Zinc phosphide is available as dark grey tetragonal crystals or crystalline powder marketed under various trade names (Agrophos, Commando, Sudarshan, Ratoff, Ratol, Robart, etc.). It has a repulsive odour of rotten fish.
About 2 to 4 grams.
Same as for aluminium phosphide.
and suicidal poisonings have been reported involving the consumption of rat
pastes containing zinc phosphide. Some of these brands are marketed in tubes
that look very similar to toothpaste tubes leading to accidental use (Fig 8.6).
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