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AMMONIUM VANADIUM OXIDEICSC: 1522
Vanadic acid, ammonium saltApril 2005
CAS #: 11115-67-6
UN #: 3285
EC Number: 234-351-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
AMMONIUM VANADIUM OXIDE ICSC: 1522
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ORANGE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes. 

Formula: (NH4)2V6O16
Molecular mass: 597.7
Decomposes at >350°C
Density: 3.0 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.04  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

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. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

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. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
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 ICSCs 0455 and 0596.
Ammonium metavanadate NH_4VO_3 has CAS 7803-55-6 and UN 2859, ammonium polyvanadate has UN 2861. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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