Diborane - B2H6

Find here the essential information on diborane – or boron hydride (B2H6): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices and systems - B2H6 gas detector - and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with B gas filter).

Diborane (B2H6) properties

Diborane (B2H6) – also known as boroethane or boron hydride – is widely used in the chemical industry to produce rocket fuel in combination with fluorine. This very reactive gas is also used in the electronics and photovoltaic industries as a semi-conductor doping agent. Diborane is used as well during rubber curing to make it more elastic.

CAS TWA (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Filter / Air
19287-45-7 0.1 ppm - 0.8 % 11.38 eV 0.95 B

Diborane effects on health

Diborane (B2H6) is a colorless gas with a sweetish to foul smell. This gas is very toxic by inhalation (R26) and its time-weighted average value for 8 hours is set at 0.1 ppm. Extremely flammable (R12) with explosive limits between 0.8 and 88% volume, it can ignite spontaneously at ambient temperature in presence of humidity.


Diborane effects on health -B2H6

Diborane effects on health (B2H6)

B2H6 gas detector (Diborane)

Diborane respiratory protection (B2H6)