aluminum phosphide

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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.

See also: phosphide
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