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A compound of phosphorus with valence -3, for example, sodium phosphide, Na3P.


A compound of phosphorus with valence -3, e.g., sodium phosphide, Na3P.


(fos'fid) [? + phorein, to carry]
A binary compound of phosphorus with an element or radical.

aluminum phosphide

A pesticide used to protect stored grains from insects and rodents. After exposure to water it is converted to hydrogen phosphide, a poison that inhibits cellular oxidative metabolism, esp. in metabolically active organs. It may be toxic or deadly to humans if ingested or inhaled. Its chemical formula is AlP.


There is no specific antidote. Cardiopulmonary support is given to intoxicated patients.

hydrogen phosphide

A poison that is released when phosphide pesticides react with water. It inhibits oxidative metabolism in cells and may be deadly if eaten or inhaled. Chemical formula is PH3. Synonym: phosphine

zinc phosphide

A toxic pesticide that releases hydrogen phosphide after exposure to water. Its chemical formula is Zn3P2.
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Utilizing a production grade metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxial (MOVPE) growth reactor, indium phosphide semiconductor was selectively grown on silicon in a pre-patterned oxide template , realizing indium phosphide waveguide arrays across the entire 300mm substrate.
Colonel Abdul Qader Al Ameri, the head of the forensic lab at Sharjah Police, said aluminium phosphide is "forbidden to use in residential areas as it causes a gas that can leak to other flats through the air-conditioning and cause lethal poisoning.
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The Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has confirmed to Khaleej Times that "it is working on finding safer alternatives for aluminium phosphide that is classified as a severely restricted agricultural pesticide for indoor fumigation of raw agricultural commodities in silos and grain warehouses only.
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Al Yahya also pointed out that the aluminium phosphide, when used in homes for the eradication of rats and insects, reacts with moisture and air -- producing toxic phosphine gas.
When contacted, Singh said: " The aluminum phosphide found in Shakeel's viscera could be attributed to the use of insecticides which are used on wheat and other
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But it held three tubes of the semi-conductor indium phosphide with a hazard data sheet warning it could cause skin irritation and blistering.
Data suggested that more phosphide eutectic formed at lower temperature near the solidus with increasing phosphorous content.
A recent economic analysis conducted by the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) found that EPA's proposal to restrict using aluminum and magnesium phosphide -- which produce the fumigant phosphine gas -- would cost the grain-handling industry from $341 million to more than $1 billion annually.