DECABORANE†

Chemical Identification
CAS # 17702-41-9
Formula

B₁₀H₁₄

Synonyms

decaboron tetradecahydride

Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless to white crystalline solid with an intense, bitter, chocolate-like odor.
Boiling point 415°F Molecular weight 122.2
Freezing point/melting point 211°F Vapor pressure 0.2 mmHg
Flash point 176°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 0.94 Ionization potential 9.88 eV
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 3 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 2 NFPA special instruction W: Reacts violently or explosively with water
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA

0.05 ppm (0.3 mg/m³)

REL-TWA

0.05 ppm (0.3 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA

0.05 ppm [1979]

PEL-TWA

0.05 ppm (0.3 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL

0.15 ppm (0.9 mg/m³)

TLV-STEL

0.15 ppm [1979]

PEL-STEL

0.15 ppm (0.9 mg/m³)

PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Skin notation

Y

Notes:

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH

15 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: Not listed Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:

Last Updated Date : 01/28/2021