International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIMETHYL BORATE ICSC: 0593
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Methyl borate
Trimethoxyborine
Boric acid, trimethyl ester
C3H9BO3 / B(OCH3)3
Molecular mass: 103.9
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0593
CAS #     121-43-7
RTECS # ED5600000
UN #        2416
EC #         005-005-00-1
April 04, 2006 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Burning sensation.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. See Notes
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic vapours of low boiling compounds. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer .
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids. Dry.
Airtight.
Xn symbol
R: 10-21
S: 2-23-25
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
Signal: Warning
Flame-Excl mark
Flammable liquid and vapour
Harmful in contact with skin
Causes serious eye irritation
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0593 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIMETHYL BORATE ICSC: 0593
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including boron oxides . Reacts with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water, moist air, and strong acids to produce highly flammable methanol, and boric acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation , through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 68C
Melting point: -29C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.915
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 18
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 27C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.9
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Also consult ICSC # 0057 (methanol) and # 0567 (sodium borate).
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-I+II
NFPA Code: H1; F3; R1
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0593 TRIMETHYL BORATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.