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Title: Preparation of high purity phosphorus

Abstract

High purity phosphorus and phosphorus compounds are prepared by first reacting H.sub.3 PO.sub.4 with a lead compound such as PbO to form Pb.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2. The Pb.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2 is reduced with H.sub.2 at a temperature sufficient to form gaseous phosphorus which can be recovered as a high purity phosphorus product. Phosphorus compounds can be easily prepared by reacting the phosphorus product with gaseous reactants. For example, the phosphorus product is reacted with gaseous Cl.sub.2 to form PCl.sub.5. PCl.sub.5 is reduced to PCl.sub.3 by contacting it in the gaseous phase with solid elemental phosphorus. POCl.sub.3 can be prepared by contacting PCl.sub.5 in the gaseous phase with solid P.sub.2 O.sub.5. The general process is particularly suitable for the preparation of radiophosphorus compounds.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
863971
Patent Number(s):
4287165
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
preparation; purity; phosphorus; compounds; prepared; reacting; lead; compound; pbo; form; pb; reduced; temperature; sufficient; gaseous; recovered; product; easily; reactants; example; reacted; pcl; contacting; phase; solid; elemental; pocl; process; particularly; suitable; radiophosphorus; gaseous reactants; gaseous reactant; particularly suitable; temperature sufficient; gaseous phase; purity phosphorus; form gaseous; elemental phosphorus; phosphorus compounds; /423/376/976/

Citation Formats

Rupp, Arthur F., and Woo, David V. Preparation of high purity phosphorus. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Rupp, Arthur F., & Woo, David V. Preparation of high purity phosphorus. United States.
Rupp, Arthur F., and Woo, David V. Thu . "Preparation of high purity phosphorus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863971.
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title = {Preparation of high purity phosphorus},
author = {Rupp, Arthur F. and Woo, David V.},
abstractNote = {High purity phosphorus and phosphorus compounds are prepared by first reacting H.sub.3 PO.sub.4 with a lead compound such as PbO to form Pb.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2. The Pb.sub.3 (PO.sub.4).sub.2 is reduced with H.sub.2 at a temperature sufficient to form gaseous phosphorus which can be recovered as a high purity phosphorus product. Phosphorus compounds can be easily prepared by reacting the phosphorus product with gaseous reactants. For example, the phosphorus product is reacted with gaseous Cl.sub.2 to form PCl.sub.5. PCl.sub.5 is reduced to PCl.sub.3 by contacting it in the gaseous phase with solid elemental phosphorus. POCl.sub.3 can be prepared by contacting PCl.sub.5 in the gaseous phase with solid P.sub.2 O.sub.5. The general process is particularly suitable for the preparation of radiophosphorus compounds.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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