Red phosphorus (P)

Substance: Red phosphorus powder.

Also known as: Phosphorus, amorphous, red Phosphorus (red)

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Hazard information warning


Hazard statements

  • Flammable solid
  • Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
  • Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/light/…/equipment.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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