Agent Name

Gallium nitride

CAS Number

25617-97-4

Formula

Ga-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gallium mononitride; [ChemIDplus] Gallium (III) nitride; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Yellow odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A blue light emitting semiconductor used in LEDs, laser diodes, and data storage; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes lung fibrosis in intratracheal lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation and skin sensitization; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Search for 25617-97-4 AND (allergic OR sensitiz*): no results; [PubMed] See "Gallium." See "NITRIDES." See "Aluminum nitride."

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