- Amorphous red prhosphorus
- Red phosphorus
Red amorphous solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Highly flammable; Very toxic; Corrosive; Dangerous for the Environment
Melting point, °C
Sublimation point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
134 (213 C)
3.01 g/cm3 (125 C)
0.76 cd (20.2 C)
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Isolate from other chemicals. Store at large quantities under water in underground iron or concrete tanks. Protect against physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Safety goggles and air line or self-contained breathing apparatus.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Normally stable, reactive under extreme conditions.
Deluge with water until fire is extinguished and phosphorus solidified; then cover with wet sand or dirt.
Quite flammable, combustion probable
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.
USCG CHRIS Code
IMO Pollution Category
IMO Hazard code