International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIMETHYL BORATE ICSC: 0593
TRIMETHYL BORATE
Methyl borate
Trimethoxyborine
C3H9BO3 / B(OCH3)3
Molecular mass: 103.9
CAS # 121-43-7
RTECS # ED5600000
ICSC # 0593
UN # 2416
EC # 005-005-00-1

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, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
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 spectacles.
    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.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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 (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, acids. Dry.
    Airtight.
    Xn symbol
    R: 10-21
    S: (2-)23-25
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    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 © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

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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 heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including boron oxide. Reacts with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water, moist air and acids to form highly flammable methanol and boric acid.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 68C
    Melting point: -29C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.915
    Solubility in water: reaction
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
    Flash point: <27C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Also consult ICSC # 0057 (methanol) and # 0567 (sodium borate).
    NFPA Code: H2; F3; R1
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0593 TRIMETHYL BORATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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