Zinc Phosphide

High Purity Zn3P2
CAS 1314-84-7

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(5N) 99.999% Zinc Phosphide Powder ZN-P-05-P Contact American Elements
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(5N) 99.999% Zinc Phosphide Sputtering Target ZN-P-05-ST Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Zinc Phosphide Wafer ZN-P-05-WSX Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Zn3P2 1314-84-7 24845746 N/A MFCD00049631 215-244-5 N/A N/A [Zn]=P[Zn]P=[Zn] InChI=1S/2P.3Zn NQDYSWQRWWTVJU-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
P2Zn3 258.12 Powder N/A N/A 253.734955 N/A Safety Data Sheet

Phosphide IonZinc Phosphide is a crystalline solid used as a semiconductor and in photo optic applications. 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.

Zinc(Zn) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolZinc (atomic symbol: Zn, atomic number: 30) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 65.38. The number of electrons in each of zinc's shells is 2, 8, 18, 2, and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2. Zinc Bohr ModelThe zinc atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Zinc was discovered by Indian metallurgists prior to 1000 BC and first recognized as a unique element by Rasaratna Samuccaya in 800. Zinc was first isolated by Andreas Marggraf in 1746.Elemental Zinc In its elemental form, zinc has a silver-gray appearance. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 °C to 150 °C. It is a fair conductor of electricity, and burns in air at high red producing white clouds of the oxide. Zinc is mined from sulfidic ore deposits. It is the 24th most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common metal in use (after iron, aluminum, and copper). The name zinc originates from the German word "zin," meaning tin. For more information on zinc, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of zinc products, visit the Zinc 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 110.5.pm and its Van der Waals radius is 180.pm. 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.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H300-H410
Hazard Codes F,T+,N
Risk Codes 15/29-28-32-50/53
Safety Precautions 3/9/14-30-36/37-45-60-61
RTECS Number ZH4900000
Transport Information UN 1714 4.3/PG 1
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling (GHS)
Flame-Flammables Skull and Crossbones-Acute Toxicity  Environment-Hazardous to the aquatic environment    

trizinc phosphorus(-3), zinc bis(phosphanidylidenezinc)

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Zinc

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  • 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