Morphology, fine structure, and chemistry of phases formed in cast Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb-0.8B due to boron addition were examined in detail. Boron acts an inoculant, refining and stabilizing the cast grain size. A curving ribbon-shaped phase was present throughout the material, related to the ordered phase Ti2AlCr. The ribbon phase had the B2 structure, with a0∼0.318nm. Many ribbons had a low degree of order, i. e. the material was a BCC mixture of Ti, Al, Nb, and Cr. Ribbon phase composition was variable, measured to be: Ti-(20–30)Al-(2–4)Nb-(5–16)Cr. TiB2 was present in small amounts, always in intimate contact with the ribbon phase. A (100)
orientation relationship was observed. It is proposed that the ribbon phase is a remnant of the high-temperature titanium aluminide β-phase, stabilized by dissolved boron.