Name: Aluminium phosphide
Molecular formula: AlP
Structure formula: AlP
AlP is used as a rodenticide, insecticide and fumigant for stored cereal grains. It is used to kill small verminous mammals such as moles, rabbits, and rodents. The tablets or pellets typically also contain other chemicals which evolve ammonia which helps to reduce the potential for spontaneous ignition or explosion of the phosphine gas. Pure phosphine is odorless, but technical grade phosphine has a highly unpleasant odor like garlic or rotting fish, due to the presence of substituted phosphine and diphosphine (P2H4).
As a rodenticide, aluminium phosphide pellets are provided as a mixture of food for the consumption by the rodents. The acid in the digestive system of the rodent reacts with the phosphide to generate the toxic phosphine gas. Other pesticides similar to aluminium phosphide are zinc phosphide and calcium phosphide.
Production formulation: 90%TC, 56% TABLET
Package: ALUM TUBE, ALUM TIN
|AL. PHOSPHIDE||90%TC||56% TABLET||ALUM TUBE, ALUM TIN|