Aluminum Phosphide

Aluminum Phosphide (AlP) is a toxic, strong reducing agent, water- and air-reactive, dark gray or yellow crystalline solid. Reacts with moisture to give phosphine, a flammable and poisonous gas which will ignite upon contact with air. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Aluminum Phosphide. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, DRUMLoc

Aluminum Phosphide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Burns readily. Flash point unavailable.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant flammables storage lockers.
  • Compatible Details: acids, moisture, oxidizing agents
  • Description: Aluminium phosphide is an inorganic compound used as a wide band gap semiconductor and a fumigant. This colourless solid is generally sold as a grey-green-yellow powder due to the presence of impurities arising from hydrolysis and oxidation.
  • Classification: N/A
  • Brand Name: n/a

Aluminum Phosphide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
AlP 2.85 g/cm³ N/A n/a 57.9552 g/mol Water (reacts) 4,586°F (2,530°C)




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