- Ammonium tetrafluoroborate
Odorless white crystals.
Mainly used for the hi-temp fluxing action required by the metals industry, catalyst, in flame retardants, acts as a solid lubricant in cutting-oil emulsions for aluminum rolling and forming.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Solubility in water
970 g /L
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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.
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Moisture sensitive material.
Strong acids, strong bases.
Nitric oxide (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) fumes, hydrogen fluoride.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Sublimes above 238C yielding toxic fumes.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Acute exposure to boron trifluoride gas has resulted in rapid loss of consciousness.
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
No information regarding eye irritation and other potential effects was found.
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.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
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