white phosphorus

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A toxic allotrope of phosphorus that reacts spontaneously at room temperature with ambient O2, and is highly combustible, especially > 30ºC; the vapours are highly irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract and cause deep thermal burns at sites of skin contact; prolonged exposure is associated with facial bone necrosis, abdominal pain, jaundice, ‘garlic breath’, anaemia, cachexia, blepharospasm, photophobia

white phosphorus

pure phosphorus, used at one time as a rodenticide.
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The elemental phosphorus produced at FMC's Pocatello plant supplies company facilities located in Newark, Calif.
Some WPPA was purified in plants to permit it to replace phosphoric acid produced from elemental phosphorus in traditional high-purity applications The construction of WPPA purification plants has accelerated since electric furnace power costs have increased.
Trade balance: The United States has always been a net exporter of phosphate rock, phosphate fertilizer, elemental phosphorus, and its derivatives.
This increase has become necessary due to sharp and continuing rises in the cost of elemental phosphorus, a key component of these products, together with significant increases in other raw materials, utilities and transportation costs.
mined phosphate rock for electric furnace reduction to elemental phosphorus.
Astaris is the sole supplier of elemental phosphorus for
The THERMALONOX(TM) system involves the direct injection of elemental phosphorus into exhaust gas streams emitted from fossil-fueled combustion processes.
Under the terms of the long-term agreement, Astaris will be the sole supplier of elemental phosphorus for use in demonstration and commercial installations of THERMALONOx(TM) for the removal of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions at large fossil fuel burning plants, heavy industry and other applications.
Astaris is North America's largest producer of elemental phosphorus, with total annual sales of US$600 million, total employment of 1,200 and operates a 260 million lb/year (108 million kg/year) elemental phosphorus production facility in Pocatello, Idaho.