Aluminum boride

Formula
Unspecified
Description
Dark red to black powder. Odorless.
Uses
Ceramics.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
37367-77-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
253-486-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
2.55 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Handling
Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing with compressed air.
Protection
Use rubber gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing.
Respirators
NIOSH-approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids.
Decomposition
Hydrogen gas, boron, aluminum and their oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials and type of fire. Wear full face, and self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Non-flammable
Hazards
Contact with acids may emit flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Aluminum boride may emit toxic fumes of boron and barium if involved in a fire.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be implicated in Alzheimers.
   Inhalation
May cause mild respiratory irritation. May cause coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing. Chronic exposure may cause pulmonary granulomas.
   Skin
May cause abrasive irritation. May cause redness, itching, and burning.
   Eyes
May cause abrasive irritation. May cause redness, itching, burning, and watering.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If conscious, give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention. Never give anything by mouth or induce vomiting on an unconscious person.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing from affected area, brush material off skin, wash affected area with mild soap and water, seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Transport.