International Chemical Safety Cards

VANADIUM TRIOXIDE ICSC: 0455
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Divanadium trioxide
Vanadium sesquioxide
Vanadic oxide
Vanadium(III) oxide
V2O3
Molecular mass: 149.9
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0455
CAS #     1314-34-7
RTECS # YW3050000
UN #        3285
April 04, 2006 Validated
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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE 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.
Separated from food and feedstuffs.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Warning
Excl mark-Health haz
Harmful if inhaled dust
Suspected of causing cancer
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0455 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

VANADIUM TRIOXIDE ICSC: 0455
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes (vanadium oxides).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK (V and its inorganic compounds):
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.

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 .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract , resulting in chronic rhinitis and chronic bronchitis. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 1970°C
Density: 4.87 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.01
(very poor)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Respiratory symptoms may be delayed 1 day or more. See also ICSC 0596 Vanadium pentoxide.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see GHS classification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0455 VANADIUM TRIOXIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.