Accession Number:

AD0431218

Title:

LETHALITY OF PENTABORANE-9 IN MAMMALIAN ANIMALS

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 June 1962-31 May 1963

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A method of transfer and administration of pentaborane-9 to small animals was described. By use of this procedure, median lethal doses of pentaborane-9 by intraperitoneal and inalation administration to the rat were determined to be 3.7 mgkg and 0.42 mgkg respectively. An antravenous median lethal dose to the rabbit of 0.52 mgkg was estimated. The suggestion was made that pentaborane-9 does not oxidize appreciably prior to inhalation, and was almost quanitatively removed from respired air.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE