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Boron arsenide

Boron arsenide
CAS number 12005-69-5
Molecular formula BAs
Molar mass 85.733 g/mol
Density 5.22 g/cm3, solid
Melting point

2027 °C

Boiling point


Solubility in water Insoluble
Std enthalpy of
−0 kJ/mol
Standard molar
EU classification Dangerous for the environment (N)
Related Compounds
Other anions Boron nitride
Boron phosphide
Boron antimonide
Other cations Aluminium arsenide
Gallium arsenide
Indium arsenide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Boron arsenide is a chemical compound of boron and arsenic. It is a cubic (sphalerite) semiconductor with a lattice constant of 0.4777 nm and an indirect bandgap of roughly 1.5 eV. It can be alloyed with gallium arsenide.

Boron arsenide also occurs as an icosahedral boride, B12As2. This form can be grown on substrates such as silicon carbide.


Solar cells can be fabricated from boron arsenide.


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    • Ordered Boron Arsenide, P. D. Ownby, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 58, 7-8, pp 359-360, 1975.
    • BAs and boride III-V alloys, Gus L. W. Hart and Alex Zunger, Phys. Rev. B vol. 62, 13522 (2000)
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