Safety Data Sheet

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Printed: 01/26/2022
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Boron Phosphide

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. BO-P-02 , BO-P-03 , BO-P-018 , BO-P-04

CAS #: 20205-91-8

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
Domestic, North America: +1 800-424-9300
International: +1 703-527-3887


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
GHS02 Flame
Water-react. 3 H261 In contact with water releases flammable gas.
GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2 H315 Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2A H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
STOT SE 3 H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or Directive 1999/45/EC
Xi; Irritant
R36/37/38: Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
N; Dangerous for the environment
R50: Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
R31: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment:
N/A
Hazards not otherwise classified
No data available
Label elements
Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
The substance is classified and labeled according to the CLP regulation.
Hazard pictograms

Flame - GHS02 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

GHS02
GHS07
Signal word
Warning
Hazard statements
H261 In contact with water releases flammable gas.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary statements
P231+P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
B6 - Reactive flammable material
D1B - Toxic material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
D2B - Toxic material causing other toxic effects
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
HEALTH
FIRE
REACTIVITY
2
3
3
Health (acute effects) = 2
Flammability = 3
Physical Hazard = 3
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)
Boron phosphide (CAS# 20205-91-8): 100%
Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 243-593-3


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Seek medical treatment.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No data available
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Fire fighting measures
Suitable extinguishing agents
In case of fire, use sand, carbon dioxide or powdered extinguishing agent. Never use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: Water
Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or resulting gases:
In case of fire, the following can be released:
Boron oxide
Phosphorus oxides
Hydrogen phosphide (Phosphine)
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Accidental release measures
Person-related safety precautions:
Mount respiratory protective device.
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Keep away from ignition sources
Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Do not flush with water or aqueous cleansing agents
Keep away from ignition sources.
Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling and storage
Handling
Information for safe handling:
Handle under dry protective gas.
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
Keep ignition sources away.
Protect against electrostatic charges.
Fumes can combine with air to form an explosive mixture.

Storage
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store away from water/moisture.
Do not store together with acids.
Further information about storage conditions:
Store under dry inert gas.
This product is moisture sensitive.
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
Protect from humidity and water.
Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts or their assistants only.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure controls and personal protection
Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals
and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Not required.
Additional information: No data

Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be
followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.

Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.

Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Material of gloves
The selection of suitable gloves not only depends on the material, but
also on quality. Quality will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Full face protection

Body protection: Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical and chemical properties:
General Information
Form: Powder
Color: Red-brown
Odor: No data available

Melting point/Melting range: 200°C (392°F)
Boiling point/Boiling range: No data available
Sublimation temperature / start: No data available
Flash point: N/A

Flammability (solid, gas) Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
Ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available

Explosion limits:
Lower: No data available
Upper: No data available

Vapor pressure: No data available
Density: No data available
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Contact with water releases flammable gases


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to
specifications.

Materials to be avoided:
Water/moisture
Acids

Dangerous reactions
Contact with water releases flammable gases
Contact with water releases toxic gases
Contact with acids releases toxic gases

Dangerous products of decomposition:
Boron oxide
Phosphorus oxides (e.g. P2O5)
Hydrogen phosphide (Phosphine)


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicological information
Acute toxicity:
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
on the eye: Irritating effect.

Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Inorganic phosphorus compounds may cause irritation and hemorrhages in
the stomach as well as liver and kidney damage. Bone structure may be
attacked, especially the jaw and teeth.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Boron effects the central nervous system. Boron poisoning causes
depression of the circulation, persistant vomiting and diarrhea, followed
by profound shock and coma. The temperature may become subnormal and a
scarletina form rash may cover the entire body.
Phosphine, if generated, is a very toxic, flammable gas. The chief
effects are central nervous system depression and lung irritation.
Inhalation can cause coma and convulsions leading to death within 48
hours.

Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this
substance is not fully known.
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is
available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper
governmental permits.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT regulations
Hazard class: 4.3
Identification number: UN3134
Packing group: II
Proper shipping name (technical
name): Water-reactive solid, toxic, n.o.s.
(boron phosphide)
Label 4.3+6.1
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)

ADR/RID class: 4.3 Substances which, in contact with
water, emit flammable gases
Item: 22a
Danger code (Kemler): 462
UN-Number: 3134
Description of goods: Water-reactive solid, toxic, n.o.s.
(boron phosphide)
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: 4.3
UN Number: 3134
Label 4.3+6.1
Packaging group: II
Proper shipping name: Water-reactive solid, toxic, n.o.s.
(boron phosphide)

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: 4.3
UN/ID Number: 3134
Label 4.3+6.1
Packaging group: II
Proper shipping name: Water-reactive solid, toxic, n.o.s.
(boron phosphide)


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Product related hazard informations:
Hazard symbols:
T Toxic
F Highly flammable
Risk phrases:
15/29 Contact with water liberates toxic, extremely flammable gas.
25 Toxic if swallowed.
Safety phrases:
7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.
20 When using do not eat or drink.
33 Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
36 Wear suitable protective clothing.
43 In case of fire, use sand, carbon dioxide or powdered extinguishing
agent. Never use water.
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately.
60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous
waste.

National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance
Inventory.

Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.