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Phosphorus (P) (Red)

Red phosphorus is a stable, amorphous, non-toxic solid characterized by its deep red color and powdery texture. It is a chain of P₄ molecules. Red phosphorus does not show phosphorescence and is less chemically reactive than white phosphorus. Red phosphorus does not ignite spontaneously but may be ignited by friction, static electricity, heating, or oxidizing agents.

Purity: 99.99%
Typical Applications

Red phosphorus applications include the manufacture of matches, pyrotechnics, emergency signals, smoke generation, pesticides and to make phosphoric acid, electroluminescent paints, and fertilizers. Red phosphorus is also used as a flame retardant in many thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics.

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Red Phosphorus (P) TSCA (SARA Title III) Status:Listed
For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902
Red Phosphorus (P) CAS Number: 7723-14-0
Red Phosphorus (P) UN Number: 1338

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