Agent Name

Indium phosphide

CAS Number

22398-80-7

Formula

In-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Indium monophosphide; [ChemIDplus] Indium (III) phosphide; [MSDSonline]

Category

Phosphides

Description

Brittle metal; [Hawley] Dark grey lumps; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in semiconductors, lasers, and solar cells; [Hawley] Used for laser diodes in fiber optic communication systems; [HSDB]

Comments

The soluble salts are very irritating to the eyes. There is evidence of liver injury in rats after chronic high-dose inhalation studies; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] MAC-2 (considered to be carcinogenic for man because sufficient data from long-term animal studies or limited evidence from animal studies substantiated by evidence from epidemiological studies indicate that it can make a significant contribution to cancer risk); [MAK] See "Indium." See "PHOSPHIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as In

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

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