Agent Name

Phosphomolybdic acid

CAS Number

11104-88-4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Molybdophosphoric acid; Phosphoric acid, anhydride with molybdic acid; Molybdenum hydroxide oxide phosphate; Molybdenum phosphorus hydroxide oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Bright yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow, odorless crystalline powder; [EM Science MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for weighting silks, as a reagent, and with hematoxylin as a nerve stain in microscopy; [Merck Index]

Comments

A severe irritant that may cause eye injury; [EM Science MSDS] See "Molybdenum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Mo, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as Mo

IDLH (NIOSH)

1000 mg/m3, as Mo

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