Material Safety Data Sheet
Boron trifluoride etherate, ca. 48% BF3

ACC# 18827
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Boron trifluoride etherate, ca. 48% BF3
Catalog Numbers: AC174560000, AC174560010, AC174560025, AC174560250, AC174561000
Boron trifluoride ethyl ether.
Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
109-63-7 Boron trifluoride etherate 100 203-689-8

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear straw colored liquid.
Danger! Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. Water-reactive. Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases. Flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause irreversible eye injury.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes digestive tract burns with immediate pain, swelling of the throat, convulsions, and possible coma.
Inhalation: Causes severe irritation of upper respiratory tract with coughing, burns, breathing difficulty, and possible coma.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid imme diately.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Can burn in a fire, releasing toxic vapors. Will burn if involved in a fire.
Extinguishing Media: Use carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
Flash Point: 110 deg C ( 230.00 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 185 deg C ( 365.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:5.10 vol %
Upper: 18.20 vol %
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: ; Flammability: ; Instability:

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not breathe dust, mist, or vapor. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Keep away from heat and flame. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Flammables-area.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to control airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Boron trifluoride etherate none listed none listed 2.5 mg/m3 TWA (as dust) (listed under Fluorides).

OSHA Vacated PELs: Boron trifluoride etherate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical splash goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear straw colored
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 60 mbar @ 20 C
Vapor Density: 4.9
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 10.5 deg C
Boiling Point: 126 deg C @ 760 mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:-60 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:110 deg C
Solubility: reacts with water
Specific Gravity/Density:1.1280g/cm3
Molecular Formula:C4H10BF3O
Molecular Weight:141.93

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Mechanical shock, ignition sources, temperatures above 50C (122F), exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Acids, bases, alcohols, alkali metals, steel, water, and metals.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, boron trifluoride, diethyl ether, hydrogen fluoride gas, oxides of boron.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 109-63-7 unlisted.
Not available.

CAS# 109-63-7: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Hazard Class: 8 8(3)
UN Number: UN2604 UN2604
Packing Group: I I

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 109-63-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 109-63-7: immediate, delayed, fire, reactive.
Section 313      No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 109-63-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, (listed as Fluorides), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
     F C
Risk Phrases:

     R 15 Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
     R 34 Causes burns.

Safety Phrases:

     S 25 Avoid contact with eyes.
     S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face pr
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 109-63-7: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 109-63-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     not available.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 109-63-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/02/1997
Revision #5 Date: 11/20/2008

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