Boron Trifluoride is a colorless, toxic gas. It is shipped as a compressed gas.
Applications of boron trifluoride include the following:
- Used as a catalyst in isomerization, alkylation, polymerization, esterification, condensation, cyclization, hydration, dehydration, sulfonation, desulfurization, nitration, halogenation, oxidation, and acylation
- To prepare boranes (such as diborane)
- To protect molten magnesium and its alloys from oxidation during casting
- As a flux for soldering magnesium
- In fumigation
|Oxygen+Nitrogen+Argon||< 10 ppmv|
|Carbon Dioxide||< 10 ppmv|
|Sulfur Dioxide||< 10 ppmv|
**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
Product sold on the basis of total impurities. Individual impurities may vary slightly.
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Pressure @ 70°F||700/400|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 330
Boron Trifluoride, Compressed
|DOT No.||UN 1008|
|DOT Label||Poison Gas/Inhalation Hazard|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Weight (lbs)|