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Zinc Borohydride

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Zn(BH4)2

MDL Number:

N/A

EC No.:

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Zinc Borohydride (Powder)
ZN-BH-01-P
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Zinc Borohydride (Solution)
ZN-BH-01-LIQ
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Zinc Borohydride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula B2H8Zn
Molecular Weight 95.07
Appearance solid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 94.01
Charge N/A

Zinc Borohydride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/14/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Zinc Borohydride

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. ZN-BH-01-P 01 , ZN-BH-01-LIQ 01

CAS #: 17611-70-0

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Flammable liquids (Category 2), H225
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1), H260
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4), H332
Skin corrosion (Category 1B), H314
Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335

Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC
F Highly flammable R11, R15
Xn Harmful R20/21/22
Xn Harmful R40
Xi Irritant R36/37/38
R19, R14
Label elements
Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

Flame - GHS02

Signal word Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H225 Highly flammable liquid and Vapor.
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite
spontaneously.
H302 + H332 Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary statement(s)
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
P223 Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent
reaction and possible flash fire.
P231 + P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P261 Avoid breathing Vapors.
P370 + P378 In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam for
extinction.
P422 Store contents under inert gas.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Zinc borohydride
CAS-No. 17611-70-0


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
no data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Dry powder
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Carbon oxides, Borane/boron oxides, Lithium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
Further information
no data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing Vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Remove all sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Beware of Vapors accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapors can accumulate in low areas.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13). Do not flush with water.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of Vapor or mist.
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Handle and open container with care. Moisture sensitive.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Tightly fitting safety goggles. Faceshield (8-inch minimum). Use equipment for eye protection
tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN
166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique
(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of
contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
Wash and dry hands.
The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and
the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Splash contact
Material: butyl-rubber
Minimum layer thickness: 0,3 mm
Break through time: 10 min test method: EN374
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374,
contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must
be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of
anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any
specific use scenario.
Body Protection
Complete suit protecting against chemicals, Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing, The type
of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the
dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator
with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup
to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air
respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government
standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance Form: liquid
Odor no data available
Odor Threshold no data available
pH no data available
Melting point/freezing point
no data available
Initial boiling point and boiling range
no data available
Flash point -18 °C - closed cup
EVaporation rate no data available
Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
no data available
Vapor pressure no data available
Vapor density no data available
Relative density 0,896 g/cm3
Water solubility no data available
Partition coefficient: noctanol/water
no data available
Auto-ignition temperature
no data available
Decomposition temperature
no data available
Viscosity no data available
Explosive properties no data available
Oxidizing properties no data available
Other safety information
no data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
no data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts violently with water.
Conditions to avoid
Heat, flames and sparks. Extremes of temperature and direct sunlight. Exposure to moisture.
Incompatible materials
Strong bases, Oxidizing agents, Strong oxidizing agents, Amines, Ammonia, Strong acids, Oxygen,
Chloroformates, Halogens, Phosphorus halides
Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products - no data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute toxicity
no data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
no data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
no data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
no data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
no data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as
probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity
no data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
no data available
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
no data available
Aspiration hazard
no data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
Central nervous system depression, Exposure to high airborne concentrations can cause anesthetic effects., Cough, chest pain, Difficulty in breathing, Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin., spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx, spasm, inflammation and edema of the bronchi, pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated., burning sensation.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
no data available
Persistence and degradability
no data available
Bioaccumulative potential
no data available
Mobility in soil
no data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
Other adverse effects
no data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN number: 3399
UN proper shipping name
ORGANOMETALLIC SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, WATER-REACTIVE, FLAMMABLE
(Zinc borohydride)
IMDG: ORGANOMETALLIC SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, WATER-REACTIVE, FLAMMABLE (Zinc borohydride)
IATA: Organometallic substance, liquid, water-reactive, flammable (Zinc borohydride)
Transport hazard class(es)
ADR/RID: 4.3 (3) IMDG: 4.3 (3) IATA: 4.3 (3)
Packaging group
ADR/RID: I IMDG: I IATA: I
Environmental hazards
ADR/RID: no IMDG Marine pollutant: no IATA: no
Special precautions for user
no data available


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
no data available
Chemical Safety Assessment
For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out
SECTION 16: Other information
Full text of H-Statements referred to under sections 2 and 3.
Acute Tox. Acute toxicity
Carc. Carcinogenicity
EUH014 Reacts violently with water.
EUH019 May form explosive peroxides.
Eye Irrit. Eye irritation
Flam. Liq. Flammable liquids
H225 Highly flammable liquid and Vapor.
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H331 Toxic if inhaled.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
Skin Corr. Skin corrosion
STOT SE Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
Full text of R-phrases referred to under sections 2 and 3
F Highly flammable
T Toxic
R11 Highly flammable.
R14 Reacts violently with water.
R14/15 Reacts violently with water, liberating extremely flammable gases.
R15 Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
R19 May form explosive peroxides.
R20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R23/24/25 Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R34 Causes burns.
R36/37 Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
Xn Harmful
R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
R40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Zinc Borohydride

Hydride IonZinc Borohydride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Zinc Borohydride is made by ball-milling of Zinc Chloride and Sodium Borohydride as a mixture with Sodium Chloride in a solvent-free form. American Elements offers a broad range of products for hydrogen storage research, advanced fuel cells and battery applications. Hydrogen can easily be generated from renewable energy sources and is the most abundant element in the universe. Hydrogen is produced from various sources such as fossil fuels, water and renewables. Hydrogen is nonpolluting and forms water as a harmless byproduct during use. The challenges associated with the use of hydrogen as a form of energy include developing safe, compact, reliable, and cost-effective hydrogen storage and delivery technologies. Currently, hydrogen can be stored in these three forms: Compressed Hydrogen, Liquid Hydrogen and Chemical Storage. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Zinc Borohydride Synonyms

Bis(tetrahydroborato)zinc, Zinc bis(tetrahydroborate), Zinc boranuide, Zinc tetrahydroborate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Zn(BH4)2
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID N/A
IUPAC Name N/A
SMILES [BH4-].[BH4-].[Zn+2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2BH4.Zn/h2*1H4;/q2*-1;+2
InchI Key PTJGRTOJBSRNJP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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