Agent Name

Iron phosphide

CAS Number

8049-19-2

Formula

Fe***

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferrophosphorus; [Ullmann]

Category

Phosphides

Description

Gray powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Average phosphorus content is 20-27%; Produced as a by-product of yellow phosphorus manufacturing; Used in foundries (improve flow properties) and steel industry (improve machinability); [Ullmann]

Comments

May release phosphine gas when reacts with acid or heated to decomposition; [MSDSonline] Irritating vapors containing phosphorus oxides or phosphoric acid may be released in a fire. [CAMEO] See "PHOSPHIDES."

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