Synonyms & Trade NamesDecaboron tetradecahydride
Conversion1 ppm = 5.00 mg/m3
NIOSH RELTWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm) ST 0.9 mg/m3 (0.15 ppm) [skin]
OSHA PELTWA 0.3 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm) [skin] See Appendix G
Physical DescriptionColorless to white crystalline solid with an intense, bitter, chocolate-like odor.
Vapor Pressure0.2 mmHg
Ionization Potential9.88 eV
Upper Exposive Limit?
Lower Explosive Limit?
Incompatibilities & ReactivitiesOxidizers, water, halogenated compounds (especially carbon tetrachloride) [Note: May ignite SPONTANEOUSLY on exposure to air. Decomposes slowly in hot water.]
Exposure Routesinhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptomsdizziness, headache, nausea, drowsiness; incoordination, localized muscle spasm, tremor, convulsions; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); In Animals: dyspnea (breathing difficulty); lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); liver, kidney damage
Target Organscentral 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
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid(See procedures)
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
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
(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.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
- Page last reviewed:April 11, 2016
- Page last updated:April 11, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division