- Ammonium boron oxide
- Diammonium tetraborate
White, hygroscopic powder.
Fireproofing wood and textiles.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Goggles, gloves and protective clothing.
Sweep up. Avoid raising dust. Place in a bag and hold for waste disposal.
Reacts violently with potassium and acid anhydrides. Moisture sensitive.
Extinguish using water spray, carbon dioxide or dry chemical. Firefighters wear SCBA.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Irritating to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Target organs include the kidneys and the central nervous system. Possible congenital malformation to fetus based on laboratory animal studies. Deaths have been reported in infants from less than 5 grams and in adults from 5-20 grams.
If swallowed, rinse mouth with water Seek medical attention
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Artificial respiration may be given if breathing stops.
Wash contact area thoroughly with plenty of water.