Material Safety Data Sheet
Silver tetrafluoroborate

ACC# 55776
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Silver tetrafluoroborate
Catalog Numbers: AC197090000, AC197090010, AC197090100, AC197090500
Silver fluoborate
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
14104-20-2 Silver tetrafluoroborate 99.0 237-956-5

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: beige crystalline powder.
Danger! Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. Harmful if swallowed. Light sensitive. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Target Organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Inhalation: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and inflammation of the gums and mouth.
Chronic: Chronic overexposure to silver compounds may cause argyria (a slate gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver). Chronic exposure may cause effects similar to those of acute exposure.

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. Do NOT allow victim to rub eyes or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which limits further exposure.
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 immediately.
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.
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. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 1

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. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Store protected from light. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Corrosives area. Keep away from acids. Store under nitrogen.

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
Silver tetrafluoroborate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Silver tetrafluoroborate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
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: Crystalline powder
Appearance: beige
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: soluble
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:AgBF4
Molecular Weight:194.67

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Light sensitive. Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Light, dust generation, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Boron trifluoride, hydrogen fluoride gas.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 14104-20-2: ED2875000
Not available.

CAS# 14104-20-2: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
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: CORROSIVE SOLIDS, N.O.S. (Silver tetrafluoroborate) CORROSIVE SOLIDS, N.O.S. (Silver tetrafluoroborate)
Hazard Class: 8 8
UN Number: UN1759 UN1759
Packing Group: II II

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 14104-20-2 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
     This material contains Silver tetrafluoroborate (listed as Silver compounds), 99.0%, (CAS# 14104-20-2) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
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. CAS# 14104-20-2 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water Act.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 14104-20-2 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, (listed as Silver compounds), New Jersey, (listed as Silver compounds), Pennsylvania, (listed as Silver compounds).

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 22 Harmful if swallowed.
     R 34 Causes burns.

Safety Phrases:

     S 25 Avoid contact with eyes.
     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     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).

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 14104-20-2: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 14104-20-2 is listed on Canada's NDSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of E, D1B.
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# 14104-20-2 is not listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/24/1998
Revision #4 Date: 12/08/2006

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