Cadmium fluoborate

  • Cadmium fluoborate solution
  • Cadmium tetrafluoroborate
Formula
Cd(BF4)2
Structure
Description
Colorless odorless solid or aqueous solution.
Uses
To prepare electroplating baths for high strength steels where the normal cyanide baths cause problems of hydrogen embrittlement.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14486-19-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-490-5
RTECS
EV0525000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen
UN (DOT)
2570
Beilstein/Gmelin
12676 (G)
RCRA
D006
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
B2CdF8
Formula mass
286.01
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Density
1.60 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
very soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Material can be stored at room temperature. Venting: open.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Gloves and skin protection.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Reacts as acid to neutralize bases.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using agent most appropriate for surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Nonflammable.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Toxic hydrogen fluoride and cadmium oxide fumes may form in fires.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
IDHL: NIOSH considers cadmium dust (as Cd) to be a potential occupational carcinogen.
Carcinogin
O, G-A2, I-1, N-1, CP65
Exposure effects
CNS effects of acute exposures have included delayed parkinsonism. Smoking and industrial exposure to cadmium has resulted in increased placental levels of cadmium.
   Ingestion
Ingestion - nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, salivation, dry mouth, and substernal pain occur.
   Inhalation
Acute inhalation of fumes can cause cough, dyspnea and chest tightness which is similar to metal fume fever, but which may progress to pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, and death due to respiratory failure in severe cases. Acute exposure can result in residual emphysema and fibrosis.
   Skin
Skin eruptions and pruritus may occur.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Call a physician at once; if victim is conscious, induce vomiting by giving a tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and repeat until vomit is clear; give milk or whites of eggs beaten with water; keep patient warm and quiet.
   Inhalation
Remove patient to fresh air; seek medical attention.
   Skin
Flush with plenty of water.
   Eyes
Flush with plenty of water and get medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
2570
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
CFB