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AMMONIUM VANADIUM OXIDE
ICSC: 1522
Peer-Review Status: 19.04.2005 Validated
Vanadic acid, ammonium salt 
CAS #: 11115-67-6 RTECS #: BT5140000
UN #: 3285
EINECS #: 234-351-8
    Formula: (NH4)2V6O16
Molecular mass: 597.7

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.  Use 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.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
ORANGE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes. 

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, skin and respiratory tract. Inhalation of 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. This may result in chronic rhinitis and chronic bronchitis. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at >350°C
Density: 3.0 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.04  
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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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