Copper(II) tetrafluoroborate(1-)

  • Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, copper(2+) (2:1)
Formula
(BF4)2.Cu
Structure
Description
Dark-blue odorless aqueous solution.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
38465-60-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
253-959-4
Beilstein/Gmelin
12675 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
B2CuF8
Formula mass
237.16
Boiling point, °C
100
Density
1.54 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Readily soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Cool, dry location. Sealed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
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
If workplace exposure limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see exposure guidelines), a NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators (negative pressure type) under specified conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Flush with water, rinse with dilute solution of sodium bicarbonate or soda ash.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Boron trifluoride, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Hazards
Irritating hydrogen fluoride gas may form in fires.
Combustion products
Irritating hydrogen fluoride gas may form in fires.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Swallowing this material may be harmful or fatal. Symptoms may include severe stomach and intestinal irritation (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), abdominal pain, and vomiting of blood. Swallowing this material may cause burns and destroy tissue in the mouth, throat, and digestive tract. Low blood pressure and shock may occur as a result of severe tissue injury.
   Inhalation
Breathing this material may be harmful or fatal. Symptoms may include severe irritation and burns to the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Exposure to freshly formed fumes from heated metal may cause metal fume fever. This illness comes on a few hours after exposure. It is characterized by chills, fever, and other flu-like symptoms including nausea, coughing, and congestion. This illness is temporary and tends to be more severe on the first day of the work week.
   Skin
Can cause permanent skin damage. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and swelling of skin, burns, and other skin damage.
   Eyes
Can cause permanent eye injury. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes. Can injure the cornea and cause blindness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   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.
USCG CHRIS Code
CPF