Lithium tetrafluoroborate

  • Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, lithium
  • Lithium fluoborate
  • Lithium boridefluoride
Formula
LiBF4
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14283-07-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-178-9
EC Class
harmful, corrosive
R 22 34
S 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3290
Beilstein/Gmelin
47154 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
BF4Li
Formula mass
93.74
Melting point, °C
303
Density
1.967 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Refractive index
1.3332

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Corrosives area.
Handling
Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use and store under nitrogen. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles and face shield. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Disposal code
23
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
Overexposure may cause delayed kidney injury. Chronic ingestion may cause liver damage. May cause anemia and other blood cell abnormalities. May cause digestive tract and cardiac disturbances.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema. May cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and inflammation of the gums and mouth.
   Skin
May cause severe irritation and possible burns.
   Eyes
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible 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
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
3290
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II
 
HS Code
2826 90 90