Benzyltriethylammonium borohydride

  • Borate(1-), tetrahydro-, N,N,N-triethylbenzenemethanaminium
  • Benzenemethanaminium, N,N,N-triethyl-, tetrahydroborate(1-)
Formula
C13H26BN
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
85874-45-9
R 15 34
S 26 27 36/37/39 43 45
UN (DOT)
3131
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.
Formula
C13H26BN
Formula mass
207.16
Melting point, °C
146
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep under a nitrogen blanket. Water free area.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Contents may develop pressure upon prolonged storage. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use and store under nitrogen. Do not allow contact with water. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
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
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and place in a closed container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, aldehydes, ketones, easily reducible substances, carbon tetrachloride.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of boron, borane, hydrogen gas.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Reacts violently with water giving off flammable gas which may explode. Powder explodes spontaneously in air. Use dry sand or earth to smother fire. DO NOT USE WATER!

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes skin burns.
   Eyes
Causes eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
3131
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