International Chemical Safety Cards

VANADIUM PENTOXIDE ICSC: 0596
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Divanadium pentaoxide
Vanadic anhydride
Vanadium(V) oxide
V2O5
Molecular mass: 181.9
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0596
CAS #     1314-62-1
RTECS # YW2125000
UN #        2862
EC #         023-001-00-8
October 12, 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: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •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 Sore throat. Nausea. Abdominal pain.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 20/22-37-48/23-51/53-63-68
S: 1/2-36/37-38-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Danger
Health haz-Skull
Toxic if swallowed
Suspected of causing cancer
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0596 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 PENTOXIDE ICSC: 0596
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO RED SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (Respirable dust or fume) 0.05 mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued (ACGIH 2006).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 2; Germ cell mutagen group: 2;
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: C 0.1 mg V2O5/m3
NIOSH REL: C 0.05 mg V/m3 15-minute
NIOSH IDLH: 35 mg/m3 (as V) See: vanfume


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The aerosol of this 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 rhinitisand chronic bronchitis. The substance may cause greenish-black discolouration of the tongue. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 1750°C
Melting point: 690°C
Density: 3.4
g/cm³
Solubility in water:
poor
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.97 (calc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Respiratory symptoms may be delayed by 1 day or more. Seealso ICSC0455 Vanadium trioxide.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0596 VANADIUM PENTOXIDE
(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.