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Decaborane

Synonyms & Trade Names
Decaboron tetradecahydride
CAS No.
17702-41-9
RTECS No.
HD1400000
DOT ID & Guide
1868 134
Formula
B10H14
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.00 mg/m3
IDLH
15 mg/m3
See: 17702419
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm) ST 0.9 mg/m3 (0.15 ppm) [skin]
OSHA PEL
: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm) [skin]
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to white crystalline solid with an intense, bitter, chocolate-like odor.
MW:
122.2
BP:
415°F
MLT: 211°F
Sol:
Slight
VP:
0.2 mmHg
IP:
9.88 eV
Sp.Gr:
0.94
Fl.P:
176°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, water, halogenated compounds (especially carbon tetrachloride) [Note: May ignite SPONTANEOUSLY on exposure to air. Decomposes slowly in hot water.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
dizziness, headache, nausea, drowsiness; incoordination, localized muscle spasm, tremor, convulsions; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); in animals: dyspnea (breathing difficulty); lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); liver, kidney damage
Target Organs
central nervous system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 3 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 7.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode

Up to 15 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0712
 
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