Agent Name

Vanadic acid, ammonium salt

Alternative Name

Ammonium vanadium oxide

CAS Number

11115-67-6

Formula

H4-N-O3-V

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonium vanadate; Ammonium vanadium oxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3285

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Orange solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make activated coal for removing sulfur dioxide from waste gases, in Mandelin's reagent for analytical toxicology of drugs, and in the production of vanadium pentoxide; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of dust may cause pulmonary edema; "The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract, resulting in chronic rhinitis and chronic bronchitis." [ICSC] A mild eye irritant; [HSDB] Acute pneumonitis or pulmonary edema have not been reported after occupational exposure to vanadium; [Harber, Table 29-3, p. 487] The predominant symptom associated with exposure to vanadium oxide dust is bronchitis. Asthma has been documented in workers exposed to vanadium dust, vanadium pentoxide, and vanadate. [Harber, p. 505] Based on case reports, "boilermaker's bronchitis" is a form of asthma induced by exposure to vanadium in oil tank cleaners. [PMID 6332888; PMID 10086213] See "Vanadium." See "Vanadium pentoxide."

Restricted

NH4)2V6O16

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 340 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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