MSDS No: 19287457
6141 Easton Road, Bldg. 1
PO Box 310
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT
2. COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Exposure Limits (PPM)
Note: NE = NONE ESTABLISHED
S/A = SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT
3. HAZARD INDENTIFICATION
* * * EMERGENCY OVERVIEW * * *
Poisonous, pyrophoric flammable liquid and gas under pressure.
May be fatal if inhaled.
May cause lung, kidney and central nervous system damage.
Can ignite on contact with air.
May form explosive mixtures with air.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation , Skin
ACUTE EFFECTS: Diborane is highly toxic. Symptoms include tightness in chest, coughing,
wheezing, lightheadedness, headache, fatigue and drowsiness. Overexposure to large doses
may result in irritation of the lungs, pulmonary edema, and damage to the liver and kidney.
CHRONIC EFFECTS: Kidney and liver damage.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE: None known
OTHER EFFECTS OF OVEREXPORSURE: None
CARCINOGENICITY (US ONLY):
IARC MONOGRAPHS No
OSHA REGULATED No
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
INHALATION: Immediately remove victim to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
SKIN CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes while
removing contaminated clothing.
IN EVENT OF EXPOSURE, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: It is advisable for trained personnel to administer pure oxygen to anyone
suspected of having inhaled diborane. Areas which have come into contact with diborane should
be flushed with a 3% aqueous ammonium hydroxide solution, and ther