SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
1.1 Product identifiers
Product name : Potassium Fluoroborate
Product Number : PF7781
Brand : Nile
CAS-No. : 14075-53-7
1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
Identified uses : Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances
1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
Company : Nile Chemicals
Masjid Bunder
MUMBAI 400009
Telephone : +91 022-66313162
Fax : +91 022-23454828
SECTION 2: Hazards identification
2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture
Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
This substance is not classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.
2.2 Label elements
Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Pictogram none
Signal word none
Hazard statement(s) none
Precautionary statement(s) none
Supplemental Hazard
Safety data sheet available on request.
2.3 Other hazards - none
SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients
3.1 Substances
Synonyms : Potassium borofluoride
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Formula : BF4K
Molecular Weight : 125,90 g/mol
CAS-No. : 14075-53-7
EC-No. : 237-928-2
Hazardous ingredients according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Component Classification Concentration
Potassium tetrafluoroborate***
<= 100 %
Hazardous ingredients according to Directive 1999/45/EC
Component Classification Concentration
Potassium tetrafluoroborate
- <= 100 %
* PBT substance, ** vPvB substance, *** WEL substance
SECTION 4: First aid measures
4.1 Description of first aid measures
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
In case of eye contact
Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
If swallowed
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in
section 11
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
no data available
SECTION 5: Firefighting measures
5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hydrogen fluoride, Borane/boron oxides, Potassium oxides
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
5.4 Further information
no data available
SECTION 6: Accidental release measures
6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
For personal protection see section 8.
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6.2 Environmental precautions
Do not let product enter drains.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
6.4 Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.
SECTION 7: Handling and storage
7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
For precautions see section 2.2.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Moisture sensitive. Handle and store under inert gas.
7.3 Specific end use(s)
A part from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated
SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
8.1 Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
8.2 Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
General industrial hygiene practice.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
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.
Body Protection
Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous
substances, and to the specific work-place., The type of protective equipment must be selected
according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired,
use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and
approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Do not let product enter drains.
SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: powder
Colour: white, off-white
b) Odour no data available
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c) Odour Threshold no data available
d) pH 4,5 - 6,0 at 1,3 g/l at 25 C
e) Melting point/freezing
Melting point/range: 530 C - lit.
f) Initial boiling point and
boiling range
no data available
g) Flash point not applicable
h) Evapouration rate no data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
j) Upper/lower
flammability or
explosive limits
no data available
k) Vapour pressure no data available
l) Vapour density no data available
m) Relative density 2,505 g/mL at 25 C
n) Water solubility ca.1,3 g/l at 20 C
o) Partition coefficient: noctanol/
no data available
p) Auto-ignition
no data available
q) Decomposition
no data available
r) Viscosity no data available
s) Explosive properties no data available
t) Oxidizing properties no data available
9.2 Other safety information
Bulk density 1,30 - 1,40 g/l
SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity
10.1 Reactivity
no data available
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
no data available
10.4 Conditions to avoid
no data available
10.5 Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products - no data available
In the event of fire: see section 5
SECTION 11: Toxicological information
11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
LD50 Oral - rat - 5.854 mg/kg
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Skin corrosion/irritation
Skin - rabbit
Result: No skin irritation
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
Eyes - rabbit
Result: No eye irritation
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
no data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
no data available
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: ED2800000
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been
thoroughly investigated.
SECTION 12: Ecological information
12.1 Toxicity
no data available
12.2 Persistence and degradability
no data available
12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
no data available
12.4 Mobility in soil
no data available
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
12.6 Other adverse effects
no data available
SECTION 13: Disposal considerations
13.1 Waste treatment methods
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.
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SECTION 14: Transport information
14.1 UN number
14.2 UN proper shipping name
ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods
14.3 Transport hazard class(es)
14.4 Packaging group
14.5 Environmental hazards
ADR/RID: no IMDG Marine pollutant: no IATA: no
14.6 Special precautions for user
no data available
SECTION 15: Regulatory information
This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
no data available
15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment
For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out
SECTION 16: Other information
Further information
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. Nile Chemicals and its Affiliates shall not be held
liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
the reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale.


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