Arsenic Phosphide

High Purity AsP3
CAS 12511-95-4

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
AsP3 12511-95-4 104395113 139321 N/A N/A N/A N/A [As]12P3P1P23 InChI=1S/AsP3/c1-2-3(1)4(1)2 FSYBALXZIPUFSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
AsP3 167.84 N/A N/A 167.842881 167.842881 0 Safety Data Sheet

Phosphide IonArsenic Phosphide is a semiconductor used in high power, high frequency applications and in laser diodes. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Arsenic Bohr ModelArsenic (As) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolArsenic (atomic symbol: As, atomic number: 33) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 4 element with an atomic radius of 74.92160. The number of electrons in each of arsenic's shells is 2, 8, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p3. The arsenic atom has a radius of 119 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 185 pm. Arsenic was discovered in the early Bronze Age, circa 2500 BC. It was first isolated by Albertus Magnus in 1250 AD. In its elemental form, arsenic is a metallic grey, brittle, crystalline, semimetallic solid.Elemental Arsenic Arsenic is found in numerous minerals including arsenolite (As2O3), arsenopyrite (FeAsS), loellingite (FeAs2), orpiment (As2S3), and realgar (As4S4). Arsenic has numerous applications as a semiconductor and other electronic applications as indium arsenide, silicon arsenide and tin arsenide. Arsenic is finding increasing uses as a doping agent in solid-state devices such as transistors. For more information on arsenic, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of arsenic products, visit the Arsenic Information Center.

Phosphorus(P) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolPhosphorus Bohr ModelPhosphorus (atomic symbol: P, atomic number: 15) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 3 element. The number of electrons in each of Phosphorus's shells is 2, 8, 5 and its electronic configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p3. The phosphorus atom has a radius of and its Van der Waals radius is Phosphorus is a highly-reactive non-metallic element (sometimes considered a metalloid) with two primary allotropes, white phosphorus and red phosphorus; its black flaky appearance is similar to graphitic carbon. Compound forms of phosphorus include phosphates and phosphides. Phosphorous was first recognized as an element by Hennig Brand in 1669; its name (phosphorus mirabilis, or "bearer of light") was inspired from the brilliant glow emitted by its distillation. For more information on phosphorus, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of phosphorus products, visit the Phosphorus Information Center.

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Arsenic triphosphide, 1,2,3-Triphospha-4-arsatricyclo[,4]butane

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Recent Research & Development for Arsenic

  • O. Shpotyuk, S. Kozyukhin, Ya. Shpotyuk, P. Demchenko, V. Mitsa, M. Veres, Coordination disordering in near-stoichiometric arsenic sulfide glass, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 402, 15 October 2014
  • Marko Peric, Ljubica Andjelkovic, Matija Zlatar, Claude Daul, Maja Gruden-Pavlovic, DFT investigation of the influence of Jahn–Teller distortion on the aromaticity in square-planar arsenic and antimony clusters, Polyhedron, Volume 80, 25 September 2014
  • Jeonghyun Park, Yosep Han, Eunseong Lee, Uikyu Choi, Kyungkeun Yoo, Youngsoo Song, Hyunjung Kim, Bioleaching of highly concentrated arsenic mine tailings by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 133, 8 September 2014
  • Shuqiong Kong, Yanxin Wang, Qinhong Hu, Abass K. Olusegun, Magnetic nanoscale Fe–Mn binary oxides loaded zeolite for arsenic removal from synthetic groundwater, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 457, 5 September 2014
  • Qiong Du, Lixia Zhou, Shujuan Zhang, Bingcai Pan, Lu Lv, Weiming Zhang, Quanxing Zhang, Iron-mediated oxidation of arsenic(III) by oxygen and hydrogen peroxide: Dispersed versus resin-supported zero-valent iron, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 428, 15 August 2014
  • Bo Chen, Zhiliang Zhu, Jie Ma, Mingxuan Yang, Jun Hong, Xiaohui Hu, Yanling Qiu, Junhong Chen, One-pot, Solid-phase Synthesis of Magnetic Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Iron Oxide Composites and Their Application in Arsenic Removal, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Available online 10 August 2014
  • Aisha A. Saad-El-Din, Zinab H. El-Tanahy, Suzan N. El-sayed, Laila M. Anees, Hoda A. Farroh, Combined effect of arsenic trioxide and radiation on physical properties of hemoglobin biopolymer, Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences, Available online 7 August 2014
  • Kosuke O. Hara, Noritaka Usami, Masakazu Baba, Kaoru Toko, Takashi Suemasu, N-type doping of BaSi2 epitaxial films by arsenic ion implantation through a dose-dependent carrier generation mechanism, Thin Solid Films, Available online 7 August 2014
  • Qi Zhang, Mohammad Reza Vakili, Xing-Fang Li, Afsaneh Lavasanifar, X. Chris Le, Polymeric micelles for GSH-triggered delivery of arsenic species to cancer cells, Biomaterials, Volume 35, Issue 25, August 2014
  • Alexandra Faucher, Victor V. Terskikh, Roderick E. Wasylishen, Feasibility of arsenic and antimony NMR spectroscopy in solids: An investigation of some group 15 compounds, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Volumes 61–62, July–September 2014
  • Courtney M. Donahue, Isabella K. Black, Samantha L. Pecnik, Thomas R. Savage, Brian L. Scott, Scott R. Daly, Synthesis, characterization and structural comparisons of phosphonium and arsenic dithiocarbamates with alkyl and phenyl substituents, Polyhedron, Volume 75, 17 June 2014
  • Guo-lin YU, Ying ZHANG, Shi-li ZHENG, Xing ZOU, Xiao-hui WANG, Yi ZHANG, Extraction of arsenic from arsenic-containing cobalt and nickel slag and preparation of arsenic-bearing compounds, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Volume 24, Issue 6, June 2014
  • S. Tresintsi, K. Simeonidis, N. Pliatsikas, G. Vourlias, P. Patsalas, M. Mitrakas, The role of surface distribution in arsenic removal by iron oxy-hydroxides, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 213, May 2014
  • Yi-Feng Lin, Jia-Ling Chen, Magnetic mesoporous Fe/carbon aerogel structures with enhanced arsenic removal efficiency, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 420, 15 April 2014
  • Priyanka Singh, Sunil Kumar Singh, Jaya Bajpai, Anil Kumar Bajpai, Ravi Bahadur Shrivastava, Iron crosslinked alginate as novel nanosorbents for removal of arsenic ions and bacteriological contamination from water, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Available online 13 April 2014
  • J. CHAIDEZ-FELIX, A. ROMERO-SERRANO, A. HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ, M. PEREZ-LABRA, I. ALMAGUER-GUZMAN, R. BENAVIDES-PEREZ, M. FLORES-FAVELA, Effect of copper, sulfur, arsenic and antimony on silver distribution in phases of lead blast furnace, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Volume 24, Issue 4, April 2014
  • Aviva Rutkin, Filter takes arsenic from drinking water and turns it into bricks, New Scientist, Volume 221, Issue 2962, 29 March 2014
  • Jun Fang, Baolin Deng, Rejection and modeling of arsenate by nanofiltration: Contributions of convection, diffusion and electromigration to arsenic transport, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 453, 1 March 2014
  • A.F.M.Y. Haider, M. Hedayet Ullah, Z.H. Khan, Firoza Kabir, K.M. Abedin, Detection of trace amount of arsenic in groundwater by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and adsorption, Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 56, March 2014
  • Zhoulan Yin, Weihong Lu, Hui Xiao, Arsenic removal from copper–silver ore by roasting in vacuum, Vacuum, Volume 101, March 2014

Recent Research & Development for Phosphides

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  • Zihab Sohbatzadeh, M.R. Roknabadi, Nasser Shahtahmasebi, Mohammad Behdani, Spin-dependent transport properties of an armchair boron-phosphide nanoribbon embedded between two graphene nanoribbon electrodes, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Available online 13 August 2014
  • Kristian Smistrup, Jesper Nørregaard, Andrej Mironov, Tobias H. Bro, Brian Bilenberg, Theodor Nielsen, Johan Eriksen, Anil H. Thilsted, Ole Hansen, Anders Kristensen, Stephen Rishton, Ferdous Khan, Mark Emanuel, Yong Ma, Yin Zhang, Nanoimprinted DWDM laser arrays on indium phosphide substrates, Microelectronic Engineering, Volume 123, 1 July 2014
  • Kathleen Lee, Sarah Synnestvedt, Maverick Bellard, Kirill Kovnir, GeP and (Ge1-xSnx)(P1-yGey) (x˜0.12, y˜0.05): Synthesis, structure, and properties of two-dimensional layered tetrel phosphides, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Available online 2 May 2014
  • Shuna Zhang, Shujuan Zhang, Limin Song, Xiaoqing Wu, Sheng Fang, Three-dimensional interconnected nickel phosphide networks with hollow microstructures and desulfurization performance, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 53, May 2014
  • Xuguang Liu, Lei Xu, Baoquan Zhang, Essential elucidation for preparation of supported nickel phosphide upon nickel phosphate precursor, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 212, April 2014
  • Nicole A. Kotulak, Martin Diaz, Allen Barnett, Robert L. Opila, Toward a tandem gallium phosphide on silicon solar cell through liquid phase epitaxy growth, Thin Solid Films, Volume 556, 1 April 2014
  • Shuna Zhang, Shujuan Zhang, Limin Song, Qingwu Wei, A general approach to the synthesis of metal phosphide catalysts, Powder Technology, Volume 253, February 2014
  • Paulin Buchwalter, Jacky Rosé, Bénédicte Lebeau, Pierre Rabu, Pierre Braunstein, Jean-Louis Paillaud, Stoichiometric molecular single source precursors to cobalt phosphides, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 409, Part B, 1 January 2014
  • C. Kamal, Aparna Chakrabarti, Arup Banerjee, S.K. Deb, Ab initio studies of effect of intercalation on the properties of single walled carbon and gallium phosphide nanotubes, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Volume 54, December 2013
  • Jian Wang, Sheng-Qing Xia, Xu-Tang Tao, Marion C. Schäfer, Svilen Bobev, New ternary phosphides and arsenides. Syntheses, crystal structures, physical properties of Eu2ZnP2, Eu2Zn2P3 and Eu2Cd2As3, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 205, September 2013
  • Enrique San Andrés, María Ángela Pampillón, Pedro Carlos Feijoo, Raúl Pérez, Carmina Cañadilla, High permittivity gadolinium oxide deposited on indium phosphide by high-pressure sputtering without interface treatments, Microelectronic Engineering, Volume 109, September 2013
  • N. Fressengeas, C. Dan, D. Wolfersberger, Microsecond infrared beam bending in photorefractive iron doped indium phosphide, Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 48, June 2013
  • Shan Liu, Haisheng Fang, Bin Yang, Yaochun Yao, Wenhui Ma, Yongnian Dai, Improving rate performance of LiMnPO4 based material by forming electron-conducting iron phosphides, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 230, 15 May 2013
  • Kazuyuki Edamoto, The electronic properties of nickel phosphide surfaces: Angle-resolved and resonant photoemission studies, Applied Surface Science, Volume 269, 15 March 2013
  • Stanislav Hasenöhrl, Peter Eliáš, Ján Šoltýs, Roman Stoklas, Agáta Dujavová-Laurencíková, Jozef Novák, Zinc-doped gallium phosphide nanowires for photovoltaic structures, Applied Surface Science, Volume 269, 15 March 2013
  • Erik Busby, Arthur Thibert, Jack Fuzell, Deisy C. Arrington, Ali M. Jawaid, Preston T. Snee, Delmar S. Larsen, Ultrafast exciton dynamics in colloidal aluminum phosphide nanocrystals, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 557, 5 February 2013
  • D. Philippon, M.-I. De Barros-Bouchet, Th. Le Mogne, B. Vacher, O. Lerasle, J.-M. Martin, A multi-technique approach to the characterization of iron phosphide tribofilm, Thin Solid Films, Volume 524, 1 December 2012
  • Wei Liu, Hailing Tu, Hai Yang, Shuyu Zhang, Lanqin Yan, Chengsong Huo, Xiaoping Su, Structural, mechanical properties and composition analysis of boron phosphide coatings, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 538, 15 October 2012
  • Hairui Liu, Jian Liang, Xuguang Liu, Husheng Jia, Bingshe Xu, Self-assembly of indium phosphide with an urchin-like architecture through a hydrothermal route, Materials Letters, Volume 82, 1 September 2012