Phosphorus PentachloridePhosphorus Pentachloride (PCl5) is a yellowish crystalline solid that is water-reactive and air-reactive; highly toxic. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Phosphorus Pentachloride. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc
Phosphorus Pentachloride Storing Details
- Flammable Details: Not flammable, but may decompose in water to form hydrochloric acid and phosphoric acid and heat, which may ignite surrounding combustible material.
- Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
- Compatible Details: Incompatible with water, magnesium oxide, chemically active metals: sodium, potassium; alkalis; aluminum; chlorine dioxide; chlorine; diphosphorus trioxide; fluorine; hydroxylamine; magnesium oxide; 3'-methyl-2-nitrobenzanilide; nitrobenzene; sodium; urea; water.
- Description: Phosphorus pentachloride is the chemical compound with the formula PCl5. It is one of the most important phosphorus chlorides, others being PCl3 and POCl3. PCl5 finds use as a chlorinating reagent.
- Classification: CLASS 8
- Brand Name: n/a
Phosphorus Pentachloride Properties
|Formula||Density||Boiling Point;||IUPAC ID||Molar Mass||Soluble In||Melting Point|
|PCl5||2.10 g/cm³||160.5°C, 434 K, 321°F (sublimation)||Phosphorus(V) chloride, Phosphorus pentachloride||208.24 g/mol||Water-Reactive||332.°F (166.°C)|