Agent Name

Gallium

CAS Number

7440-55-3

Formula

Ga

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

UN2803

Category

Elements, Metallic

Description

Silvery metal; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used as a semiconductor; [CAMEO] Gallium is extracted during the production of aluminum oxide. GaP and GaAs are two compounds of importance to industry for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs). GaAs is used to produce integrated circuits. [Ullmann]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; Corrosive to aluminum; May form corrosive alkaline solution in water; [CAMEO] Probably a skin and eye irritant; After absorption, it is stored in the bone and excreted in the urine. [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 29.78 deg C; [Ullmann]

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