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General Description

Synonyms: Fluoroboric Acid; Hydrogen tetrafluoroborate

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 1275

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 16872-11-0

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless, strongly acid liquid. Misible with water & alcohol
density: 1.84
boiling point: 130°C (decomposes)

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Midget Fritted Glass Bubbler (MFGB) containing 10 mL 0.1 M + NH4F
    maximum volume: 120 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Ion Specific Electrode; ISE
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Not Validated
    note: Submit as separate sample. Samples must be stored and shipped in plastic bottles. An analysis is performed for Fluoroborate (BF4-)+ and reported as the compound.

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