Agent Name

Sodium metavanadate

Alternative Name

Sodium vanadate(V)

CAS Number

13718-26-8

Formula

O3-V.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Metawanadan sodowy [Polish]; Monosodium trioxovanadate(1-); Sodium trioxovanadate(1-); Sodium vanadate; Sodium vanadate (meta); Sodium vanadium oxide; Vanadic acid, monosodium salt; Sodium vanadate(V) (NaVO3) (6CI,7CI); Vanadate(VO3(1-)), sodium; Vanadic acid (HVO3), sodium salt (8CI); [ChemIDplus] Sodium trioxovanadate; Sodium vanadium trioxide; [Merck Index] UN3285

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless to yellow or cream-colored solid; [Merck Index] Off-white odorless powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography, to make inks, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis; [Merck Index] Used to dye fur, inoculate plants, as a mordant and fixer, and as a corrosion inhibitor in gas-scrubbing systems; [NTP]

Comments

Irritating and toxic; [Merck Index] Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract and conjunctivae irritation, coughing, acute bronchospasm, hemoptysis, and greenish-black tongue discoloration; Symptoms of systemic toxicity may include anorexia, anemia, dizziness, altered kidney function, and blindness; Ingestion of large doses may cause nervous system injury; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by inhalation; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Vanadium pentoxide."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Vanadium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Chronic Bronchitis

Yes

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