Agent Name

Gallium phosphide

CAS Number

12063-98-8

Formula

Ga-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gallium monophosphide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphides

Description

Amber translucent solid; Greenish-yellow opaque solid if unreacted gallium present; [Merck Index] Pale orange solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in semiconductor electronics; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes flaccid paralysis without anesthesia (usually neuromuscular blockage), somnolence, and effects on food intake in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Gallium." See "Aluminum phosphide." See "PHOSPHIDES."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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