Silane is a colourless, flammable gas with a strong smell. Silane is used in the manufacturing of amorphous silicon devices for photosensitive drums or solar cells. 

Its major hazard is that it’s spontaneous flammable. 


Molecular weight 32.117 g/mol

Gaseous phase Gas density (1.013 bar at boiling point): 2.49 kg/m3
 Gas density (1.013 bar and 15 °C (59 °F)): 1.35 kg/m3

Solid phase Melting point: -184.67 °C

Liquid phase Boiling point (1.013 bar): -112.15 °C
 Liquid density (1.013 bar at boiling point): 582.621 kg/m3

Critical point Critical temperature:  -3.45 °C
 Critical pressure: 48.4 bar
 Critical density: 234.496 kg/m3