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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Boron Oxide Non-Metal Oxide
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
B 2O 3 1303-8 6-2
Form ula: CAS #:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Hazardous Component % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
15 m g/m 3 (for B 2O 3) 10 m g/m 3 (for B 2O 3)
Boron Oxide 0-100
III PHYSICAL DATA
1500 oC 450 oC
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: Melting Point:
Slowly reacts with H 2O to give B(OH)3 1.85 gm/cc
Reaction with Water: Density:
Colorless powd er, pieces, no odor.
Appearance and Odor:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point (method used): Not applicable Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Not afire hazard under most conditions
Extingu ishing Media: N/A
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure: Boro n ox ide m ay produce irritation of the nasal mu cou s mem bran es and the respira tory tract. M ild irritation to
the skin, eye, and mucous membranes. Prolonged skin contact may result in redness and irritation.
Toxicity Da ta: Skin-rabbit: 1 gm Eye- rabbit: 50 mg
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remov e to fresh air.
INGESTION: Induce vomiting, seek imm ediate medical attention.
SK IN: Remov e any contam inated clothing, brush material off skin, flush with running water, wash carefully with soap and water.
EYES: Flush w ith copiou s amo unts of w ater for at least 15 m inutes.
VII REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): No data
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: None
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released: Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith state, local, and fede ral waste disp osal regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (specify type): NIOSH approved dust, mist, vapor respirator.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at low levels. General exhaust is recommended.
Protective Gloves: Neoprene
Eye/Protection: Safety glasses.
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Store in cool, dry well-ventilated area. Keep tightly sealed when not in use,
read MSDS before using. Wash thoroughly after use.
Wo rk Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure. Use good
housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not
blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and
facilities for washing.
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll only be used as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: August 2002
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