red phosphorus


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red phosphorus

[′red ′fä·sfə·rəs]
(chemistry)
An allotropic form of the element phosphorus; violet-red, amorphous powder subliming at 416°C, igniting at 260°; insoluble in all solvents,; nonpoisonous.
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In experiments on test batteries, the red phosphorus layer did not significantly affect the normal performance of the batteries.
Red phosphorus and paraffin were purchased from Shanghai Chemical Reagent Plant.
A search of storage units rented by Harrison turned up lab equipment and chemicals, including red phosphorus and iodine, used in making meth, according to court records.
Ingredients might include toluene, iodine, red phosphorus (used in road flares), sodium hydroxide, lithium/sodium metal, hydrochloric acid, anhydrous ammonia (a fertilizer), drain cleaner, battery acid, lye, pool acid, and antifreeze--many of which are severe eye, nose, and throat irritants or cause skin burns or breathing difficulty.
These include solvents such as xylene, acetone, trichloroethane, or toluene; caustics such as anhydrous ammonia, hydrochloric acid, or sulfuric acid; and metals and salts such as red phosphorus, iodine, or sodium metal.
Seven staff and 47 children from Prescot comprehensive school were rushed to hospital when red phosphorus spilled when a bottle broke.
Aerotech and Precision Analytical Laboratories offer analyses for the following substances: red phosphorus, iodine crystals, methamphetamine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, VOCs in air and water, corrosives, LSD, ecstasy, lead, and mercury.
Ingredients may include ephedrine, sodium hydroxide, red phosphorus, sulfuric acid, lithium, aluminum hydride, chloroform, alcohols, ethers, mercuric chloride, and hydrochloric acid.
At the Apache County site, Tafoya and his team discovered massive amounts of iodine crystals, hidriotic acid, and red phosphorus. The suspects had been using a cooking method known as the pseudoephedrine/ephedrine reduction method, which mixes toxic chemicals to convert the drug ephedrine--a stimulant that acts on the body like the hormone adrenaline--into meth.
The arsenal is producing the 81mm red phosphorus mortar round, the 60mm white phosphorus mortar round and the 155mm white phosphorus projectile.
It make use a proprietary composition of red phosphorus (RP) to offer effective and long-lasting screening effects in both the visual and infrared bands; and to render sensor-guided weapons mainly anti-tank guided missiles less effective.
Police raided her home in Bo'ness, West Lothian, after US investigators found they were selling red phosphorus online.