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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, hydrogen

RTECS #

ED2685000

CAS #

16872-11-0

Updated

May 2009

Molecular Weight

87.82

Molecular Formula

BF4·H

Synonyms

Borofluoric acid
Hydrofluoboric acid
Hydrogen tetrafluoroborate
Tetrafluoroboric acid

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intraperitoneal/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 10 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Ataxia
NTIS** OTS0570943
oral/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 50 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Ataxia
NTIS** OTS0570943
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 100 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Ataxia
NTIS** OTS0570943

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAtime-weighted average 0.1 mg/m3, short term exposure limit 0.5 mg/m3, Skin, JUN2003
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3CFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3CFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3CFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO FLUORIDES, INORGANIC-air10H time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 33415; Number of Industries 45; Total Number of Facilities 1771; Number of Occupations 33; Total Number of Employees Exposed 28169; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 6073
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 33415; Number of Industries 25; Total Number of Facilities 889; Number of Occupations 19; Total Number of Employees Exposed 6793

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
On EPA IRIS database
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