- Boron monophosphide
Maroon powder. Fishy or garlic-like odor, in moist air.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Decomposition point, °C
2,9 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, open flames, sparks and ignition sources. Store in a tightly sealed container.
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.
Neoprene gloves, safety glasses.
Self-contained breathing apparatus if material is released into air.
Absorb with sand or inert material. Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Strong acids, oxidizers and Halogens.
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.
Phosphine can be spontaneously flammable in air.
Severe respiratory irritation, tightness of chest, burning sensation, shortness of breath, cough. Delayed pulmonary edema may result from high concentrations.
Induce vomiting. Get immediate medical attention.
Remove to fresh air.
Flush with soap and water.
Flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.