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Potassium borohydride a chemical used in synthesis as a selective reducing agent. It is used to synthesize chloramphenicol, vitamin A, thiopenicol, atropine, and scopolamine. It is also used as chemical raw material. It canbe used as reducing agent in analyzing chemistry, agrochemicals, paper-making industry and other elaborate chemical production. At the same time, It is also can be used in dealing with waste-water contains mercury. It is also used in Electronics Chemicals, Rubber Auxiliary. Large amounts are used for bleaching wood pulp.
Masao Matsuoka; Kazuaki Asai; Yukio Fukumoto; Chiaki Iwakura. Surface modification of hydrogen storage alloy electrode with an alkaline solution containing potassium borohydride as a reducing agent. Electrochimica Acta. 1993, 38 (5), 659-662.
Hazard Statements: H261-H301-H311-H331-H314-H318
In contact with water releases flammable gas. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P310a-P370+P378i-P402+P404
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor In case of fire: Use for extinction: Fire-extinguishing powder. Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.