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Vanadium fume

Synonyms & Trade Names
Divanadium pentoxide fume, Vanadic anhydride fume, Vanadium oxide fume, Vanadium pentaoxide fume
CAS No.
1314-62-1
RTECS No.
YW2460000
DOT ID & Guide
2862 151
Formula
V2O5
Conversion
IDLH
35 mg/m3 (as V)
See: vanfume
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
C 0.05 mg V/m3 [15-minute]
OSHA PEL
C 0.1 mg V2O5/m3 See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7300 , 7301 , 7303 , 7504;
OSHA ID185
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Finely divided particulate dispersed in air.
Molecular Weight
181.9
Boiling Point
3182°F (Decomposes)
Melting Point
1274°F
Solubility
0.8%
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
3.36
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Lithium, chlorine trifluoride
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, throat; green tongue, metallic taste; cough, fine rales, wheezing, bronchitis, dyspnea (breathing difficulty); eczema
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:No recommendation
Remove:No recommendation
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)


Breathing:Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH (as V)

Up to 0.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter (including N100, R100, and P100 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 1.25 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.*

Up to 2.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 35 mg/m3:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   MEDICAL TESTS: 0240
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