinders should be refilled by qualified producers of compressed gas. Shipment of a compressed gas cylinder which has not been filled by the owner or with his written consent is a violation of federal law (49 CFR).

ABBREVIATIONS: N/Ap - Not Applicable N/Av - Not Available SA - Simple Asphyxiant NE - None Established

DISCLAIMER: Information included in this document is given to the best of our knowledge, however, no warranty is made that the information is accurate or complete. We do not accept any responsibility for damages by the use of the document.

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