Agent Name

Ammonium hypophosphite

CAS Number

7803-65-8

Formula

H3-N.H3-O2-P

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Hypophosphorous acid, ammonium salt; Phosphinic acid, ammonium salt; Ammonium phosphinate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in the production of polyamides; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Phosphine" and "Ammonia"; [HSDB] Evolves flammable and toxic phosphine when heated; [Merck Index] Solid is practically harmless to skin; [CHRIS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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