Boron Trifluoride

Boron Trifluoride (BF3) is a highly toxic, colorless, pungent gas. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Boron Trifluoride. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, Fire-rated

Boron Trifluoride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: When heated to decomposition or upon contact with water or steam, Boron trifluoride will produce toxic and corrosive fumes of fluorine containing compounds
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store Boron Trifluoride in proper, compliant flammable storage containers.
  • Compatible Details: Alkyl nitrates, calcium oxide.
  • Description: Boron trifluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula BF3. This pungent colourless toxic gas forms white fumes in moist air. It is a useful Lewis acid and a versatile building block for other boron compounds.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Boron Trifluoride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
BF3 2.76 kg/m³ -148.5°F (-100.3°C) n/a 67.82 g/mol Water -196.2°F (-126.8°C)

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