Phosphorus sesquisulfide

Agent Name
Phosphorus sesquisulfide
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Phosphorus sesquisulfide formula graphical representation
Phosphorus sulfide (P4S3); Phosphorus(III) sulfide(IV); Sesquisulfure de phosphore [French]; Tetraphosphorus trisulfide; Trisulfurated phosphorus; [ChemIDplus] UN1341
Sulfur Compounds
Yellowish-green solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow powder; [Aldrich MSDS]
Used in organic synthesis and to make matches and friction strips for safety-match boxes; [HSDB]
A dangerous fire risk by friction; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Occupationally exposed individuals have reported quickly developing erythema with vesicles or pustules accompanied by pain and pruritis; Allergic contact dermatitis and contact urticaria have also been reported; Emergency treatment: "Phosphorus"; [HSDB] (PubMed search for (1314-85-8 OR Phosphorus sesquisulfide} AND human[mh] AND (Occupational Diseases [mh] OR Occupational Exposure [mh]) yields no results about allergic skin disease.) Ignites easily by friction; Reacts slowly with water producing phosphoric acid and hydrogen sulfide; A strong reducing agent; May ignite on exposure to moisture; [CAMEO] Causes changes in renal tubules and glomeruli in oral lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] A mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract irritant; [Aldrich MSDS]
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Exposure Assessment

Explanatory Notes
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Phosphorus sesquisulfide, free from yellow or white Phosphorus."
must be preheated

Adverse Effects

Skin burns

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