Silane / SiH₄
Silicon tetrahydride, Monosilane, Silicane, Silicon hydride
Threshold limit value
Silane : Description and use
Silane is the silicon structural analogue of methane. It gives its name to silanes, chemical compounds with the SinH₂n+2 formula. It belongs to the family of hydrides made up of silicon and hydrogen, which can be considered the silicon analogues of alkanes.
It is a colourless, pyrophoric gas, with an unpleasant odour.
Flammability: This product is flammable when in contact with air.
- To manufacture pure silicon.
Silane : Warnings and caution
H220 - Extremely flammable gas
H280 - Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Can displace oxygen and quickly cause suffocation.
P210 - Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, hot surfaces. No smoking.
P377 - Leaking gas fire: Do not extinguish, unless leak can be stopped safely.
P403 - Store in a well-ventilated place.
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