Niobium boride

  • Niobium diboride
Formula
B2Nb
Structure
Description
gray hexagonal crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12007-29-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
234-503-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
148871 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
B2Nb
Formula mass
114.53
Melting point, °C
3000 - 3050
Density
6.6 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Thermal expansion
8.2E-6/K

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Incompatible Materials: Avoid contact with acid.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Acids.
Decomposition
Hydrogen gas, Boron oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.