Atomic number: 15
Atomic weight: 30.973761998
Element category: polyatomic nonmetal, sometimes considered a metalloid
Phosphorus is never found as a free element on earth due to its high reactivity. It has three main allotropes: white phosphorus, red phosphorus, and black phosphorus.
Among these allotropes, white phosphorus is the most dangerous. It is poisonous and can spontaneously ignite when it comes in contact with air. Red phosphorus is formed by heating white phosphorus or by exposing white phosphorus to sunlight. Black phosphorus is the least reactive, and it is also formed by heating white phosphorus but requires high pressures or metal salts as catalysts.
The dominant application of phosphorus is manufacturing phosphoric acid which is used to produce fertilizers and a lot of other special products.
Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) now can provide phosphorus products including:
5.5N or 6N, phosphorus pentoxide, electrical grade
Electrical Grade, used as the cleaning and etching agent in TFT-LCD and IC production
Purity 98.5% or 99%, can be used as stabilizers for plastics and in water treatment, bleaching & cleaning industry
Versatile Applications: Phosphorus compounds find applications in diverse industries, from agriculture and medicine to electronics and materials science. Our phosphorus products empower industries worldwide with their varied capabilities.
Precision in Purity: Quality is integral to phosphorus compounds. We adhere to strict industry standards and meticulous specifications, ensuring that our phosphorus products are of the highest purity for accurate and consistent results.
Technical Expertise: Our team possesses profound knowledge of the properties and applications of phosphorus. We offer personalized technical support and guidance, helping you harness phosphorus's unique properties for your specific needs.
Reliable Supply: We understand the importance of a consistent supply of phosphorus compounds. Our global presence and efficient logistics ensure that you have access to phosphorus products when and where you need them.
SAM offers a range of phosphorus compounds that cater to diverse applications, including:
Agriculture: Phosphorus-based fertilizers play a pivotal role in enhancing crop growth and productivity by providing essential nutrients to plants.
Flame Retardants: Certain phosphorus compounds are used as flame retardants in various materials, contributing to improved fire safety in construction and consumer products.
Pharmaceuticals: Phosphorus compounds are vital components in pharmaceuticals, contributing to the synthesis of essential drugs and medications.
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