1-Pyrrolylborane

  • I-Boryl-1H-pyrrole
  • Pyrrole-1-yl-borane
Formula
C4H6BN
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
45376-40-7
UN (DOT)
3148
Beilstein/Gmelin
1362214
Beilstein Reference
5-20-05-00041

Properties.
Formula
C4H6BN
Formula mass
78.90

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool place in the original container and protect from sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Refrigerator/flammables.
Handling
Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Prevent build up of vapors to explosive concentration. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Protection
Eyes: Wear safety glasses and chemical goggles if splashing is possible. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool.
Stability
Prolonged exposure to air and sunlight may form unstable peroxides.
Incompatibilities
It is explosive with potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, and sodium tetrahydroaluminate since caustic alkalies deplete the inhibitor. Reacts with potassium dioxide 2-aminophenol to form an explosive product. Reacts violently with metal halides. Forms explosive hydrogen gas with borane or lithium tetrahydroaluminate and reacts vigorously with bromine and calcium hydride+heat. Incompatible with sulfinyl chloride and oxidizing materials. Hazardous polymerization may occur in the presence of cationic initiators such as strong proton acids or selected Lewis acids.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of boron, borane.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-17
Fire fighting
DO NOT USE WATER OR FOAM. Small Fire: Dry chemical, soda ash, lime or sand. Large Fires: DRY sand, dry chemical, soda ash or lime or withdraw from area and let fire burn.
Fire potential
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
Hazards
May ignite on contact with water or moist air. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. May be transported in highly flammable liquids.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
Prolonged or repeated eye contact may cause conjunctivitis. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis. May cause liver and kidney damage.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause headache. May cause unconsciousness. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause central nervous system depression.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause narcotic effects in high concentration.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts. Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause defatting of the skin and dermatitis.
   Eyes
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns. Vapors may cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which limits further exposure.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
3148
Response guide
Hazard class
4.3
Packing Group
I; II; III