Agent Name

Triethylphosphine

CAS Number

554-70-1

Formula

C6-H15-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Triethyl phosphine; Phosphine, triethyl-; TL 409; Triethylphosphorus; [ChemIDplus] UN2845

Category

Phosphorus Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor of hyacinths; [Merck Index] Pungent odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic syntheses; [Merck Index]

Comments

Pyrophoric; Self-heating in large quantities and may catch fire; An irritant; Harmful by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tributylphosphine" and "tert-Butylphosphine."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC (mouse) > 1,000 mg/m3/10min

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Pyrophoric liquid, organic, n.o.s."

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