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Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder

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(2N) 99% Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder
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(3N) 99.9% Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder
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(4N) 99.99% Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder
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(5N) 99.999% Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder
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Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder Properties

Molecular Weight




Melting Point

1040 °C

Boiling Point



4.162 g/cm3

Thermal Conductivity

0.18 W/cm·K

Specific Heat

0.392 J/g·K

Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder Health & Safety Information

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About Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder

Zinc Germanium Phosphide (ZGP) is a non-linear crystal used in high power, high frequency applications and in laser diodes, especially for infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems in military aircraft. 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 Germanium Phosphide Powder Synonyms

Zinc germanium disphosphide; ZGP; zinc germanium phosphorus

Zinc Germanium Phosphide Powder Chemical Identifiers

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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 Zinc products. Zinc (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. In its elemental form, zinc has a silver-gray appearance. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 °C to 150 °C.Elemental Zinc 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.

See more Germanium products. Germanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state. High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) MetalIt is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany," For more information on germanium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of germanium products, visit the Germanium element page.

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 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.

Recent Research

A case report of zinc phosphide poisoning: complicated by acute renal failure and tubulo interstitial nephritis., Yogendranathan, Nilukshana, Herath H M. M. T. B., Sivasundaram Thenuka, Constantine R, and Kulatunga Aruna , BMC Pharmacol Toxicol, 2017 May 25, Volume 18, Issue 1, p.37, (2017)

Zinc phosphide poisoning with unusual radiologic findings., Nekooghadam, Sayyedmojtaba, Haghighatkhah Hamidreza, Vaezi Fateme, Taheri Morteza Sanei, and Moharamzad Yashar , Clin Case Rep, 2017 Mar, Volume 5, Issue 3, p.264-267, (2017)

Clinical characteristics of zinc phosphide poisoning in Thailand., Trakulsrichai, Satariya, Kosanyawat Natcha, Atiksawedparit Pongsakorn, Sriapha Charuwan, Tongpoo Achara, Udomsubpayakul Umaporn, Rittilert Panee, and Wananukul Winai , Ther Clin Risk Manag, 2017, Volume 13, p.335-340, (2017)

What is the real cause of hepatic dysfunction after zinc phosphide containing rodenticide poisoning?, Marashi, Sayed Mahdi , Indian J Gastroenterol, 2016 Mar 29, (2016)

Broadband mid-infrared pulses from potassium titanyl arsenate/zinc germanium phosphate optical parametric amplifier pumped by Tm, Ho-fiber-seeded Ho:YAG chirped-pulse amplifier., Malevich, Pavel, Kanai Tsuneto, Hoogland Heinar, Holzwarth Ronald, Baltuška Andrius, and Pugžlys Audrius , Opt Lett, 2016 Mar 1, Volume 41, Issue 5, p.930-3, (2016)

Suicidal Zinc Phosphide Poisoning Unmasking Brugada Syndrome and Triggering Near Fatal Ventricular Arrhythmia., Prabhu, Mukund A., Agustinus Reynold, and Shenthar Jayaprakash , Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 2016 Feb, Volume 39, Issue 2, p.198-201, (2016)

Hepatotoxicity due to zinc phosphide poisoning in two patients: role of N-acetylcysteine., Oghabian, Zohreh, Afshar Arefeh, and Rahimi Hamid Reza , Clin Case Rep, 2016 Aug, Volume 4, Issue 8, p.768-72, (2016)

Solution-based synthesis and purification of zinc tin phosphide nanowires., Sheets, Erik J., Balow Robert B., Yang Wei-Chang, Stach Eric A., and Agrawal Rakesh , Nanoscale, 2015 Dec 7, Volume 7, Issue 45, p.19317-23, (2015)

Advanced oxygen evolution catalysis by bimetallic Ni-Fe phosphide nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulphur tri-doped porous carbon., Li, Ping, and Zeng Hua Chun , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 May 30, Volume 53, Issue 44, p.6025-6028, (2017)

On the mechanisms of melatonin in protection of aluminum phosphide cardiotoxicity., Asghari, Mohammad Hossein, Moloudizargari Milad, Baeeri Maryam, Baghaei Amir, Rahimifard Mahban, Solgi Reza, Jafari Abbas, Aminjan Hamed Haghi, Hassani Shokoufeh, Moghadamnia Ali Akbar, et al. , Arch Toxicol, 2017 May 27, (2017)


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