Boron phosphide

  • Boron monophosphide
Formula
BP
Structure
Description
Maroon powder. Fishy or garlic-like odor, in moist air.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
20205-91-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
243-593-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
211274 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
B12P2
Formula mass
41.78
Decomposition point, °C
1125
Density
2,9 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, open flames, sparks and ignition sources. Store in a tightly sealed container.
Handling
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.
Protection
Neoprene gloves, safety glasses.
Respirators
Self-contained breathing apparatus if material is released into air.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb with sand or inert material. Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Stability
Unstable.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, oxidizers and Halogens.
Decomposition
PH3

Fire.
Fire fighting
To extinguish fire, use dry chemical; Other: Agent for metal fire (Met-L-X, TEC, dry graphite). Wear self-contained breathing apparatus at all times.
Hazards
Phosphine can be spontaneously flammable in air.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Severe respiratory irritation, tightness of chest, burning sensation, shortness of breath, cough. Delayed pulmonary edema may result from high concentrations.
   Skin
Mild irritation.
   Eyes
Mild irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting. Get immediate medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Flush with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.