Boron Trichloride (BCI3)

Boron trichloride (BCl3) is a corrosive gas that is colorless and toxic and is delivered as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. Riverside customers who want a reputable, local producer of boron trichloride should get in touch with Elite Air at (951) 686-7822.

Boron trichloride has a variety of traditional applications, including as a starting material for the manufacture of elemental boron. It has been traditionally identified with the preparation and refining of aluminium, magnesium, zinc, and copper alloys to eliminate 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 used 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 supplied to many chemical research facilities and universities for use as a reagent in the synthesis of organic chemicals.