Yttrium phosphide

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Yttrium phosphide
Names
IUPAC name
Phosphanylidyneyttrium
Other names
Yttrium phosphide, yttrium(III) phosphide.
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.032.318
EC Number
  • 235-563-3
Properties
PY
Molar mass 119.87960 g·mol−1
Appearance Colourless solid
Density 4.4 g/cm3
Melting point 200.78 °C (393.40 °F; 473.93 K)
Boiling point 511.30 °C (952.34 °F; 784.45 K)
Structure
cubic
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Yttrium phosphide is an inorganic compound of yttrium and phosphorus with the chemical formula YP.[1][2] The compound may be also classified as yttrium(III) phosphide.

Synthesis[edit]

Heating (500–1000 °C) of pure substances in a vacuum:

Y + P → YP

Properties[edit]

Yttrium phosphide forms cubic crystals.

Uses[edit]

Ytttium phosphide is a semiconductor used in laser diodes, and in high power and frequency applications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Substance Name: Yttrium phosphide (YP)". TOXNET. chem.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Yttrium: yttrium phosphide". Webelements. webelements.com. Retrieved 15 June 2017.