Material Safety Data Sheet
Boron tribromide

ACC# 96654
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Boron tribromide
Catalog Numbers: AC422900000, AC422901000

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
10294-33-4 Boron tribromide 99+ 233-657-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: Not available.
Target Organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye burns.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: May be fatal if swallowed.
Inhalation: May be fatal if inhaled. May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
Chronic: Not available.

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.
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 conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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.
Extinguishing Media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: Not available
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 2; Special Hazard: -W-

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Avoid breathing dust, mist, or vapor. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Container should be opened by a technically qualified person. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep under a nitrogen blanket. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Boron tribromide 1 ppm Ceiling none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Boron tribromide: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles and a face shield if splashing is possible.
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: Not available.
Appearance: Not available.
Odor: None reported.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 40 mmHg @ 14 C
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 90 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:0 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.6500g/cm3
Molecular Formula:BBr3
Molecular Weight:250.52

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, light, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Acids, alcohols, alkali metals, water, steel.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide, oxides of boron.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 10294-33-4: ED7400000
Not available.

CAS# 10294-33-4: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information 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

Shipping Name: BORON TRIBROMIDE No information available.
Hazard Class: 8
UN Number: UN2692
Packing Group: I

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 10294-33-4 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.
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# 10294-33-4 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, 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:
Risk Phrases:

     R 14 Reacts violently with water.
     R 26/28 Very toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
     R 35 Causes severe burns.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 36 Wear suitable protective clothing.
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
     S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 10294-33-4: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 10294-33-4 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# 10294-33-4 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/16/1998
Revision #7 Date: 3/25/2008

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