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Boron trichloride is used in semiconductor production and in the preparation of other boron compounds. It serves as a reagent in the preparation of various protease inhibitors. It is also used as a catalyst and soldering flux. It is involved in the improvement of aluminum castings by treating with boron trichloride vapors. It is utilized to produce electrical resistors. It is also used as a metal refining agent, especially for aluminum, magnesium, zinc and copper alloys. Further, it is used in the preparation of nanomaterials such as nanofibers and nanotubes. In addition to this, it is used in the field of high energy fuels and rocket propellants.
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Khusainova, L. I.; Khafizova, L. O.; Tyumkina, T. V.; Dzhemilev, U. M. Synthesis of halogen-substituted borolanes and 2,3-dihydro-1H-boroles by reactions of aluminacarbocycles with boron trichloride and boron tribromide. Russ. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 50 (3), 309-313.
Hazard Statements: H301-H331-H314-H318-H351
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor 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. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.