463051 Aldrich


99.99% (diborane only), 9-11% (balance hydrogen), 10% in hydrogen, electronic grade



Related Categories Boranes, CVD and ALD Precursors by Metal, Chemical Synthesis, Gases, Materials Science,
grade   electronic grade
assay   9-11% (balance hydrogen)
  99.99% (diborane only)
form   gas
concentration   10% in hydrogen
bp   −92.5 °C(lit.)



Dibrorane gas is used primarily as a p-type dopant in the deposition of eptaxial and amorphous silicon thin films.

Useful as a p-type dopant for the deposition of silicon-containing thin films.

General description

Atomic number of base material: 5 Boron


48 L in steel cylinder

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Stainless steel regulators Z527416 or Z527424 are recommended.

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10% in helium, electronic grade

Safety & Documentation

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UN 1953PIHB 2.1(2.3)
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Protocols & Articles


High Purity Deposition Gases

High Purity CVD Gases are used in the deposition of amorphous and epitaxial silicon, SiGe alloys, and dielectrics as well as the manufacture of integrated circuits and photovolatics. The gases are al...
Chemfiles Volume 4 Article 3
Keywords: Catalog, Chemical vapor deposition, Deposition

High Purity Metalorganic Precursors for CPV Device Fabrication

Thin film photovoltaic devices have become increasingly important in efficiently harnessing solar energy to meet consumer demand. Conventional crystalline silicon solar cells have demonstrated remark...
Simon Rushworth
Material Matters Volume 5 Article 4
Keywords: Absorption, Capabilities, Chemical vapor deposition, Degradations, Deposition, Mass spectrometry, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Protocols, Purification, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Spectroscopy, Tissue microarrays, Tools, Usage, Vaporization

Peer-Reviewed Papers


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Rendering of quantum topological atoms and bonds. Rafat M, Devereux M, and Popelier PL J. Mol. Graph. Model. 24(2), 111-20, (2005)


Nature of "hydrogen bond" in the diborane-benzene complex: covalent, electrostatic, or dispersive? Li H, Min D, Shore SG, et al. Inorg. Chem. 46(10), 3956-9, (2007)


The binding energy and bonding in dialane. Goebbert DJ, Hernandez H, Francisco JS, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127(33), 11684-9, (2005)


[Effects of diborane inhalation on sperm in mice]. Shan SM, Omae K, Uemura T, et al. Sangyo. Igaku. 36(1), 28-9, (1994)


No-observed-effect level of diborane on the respiratory organs of male mice in acute and subacute inhalation experiments. Nomiyama T, Omae K, Uemura T, et al. Sangyo. Eiseigaku Zasshi 37(3), 157-60, (1995)


[Determination of diborane in the air of workplace by ICP-AES]. Ding CG, Zhang J, and Yan HF Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi 29(6), 452-4, (2011)


Formation and hydrogen release of hydrazine bisborane: transfer vs. attachment of a borane. Nguyen VS, Swinnen S, Leszczynski J, et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13(14), 6649-56, (2011)


Transition-metal-catalyzed synthesis of diboranes(4). Braunschweig H and Guethlein F Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50(52), 12613-6, (2011)


The boron-boron single bond in diborane(4) as a non-classical electron donor for hydrogen bonding. Alkorta I, Soteras I, Elguero J, et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13(31), 14026-32, (2011)


Generalizing the breakdown of the maximum hardness and minimum polarizabilities principles for nontotally symmetric vibrations to non-pi-conjugated organic molecules. Torrent-Sucarrat M, Duran M, Luis JM, et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 109(4), 615-21, (2005)


Ab initio molecular dynamics study of the hydrolysis reaction of diborane. Di Pietro E, Cardini G, and Schettino V Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9(29), 3857-63, (2007)


Solution-phase simultaneous addition of functionalities (SPSAF) and chemical transformation to prepare N,N'-disubstituted piperazine libraries. Kung PP and Cook PD Biotechnol. Bioeng. 61(2), 119-25, (1998)


Synthesis, characterization, and magnetic properties of carbon- and boron-oxide-encapsulated iron nanocapsules. Zhang ZD, Zheng JG, Skorvanek I, et al. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 1(2), 153-8, (2001)


Evaluation of the subacute pulmonary and testicular inhalation toxicity of diborane in rats. Nomiyama T, Omae K, Ishizuka C, et al. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 138(1), 77-83, (1996)


Contrast effects in photoelectron microscopy; UV dose-dependent quantum yields of biological surface components. Griffith OH, Holmbo DL, Habliston DL, et al. Ultramicroscopy 6(2), 149-56, (1981)


Addition reactions at the 16(17) double bond of 3-methoxy-13alpha-estra-1,3,5(10),16-tetraene. Mernyák E, Schönecker B, Lange C, et al. Steroids 68(3), 289-95, (2003)


Carbon nanotube-metal cluster composites: a new road to chemical sensors? Zhao Q, Buongiorno Nardelli M, Lu W, et al. Nano Lett. 5(5), 847-51, (2005)


Inhalation toxicity of diborane in rats assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage examination. Nomiyama T Arch. Toxicol. 70(1), 43-50, (1995)


Acute and subacute inhalation toxicity of diborane in male ICR mice. Uemura T, Omae K, Nakashima H, et al. Arch. Toxicol. 69(6), 397-404, (1995)


Toxic gases used in the microelectronics industry. Wald PH and Becker CE Occup. Med. 1(1), 105-17, (1986)


[Reduction of heterocyclic compounds. I. Reduction of heterocyclic compounds with diborane (author's transl)]. Nose A and Kudo T Yakugaku Zasshi 99(12), 1240-4, (1979)


Determination of diborane by adsorption sampling using modified silica gel and the chromotropic acid-HPLC method. Ono-Ogasawara M, Furuse M, Matsumura Y, et al. Ind. Health 30(1), 35-45, (1992)


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