International Chemical Safety Cards

MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE ICSC: 0744
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Trimagnesium diphosphide
Mg3P2 / Mg=PMgP=Mg
Molecular mass: 134.9
6 Poison placard 4 Dangerous When Wet placard ICSC #    0744
CAS #     12057-74-8
RTECS # OM4200000
UN #        2011
EC #         015-005-00-3
March 26, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with water.
Carbon dioxide, dry sand, NO water.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with water or damp air.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Cough. Dizziness. Dullness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Should be stored dry in sealed, polyethylene-lined drums. Separated from food and feedstuffs . See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
F symbol
T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 15/29-28-50
S: 1/2-22-43-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 4.3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0744 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE ICSC: 0744
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO GREEN CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumesincludingphosphorus oxides and phosphine , which increases fire hazard. Reacts with water, air moisture, violently with acids, producing phosphine causing fire and toxic hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of powdered material or dust, and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: >750°C
Density: 2.1 g/cm³
Solubility in water:
reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. Do NOT take working clothes home. Detiaphos, Mag-disc, Magtoxin, and Phostoxin are trade names. Also consult ICSC 0694 Phosphine. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-43GWT2-I
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0744 MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.