Boron Trichloride (BCI3)

Boron trichloride (BCl3) is a toxic, colorless, corrosive gas produced as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. Columbus customers who want a well-established, local producer of boron trichloride should contact Delille Oxygen Company at (614) 444-1177.

Boron trichloride has a number of classic applications, including as a starting material for the production of elemental boron. It has been normally connected with the preparation and refining of aluminium, magnesium, zinc, and copper alloys to get rid of nitrides, carbides, and oxides from molten metal, although most of these processes have moved away from North America.

It still experiences some use when mixed with other compounds as a soldering flux for alloys of aluminium, iron, zinc, tungsten, and monel. Most BCl3 in North America was used before in the creation of electrical resistors, to help create a carbon film over a ceramic base. Currently, most Ultra High Purity Boron Trichloride (BCl3) is utilized in plasma etching in semiconductor manufacturing. This gas etches metal oxides by formation of boron chlorates.

Cylinder quantities of PurityPlus® High Purity Boron Trichloride are also distributed to many chemical research facilities and universities for use as a reagent in the creation of organic chemicals.