Agent Name

Vanadium tetrachloride

CAS Number

7632-51-1

Formula

Cl4-V

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Tetrachlorovanadium; Vanadium chloride; Vanadium chloride (VCl4); Vanadium chloride (VCl4), (T-4)-; Vanadium(IV) chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN2444

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red to reddish-brown liquid with a pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make vanadium trichloride, vanadium dichloride, and organovanadium compounds; Also used as a mordant in dyeing and a catalyst for ethylene-propylene rubber; [HSDB]

Comments

Hydrolyzed by water; A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Reacts with water or moist air forming hydrochloric acid; Corrosive to tissue; [CAMEO] Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Vanadium."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.63 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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