Agent Name

Zinc phosphide

CAS Number

1314-84-7

Formula

P2-Zn3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Billy; Blue-OX; Delusal; Deviphos; Eraze; Fastkill; Fokeba; Gopha-rid; Kilrat; Mous-Con; Phosphure de zinc [French]; Phosphure de zinc [ISO-French]; Phosvin; Prozap; Ratol; Ridall-Zinc; Rumetan; Stutox; Trizinc diphosphide; UN 1714; ZP; Zawa; Zinc(phosphure de) [French]; Zinc-Tox; Zinco (fosfuro di) [Italian]; Zinkfosfide [Dutch]; Zinkphosphid [German]; Zinphos; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphides

Description

Dark gray crystals or powder with a faint phosphorus or garlic odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rodenticide; [HSDB]

Comments

Phosphine is generated after the compound is inhaled or ingested. [CHRIS] Reacts slowly with water to form the highly toxic and flammable phosphine; Workers in a fish-processing plant were poisoned after the rodenticide come in contact with the acid brine used for curing fish. [HSDB] See "PHOSPHIDES." See "Phosphine."

Reference Link

EXTOXNET PIP - ZINC PHOSPHIDE

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. cmpnds

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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