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Gallium phosphide (GaP) is used in semiconductor devices, and in the manufacture of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) doped with other elements or in combination with gallium arsenide phosphide. With appropriate dopants, p-type and n-type semiconductors can be produced. It is used in optical systems.
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Hazard Statements: H319-H335
Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280i-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P337+P313-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant