Monday, July 02, 2012


  • Phosphine is the compound with the chemical formula PH3. It is a colorless, flammable, toxic gas.
  • Phosphine is used in semiconductor and plastic industries, in the production of a flame retardant, and as a pesticide in stored grain.
  • Phosphine is used as a chemical dopant, fumigant and as a rodenticide (in the form of metal phosphides) and as a catalyst and in the production of polymers 
  • Phosphine may be produced during the generation of acetylene gas.Phosphine is also used as a fumigant and a polymerization initiator.
  • Phosphine does not stay in the environment or soil for long periods of time.
  • Phosphine is the only widely used, cost effective, rapidly acting fumigant that does not leave residues on the stored product.

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