Agent Name

Phosphine oxide

CAS Number

13840-40-9

Formula

H3-O-P

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Category

Phosphorus Compounds

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"Phosphine oxides are phosphorus compounds with the formula OPX3. When X = alkyl or aryl, these are organophosphine oxides. Triphenylphosphine oxide is an example. . . . The parent compound phosphine oxide (H3PO) is unstable. It has been detected with mass spectrometry as a reaction product of oxygen and phosphine . . . " [Wikipedia]

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