Calcium Phosphide

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Calcium Phosphide, Technical Grade
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Calcium Phosphide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Ca3P2
Molecular Weight 182.18
Appearance Red-brown crystalline powder or gray lumps
Melting Point 1600°C
Boiling Point decomposes
Density 2.51 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Reacts
Exact Mass 181.835296
Monoisotopic Mass 181.835296

Calcium Phosphide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H300-H400
Hazard Codes F,T+,N
Risk Codes 15/29-28-50
Safety Statements 22-43-45-61
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1360 4.3/PG 1
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Calcium Phosphide

Calcium 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.

Calcium Phosphide Synonyms

Calcium photophor, Tricalcium diphosphide, CP

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Ca3P2
MDL Number MFCD00015986
EC No. 215-142-0
Pubchem CID 14780
IUPAC Name tricalcium; phosphorus(3-)
SMILES [Ca+2].[Ca+2].[Ca+2].[PH6-3].[PH6-3]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3Ca. 2P/q3*+2;2*-3

Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Calcium products. Calcium (atomic symbol: Ca, atomic number: 20) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 40.078. The number of electrons in each of Calcium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ar]4s2. Calcium Bohr ModelThe calcium atom has a radius of 197 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 231 pm. Calcium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808. It is the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust and can be found in minerals such as dolomite, gypsum, plagioclases, amphiboles, pyroxenes and garnets. In its elemental form, calcium has a dull gray-silver appearance. Calcium is a reactive, soft metal that is a member of the alkaline earth elements. Elemental CalciumIt frequently serves as an alloying agent for other metals like aluminum and beryllium, and industrial materials like cement and mortar are composed of calcium compounds like calcium carbonate. It is also an biologically essential substance found in teeth, bones, and shells. The name "calcium" originates from the Latin word "calics," meaning lime.


Phosphorus Bohr ModelSee more Phosphorus products. Phosphorus (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.


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