Tetraborane(10)

Formula
B4H10
Structure
Description
colorless gas

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
18283-93-7
Merck
12,9326
Beilstein/Gmelin
2489 (G)

Properties.
Formula
B4H10
Formula mass
53.32
Melting point, °C
165-167
Boiling point, °C
16
Density
0.00218 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
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
Boron hydride resistant clothing (non rubber). Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
Reactive under confinement.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Danger - under no circumstances should carbon tetrachloride be used on boron hydride fires. Small fires should be allowed to burn out. Water spray, carbon dioxide, and dry chemical may be used to reduce the rate of burning.
Fire potential
Combustion imminent.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

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.