Products:Elemental Boron

Overview

Used in the igniter system of automobile airbags and military flares.

Product Information
Brand Name Trona® Elemental Boron
Chemical Name Elemental boron
Other Name Amorphous boron
Manufacture Location Henderson, Nevada USA
Formula B
Molecular Weight 10.81
CAS Number 7440-42-8
Appearance Fine dark brown powder
B Isotopes Ratio as occuring in nature
Specifications Meets or exceeds the requirements of Specifications OS 11608 and Mil-B-51092
 
Typical Chemical Analysis
Element Percent Weight
(typical)
Percent Weight
(specification)
Boron (net as B) 90 – 91 89.5 – 92.0
Water soluble Boron 0.4 – 0.5 0.52 (max)
Magnesium (Mg) 4.0 – 4.5 5 (max)
Insoluble in H2O2 0.15 – 0.30 1.0 (max)
Moisture 0.05 – 0.30 0.5 (max)
 
Typical Screen Analysis
U.S. Standard Sieve No. Percent Cumulative
20 10%
40 65%
60 90%
100 97%
 
Other Properties
Property Value
(typical)
Value
(specification)
Surface Area (N2 BET) 15 – 25 m2/g n/a
Average Particle Size* 0.6 – 0.8 Microns 1.0 Microns (max)
 

Packaging

Elemental boron is packaged in five-pound (two-gallon) plastic buckets; 25-pound (eight-gallon) steel drums; and 50-pound (16-gallon) steel drums. Polyethylene liners are used in all containers.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)