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AMMONIUM VANADIUM OXIDE ICSC: 1522
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Vanadic acid, ammonium salt
CAS # 11115-67-6 (NH4)2V6O16
RTECS # BT5140000 Molecular mass: 597.7
UN # 3285
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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AMMONIUM VANADIUM OXIDE ICSC: 1522
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ORANGE POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On heating, toxic fumes are formed.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; Germ cell mutagen group: 2; (DFG 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the dust may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract, resulting in chronic rhinitis and chronic bronchitis.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): >350C
Density: 3.0 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.04 (poor)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. See also ICSC 0455 Vanadium trioxide and 0596 Vanadium pentoxide. Ammonium metavanadate NH_4VO_3 has CAS 7803-55-6 and UN 2859, ammonium polyvanadate has UN 2861. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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