Agent Name

Tributylphosphine

CAS Number

998-40-3

Formula

C12-H27-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phosphine, tributyl-; Tri-n-butylphosphine; Tributylfosfin [Czech]; Tributylphosphane; Tris(butyl)phosphine; [ChemIDplus] Butylphosphine; [EPA OHM/TADS] TBP; P(n-Bu)3; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3254

Category

Phosphorus Compounds

Description

Colorless to yellowish liquid with a strong odor like garlic; [CAMEO] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization cross-linking catalyst, organic intermediate, and as a catalyst component for hydrogenation in the petroleum industry; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Comments

Pyrophoric; May ignite on contact with water or moisture; [CAMEO] Causes burns; [EPA OHM/TADS] Pyrophoric; Reacts violently with water; Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Triphenylphosphine" and "tert-Butylphosphine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Vapor pressure = 16 mm Hg at 121 deg C; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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